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Fertiliser makers want government to raise urea price


September 20th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Fertiliser producers Thursday urged the government to cut the subsidy on urea and raise the same on phosphate and potash-based fertilisers for a balanced use ... Read more...

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Verghese Kurien: the architect of India’s White Revolution (Obituary)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Anand (Gujarat), Sep 9 (IANS) He made the ordinary, neighbourhood 'doodhwala' (milkman) a key player in the country's struggle for economic development and progress at the grassroot level.Verghese Kurien, the ... Read more...

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Probe agriculture ministry’s role in clearing Bt Cotton: Parliament panel


August 12th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has called for an in-depth probe into the agriculture ministry's role in the government's decision to approve the commercial release of Bt ... Read more...

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NFDC dedicates ‘Anhey Ghorey…’ to Mani Kaul


August 9th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) has decided to dedicate National award-winning Punjabi film "Anhey Ghorey Da Daan" to late filmmaker Mani Kaul, who was ... Read more...

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IFC loans euro 10 million to Same DeutzFahr India


July 10th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 10 (IANS) The International Finance Corporation (IFC) Tuesday announced a loan of euro 10 million (Rs.680 million) to the Indian subsidiary of Italian tractor maker Same DeutzFahr ... Read more...

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Rising ranks of women farmers need better deal: M S Swaminathan (Interview)


May 20th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Women farmers will determine India's agrarian and rural economy in the years to come and the government must have a centrally-sponsored development fund for them, ... Read more...

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Libya, Syria turmoil posing problems for economy: Pranab


April 1st, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) India is concerned about the political turmoil in Libya and Syria as unstable situations in there are posing serious problems for the Indian economy, Union ... Read more...

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11 injured in IFFCO silo collapse in Odisha


February 20th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 (IANS) At least eleven workers sustained injuries after the roof of a silo at Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited's (IFFCO) plant at Paradip in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district ... 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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Farmer association supports FDI in retail


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The government has started consultations with various stakeholders, including associations of farmers and industry bodies, to garner support for allowing foreign investment in the retail ... Read more...

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No policy paralysis, Indian economy will bounce back, says Pranab


December 13th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Blaming the weakness in the global economy for the recent slowdown in India's industrial output and economic growth, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Tuesday ... Read more...

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FTA will bolster India-Israel trade: Envoy


December 7th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Bilateral trade between India and Israel is likely to grow to $15 billion from the present $5 billion if the two sides agree to sign ... Read more...

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Indian farmers dump bags of snakes in tax office


November 30th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mumbai, Nov 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Clerks and visitors at a tax office in a village in India had to flee for dear life when two farmers registered their protest by dumping snakes ... Read more...

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Telecom revolution has bypassed villagers: Sibal


August 29th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said the telecom revolution has not benefited the rural people much.The rural teledensity as compared to the urban teledensity remains ... Read more...

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GM cotton seeds a threat to Indian farmers: Researchers


June 27th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dharwad (Karnataka), June 27 (IANS) Leading agricultural research institutions Monday warned that extensive use of genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds was destroying farming bio-diversity and jeopardising the livelihood of over ... Read more...

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Monsoon brings hope for Bihar’s drought-hit farmers


June 24th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Patna/Raghunathpur/Hajipur, June 24 (IANS) Mahesh Sharma is a happy man. A farmer in Naubatpur near Patna, he was pushed into near destitution after facing two consecutive years of drought. But ... Read more...

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Akali Dal slams insufficient paddy support price hike


June 10th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh June 10 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Friday termed as insufficent the Rs.80 per quintal hike in the minimum support price (MSP) for paddy announced by the union ... Read more...

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Farmer leader Tikait dies (Lead)


May 16th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), May 15 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Tikait, a prominent north Indian farmers' leader and founder president of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), died here Sunday morning, his family ... Read more...

