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Protest against irrigation project delay intensifies


August 31st, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 31 (IANS) Life came to a standstill in Odisha's Bolangir town Friday during a shutdown called by residents as they intensified their agitation seeking revival of an irrigation ... Read more...

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Five more farmers commit suicides in Vidarbha


May 1st, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) At least five "debt trapped" farmers have committed suicide in the last 48 hours in Maharashtra's agrarian crisis hit Vidarbha region, taking the toll to ... Read more...

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Fickle weather can take juice out of litchi this season


April 29th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Muzaffarpur, April 27 (IANS) With the mercury peaking and rains and thundershowers lashing this litchi belt of Bihar sporadically, worried farmers have already started counting their losses this year.Some predict ... Read more...

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Vidarbha farmers, widows ‘mourn’ decade of BT cotton (With Image)


March 26th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 26 (IANS) Thousands of farmers and farm widows across Vidarbha Monday 'mourned' the tenth anniversary of the introduction of US-based GM Seed's revolutionary "BT Cotton" in India, an activist ... Read more...

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Vidarbha farmers, widows to ‘mourn’ decade of BT cotton


March 25th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 25 (IANS) Thousands of farmers and farm widows shall 'mourn' and protest the tenth anniversary of the introduction of US-based GM Seed's revolutionary "BT Cotton" in the country ... Read more...

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Madhya Paradesh claims 12 percent fall in poverty


March 21st, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party may have found fault with the Planning Commission for reporting a substantial fall in the number of poor in the country, ... Read more...

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China to spend $158 bn in agriculture, rural development


December 29th, 2011 - 5:24 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 29 (IANS) China's spending on agriculture and rural development projects will exceed more than one trillion yuan (about $158 billion) in the current fiscal year, a minister said.Zhang ... Read more...

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History and logic favour Uttar Pradesh’s division (Comment)


December 7th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
The decision to divide Uttar Pradesh into four states by Chief Minister Mayawati has set a new agenda in the state's politics. This will have far reaching consequences for the coming ... Read more...

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Thousands of Congress activists arrested in Tripura


August 19th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 19 (IANS) Over 7,000 Congress activists were arrested in Tripura Friday for participating in a civil disobedience stir in support of their 25-point demands, including curbing corruption."Over 7,000 ... Read more...

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India needs another farm revolution: PM


August 15th, 2011 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Saluting farmers for achieving a high output this year, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday called for another Green Revolution to address the twin issues ... Read more...

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No need to fear drought or flood this year: Earth Sciences Minister (Interview)


July 31st, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The rainfall between June 1 and July 28 during this monsoon season has been 95 percent of the long-period average and so there is no ... Read more...

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Apex court rejects plea for dam oustees’ relief


July 27th, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) Tuesday suffered a set-back after the Supreme Court rejected its plea for land for the landless displaced by construction of ... Read more...

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Focus to be on rural development: Yeddyurappa


May 30th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 30 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, whose Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government completed three years in office Monday, vowed to focus on rural development during the ... Read more...

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PM, Rahul slam Mayawati for poverty in Bundelkhand (Lead)


May 1st, 2011 - 3:48 am ICT by IANS
Banda (Uttar Pradesh), April 30 (IANS) Attacking Uttar Pradesh's ruling Bahujan Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), top Congress leaders Saturday blamed the Mayawati regime for the prevailing backwardness and poverty ... Read more...

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Pak assures ADB of employing anti-corruption measures for $650mn flood project loan


April 30th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 30(ANI): Pakistan has assured the Asian Development Bank (ADB) of the implementation of all applicable policies and procedures of the bank- including its anti-corruption measures- for obtaining a 650-million-dollar loan ... Read more...

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Govt. committed to provide better irrigation facilities: Salman Khurshid


April 27th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): Union Water Resources Minister Salman Khurshid today said that the Central Government is committed to provide better irrigation facilities to the farmers in the country. Talking to ... Read more...

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Tripura villages witness rapid development


April 19th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Agartala, Apr 19 (ANI): With the continuous efforts put in by the government, the Thakur Para and Madhab Badi villages in Tripura, which till a few years ago were safe havens for ... Read more...

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Bengal’s future rests with Congress-Trinamool: Sonia


April 15th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jalpaiguri/Englishbazar, Apr 15 (IANS) Accusing the Left Front government of ruining West Bengal and failing to utilise central funds for development, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi Friday called for a ... Read more...

