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Assam to bring 5 lakh hectares under double cropping


July 11th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 11 (IANS) The Assam government is planning to bring around 5 lakh hectares under double cropping pattern next season to boost the agriculture production of the state, Agriculture ... Read more...

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Bihar’s Srividhi campaign arouses interest in other states


April 16th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 16 (IANS) The SRI (System of Rice Intensification) organic method of paddy cultivation that has been successfully employed in Bihar has aroused interest in other states as well, ... Read more...

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Gogoi meets PM over river water issue


February 7th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) With the Arunachal Pradesh government opposing setting up of a board to tackle riparian issues, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi met Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Haryana to get wheat award


July 4th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) Haryana, where wheat production was highest in the country during 2010-11, has been selected for the best performing state award for wheat for the year, ... Read more...

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Punjab sets up 25 cotton markets


June 19th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Bracing for a record cotton crop this season, the Punjab government has set up 25 "cotton mandis" (produce markets) to buy it from farmers, a state ... Read more...

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Efficient crematorium project launched to save wood


February 17th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) In a bid to curb pollution levels and conserve forests, the 'Harit Moksha' project which aims to save 13,700 tonnes of wood on cremations every year was ... Read more...

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14 killed in Andhra rains, standing crops damaged


December 8th, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 8 (IANS) Heavy rains in Andhra Pradesh in the past two days have claimed 14 lives and damaged crops over 3.7 lakh hectares, causing great misery to farmers ... Read more...

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Rains claim 16 lives, damage crops in Andhra


December 8th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 8 (IANS) Heavy rains have claimed 16 lives in coastal Andhra Pradesh since the last two days and have caused widespread damage to standing crops, an official said Wednesday.South ... Read more...

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Green norms for SEZs to be announced soon


October 9th, 2010 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 9 (IANS) Guidelines or standards to make all special economic zones (SEZ) environment friendly will be announced soon, an official said Saturday.Speaking at the conference on Green Homes and Green ... Read more...

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In Bihar, the woes are not of farmers alone


September 21st, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by ANI
By Kunal KumarPatna, Sep.21 (ANI): The Kharif acreage across the country is likely to exceed last year's level by 78.93 lakh hectares.The Crop and Weather Watch Group in the Union Agriculture ... Read more...

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Incessant rains affect 1.5 lakh hectares of land in Maharashtra’s Marathwada region


September 16th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by ANI
Aurangabad, Sep. 16 (ANI): Incessant rains have badly damaged crops in Maharashtra's Marathwada region, causing heavy losses to farmers.According to official estimates, about 1.5 lakh hectares of cropland has been destroyed by ... Read more...

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World Bank loan for Nagarjuna Sagar’s modernisation


August 14th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) The World Bank will provide Rs.2,025 crore as a loan for the modernisation project of Nagarjuna Sagar, a major multi-purpose reservoir in Andhra Pradesh. The loan agreement was signed ... Read more...

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Rescue work on in Punjab, Haryana to plug breaches


July 12th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 12 (IANS) Rescue work was on in flood-hit areas of Punjab and Haryana Monday as the army joined efforts to plug breaches in the Ghaggar river that had inundated scores ... Read more...

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Water level in Ghaggar concerns Haryana authorities


July 11th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 11 (IANS) The authorities in Haryana's Kaithal district Sunday expressed apprehension of flooding due to the alarmingly high water levels of the Ghaggar river and other canals passing through the ... Read more...

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Mulberry acreage to be expanded for boosting silk output


July 3rd, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 3 (IANS) The central government will facilitate expanding mulberry acreage to boost raw silk production and revive the sericulture sector, Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran said Saturday. "The mulberry acreage will be ... Read more...

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Gujarat, Maharashtra ink pact on interlinking rivers


May 4th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): With an aim to provide water to arid and water deficit areas, Gujarat and Maharashtra have signed a pact with the Central Government to prepare project ... Read more...

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Jharkhand to ban use of agriculture land for industries


April 12th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 12 (IANS) The Jharkhand government will soon formulate a law banning transfer of agriculture land for industrial use, Agriculture Minister Mathura Mahto said here Monday. "We will soon formulate a ... 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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Uttar Pradesh sugar output up despite adversities


February 21st, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Sharat Pradhan Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Adversities and low output in other parts of the country notwithstanding, the sugar output has gone up in Uttar Pradesh and the state remains India's second ... Read more...

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Government spends Rs.49 cr to increase tea production


January 18th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The government Monday said it has spent about Rs.49 crore from the special purpose tea fund set up to increase productivity through replantation and rejuvenation of old ... Read more...

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Haryana wants centre to foot power bill


August 4th, 2009 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 4 (IANS) Having drawn power from other states and agencies to meet the increased requirement of its farming community during paddy plantation this year, the Haryana government now wants ... Read more...

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Orissa farmers asked to use short duration paddy


June 24th, 2009 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 24 (IANS) Farmers in Orissa have been told to go for short and medium duration paddy crops in upland non-irrigated areas this kharif season as there was a delay in ... Read more...

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