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Dhumal opens cold store, apple packing units


July 30th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 30 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Monday opened an integrated cold chain storage facility and two computerised grading and packing units in the apple-growing areas ... Read more...

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The disappearing ponds of Kashmir


March 13th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Shopian (Srinagar), March 13 (IANS) Thirty years ago, Avend village in the south Kashmir district of Shopian was also called "Talaab Gaam" because of dozens of fresh water ponds surrounding ... Read more...

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Water from Mettur Dam to be released June 6


May 22nd, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government Sunday decided to release water from Mettur Dam June 6, ahead of the usual date of June 12, so that farmers in ... 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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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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Himachal, Arunachal to share horticulture techniques


November 18th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh Thursday decided to extend help to each other in promoting horticulture in their states, an official said here.Horticulture Minister of Arunachal Pradesh H.N. ... 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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Only a few countries have GM crops (To go with ‘India is sharply divided….’)


February 9th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) How does the rest of the world looks at genetically modified (GM) crops? First introduced 15 years ago, GM crops are grown in a handful of countries ... Read more...

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One-day fast against Bt Brinjal across India


January 28th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) Some scientists, academics, members of civil society groups and farmers across India will observe a one-day fast Saturday to protest against the possible release of the genetically modified ... Read more...

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West Bengal farmers, experts oppose Bt Brinjal


January 13th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 13 (IANS) Majority of farmers, scientists, academicians and social groups in Kolkata Wednesday raised their voices against the introduction of Bt Brinjal -- a genetically modified version of the vegetable ... Read more...

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Scientists oppose Bt brinjal cultivation in Bengal


January 11th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 11 (IANS) A section of scientists, academicians and civil society organisations Monday protested against the cultivation of genetically modified crops in West Bengal citing food security concerns and their subsequent ... Read more...

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Haryana hopes to double agricultural yield by 2020


November 29th, 2009 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 29 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Sunday said his government has set a target of doubling agricultural production by 2020, and urged scientists to develop better technology to ... Read more...

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Ancient Mexicans used to smoke pipes and drink tequila


May 14th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered an island for ancient elites in central Mexico, which has ruins where some artifacts have been found that indicate that the inhabitants used to ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh growth rate pegged at 7.7 percent


February 14th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) The economy of Himachal Pradesh is expected to grow at 7.7 percent this fiscal, higher than the national estimate of 7.1 percent, according to the state's economic survey ... 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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Parle to buy 600 tonnes of apple concentrate from Himachal Pradesh


November 8th, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 8 (IANS) Leading food and beverage company Parle Agro announced it will buy 600 tonnes of apple juice concentrate worth Rs.60 million from Himachal Pradesh Horticultural Produce Marketing and Processing ... 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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Bacteria used to make fuel cells that convert hydrogen into energy


July 17th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Scientists have combined the efforts of two kinds of bacteria which help make fuel cells that convert hydrogen into energy.Hydrogen has three times more potential energy by ... Read more...

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Area under food crop cultivation goes up


June 27th, 2008 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Faced with a 14-year high inflation of 11.42 percent, India is set to grow kharif or summer food crops in more areas this season. As per the ... Read more...

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UNDP for early recovery activities amid humanitarian operations


June 4th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 4 (ANI): The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today presented a comprehensive early recovery package aimed at immediately re-establishing livelihoods for communities in Burmese villages. This initiative will ... Read more...

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90 percent of genetically modified crops in developing world


February 19th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by admin
By Luisa Massarani Manila, Feb 19 (IANS) Ninety percent of farmers growing genetically modified (GM) crops are in developing countries, according to a report. The report, by the International Service for the Acquisition ... Read more...

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