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India can learn water management from Israel: Minister


May 9th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The availability of per capita water resources is declining steadily in India which has a lot to learn from Israel in the field of water ... Read more...

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Man-made photosynthesis to boost food output


February 19th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb19 (IANS) Photosynthesis, one of the most powerful biological processes on earth, permits plants to convert solar energy into food and fuel, but with only one percent efficiency. Richard ... Read more...

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Deflecting solar rays could improve food supply


January 23rd, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Deflecting solar rays from the earth could be one way of improving food output, as global warming aggravates the likelihood of crop failures in the heat-stressed ... Read more...

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Fossil fuel dependence will limit global food output


December 12th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Dec 12 (IANS) Agriculture can keep pace with the ever growing global demand for food only by reducing its dependence on fossil fuels, warns a UN Food and ... Read more...

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High food inflation due to change in food habits?


November 8th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) High food inflation, which has reached 12 percent, continues to baffle economists and policymakers alike. But is it really due to a change in ... Read more...

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Tweaking plants’ bio-clock can revolutionise food output


September 4th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) Tweaking the biological clock of plants could make global food shortages a thing of the past. "Farmers are limited by the seasons, but by understanding the ... Read more...

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Ants, termites can boost wheat yields


March 31st, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 31 (IANS) Allowing ants and termites to flourish on farmlands can boost wheat yields by more than a third, a finding that has a direct bearing on food ... Read more...

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UN Report: Eco-farming could double food output


March 10th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A UN report released on Tuesday has recommended eco-farming as a way to curb hunger in developing countries. The report claims that eco-farming practices have proven ... Read more...

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Pawar projects grain output at 220-230 mn tonnes in 2010-11


September 17th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Friday said India's foodgrain output was expected at 220-230 million tonnes in 2010-11, with rice production expected to be significantly higher than in ... Read more...

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Talks for sugar decontrol in a month: Pawar


September 17th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The central government hopes to start the consultative process with all stakeholders within a month on the issue of de-controlling the sugar industry, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar ... Read more...

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Bee decline could slash food output, finds study


September 6th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) The double impact of decline in bee numbers and global warming is not only cutting down plant pollination but will also badly impact global food output. In fact, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Government to study reasons for shrinking wastelands


September 5th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Wastelands in India are reducing rapidly. The government, keen to expand area under cultivation to boost food output, has launched a project to find ... Read more...

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New institute to usher second green revolution: PM


August 15th, 2010 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday announced a new scientific institution to help develop new seeds and technology for farmers named after Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug to ... Read more...

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India cheers as monsoon arrives in Kerala (Night Lead)


May 31st, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 31 (IANS) Southwest monsoon, often called one of the most dramatic wind movements on earth that brings over two-thirds of India's rainfall and accounts for over half of its ... Read more...

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BRIC states’ cooperation vital to raise food output: Pawar


March 26th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Cooperation among Brazil, Russia, India, China - the BRIC countries - would be crucial in addressing the issue of enhancing food production so as to meet ... Read more...

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India will return to high growth in medium-term: PM (Roundup)


March 23rd, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) India will log double-digit economic expansion in the medium term, spending $1 trillion on infrastructure from 2012-17, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday, even as the ... Read more...

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Could waste be a source of our energy requirements?


February 1st, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) Scientists are trying to find answers to one of the most challenging problems existing today -- generating energy without worsening climate change or harming food output. Researchers are investigating ... Read more...

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RBI closely monitoring spiralling inflation


December 29th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Dec 29 (ANI): The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor Shyamala Gopinath said here on Tuesday that it is closely monitoring the spiralling inflation, but would keep in mind the ... Read more...

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Growth to be considered before monetary policy changes: Apex bank


December 29th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 29 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is closely monitoring the spiralling inflation but would keep in mind the need to encourage growth before making changes to monetary policy, ... Read more...

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Double food output may stop world starving


October 21st, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 21 (ANI): Leading scientists have said that global food production needs to be increased by between 50 and 100 per cent if widespread famine and world starving is to be ... Read more...

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Swaminathan to skip Sri Lanka till Tamil issue is settled


August 12th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Internationally renowned Indian agriculture scientist M.S. Swaminathan has put off plans to visit Sri Lanka to help it revive its farm sector until the ... Read more...

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Drought looms large, but don’t panic: Mukherjee


August 11th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The spectre of drought looms large over as many as 161 out of 626 districts in India due to deficient monsoon, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said ... Read more...

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Weak crop production to slow export recovery: Moody’s


August 6th, 2009 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The delayed and deficient monsoon this year has not only hit India's farm output but also complicated the recovery of its merchandise exports that have seen nine ... Read more...

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Stay slim, keep our planet healthy


April 20th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS) Staying slim is good news for the environment as it helps to keep our planet healthy. Food output is directly linked to global warming, and a leaner population ... Read more...

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Sugarcane farmers to get more for their produce: Pawar (Lead)


February 23rd, 2009 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Concerned over the low sugarcane output expected this year, the government is likely to raise prices, which would mean sugar mill owners would have to pay more ... Read more...

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Too early to take call on inflation: RBI Governor


September 10th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Sept 10 (ANI): The new Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor, Dr. Duvvuri Subbarao, has said India ''s inflation rate is showing some signs of moderation but, it is still ... Read more...

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‘Eating locally produced food will cut carbon footprint’


July 4th, 2008 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 4 (IANS) Eating only locally produced and seasonal fruit and vegetables could dramatically reduce your carbon footprint, according to a team of Australian researchers. The researchers have adopted a back-to-basics ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu targets 10.8 million tonnes of food output


June 26th, 2008 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, June 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu will produce 10.8 million tonnes of foodgrain in 2008-09, Agriculture Minister Veerapandi S. Arumugam said here Thursday. The minister also told a gathering at the Tamil ... Read more...

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PM asks Left not to politicise misery of people


April 25th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Political parties must not politicise the misery of the people, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday after Left leaders met him to voice concern over rising food ... Read more...

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Global food catastrophe may be impending food shortage


January 10th, 2008 - 11:34 am ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): Strategists have warned that the world is seeing the emergence of a new crisis - a global food catastrophe, that will reach further and be more crippling than ... Read more...

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