horticulture department

Himachal apple price tumbles


August 19th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 19 (IANS) The price of crisp, crunchy and juicy apples of Himachal Pradesh, India's main apple basket, has crashed due to oversupply of the fruit, traders said Sunday.They ... Read more...

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Adani to procure 22,000 tonnes apples


August 12th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) Agro commodities trading house Adani Agrifresh plans to procure 22,000 tonnes of apples in Himachal Pradesh this season, a company official said Sunday."This year's procurement will ... Read more...

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Dhumal opens cold store, apple packing units


July 30th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 30 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Monday opened an integrated cold chain storage facility and two computerised grading and packing units in the apple-growing areas ... Read more...

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Dry spell may upset Himachal’s applecart


July 25th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 25 (IANS) The long dry spell during the monsoon season may see apple production in Himachal Pradesh falling by 20 percent from the projected 25 million boxes ... Read more...

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Early Himachal apple varieties fetch high prices


July 16th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 16 (IANS) The apple season in Himachal Pradesh, considered the country's apple bowl, has opened with the fruit fetching handsome prices, bringing smiles on the faces of growers.Trade ... Read more...

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Rose garden, art gallery at Roerich’s Bangalore estate


July 6th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 6 (IANS) Known for its gardens, Bangalore will get an exclusive 25-acre rose garden in city's outskirts on the sprawling estate of Russian painter Svetoslav Roerich and his ... Read more...

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Cheers for cherry lovers with bountiful Himachal crop


May 27th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 27 (IANS) Cherry lovers can expect a good supply of the luscious fruit this season. Good production of red cherries has once again brought cheers on the faces ... Read more...

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Hail punctures hopes of Himachal apple growers


May 1st, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 1 (IANS) The apple of Himachal Pradesh's eye is turning sour. Attacked by hailstorms, the state's apple crop, worth more than Rs.200 crore, is lying unattended in the ... Read more...

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Mughal Gardens unfold floral carpets, 120 rose varieties


February 9th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Floral carpets adorning immaculately manicured lawns, palette of colours and range of flowers in the sprawling Rashtrapati Bhavan -- 'Careless Love', 'Kiss of Fire', ... Read more...

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Peace is the message - 400,000 flowers the medium


January 19th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 19 (IANS) A 30-ft Buddhist stupa made of 400,000 flowers, including 150,000 roses, to convey the message of peace will be the star attraction at the Bangalore flower ... Read more...

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What’s sucking Meghalaya’s famed oranges dry


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 23 (IANS) They have in the past been certified as the "best, sweet and juicy oranges" by central horticulture authorities. But the famed Khasi Mandarin oranges of Meghalaya ... Read more...

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Culinary institute to come up at Haryana’s Pinjore


December 1st, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 1 (IANS) A National Culinary Institute (NCI), the first of its kind in north India, would soon be set up at Haryana's Pinjore to boost employment opportunities in ... Read more...

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Poor yield makes Himachal apple business fruitful


September 9th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 9 (IANS) The poor apple yield in Himachal Pradesh this season has been a blessing in disguise for cultivators who say the fruit's prices have remained at a ... Read more...

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Himachal needs Rs.400 crore for anti-hail guns


August 23rd, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh requires Rs.400 crore to install anti-hail guns in the state to protect crops from vagaries of the weather, the assembly was told Tuesday."Approximately Rs.400 ... Read more...

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Adani procures apples from Himachal growers


August 14th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) Agro commodities trading house Adani Agrifresh, has entered the market to procure apples directly from growers in Himachal Pradesh, a company official said here."This year the ... Read more...

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Himachal to get high-tech weather observatory


July 8th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 8 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department will soon set up its high-tech observatory in the Himachal Pradesh capital to forewarn of natural calamities, an official said Friday."The ... Read more...

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Hike duty on Chinese apple: Himachal Congress


June 26th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 26 (IANS) The Congress in Himachal Pradesh Sunday demanded a hike in import duty on apples to protect the domestic industry."The state is facing tough competition from China, ... Read more...

