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Five more farmers commit suicides in Vidarbha

May 1st, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) At least five "debt trapped" farmers have committed suicide in the last 48 hours in Maharashtra's agrarian crisis hit Vidarbha region, taking the toll to ... Read more...

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Punjab bans use of cancer causing pesticides in Malwa

April 21st, 2012 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Punjab has banned the manufacture, import and use of pesticides causing cancer in Malwa region of the state, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said Friday. ... Read more...

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Maharashtra cotton farmers oppose new tax

March 31st, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Akola (Maharashtra), March 31 (IANS) Cotton farmers and widows of debt-laden peasants went on a day's hunger strike Saturday in different Maharashtra towns to protest the new five percent purchase ... Read more...

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Vidarbha farmers, widows ‘mourn’ decade of BT cotton (With Image)

March 26th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 26 (IANS) Thousands of farmers and farm widows across Vidarbha Monday 'mourned' the tenth anniversary of the introduction of US-based GM Seed's revolutionary "BT Cotton" in India, an activist ... Read more...

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China, Turkey, Korea keen to invest in Pakistan

August 1st, 2011 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Chinese, Turkish and Korean businesses have shown keen interest in investing in Pakistan's "textile city" of Karachi, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Gilani said ... Read more...

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Punjab offers incentives for new textile units

July 17th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 17 (IANS) To attract textile companies to set up units in the cotton belt of southwest Punjab, the state government Sunday announced a comprehensive package of incentives for ... Read more...

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Unseasoned rain destroys Orissa’s cotton crop

December 26th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by ANI
By Sarada LahangirRayagada (Orissa), Dec.26 (ANI): An untimely heavy downpour have destroyed cotton crop in Orissa's Rayagada District.Farmers lamented that the rain has deteriorated cotton flower and its seeds.Farmers said they would ... Read more...

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Army worm attacks cotton crop in Pakistan district

November 23rd, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) The 'army worm' pest is rapidly spreading through the cotton crop in a Pakistan district hitting cotton production, a media report said.The cotton crop is under the attack ... Read more...

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Pakistan to import 1 million cotton bales from India

August 30th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) Pakistani spinners have finalised deals with Indian exporters for import of one million bales of cotton since cotton crop has been extensively damaged in the floods that ... Read more...

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Cotton libraries to be set up in Haryana

August 14th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 14 (IANS) To give a boost to cotton production in Haryana, cotton libraries providing information to growers will be set up in villages of the Sirsa district, 300 km from ... Read more...

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Pak wants UN debate on flood situation, says envoy

August 13th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 13(ANI): Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations, Hussain Haroon, has said that his country is trying for a UN General Assembly debate on the flood situation, and making all-out efforts ... Read more...

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Scientists inspect Haryana’s rare tornado site (Lead)

July 24th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Fatehabad (Haryana), July 24 (IANS) Scientists Saturday inspected the site of a rare occurrence of water being lifted several hundred feet in the air from water-logged fields in a village in Haryana's ... Read more...

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Punjab Congress demands adequate water for paddy farmers

June 9th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 9 (IANS) Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) Wednesday asked the Akali Dali-led government to arrange adequate water and power supply for paddy growers in the state. "Earlier the wheat production declined ... Read more...

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Soaring mercury hits cotton crop in Punjab

May 27th, 2010 - 11:18 pm ICT by ANI
Ludhiana (Punjab), May 27 (ANI): Leaves of the entire cotton crop grown in Punjab's Ludhiana region have dried up on account of the scorching heat wave affecting different parts of the country.The ... Read more...

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Government urged to announce support price for cotton

September 30th, 2009 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 30 (IANS) Punjab Wednesday asked the central government to announce minimum support price for cotton immediately as the marketing season of the produce will start shortly. Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal ... Read more...

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Farmers urge Punjab Government to buy their cotton product

September 30th, 2009 - 7:11 pm ICT by ANI
By Avatar GillAbohar (Punjab), Sep 30 (ANI): Farmers in the Abohar region of Punjab are demanding that the State Government buy their cotton produce.The government agency's delay in buying cotton has ... Read more...

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Excess nitrates in water would benefit crops

December 4th, 2008 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 4 (IANS) High nitrate levels in water makes it unfit for drinking, but it would benefit crops, according to a study.Texas AgriLife Research scientists John Sij, Cristine Morgan and Paul ... Read more...

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Rains revive hope of record cotton crop in Gujarat

August 14th, 2008 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) The return of the monsoon in Gujarat after an extended break has raised hopes of yet another bountiful cotton harvest in the state for the second year in ... Read more...

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Farmers take to paddy crops instead of cotton

June 13th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
By Karan Kapoor Bhatinda/Malwa (Punjab), June 13 (ANI): Anticipating a higher minimum support price for paddy, farmers in Bhatinda in Punjab are likely to switch over to paddy cultivation in place of ... Read more...

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India likely to continue as second largest cotton producer

April 30th, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by admin
Ahmedabad, April 30 (IANS) India is expected to retain its current position as the second largest producer, user and exporter of cotton in the new season beginning in August, says the Washington-based ... Read more...

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