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Time for a change of regime in West Bengal: Sonia Gandhi


April 15th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Jalpaiguri, Apr 15 (ANI): Charging the ruling Left Front Government of not properly utilizing the funds sanctioned by the Centre for the state's development, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday emphasized ... Read more...

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Innovation can make India food basket of world: Scindia


February 13th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) A second Green Revolution, involving technical innovation, increased investment in agriculture and proper infrastructure for food processing can make India the "food basket of the world", Minister ... Read more...

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China earmarks $1 bn to battle drought


February 10th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 10 (IANS) The Chinese government will spend $1 billion to fight the drought which has hit a huge part of the country's north.At least 6.7 billion yuan ($1.02 billion) will ... Read more...

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Power plant protest turns violent, dozens injured (Lead)


January 17th, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 17 (IANS) At least 25 people were injured and over a hundred detained Monday in Chhattisgarh's Janjgir-Champa district when police cane-charged a gathering protesting an upcoming thermal power plant.The ... Read more...

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Developmental activities gain momentum in insurgency free Tripura village


December 4th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Pitra (South Tripura), Dec.4 (ANI): Development-related activities have gained momentum in South Tripura's Pitra Village following the decline of insurgency.The village is home to the Jamatia tribe and other non-tribals.It was once ... Read more...

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Centre launches National Saffron Mission in Jammu and Kashmir


November 21st, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
By Afzal BhatSrinagar, Nov.21 (ANI): The Central Government on Sunday launched the National Saffron Mission (NSM) to boost saffron production in Jammu and Kashmir.The rupees 3.76 billion programme was launched to boost ... Read more...

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Malawi seeks Indian help in ‘greenbelt initiative’


November 10th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Lakshmi Krishnakumar New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Inspired by India's "Green Revolution", Malawi has sought Indian assistance in its "Greenbelt initiative" aimed at raising agricultural output. The southeast African nation is ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar vows to continue development, if re-elected


October 19th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Oct 19 (ANI): Wooing voters ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has pledged to continue the development work in the state once re-elected to the chair.Releasing the ... Read more...

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Declining insurgency fosters development in rural areas of Nagaland


September 16th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter ChacheiSeithekema village (Nagaland), Sep.16 (ANI): With decline in insurgency, infrastructural development is taking place once again in Nagaland, especially in its rural areas.The change can be witnessed, particularly in ... Read more...

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Community farming turns a lucrative option in Orissa


July 28th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by ANI
Bolangir (Orissa), July 28 (ANI): The Community farming involving farmers, landowners and landless labourers has turned out to be a lucrative option in Orissa, as the stakeholders reap equal shares of the ... Read more...

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Northeast India records 28 percent deficit rainfall


July 25th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Guwahati, July 25 (IANS) The northeastern region, comprising eight states, has recorded deficit rainfall during the current monsoon season and this may affect agricultural production, an official said Sunday. "During the monsoon (since ... Read more...

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Low cost check dams being constructed in Orissa


July 20th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by ANI
Balangir (Orissa), July 20 (ANI): Low cost check dams are being constructed in Orissa's Balangir District to counter lack of irrigation facilities in the region.Despite receiving an annual rainfall of more ... Read more...

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Redistribution of land must for ensuring food security: Bardhan


July 13th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) Averring that redistribution of land and land reforms were a must for ensuring food security, the Communist Party of India (CPI) Monday demanded that the central government adopt ... Read more...

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Kashmir Agricultural University infrastructure to be strengthened


June 13th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, June 13 (ANI): The Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) has plans to utilise the grant announced by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for infrastructural development.Dr Manmohan Singh had ... Read more...

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Stop futures trading in food to control prices: Tripura government


June 11th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 11 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) led Left Front government in Tripura Friday urged the central government stop futures trading in food commodities to control the rising prices ... Read more...

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Militancy affected Tripura village cherishes peace


June 9th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by ANI
Jirania village (Tripura), June 9 (ANI): Having been a militants' den for a long time, Tripura's Jirania village cherishes a peaceful and normal daily life due to government efforts.With the changing ... Read more...

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Africa looks to become self sufficient in food by 2015


March 15th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) African countries are seeking to become self sufficient in foodgrain production by 2015 and are looking at better farming techniques to reduce dependence on rains, according to ... Read more...

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