food grain production

Jharkhand offers Rs.410 crore relief package to farmers


July 30th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 30 (IANS) In view of the looming drought situation in Jharkhand, the state government has announced a Rs.410 crore relief package for farmers, an official said Monday.The ... Read more...

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Centre conspiring to ruin agriculture in Punjab: Badal


July 27th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 27 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday accused the central government of conspiring to ruin agriculture in the state by neglecting storage and movement capacity for ... Read more...

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Some subsidy may be restored to tackle drought: Minister


July 27th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 27 (IANS) The government would restart some of the subsidy programmes scrapped earlier to meet the drought-like situation following a patchy monsoon in many parts of the country ... Read more...

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Record 257.44 mn tonne food production expected in 2011-12


July 17th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) India is bracing for a record 257.44 million-tonne food grain production during 2011-12, officials said, giving credit to the second green revolution for the upcoming ... Read more...

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Scanty rains to affect food production: Pawar


July 16th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The government Monday said it would be a challenge to match the record crop production levels of the past two years in the wake of ... Read more...

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Groundwater contaminated, Punjab battles uranium curse (Punjab Newsletter)


July 13th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) The high incidence of cancer and other diseases in Punjab's Malwa belt has been highlighted over the last decade. Now, union Rural Development Minister Jairam ... 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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Falling rupee a serious concern: Commerce minister


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 23 (IANS) The rupee's continued slide against the dollar is "a serious concern", Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said Wednesday."Increased dollar demand, especially by oil companies, is making ... Read more...

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Pluses, minuses of UPA-II government (Three years of UPA II: Not much yo celebrate)


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Achievements and failures of UPA-11 in the last three years since it was returned to power in May 2009:Achievements1. MNREGA 2.0: A reformed package ... Read more...

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Rainfed-dryland farming needs more investment (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday called for more investment in agriculture, especially in rainfed and dryland farming, to achieve food ... Read more...

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Food grain production could hit record 250 mn tonnes: PM (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Food grain production could touch a record 250 million tonnes in 2011-12, exceeding the annual target by five million tonnes, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Record 250 mn tonnes food grain production in 2012-13: PM


February 15th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India's food grain production could touch a record 250 million tonnes in 2011-12, exceeding the annual target by five million tonnes, Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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India cannot afford to fight civil war over water: Kalam


December 14th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) India cannot afford to fight a civil war over water, former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam said Wednesday. Rivers should be nationalised and there should be a ... Read more...

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Progressive movement revisits its 75-year journey


October 14th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Arts, culture and literature in India have charted a progressive course for the last seven decades. An exhibition documenting the journey of the Progressive Writers' ... Read more...

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Punjab gets Borlaug institute of agriculture


October 2nd, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 2 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Sunday said that the central government's announcement to setting up the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) at Ludhiana ... Read more...

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No loss to farmers due to rural job scheme: Pawar


August 12th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Friday denied reports that farmers have stopped growing crops due to shortage of farm hands, who are engaged under the ... Read more...

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Jharkhand sets up 500 paddy procurement centres


August 5th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 4 (IANS) In a move to help the farmers facing erratic rainfall, the Jharkhand government has decided to set up 500 centres to procure paddy, a minister said ... Read more...

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Assam, Tripura awarded for record food production


July 17th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 17 (IANS) Assam and Tripura are the two northeastern states among the 10 Indian states receiving national awards for record foodgrain production, an official said here Sunday."Assam ... Read more...

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Raise grain output, invest in research, says PM


July 16th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) India needs to increase its foodgrain production, improve crop yields by increasing spending on research and improving quality of education in agricultural universities if ... Read more...

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Haryana targets increased paddy this year


June 29th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 29 (IANS) With paddy sowing in full swing and good rainfall in recent days, Haryana is targeting paddy plantation in over 12 lakh hectares of agricultural land with ... Read more...

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Give fertilizer subsidy directly to farmers: Badal


June 20th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday asked the union chemicals and fertilisers ministry to implement its proposal to transfer fertiliser subsidy directly to the farmers ... Read more...

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Govt. hopeful of maintaining four percent agriculture growth


April 20th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): The Central Government is hopeful of maintaining a growth rate of around four percent in the agriculture sector this year.Inaugurating the National Conference of Cooperative Ministers here ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks PM’s intervention on food grain storage


April 6th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Seeking the intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Punjab government Wednesday said that if the existing stocks of food grain in godowns were ... Read more...

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Interaction between farm scientists, industry inadequate: Hooda


December 4th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 4 (IANS) The interaction between scientists of farming universities in India and industry is inadequate and their collaboration can help in faster economic growth, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda ... Read more...

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Step up foodgrain production to meet growing demand: Pawar


July 16th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Friday said there is a need to accelerate India's food grain production to meet the growing demand of the country's population. "This has ... Read more...

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Sharad Pawar underlines use of Science and Technology to accelerate food grain production


July 16th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Friday said that there is a need to accelerate food grain production to meet the growing demand in the country.Addressing the Indian ... Read more...

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No dearth of resources for agriculture: Pranab


July 10th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) There will be no dearth of resources to usher in a green revolution in India's east and Rs.400 crore has been reserved for this, Finance Minister Pranab ... Read more...

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India likely to have bumper crop this year: Sharad Pawar


July 9th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 9 (ANI): Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Friday said India is likely to have bumper food grain production in the 2010-11-crop year on account of a good monsoon ... Read more...

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Three officials suspended in soil-for-wheat scam


July 1st, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 1 (IANS) The Punjab government Thursday suspended three officials and charge-sheeted a retired officer in the soil-in-wheat bags scam that hit the state last week. Officials in the state's food and ... Read more...

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Badal criticises fertilizer price hike


May 21st, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 21 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday slammed the central government for the recent hike in fertilizer prices, saying this would burden the farmers. Badal said the prices of ... Read more...

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Punjab to buy power worth Rs.1,800 cr for paddy season


May 19th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) The Punjab government will purchase power worth Rs.1,800 crore from other states in order to meet the increased demand during the paddy sowing season next month. Deputy Chief ... 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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Prime minister’s economic council projects 6.5 percent growth


October 21st, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council Wednesday projected a lower growth of 6.5 percent for the Indian economy during the current fiscal year due mainly to ... Read more...

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Maximise food grain production in rabi season, says Pawar


September 24th, 2009 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Thursday called for achieving higher food grain output in the rabi season "to compensate the production losses in the kharif season". Inaugurating ... Read more...

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Centre asks states to maximise food grain production


September 23rd, 2009 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) With half of India hit by drought and the country's food grain output expected to slump by millions of tonnes, the central government has sent detailed advisories ... Read more...

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