farming sector

Bihar to get Indo-Israel agriculture centres


August 30th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Two Indo-Israel Agriculture Centre of Excellence may come up in Bihar.This follows hour-long discussions Israeli ambassador Alon Ushpiz had with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ... Read more...

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Punjab-Israel to tie-up for dairy farming


June 5th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 5 (IANS) Punjab will soon tie-up with an Israeli company to develop the dairy farming sector in the state and provide farmers an opportunity to diversify from the ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily wonders why no tax on agriculture


May 31st, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) For decades Pakistan has "flirted with the idea of imposing taxes on the agricultural sector", but the effort has met with little success, rued a leading ... Read more...

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BJP plans farmers’ parliament in Delhi May 12-13


April 14th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 14 (IANS) The Kisan Morcha of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold a farmers' parliament in New Delhi May 12-13 to highlight the plight of peasants.Kisan ... Read more...

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Santosh Sivan to make documentary on a farmer


July 21st, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker Santosh Sivan is all set to make a 52-minute documentary film on the life of a 70-year-old farmer in the picturesque Kuttanad area of ... Read more...

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Food entitlement act in India soon, says Swaminathan


October 7th, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Oct 7 (IANS) India will soon be the first country in the world "to enact a food security entitlement act under which every family below the poverty line ... Read more...

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India’s vegetable farmers hit with ‘pollination crisis’


September 28th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): Reduced vegetable production in India is an outcome of decline in the pollinating insects and it may limit people's access to nutritional diet, scientists have warned.Indian researchers said ... Read more...

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Rural non-agro economy growing faster than urban: Assocham


September 17th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The rural non-farming sector has been growing faster than that of the urban since early 1970s, says a report. The report on "Comparative growth between non-farming economy ... Read more...

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Australia moving closer to Chinese economy, says RBA


September 16th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 16 (ANI): The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) on Thursday said Australia's economic strength is no longer marching in step with the economy of the United States, but has instead ... Read more...

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Uganda offers farmland for Indian investment


August 20th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) As India looks at avenues beyond its shores to deal with food security, Uganda, which has nearly half the arable land in east ... Read more...

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Caribbean nations seek close ties in agriculture sector


March 19th, 2010 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Paramaribo (Suriname), March 19 (IANS) Agriculture ministers of the Caribbean nations are meeting here Thursday to strengthen ties in the farming sector, Prensa Latina reported. Strategies to develop cooperation in the agriculture sector ... Read more...

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Congress-backed farmers’ group demands seats in local bodies


February 10th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kottayam (Kerala), Feb 10 (IANS) Even as Defence Minister A.K. Antony is preparing details of the formation of a new farmers' outfit at the national level, a farmers' organisation here, owing allegiance ... Read more...

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Livestock business gaining popularity among Punjab farmers


November 18th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh Robin Tarn Taran, Nov.18 (ANI): An increasing number of farmers are being motivated to undertake crop diversification and livestock farming in Punjab.As part of its endeavour to ensure the ... Read more...

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Too many idle hands on Cuba’s state farms: Report


November 11th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Nov 11 (EFE) One of the major ills of Cuba's state-run agricultural enterprises is "the excess of non-productive personnel", Communist Party daily Granma reported. The newspaper estimated the number of redundant employees ... Read more...

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Farm sector growth will be below 4 percent: Ahluwalia (Lead)


November 4th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) India's farm sector growth will be less than 4 percent this fiscal on account of floods and deficient monsoon in some parts of the country, the Planning ... Read more...

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Farm sector growth will be below 4 percent: Plan panel chief


November 4th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) India's farm sector growth will be less than 4 percent this fiscal on account of floods and deficient monsoon in some parts of the country, the Planning ... Read more...

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India needs another Green Revolution, says PM


August 15th, 2009 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) India needs another Green Revolution to dramatically boost its agricultural production, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh declared Saturday. Speaking from the Red Fort on the country's independence day, ... Read more...

