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NHRC issues notice to Maharashtra over farm suicides (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Sep 12 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday sought a report from the Maharashtra government on the spate of farmers suicides within six weeks, terming it as ... Read more...

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Mizoram project to be trade gateway to southeast Asia


August 15th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Aug 15 (IANS) Mizoram will be the gateway to Southeast Asian countries after the construction of the Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project in neighbouring Myanmar, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla ... Read more...

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Mizoram allocates Rs.410 crore to end ‘jhum cultivation’


July 17th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, July 17 (IANS) Under its New Land Use Policy (NLUP), Mizoram is laying emphasis on ending the age-old "jhum" shifting cultivation and has allocated Rs.410 crore in this year's ... Read more...

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Kerala to preserve traditional life of tribal village


April 26th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) Kerala has decided to seek the intervention of National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) to conserve and preserve the traditional way of life of the state's only tribal ... Read more...

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Maoists luring villagers to grow poppy in Bihar


February 19th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 19 (IANS) They indulge in extortion, but Maoists are also luring villagers to take up poppy cultivation over hundreds of acres of land in Bihar to generate funds, ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand to better farm livelihoods with UN loan


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 2 (IANS) India is receiving a loan of nearly $90 million from the United Nations to improve agricultural livelihoods in the small northwestern hill state of Uttarakhand, ... Read more...

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Chavan meets PM on Ambedkar memorial, farmers


December 9th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Friday called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and discussed two critical issues confronting Maharashtra -- remuneration for farmers and the allotment ... Read more...

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UNICEF seeks $50mn for flood-hit Pakistani kids


October 13th, 2011 - 6:17 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) The UNICEF Wednesday sought $50.3 million from the international community for children affected by the recent floods in Pakistan.The UNICEF said that 2.7 million children in ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks central funds for roads


July 29th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has sought a special central government package for strengthening its road network for the smooth transportation of apples outside the state, an official statement ... Read more...

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PM asks Kerala to make better use of central schemes


February 11th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 11 (IANS) Ahead of upcoming assembly elections in Kerala, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday launched an attack on the state's ruling Left Democratic Front, saying it was not using ... Read more...

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Ban exports to control food prices: Maneka Gandhi


December 22nd, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Maneka Gandhi Wednesday said the country should stop exports of vegetables, rice and other essential items to control rise in food ... Read more...

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Govt. has taken fiscal, administrative measures to contain price rise: Mukherjee


December 9th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 9 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said that the government has taken several fiscal and administrative measures to contain the price rise and continues to be ... Read more...

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Zambia seeks Indian investment in agriculture, IT


December 8th, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) Promising tax rebates, Zambia Wednesday sought Indian investment in a host of sectors, including agriculture, construction, mining and IT.Zambia's envoy here identified education, heavy engineering and pharmaceuticals as ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh sugar production to rise by 20 percent


November 21st, 2010 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 21 (IANS) Sugar production in Uttar Pradesh is expected to rise to over 60 lakh tonnes this year, a 20 percent increase over last year, an official said Sunday.Enthused by ... Read more...

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Health, agriculture ministries tie up for tobacco control


October 19th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The health ministry has tied up with the agriculture ministry to draw a "comprehensive" plan to move tobacco farmers and workers out of the industry and provide ... Read more...

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The downside of food security


September 13th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by ANI
By Zubair AhmedPort Blair, Sep.13 (ANI): Mahatma Gandhi travelled all the way from Gujarat toChamparan district of Bihar, on the border with Nepal, to launch an agitation againstthe indigo planters. ... Read more...

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Community farming turns a lucrative option in Orissa


July 28th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by ANI
Bolangir (Orissa), July 28 (ANI): The Community farming involving farmers, landowners and landless labourers has turned out to be a lucrative option in Orissa, as the stakeholders reap equal shares of the ... Read more...

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Emami plans big foray into Africa in cash crops, power


May 11th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Lakshmi Krishnakumar Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) Indian personal care and ayurvedic medicines major, the $165- million Emami group, is making a big foray into Africa not just in their traditional lines of ... Read more...

