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FDI will ruin Himachal’s apple industry: Minister


September 19th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 19 (IANS) The BJP government in Himachal Pradesh Wednesday slammed the central government's decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail, saying imported apples would ruin the state's Rs.2,000-crore ... Read more...

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8,000 agro jobs at risk due to Italy quakes


June 6th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 6 (IANS/AKI) Around 8,000 jobs in Italy's agriculture sector may be lost following two deadly earthquakes in the northern part of the country last month, an agriculture trade ... Read more...

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Himachal growth rate projected to dip to 7.6 percent


March 16th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's growth rate for this fiscal is projected at 7.6 percent, a fall of 1.2 percent from 2010-11, the state's economic survey said Friday."Growth is ... Read more...

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Potatoes hot property in Lahaul’s cold deserts


October 25th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Oct 25 (IANS) With harsh wintry conditions sapping the juice out of Himachal Pradesh's fruit production this season, potatoes in the picturesque Lahaul Valley have been among the few ... Read more...

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Himachal wants import duty on apples hiked


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Wednesday requested the central government to enhance import duty on apples and designate it a 'special product' to protect the domestic fruit industry.State ... Read more...

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Kashmir promotes bee-keeping to boost fruit production


July 25th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 25 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir has decided to boost bee-keeping by setting up 10,000 colonies this year - not only to help increase honey production but also to ... Read more...

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Himachal targets 9 percent growth (Lead)


March 8th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 8 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh economy is expected to grow by 9 percent this fiscal, higher than the national estimate of 8.6 percent, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal ... Read more...

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Himachal hopes to clock 9 percent growth


March 8th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 8 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh economy is expected to grow by 9 percent this fiscal, higher than the national estimate of 8.6 percent, according to the state's economic ... Read more...

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Fruit, vegetable production increases


March 4th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Vegetable and fruit production saw remarkable increase in the current fiscal as compared to the previous one, the Rajya Sabha was informed Friday.During the 2010-11 ... Read more...

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Tourism, horticulture top priorities: Himachal governor


February 28th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 28 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Urmila Singh Monday said promotion of tourism and horticulture, tapping of hydropower and protecting the environment were the priorities of the state government."The area under ... Read more...

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Amid rising prices, cheerless harvest festival in Karnataka (Letter from Bangalore)


January 13th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. Karnic Bangalore, Jan 13 (IANS) The lowest priced vegetable, sweet pumpkin, costs Rs.12 a kg, the humble drumstick a whopping Rs.134 a kg, watermelon at Rs.15 a piece is the ... Read more...

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Haryana looks at newer pastures for farming


January 1st, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Jan 1 (IANS) Horticulture, floriculture, vegetable cultivation and fish farming - Haryana's agricultural fields that contributed significantly to the country's Green Revolution are now gradually diversifying to newer areas.Farmers ... Read more...

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Dry weather affects apple farming in Kullu


December 26th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Prem ThakurKullu, (Himachal Pradesh), Dec.26 (ANI): The apple farming and other fruits in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district are deteriorating due to intense dry cold wave in the region.The bad climatic change ... Read more...

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Himachal installs anti-hail guns to protect fruit crop


August 24th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 24 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has installed anti-hail guns, the first in the country, to protect its fruit cros from hailstorms, a minister said here Tuesday. "Three anti-hails have been installed in ... Read more...

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Himachal governor committed to promoting hydropower


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 2 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Urmila Singh's address to the assembly Tuesday focussed mainly on providing a transparent administration, tapping more hydropower, providing a proper rehabilitation package and promoting horticulture. "The ... Read more...

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Industrial package for Himachal Pradesh extended


January 4th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 4 (IANS) The commerce ministry has recommended that the special industrial package granted to Himachal Pradesh be extended to 2013, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Monday. "The ministry of commerce ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh floats global tender for anti-hail guns


September 7th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 7 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has floated global tenders to buy anti-hail guns to protect fruit crops from hailstorms, according to state Horticulture Minister Narender Bragta. "We have floated global ... Read more...

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Food processing is answer to India’s problems: Pranab


June 24th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Haldia (West Bengal), June 24 (IANS) After the Green Revolution and White Revolution, a food processing revolution is the need of the hour for India to solve "major problems of unemployment, rural ... Read more...

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Make apples redder, draw customers


February 18th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Apples have been evocative of good health, including lower risks of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Apples also contain anthocyanins, important antioxidants that give the peels their red colouring, ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh growth rate pegged at 7.7 percent


February 14th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) The economy of Himachal Pradesh is expected to grow at 7.7 percent this fiscal, higher than the national estimate of 7.1 percent, according to the state's economic survey ... Read more...

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China outlines first long-term grain security plan


November 13th, 2008 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 13 (Xinhua) China Thursday released its first grain security plan setting a target of 500 billion kg by 2010 and more than 540 billion kg by 2020 in the face ... Read more...

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72 percent of India’s fruit, vegetable produce goes waste


May 12th, 2008 - 7:32 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) About 72 percent of the fruit and vegetable production in India goes waste because of lack of proper retailing and adequate storage capacity, an agriculture ministry official ... Read more...

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