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Himachal’s anti-hail guns fail to deliver


June 26th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 26 (IANS) Offence is not proving to be the best defence, literally! The anti-hail guns, installed in Himachal Pradesh for the first time in the country to protect ... Read more...

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Brace up for high apple prices as Himachal’s crop yield falls


June 13th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 13 (IANS) An apple a day is set to burn a hole in your pocket this year with the apple production in Himachal Pradesh, one of the ... Read more...

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Muskmelon crop hit by viral disease in Punjab


April 28th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Sawinder SinghAmritsar, Apr 28 (ANI): A viral disease, which has hit the growing crop of Muskmelon all over Punjab, has left many farmers worried for they are witnessing that hundreds of ... Read more...

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Himachal violated norms in importing fruit trees: CAG


April 12th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 12 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has violated financial rules by placing an order with a US-based supplier of fruit trees without inviting global bids, the Comptroller and ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh mulls action against winemaker


April 3rd, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is considering action against Mumbai-based leading winemaker Indage Vintners for its failure to start two wineries in the state's apple heartland for over a ... Read more...

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RBI aims to improve banking system in Manipur


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Apr 3 (ANI): The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently organized a financial outreach camp in Manipur to spread awareness about the benefits of banking service in remote areas of ... Read more...

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Potential new way for plants to fend off pests - starvation


March 30th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 30 (ANI): A potential new way for plants to fend off pests is starvation, revealed a study at Michigan State University.Gregg Howe, biochemistry and molecular biology professor, cites that this ... Read more...

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Indian yoga enthusiasts harassed by Dubai park security


March 24th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Mar.24 (ANI): An Indian yoga group has lodged a complaint that they were harassed by Dubai's Al Nahda Pond park security officials while practicing yoga."We're doing a non-commercial activity here and ... Read more...

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Showers, hail hit potato crop in Agra


February 26th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 26 (IANS) Showers accompanied with hail in some areas lashed Agra district early Saturday morning, leaving farmers in this potato belt worried for the crop as it could be affected ... Read more...

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Heavy downpour signals trouble for potato farmers


February 16th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 16 (IANS) With the Taj city witnessing a heavy downpour early Wednesday accompanied by thunder lightning, farmers in this potato belt fear damage to their crop. However, the rain seems ... Read more...

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Karnataka to set up pilot plant to produce coconut juice


January 13th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Bangalore, Jan 13 (IANS) The Karnataka horticulture department will soon set up a pilot plant at Mangalore to produce coconut palm juice (neera) and promote the natural product ... 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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Hoirose Silthou crowned as ‘Orange Queen-2010′ in Manipur’s beauty contest


December 15th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by ANI
Tamenglong (Manipur), Dec.15 (ANI): Hoirose Silthou, a college going girl, was crowned as the 'Orange Queen-2010' at the recently held Orange Festival in Manipur's Tamenglong District.Hoirose, who beat 34 contestants, bagged ... Read more...

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Orange festival in Manipur


December 15th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Tamenglong (Manipur), Dec.15 (ANI): People are thronging Orange festival organised in Manipur's Tamenglong District.Organised by the horticulture department, the festival aims at promoting the cultivation of orange over the region.Manipur Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Nurpur oranges face bad weather


December 4th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
By Akhilesh BharatiNurpur (Himachal Pradesh), Dec.4 (ANI): Orange production has been hit due to the bad weather conditions in Himachal Pradesh's Nurpur District.Farmers are not expecting a good crop and they are ... Read more...

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Chinese, American hops dash Himachal hopes


November 18th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Keylong (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 18 (IANS) A species of hops is a key ingredient in brewing beer and, true to its nature, it has left a bitter taste in the ... Read more...

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Delhi to be sparkling clean — before Diwali


October 25th, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Monday asked its officials to carry out special sanitation drives to keep the city "clean and beautiful" ahead of Diwali.MCD Standing ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu farmers take up floriculture to reap rich dividends


October 7th, 2010 - 10:47 pm ICT by ANI
By JehovahKaramadai (Tamil Nadu), Oct.7 (ANI): Tamil Nadu farmers have taken up floriculture using green houses and growing gerbera flowers to reap rich dividends.Gerbera is a breed of ornamental flowers from the ... Read more...

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