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India, Israel to cooperate in agriculture research (Lead, With Image)


May 3rd, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) India and Israel Tuesday agreed to enhance cooperation in agricultural research and boost bilateral trade by easing regulations and removing barriers."Agricultural cooperation with Israel can ... Read more...

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India can be a food superpower: Israel minister


May 2nd, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Karnal (Haryana), May 2 (IANS) Israel's Minister of Agriculture Orit Noked Monday said that India has the potential to become a world superpower in food production, provided it was able ... Read more...

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Two Indian farmers commit suicide every hour: CPI-M leader


April 24th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 24 (IANS) Two farmers are committing suicide every hour in India while the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is busy serving the interests of foreign and domestic corporates, ... Read more...

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‘NGOs getting foreign funds to work against Indian farmers’


April 18th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) An umbrella group of farmers' organisations Monday alleged that various NGOs were getting funds from foreign organisations to run campaigns against Indian farmers and sought a ... Read more...

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Bill Gates, Melinda visit Bihar villages (Lead)


March 23rd, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 23 (IANS) Software billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda who co-chair their international philanthropic Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation arrived here on a day-long visit Wednesday to ... Read more...

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Famers’ interests are paramount: PM


March 8th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said farmers' interests are paramount and they will be fully protected at all times, a statement issued here said.Manmohan ... Read more...

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PM assures farmers that their interests will be protected


March 8th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): Reiterating the government's deep concern for farmers' welfare, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, who met a Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) delegation here today assured them ... Read more...

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US trade chamber seeks India’s retail opening


February 18th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Seeking opening of India's retail sector, the US India Business Council (USIBC) has set up a sub-committee to focus on leveraging the combined resources of the ... Read more...

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EU’s Endosulfan ban harmful for Indian farmers: Industry body


February 17th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) The European Union's proposed ban on insecticide Endosulfan will force Indian farmers to buy expensive alternatives, the Pesticides Manufacturers and Formulators' Association of India (PMFAI) said Thursday.PMFAI said ... Read more...

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Pesticides firms oppose proposed EU ban on Endosulfan


February 8th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 8 (IANS) A pesticides manufacturers' body Tuesday alleged that the European Union's push to ban insecticide Endosulfan was against the interests of Indian farmers as they will be forced to ... Read more...

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Bt cotton in India ‘good for the field, bad for the farm’


February 8th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study by a Washington University in St. Louis anthropologist has suggested that crop yields from Bt cotton may have been overemphasized, as modest rises in crop ... Read more...

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Ethiopia seeks Indian investment in farming


February 1st, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) With a view to take advantage of India's expertise in the agriculture sector, Ethiopia Tuesday urged Indian investors to help develop commercial farming in the country. "Indian ... Read more...

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US hoping to become ‘close partner’ of India in space exploration


January 28th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan.28 (ANI): A senior official of the Obama administration has said that United States is hoping to become 'close partner' of India in space exploration.The removal of the Indian ... Read more...

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Police await forensic reports on Jakhar’s death


January 19th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Abohar (Punjab), Jan 19 (IANS) Mystery shrouds the death of Surinder Jakhar, chairman of fertiliser major IFFCO and son of former Lok Sabha speaker Balram Jakhar, as police await forensic reports to ... Read more...

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IFFCO chief Jakhar dies of bullet injuries (Second Lead)


January 17th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Abohar (Punjab), Jan 17 (IANS) Surinder Jakhar, chairman of fertiliser major IFFCO and son of former Lok Sabha speaker Balram Jakhar, died near here Monday of bullet injuries under mysterious circumstances, police ... Read more...

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IFFCO chief Surinder Jakhar dies of bullet injuries (Lead)


January 17th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Abohar (Punjab), Jan 17 (IANS) Surinder Jakhar, chairman of fertiliser major IFFCO and son of former Lok Sabha speaker Balram Jakhar, died of bullet injuries Monday under mysterious circumstances near here, police ... Read more...

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