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Climate change to affect small farmers: ActionAid

February 28th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) More than 80 percent small farmers, contributing to half of India's crop production, will be affected by climate change, which is impacting faster than predicted ... Read more...

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Organic fertilisers cut input costs, raise crops’ life

February 25th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) A senior professor at IIT Kharagpur says the use of organic fertilisers not only can reduce the production cost of the farmers but also increase the ... Read more...

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Himachal farmers going organic - 25,000 of them

January 18th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) Going organic is the new mantra in Himachal Pradesh, with over 25,000 farmers cashing in on the high demand and remunerative prices of organic food - ... Read more...

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Bihar to promote organic farming: Nitish Kumar

June 22nd, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 22 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday said his government will help farmers adopt organic farming for sustainable agriculture and prosperity.Inaugurating a three-day International Conference on Organic ... Read more...

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Buy land directly from farmers, says West Bengal’s draft policy

June 15th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Industrialists planning to invest in West Bengal would have to buy all the land they require from land owners and the government would provide ... Read more...

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Congress to launch farmers’ stir in Gujarat

May 24th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, May 24, (IANS) The Congress party in Gujarat will launch an eight-day farmers' rights agitation across the state from June 1, state unit president Arjun Modvadia said here ... Read more...

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Organic fruit and veggies ‘are less nutritious and do not taste better’

February 23rd, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): Those who have been spending money on organic fruit and vegetables are in for a shock.A new study has revealed that organic fruit and vegetables are less nutritious ... Read more...

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To tackle rising cancer cases, Punjab to test tubewell water

February 14th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 14 (IANS) Acting after many cases of cancer and kidney-related disorders were reported due to drinking uranium-contaminated water, the Punjab government Monday gave the nod to test water samples of ... Read more...

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Greenpeace demands a “Green Budget” during consultation with Mukherjee

January 13th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.13 (ANI): Meeting Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee at a pre-budget consultation, environment watchdog Greenpeace said on Thursday that it was high time the Government brought a 'green' component ... Read more...

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Bangladesh losing its rare fish species

January 2nd, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 2 (IANS) Bangladesh is losing out on one of its main objects of pride: fish. Some 20 species of indigenous fish have become extinct over the last 10 years. A ... Read more...

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Nepal villagers try to set Indian border guard ablaze

December 9th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 9 (IANS) A mob in a southern village of Nepal clashed with a group of marauding Indian border patrol guards Thursday and tried to set one of ... Read more...

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Subsidise ecological fertilisation, demand Madhya Pradesh farmers

October 9th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Dewas (Madhya Pradesh), Oct 9 (IANS) Farmers in Madhya Pradesh have demanded a subsidy for practising eco-friendly measures to tackle India's soil degradation crisis, environmental group Greenpeace India said Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Potato research centre to be set up in West Midnapore

August 17th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) A centre of the Shimla-based Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI) will be set up in West Bengal's West Midnapur district to make quality potato seeds favourable to the ... Read more...

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Rains hit Agra region, could salvage bajra crop

July 19th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 19 (IANS) Rains lashed the Agra region of Uttar Pradesh Monday after a long dry spell, reviving hopes of a good bajra crop this kharif season. Farmers in the region had ... Read more...

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India targets over $1 billion organic product exports

May 15th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) As consumers' preference for organic products grows steadily worldwide, India is targeting exports of over $1 billion of such products in the next five years, Commerce Secretary ... Read more...

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Indian billionaire to open ’save the planet’ restaurant in UK

May 9th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 09 (ANI): Indian billionaire Radhika Oswal is set to open the world's first restaurant that offers a menu aimed at saving the planet from climate change.Otarian Restaurant, which will open ... Read more...

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Karnataka backs organic farming to reduce fertiliser use

February 25th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 25 (IANS) The Karnataka government will encourage organic farming to reduce the use of chemical fertilisers in cultivation, Governor H.R. Bhardwaj said Thursday. "The state government has set up an organic ... Read more...

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synthetic fertilisers polluting Punjab groundwater: Greenpeace

November 26th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bathinda (Punjab), Nov 26 (IANS) The excessive use of chemical fertilisers in Punjab has led to high levels of nitrate contamination in the groundwater, Greenpeace has said in a study conducted across ... Read more...

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Sikkim’s farmers demand fertiliser subsidy reforms

October 26th, 2009 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Oct 26 (IANS) The farmers' community and the Sikkim government Monday demanded fertiliser subsidy reforms, saying the state, which has adopted organic agriculture policy, is not benefiting from the central government's ... Read more...

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Farmers reaping it rich through organic farming in Assam

August 17th, 2009 - 10:52 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Aug 17(ANI): Organic farming is catching up among the farmers in Assam, who have traditionally been using manure with inorganic and synthetic fertilisers.However, of late, the use of inorganic chemical fertilisers ... Read more...

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Change in fertilizer subsidy policy can help India save crores, ensure food security: Greenpeace

July 1st, 2009 - 7:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): Moving away from current Government subsidies on synthetic fertiliser that lead to poor soils and less food, and investing in ecological farming will have triple benefits: save ... Read more...

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Venezuela uses Vietnamese method to boost rice harvest

May 14th, 2009 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, May 14 (EFE) Venezuela has began a project to grow rice using Vietnamese technology, a method that replaces chemical fertilisers with fish in water channels between the rice plots. Officials hope the ... Read more...

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Asian brown cloud has robbed West Bengal of winter

February 15th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) Winter wear hardly got out of cupboards this year in West Bengal, as it never really got cold. Environmental experts feel a blanket of pollutants in the air, ... Read more...

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Institute for plants wins international award

June 6th, 2008 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 6 (IANS) The Lucknow-based Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP) has received the International Golden Peacock Eco Innovation Award 2008 for its agriculture and environmental projects. "The award ... Read more...

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‘Black gold’ may revolutionise farming, curb global warming

April 11th, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 11 (IANS) Scientists have discovered an extraordinary source of some of the richest, most fertile soil in the world, often called 'black gold'. They simply have to mix charcoal in ... Read more...

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