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Distress in farming sector can cause dire economic consequences: Rangrajan


August 12th, 2009 - 7:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): The Chairman of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Committee, C. Rangrajan, said on Wednesday that distress in the farm sector could have serious consequences on the economy.Rangrajan, ... Read more...

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PM assures of protecting interest of Kerala’s farmers


August 3rd, 2009 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday assured Kerala that interests of the state farmers will be taken care of after chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan expressed fears that ... Read more...

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Government will pay special attention to farming: Pawar


July 20th, 2009 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government would pay full attention to the farming sector this year as there is a serious drought situation in the country due to insufficient rains, Agriculture ... Read more...

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Pawar calls for innovative technologies to face complex problems in farming sector


July 16th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today cautioned farm scientists against complacency and reminded them that agriculture was faced with much more complex problems than before.Addressing scientists ... Read more...

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Heat wave forces Punjab to change office, shop timings


June 27th, 2009 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 27 (IANS) The heat wave and the resulting power crisis have forced Punjab to change the timings of government offices - where use of air-conditioners (ACs) is already banned - ... Read more...

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Farmers to get extension in interest subsidies


February 16th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday announced an extension of interest subsidies to debt-hit farmers, and said the government would continue with the interest subvention scheme ... Read more...

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BJP to launch aggressive campaign ahead of general elections: Naidu


January 30th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader M Venkaiah Naidu said on Thursday that terrorism, unemployment and inflation would be the party''s key issues during an ''aggressive ... Read more...

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Meet on entrepreneurship development in Hyderabad


October 24th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 24 (IANS) TiE-ISB Connect 2008, the annual networking event for entrepreneurs and investors, will be organised at the Indian School of Business (ISB) here Nov 5-7.The event is being jointly ... Read more...

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Labour shortage makes Kerala farmers machine savvy


October 6th, 2008 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Oct 6 (IANS) With labour shortage becoming the most severe limiting factor in agricultural production in Kerala, machines earlier unknown are entering the farm sector here.A new device which finds more ... Read more...

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Sonia renews UPA Government”’’s commitment to fight terrorism


October 4th, 2008 - 11:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , Oct 4 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday renewed the government''''s commitment to continue fight against terrorism resolutely as it poses a great threat to the unity ... Read more...

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Industries necessary for employment: Buddhadeb


August 31st, 2008 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Sunday said the farming sector in the state was overpopulated and industries were required for employment."A single piece of land is cultivated ... Read more...

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‘South Africa would have been loser if Doha talks succeeded’


August 5th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, Aug 5 (IANS) South Africa should be heaving a sigh of relief that the Doha Round of global trade talks in Geneva last week were stalled after India and ... Read more...

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Modi praises state agriculture campaigns


May 10th, 2008 - 12:17 am ICT by admin
Ahmedabad, May 9 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi told a gathering of farmers in Junagadh Friday that the four 'Krushi Mahotsavs' organised by the state government were a success. He said ... Read more...

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Farmers’ protests may threaten Argentina’s stability


March 30th, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by admin
Buenos Aires, March 30 (IANS) Around 88 percent of Argentines consider that the conflict between the government and farming sector could threaten the country's stability, according to a study, EFE news agency ... Read more...

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Projects to tackle agricultural, food security challenges in developing world unveiled


February 22nd, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 22 (ANI): The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Department for International Development (DFID) in the UK are launching 12 new projects to address the challenges of ... Read more...

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Congress promises a new age Gujarat in its poll manifesto


December 2nd, 2007 - 10:19 pm ICT by admin
Ahmedabad, Dec 2 (ANI): The Congress party on Sunday released its manifesto for the upcoming assembly elections in Gujarat, promising to make the state more secure and developed if voted to power. ... Read more...

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China will be severely tested by rising sea levels, warns expert


November 23rd, 2007 - 4:45 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov.23 (ANI): Rising sea levels and falling river water volumes - as forecast in the latest UN report on climate change - could drastically alter weather patterns and cause huge ... Read more...

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Sustaining present growth momentum is an important challenge, says Chidambaram


November 14th, 2007 - 10:35 am ICT by admin
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