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BJP attacks UPA over fertilizer prices


August 20th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari Monday attacked the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, saying its policy is to exploit farmers and ... Read more...

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Sikkim aims to become ‘fully organic’ by 2015 (With Images)


August 20th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Aug 20 (IANS) Sikkim, which started eco-friendly farming from a small area of land about a decade ago, is set to become a fully organic state by 2015, a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sikkim aims to become ‘fully organic’ by 2015 (With Images)


August 20th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Aug 20 (IANS) Sikkim, which started eco-friendly farming from a small area of land about a decade ago, is set to become a fully organic state by 2015, a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tax telecom sector more to recover fuel losses, Greenpeace urges


January 18th, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Calling for a drastic change in the country's energy policies, Greenpeace Tuesday appealed to the government to levy additional taxes on the telecom service providers ... Read more...

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Chemical use a threat to China’s grain output: Experts


July 18th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) The high usage of chemicals is posing a threat to China's grain output, experts have warned.China's grain production hit 546.4 million tonnes in 2010 despite floods ... Read more...

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A robot that is able to grow corn


July 18th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 18 (IANS/EFE) A Mexican student has designed a robot capable of doing farm work including "plowing, planting, spraying and harvesting" corn, authorities said."Though a prototype does not ... Read more...

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This year celebrate ‘Sparrow Holi’


March 20th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) They were ubiquitous once, chirruping and flapping their wings at the window sill, filling nooks on top of cupboards and fans with their well-cushioned nests, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Union budget is a missed opportunity: Greenpeace


February 28th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.28 (ANI): Reacting to the Union Budget today, environment watchdog Greenpeace said Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has not only missed a historical opportunity to ring in a concrete policy ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh farmers to have public hearing on soil health


October 5th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Indore, Oct 5 (IANS) Farmers in Bagli village of Dewas district of Madhya Pradesh will organise a public hearing on Oct 8 on the harmful impact of chemical fertilizers on soil.Several agriculture ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

UAE to issue laws for organic farming


August 14th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 14 (IANS/WAM) UAE's environment and water ministry said Saturday it will issue laws to regulate organic farming in the country. The ministry, which supervises over 35 registered farms, has consulted with ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Greenpeace launches campaign on soil fertility


August 3rd, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Environmental organisation Greenpeace Tuesday launched a nationwide campaign seeking implementation of government policies to save the soil from the harmful impact of chemical fertilizers. The Living Soils ... Read more...

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Greenpeace “Living Soils” campaign calls to save soils from harmful chemical fertilizers


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati/New Delhi, Aug.3 (ANI): Greenpeace India today launched "Living Soils", a nationwide campaign with a call to implement Government policies to save soils from the harmful impacts of chemical fertilizers.This campaign ... Read more...

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UPA trying to corporatise agriculture: Manik Sarkar


July 27th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 27 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Tuesday accused the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in New Delhi of trying to "corporatise" the agricultural sector in order to hand it ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

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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‘Subsidy for organic fertilizers necessary for food security’


August 27th, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chitradurga (Karnataka) Aug 27 (IANS) Saying that the soil has been degraded of nutrients because of indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers, a meeting of farmers, agricultural scientists and government officials concluded that ... Read more...

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Green activists held before staging rally on food crisis


July 27th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Activists of Greenpeace India, the environmental NGO, were all geared up to stage a rally in front of parliament Monday morning and demand an alternative subsidy system ... Read more...

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Punjab farmers getting drawn to natural farming


June 9th, 2009 - 11:09 pm ICT by ANI
By Avtar GillAbohar, June 9 (ANI): Many farmers in Punjab are doing away with the usage of pesticides and fertilizers and increasingly taking to natural farming methods for better financial returns.Natural ... Read more...

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Farmers in Kashmir produce bio vermi compost


May 11th, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
By Pradeep SharmaKathua, May 11 (ANI): Farmers in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir have started using bio vermi compost instead of chemical fertilizers.The compost is eco-friendly and supports the nutrients ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Taliban loot seven trucks of bomb-making chemical fertilizers in Swat


April 26th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.16 (ANI): Heavily armed Taliban gunmen have looted at least seven trucks of chemical fertilizer used in making bombs in the Swat Valley, a report by the BBC claims.According to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

How to make your sex life ”greener”


March 3rd, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): After eco-friendly bulbs and cars, wondering what more you can do to help the planet? Well, go green between the sheets. Intimacy in the bedroom is not only ... Read more...

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Farmers rely on vermin composting for better yield


August 25th, 2008 - 9:12 pm ICT by ANI
By Girija Shankar Ojha Chatra (Jharkhand), Aug. 25 (ANI): Peasants in Jharkhand have taken up mass production of organic fertilizer for better yields. Farmers have found that apart from quality yield, the ... Read more...

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Poor farmers may increase food production by using modern technology


June 2nd, 2008 - 3:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Scientists have determined that a combination of high-yield seeds, fertilizer, and small-scale irrigation may help poor farmers to increase food production, who have been till now using ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Thailand’s organic rice farmers enjoy health benefits


May 21st, 2008 - 10:56 am ICT by admin
By Peter Janssen Chachoengsao(Thailand), May 21(DPA) Thailand's rice farmers are happy this year. Rice prices have more than doubled on both the domestic and international markets, so paddy in the field means money ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Organic food not significantly healthier than ordinary foods


February 24th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 24 (ANI): If you are spending extra bucks on organic food thinking that it is healthier than the ordinary foods, there are chances that youre being taken for a ride, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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