farm sector

Escorts focuses on Africa to export tractors


September 5th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 5 (IANS) Escorts Limited, a leading manufacturer and supplier of agri-machinery products, is focusing on African markets to export its tractors as the farm sector in country is ... Read more...

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Indian economy grows at a sluggish 5.5 percent in Q1 (Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Indian economy grew at a sluggish 5.5 percent in the first quarter of this fiscal in comparison to 8 percent in the corresponding quarter ... Read more...

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Security tightened for YSR Congress’ Andhra shutdown Friday


August 30th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 30 (IANS) Police have stepped up security in view of the Andhra Pradesh shutdown called by YSR Congress Party Friday to protest the government's failure in solving the ... Read more...

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TDP legislators continue protest over power shortage


August 28th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 28 (IANS) Legislators of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the main opposition party in Andhra Pradesh assembly, Tuesday continued their protest against the shortage of electricity.The legislators, who ... Read more...

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RBI ticks off SBI chairman


August 27th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 27 (IANS) A senior Reserve Bank of India (RBI) official Monday ticked off the chairman of State Bank of India (SBI) in public, saying he should look ... Read more...

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Public sector bank’s non-performing assets not alarming: FM (Roundup)


August 18th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday tried to calm the jittery financial sector stating that the rise in non-performing assets (NPAs) of public sector banks ... Read more...

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PMEAC lowers 2012-13 GDP forecast to 6.7 percent


August 17th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 17 (IANS) The Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) Friday revised downwards its economic growth projections for the current fiscal to 6.7 percent from the earlier 7.5-8 ... Read more...

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‘Delayed monsoon to affect credit offtake in farm sector’


July 9th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) The delayed monsoon in the country will hit the banking sector as it is set to affect credit offtake in the farm sector, a top official ... Read more...

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UCO Bank focusing on lending to retail, SME and farm sector


June 26th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) UCO Bank is focusing on lending to retail, SME and farm sectors as the capital-to-risk weightage was lower in these categories, the bank's chairman said Tuesday.Bank's ... Read more...

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Karnataka economy to dip to 6.4 percent


March 21st, 2012 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 20 (IANS) Karnataka's economic growth for this fiscal (2011-12) will dip 1.8 percent to 6.4 percent from 8.2 percent in the previous fiscal (2010-11) owing to negative growth ... Read more...

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Karnataka should create jobs than seek investments: India Inc


March 15th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 15 (IANS) Even as Karnataka braces to host the second global investors meet in June, the state government came under flak from India Inc Thursday for lack of ... Read more...

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Economic Survey 2011-12 highlights


March 15th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Highlights of the Economic Survey 2011-12 tabled in parliament by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday:- GDP growth estimated to be 6.9 percent in ... Read more...

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Andhra plans three agri business investment regions (Lead)


March 8th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 8 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh plans to roll out three integrated Agri Business Investment Regions (ABIRs) and take other initiatives to catapult the state as a prime destination for ... Read more...

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Andhra plans three agri-business investment regions


March 8th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 8 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh plans to roll out three integrated Agri Business Investment Regions (ABIRs) and take other initiatives to catapult the state as a prime destination for ... Read more...

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Indian economy may grow at 8 percent in 2012-13: Rangarajan (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) India's economy may grow at 7.1 percent this financial year and inch up to 8 percent next fiscal if the global environment turns favourable, chairman ... Read more...

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Economic growth revised upwards to 7.1 percent


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Indian economy is expected to grow at 7.1 percent in the financial year ending March 31, slightly higher than the 6.9 percent growth projected ... Read more...

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Rural job scheme causing farm labour shortage: Study


February 12th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 12 (IANS) India's flagship rural job scheme is causing a labour shortage, besides increasing farm production costs by about 20 percent, a study by a city-based research institute ... Read more...

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Expert committee under Rangarajan on sugar sector


January 27th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has constituted an experts panel on the sugar sector, which is among the last remaining industries in India still under ... Read more...

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‘Technology can spur Indian packaging industry’s growth’


December 17th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) India's packaging industry, especially corrugated boxes, needs to integrate more technologies to spur innovation which will help it in maintaining high growth and attract customers ... Read more...

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Farmers block rail, road traffic in Punjab


December 8th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 8 (IANS) Road and railway traffic was affected in various parts of Punjab Thursday as hundreds of farmers blocked railway tracks and highways to press their demands, ... Read more...

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Recall of retail FDI regressive, disappointing: India Inc (Roundup)


December 7th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Indian industry's euphoria over the government's decision to throw open the country's retail trade to foreign companies gave way to despair Wednesday after Finance ... Read more...

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Industry feels let down with recall of FDI in retail


December 7th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Indian industry's euphoria over the government's decision to throw open the country's retail trade to foreign companies gave way to despair Wednesday after the ... Read more...

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Karnataka farmers’ bid to disrupt agri-summit thwarted


December 1st, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 1 (IANS) Police Thursday detained about 200 protesting farmers when they attempted to disrupt Karnataka's first Global Agri-business and Food Processing Summit at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre ... Read more...

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Karnataka farmers to protest against agri-summit


December 1st, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 30 (IANS) Even as the Karnataka government braces to hold the global agri-business and food process summit in this tech hub Thursday, leading farmers' organisations in the state ... Read more...

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Karnataka holding agri-biz summit to woo investments


November 25th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 25 (IANS) The Karnataka government is holding a two-day global agri-business and food processing summit here Dec 1-2 to attract huge investment in the farm sector."As agriculture and ... Read more...

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Nitish against FDI in retail


November 25th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 25 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Friday came out against the central government decision to allow 51 percent FDI in multi-brand retail."I am totally opposed to FDI ... Read more...

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BJP opposes FDI in multi-brand retail


November 24th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday said it was opposed to foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail being considered by the government as it ... Read more...

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Cash-for-votes, 2G national shame: Advani


November 16th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 16 (IANS) Taking a dig at the central government, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Wednesday said here that securing the vote of confidence ... Read more...

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Badal terms wheat MSP hike pathetic


October 25th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday termed as "pathetic" the enhanced minimum support price (MSP) of Rs.1,285 per quintal for wheat announced by the central ... Read more...

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Focus on mechanisation to deal with farm labour shortage


October 20th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) In order to deal with shortage of farm labour, which shifts to a rural job plan during the sowing season, the agriculture ministry is focusing ... Read more...

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PMO directs focus on oilseeds, pulses for next Green Revolution


September 16th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Incentives and high-yielding seeds will be given to farmers in 60,000 village clusters each to cultivate oilseeds and pulses in a bid to attain ... Read more...

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Job creation, economic growth Obama’s top priority


August 6th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has said his top priority is to focus on the nation's job creation and economic growth.The "anaemic" US economy is not ... Read more...

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US jobless rate dips to 9.1 percent in July


August 5th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) The US unemployment rate edged down to 9.1 percent in July from 9.2 percent in June, the Labour Department said Friday.The non-farm sector added 117,000 new ... Read more...

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Lending to farm sector exceeds target


August 2nd, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Bank-lending to the farm sector rose to Rs.4,46,779 crore in 2010-11, almost 20 percent higher than the official target of Rs.3,75,000 crore, Minister of State ... Read more...

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Indian equities markets eyes monsoon season


May 15th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) News of the monsoon's progression will be one of the main triggers for Indian equities markets as normal rainfall holds the key to bringing down inflation, ... Read more...

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