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Assocham projects high growth for Chhattisgarh


February 3rd, 2010 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 3 (IANS) The Gross State Domestic Produce (GSDP) of Chhattisgarh is projected to go up by 110 percent in 2020 to Rs.102,19,292 crore from Rs.48,55,112 crore in 2008-09 fiscal, according ... Read more...

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Karnataka’s wild jumbos get land as new year gift (With Images)


January 9th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanjeeb Baruah New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) In what is being described as the first such conservation step in Asia, more than 25 acres of land has been donated to the Karnataka ... Read more...

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Hops cultivation benefits Himachal Pradesh farmers


October 18th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
By Prem ThakurKeylong (Himachal Pradesh), Oct 18(ANI): Farmers in Himachal Pradesh's Keylong region are reaping rich dividends by cultivating hops due to its lucrative value in domestic and international markets.Hops are female ... Read more...

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Activists oppose commercial farming of Bt brinjal


October 16th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): Social activists staged a mass demonstration here opposing the introduction and commercial farming of genetically modified (GM) crops like the Bt brinjal in the country.The protest ... Read more...

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India offers to spur green revolution in drought-hit Tanzania


September 15th, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) With East Africa reeling under a severe drought, India offered all possible help and assistance in spurring a green revolution in Tanzania. Tanzanian Prime Minister Mizengo K. Pinda, ... Read more...

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Exim Bank to fund overseas plantation acquisitions


September 14th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Sep 14 (IANS) State-run Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) will fund Indian firms to acquire plantation estates in African and South American countries, a top official ... Read more...

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India signs free trade pact with ASEAN


August 13th, 2009 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 13 (IANS) India and the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Thursday signed a major economic pact after six years of talks, hoping to widen the access ... Read more...

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Pests play spoilsport in soyabean farms of Vidarbha in Maharashtra


August 2nd, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by ANI
By SunilNagpur, Aug.2 (ANI): Soyabean farmers in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra are dejected, as the monsoon has not been favourable and besides that their crops have been attacked by semilooper pests.Cotton, ... Read more...

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Vanishing red rice to get legal protection


July 30th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, July 30 (IANS) Scientists are trying to protect a traditional rice variety that is on the verge of extinction in Himachal Pradesh. The red rice is more disease-resistant and ... Read more...

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Delayed monsoon will ruin crops in West Bengal


June 27th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) West Bengal is fearing the adverse effect of a delayed monsoon, which may affect crops like paddy, jute and potato.Normally, the monsoon lashes Himalayan and Gangetic ... Read more...

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Air Deccan founder Gopinath to launch freight carrier


May 8th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) After launching India's first budget carrier, Air Deccan founder G.R. Gopinath Friday announced another first for the country - a door-to-door international freight and cargo service with ... Read more...

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Himachal farmers demand minimum support price for Ginger crop


March 14th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Hemant Chauhan Sirmour (HP), Mar 14 (ANI): Ginger farmers and traders in Himachal Pradesh have sought minimum support price fixed by the Government so as to directly export their produce. Bella ... Read more...

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Displaced diamond workers reap rich farming harvest


February 17th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Hit by recession, thousands of displaced diamond workers in Gujarat are returning home to rediscover their farming roots. And the cash crops they are growing in a matter ... Read more...

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Government has failed to address economic concerns: CPI-M


February 16th, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has failed to address the "serious concerns" of the fast deteriorating economic situation in the country under the impact of the ... Read more...

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Indian agriculture is bouncing back


January 21st, 2009 - 12:00 am ICT by admin
By Amit Dwivedi Agriculture is facing several problems in India. On the one hand natural calamities adversely affect agriculture production ,while on the other hand policy makers make agriculture policies which benefit industries ... Read more...

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Kerala’s annual plan fixed at Rs.80.6 billion


January 17th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 17 (IANS) The Kerala government Saturday fixed the state's annual plan for the next fiscal at Rs.8,650 crore (Rs.80.65 billion). Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan, who chaired the meeting of the ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh popularising polyhouse farming


December 24th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 24 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government is promoting farming inside modern greenhouses called polyhouses to improve the earning potential of farmers in the state, especially during the harsh winters.The economy ... Read more...

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