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Concerned over police action on farmers seeking fertilizers: TDP


September 6th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 6 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Thursday voiced concern over the incidents of police baton charge on farmers demanding fertilizers and has asked the state ... Read more...

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Andhra declares 456 blocks drought-hit


October 29th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 29 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government Saturday declared 456 mandals or blocks in 15 of the state's 23 districts as drought-affected in view of deficient rainfall.The state cabinet, ... Read more...

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Adani procures apples from Himachal growers


August 14th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) Agro commodities trading house Adani Agrifresh, has entered the market to procure apples directly from growers in Himachal Pradesh, a company official said here."This year the ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana make it a wheat bumper crop season


May 17th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) Punjab and Haryana, major food grain states of the country, have made this a wheat bumper crop season procuring more than 175 lakh tonnes of wheat ... Read more...

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Punjab government, farmers’ body reach deal over central grant


September 24th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) The Punjab government and Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) (Rajewal group) Friday reached a compromise over the issue of central grant disbursement among the state's farmers. Following this, BKU ... Read more...

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Inflation to stabilize after good crops prospect: Mukherjee


July 26th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said inflation would stabilize after the entry of new crops into the market."I do hope it will stabilize after a ... Read more...

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Africa looks to become self sufficient in food by 2015


March 15th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) African countries are seeking to become self sufficient in foodgrain production by 2015 and are looking at better farming techniques to reduce dependence on rains, according to ... Read more...

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Andhra opposition protests with lanterns


March 9th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 9 (IANS) Legislators from opposition parties came to the Andhra Pradesh assembly Tuesday with lanterns to protest against a severe electricity shortage in the state. Led by former chief minister ... Read more...

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BJP slams Centre on price rise issue


March 4th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 4 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has slammed the Centre for its stand on inflationary food trends.Senior BJP leader S S Ahluwalia said the steps taken by ... Read more...

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Budget evokes mixed reaction in Orissa


February 26th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee proposing loans for farmers at two percent less than the market rate was appreciated by some in Orissa but many criticised the union ... Read more...

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Bundelkhand gets Rs.7,266 crore drought relief package (Lead)


November 19th, 2009 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved a Rs.7,266 crore package for drought relief and agricultural development of the Bundelkhand region, that spans Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, ... Read more...

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Pak pushing WB to appoint neutral expert over Kishanganga dam dispute with India


November 8th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov.8 (ANI): Pakistan is pushing the World Bank (WB) to appoint a neutral expert instead of going to the Court of Arbitration on the Kishanganga Hydropower project issue."We are examining the ... Read more...

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With farm output poor, India’s recovery projections premature (Comment)


October 25th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Sushma Ramachandran With the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council projecting India's economic growth at 6.2-6.75 percent for the current fiscal, the question arises whether industrial output will rebound sufficiently to make ... Read more...

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Andhra government reluctant to declare drought


August 18th, 2009 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) With the southwest monsoon triggering heavy rains in parts of Andhra Pradesh and reviving hopes of the farmers, the Congress government is reluctant to declare the state drought ... Read more...

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Orissa farmers asked to use short duration paddy


June 24th, 2009 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 24 (IANS) Farmers in Orissa have been told to go for short and medium duration paddy crops in upland non-irrigated areas this kharif season as there was a delay in ... Read more...

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Low snowfall in Himachal Pradesh


February 6th, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 6 (IANS) Rising temperatures and very little or no snowfall since the onset of winter in Himachal Pradesh could hit the hill state's Rs.20-billion (Rs.2,000-crore) fruit industry this year."The prolonged ... Read more...

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Rice export ban to continue despite good harvest forecast


July 16th, 2008 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Although the government is expecting bumper rice harvest this year due to good monsoon, it has no plan to relax ban on rice exports, Agriculture Minister Sharad ... Read more...

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Three Andhra Pradesh farmers injured in police firing


June 17th, 2008 - 8:00 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 16 (IANS) Three farmers were injured when police opened fire to disperse a violent mob in Andhra Pradesh's Nizamabad district Monday. The incident occurred at Armor town in Nizamabad district, ... Read more...

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Rajasekhara Reddy not for confrontation with poll panel


May 13th, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by admin
Hyderabad, May 13 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy Tuesday said he was not for confrontation with the Election Commission, which has issued notices to his government and a minister ... Read more...

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Poll code violation notice to Andhra government, minister


May 13th, 2008 - 3:08 am ICT by admin
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) The Election Commission of India Monday issued notices to the Andhra Pradesh government and a state minister for allegedly violating the model code of conduct for the May ... Read more...

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Unseasonal showers did not damage wheat crop: official


April 9th, 2008 - 11:27 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The central government Wednesday said last week's unseasonal showers had no impact on the wheat crops in the states of Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. "The ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh assembly budget session begins


February 25th, 2008 - 10:57 pm ICT by admin
Bhopal, Feb 25 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Governor Balram Jakhar said here Monday his government was committed to the welfare of farmers and was working to create an atmosphere favourable to development works. ... Read more...

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Digvijay Singh predicts early polls in Madhya Pradesh


February 25th, 2008 - 8:19 pm ICT by admin
Bhopal, Feb 25 (IANS) Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and Congress leader Digvijay Singh Monday predicted early assembly polls in the state due to the worsening power situation and poor roads in ... Read more...

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