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China to lift 100,000 people out of poverty


March 11th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 11 (IANS) China will lift more than 100,000 people out of poverty in the next five years in the country's Tibetan region, according to a government plan.In 2011, ... Read more...

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Himachal cancels agreement with winemaker


December 3rd, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has cancelled an agreement with leading Mumbai-based winemaker Indage Vintners for its failure to start two wineries in the state for over a decade, ... Read more...

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Himachal invites private investment in apple production


November 11th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 11 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has invited investments in the private sector to develop apple production, the mainstay of the state's fruit economy, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said ... Read more...

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Two cold storages to be set up in Himachal


March 25th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 25 (IANS) The central government has decided to set up two cold storages in the apple-growing areas of Himachal Pradesh, an official statement said here Friday.Two controlled-atmosphere cold ... Read more...

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Declare Andhra situation ‘national calamity’, says Karat


December 21st, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Tuesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to declare as a "national calamity" the farm crisis in Andhra ... Read more...

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Chandrababu Naidu’s indefinite fast enters third day


December 19th, 2010 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 19 (IANS) Demanding a relief package for farmers affected by recent rains, former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu continued his indefinite fast for the third day Sunday.The ... Read more...

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Chandrababu begins indefinite fast for farmer relief


December 17th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 17 (IANS) Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister and leader of opposition N. Chandrababu Naidu Friday began an indefinite fast here demanding that the government provide immediate relief to farmers ... Read more...

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Himachal records all-time high apple yield


December 7th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 7 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has a record yield of apples this season with over four crore boxes, of 20 kg each, sold in markets across the country, a minister said ... Read more...

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Dhumal lays foundation stone of marketing yard


November 22nd, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Monday laid the foundation stone of the state's biggest marketing yard in upper Shimla to help apple and other fruit growers ... Read more...

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Unseasonal rains damage commercial crops in Gujarat


November 16th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by ANI
Rajkot (Gujarat), Nov.16 (ANI): Unseasonal rainfall has damaged the commercial crops, especially cotton and groundnuts, in Gujarat's Rajkot city.Commission Agent of Agriculture Marketing Produce Committee (AMPC) Bhavesh Patel said the sudden rains ... Read more...

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Apple season almost over in Himachal


November 3rd, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 3 (IANS) The apple season in Himachal Pradesh is almost over with more than four crore boxes sold to markets across the country, an official said here Wednesday.The state has ... Read more...

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Himachal installs anti-hail guns to protect fruit crop


August 24th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 24 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has installed anti-hail guns, the first in the country, to protect its fruit cros from hailstorms, a minister said here Tuesday. "Three anti-hails have been installed in ... Read more...

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Bees buzzing about cities produce tastier honey


August 20th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) Bees buzzing about cities produce tastier honey, even though they have been associated with wildflower meadows and landscapes. Bees feeding on lime trees, common in suburban gardens, produce ... Read more...

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Kashmir farmers expect bumper cherry production in 2010


May 15th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, May 15 (ANI): Cherry growers of Kashmir are expecting a bumper crop this year following timely rains and snowfall.The state horticulture department is expecting a considerable growth in production in ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks grants for overhauling fruit grading units


February 23rd, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has requested the central government to provide liberal grants for overhauling fruit grading and packaging houses in the state, a statement said here Tuesday. "State Horticulture Minister ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh promoting exotic fruits


December 7th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 7 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has begun promoting cultivation of exotic varieties of fruits to ensure that farmers were not hit by a fall in production of traditional crops due to ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh floats global tender for anti-hail guns


September 7th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 7 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has floated global tenders to buy anti-hail guns to protect fruit crops from hailstorms, according to state Horticulture Minister Narender Bragta. "We have floated global ... Read more...

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Increase import duty on apple juice concentrate: Himachal


July 4th, 2009 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 4 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has requested the central government to increase the import duty on apple juice concentrate to save the domestic industry. Himachal Horticulture Minister Narender Bragta Saturday met Commerce ... Read more...

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Pawar asks agricultural scientists to evolve farmer oriented technologies


February 23rd, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today asked agricultural scientists to evolve technologies that result in higher incomes for farmers without harming the country''s natural resources. Addressing farmers ... 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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Lack of snow affecting apple crop in Himachal Pradesh


January 18th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), Jan.18 (ANI): The lack of rain and snow has spelled doom for apple growers in Himachal Pradesh. Apple growers in the region are worried that their crop will be ... Read more...

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Bumblebees use flower scent to guide each other towards food


October 25th, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, have found that bumblebees use flower scent to guide their nest-mates to good food sources.Creatures like bees, who generally have ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh sells 20 mn apple boxes


October 15th, 2008 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 15 (IANS) The apple season in Himachal Pradesh is almost over with more than 20 million boxes having been transported out of the state so far.The season, which started nearly ... Read more...

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New pea varieties would be able to withstand drought stress and climate change


September 17th, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 17 (ANI): A new research, from the John Innes Centre and the Central Science Laboratory in the US, could help breeders to develop pea varieties that would be able ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh government gets tough with winemaker


September 8th, 2008 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 8 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to get tough with leading winemaker Indage Ltd for its failure to procure apple and grape crop from within the hill state, ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh to procure 54,500 tonnes of apples


August 7th, 2008 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 7 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government announced Thursday that it would procure 54,500 tonnes of apple crop under the market intervention scheme. According to a government spokesman, the procurement agencies ... Read more...

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Zoellick, Manmohan express concern over impact of rising oil price


November 14th, 2007 - 8:22 am ICT by admin
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