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Activist demands shutdown of Vedanta refinery in Odisha


September 18th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 (IANS) Social activist Prafulla Samantara Tuesday demanded scrapping of the Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) refinery in Odisha, accusing the company of pushing it illegally."The refinery should be ... Read more...

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Villagers stage demonstration seeking bauxite for Vedanta plant


September 11th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 11 (IANS) Hundreds of people Tuesday staged a demonstration in Odisha, seeking allocation of bauxite for the alumina refinery of Vedanta Aluminum Limited (VAL) in the state which ... Read more...

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Vedanta plans to shut down Odisha refinery from December


September 6th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 6 (IANS) Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) Thursday informed the Odisha government its intention to shut down temporarily its alumina refinery from Dec 5 due to lack of ... Read more...

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Bihar’s potatoes to be exported to Russia


August 31st, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 31 (IANS) Farmers in Bihar's Nalanda district are happy that potatoes grown by them through organic farming will be exported to Russia, an official said Friday.R.K. Sohane, director, ... Read more...

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Villagers seek allocation of bauxite for Vedanta plant


August 29th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 29 (IANS) About 2,000 villagers Wednesday staged demonstration in Odisha's Kalahandi district, demanding allocation of bauxite to the alumina refinery of Vedanta Aluminum Limited (VAL) in the region, ... Read more...

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Vedanta refinery cuts output on bauxite shortage


August 25th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 25 (IANS) Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) has cut down production by about 50 percent at its refinery in Odisha due to scarcity of bauxite, a top official said ... Read more...

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NALCO’s Q1 net profit down 41 per cent


August 16th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 (IANS) The state-run National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO). Thursday said it has recorded a 41 per cent decline in net profit in the first quarter ended ... Read more...

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Goa extends fishing ban so fish stays on plate


August 4th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 4 (IANS) In order to ensure that fish continues to be available in the quintessential Goan thali (plate), it has now been decided to extend the ban on ... Read more...

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Poor rain hits paddy transplantation in Bihar


July 30th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 30 (IANS) Inadequate rains have hit paddy cultivation in Bihar as less than 50 percent transplantation of the target area had taken place till date this Kharif season, leaving ... Read more...

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Record 257.44 mn tonne food production expected in 2011-12


July 17th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) India is bracing for a record 257.44 million-tonne food grain production during 2011-12, officials said, giving credit to the second green revolution for the upcoming ... Read more...

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Centre, Bengal spar over food grain allotment utilisation


July 11th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) Accusing the West Bengal government with under-utilising food grain allotment for backward districts, union Food minister K.V. Thomas Tuesday said the state used just 12.7 percent ... Read more...

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Fear of drought haunts Bihar again


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 3 (IANS) The spectre of drought is looming large over Bihar, something that state officials have acknowledged."If the monsoon fails the state in the first two weeks of July, ... Read more...

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Sugar output pegged at 260 lakh tonnes


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Sugar production is estimated to touch 260 lakh tonnes in the current marketing year ending September, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said Monday."It is ... Read more...

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Centre to offload 6 months PDS grains


May 24th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) With its granaries overflowing and record food production for the third year in a row, the central government Thursday decided to allow states to lift ... Read more...

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Government efforts keeping sugar price stable: Mukherjee


April 24th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Tuesday that the government is using a variety of instruments, including trade policy, to keep prices of sugar ... Read more...

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Bihar procures record paddy but farmers’ cheques bounce


April 7th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 7 (IANS) Ashok Pandey, a farmer in Bihar, is worried after a Rs.143,000 cheque given by a state agency for his paddy crop bounced twice last one month. ... 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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NALCO’s Q3 net profit down 80 percent


February 7th, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 6 (IANS) The state-run National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) has registered a net profit of Rs.51.22 crore for 3rd quarter of 2011-12 fiscal, down 80 per cent against ... Read more...

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Pepsico to procure 80,000 tonnes of potato from Bengal


January 19th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panpara (West Bengal), Jan 19 (IANS) PepsiCo India, which has set a target to procure 60,000 tonnes of potato from West Bengal in the current fiscal, plans to raise the ... Read more...

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Himachal farmers going organic - 25,000 of them


January 18th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) Going organic is the new mantra in Himachal Pradesh, with over 25,000 farmers cashing in on the high demand and remunerative prices of organic food - ... Read more...

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India’s biggest grain warehouse in Punjab soon


December 10th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 10 (IANS) The biggest warehouse in the country to store food grain will be constructed in Punjab, a minister said here Saturday."Punjab has been permitted to construct a ... Read more...

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Iron ore barge owners want cap on vessels


November 11th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 11 (IANS) Amid predictions that iron ore trade volumes will drastically dip this fiscal, an association of ore-ferrying river barges in Goa has asked the state government ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana procure 96 lakh tonnes paddy


October 24th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 24 (IANS) Major foodgrain producing states Punjab and Haryana have procured nearly 96 lakh tonnes of paddy this season, officials said Monday.The procurement is much higher in both ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro gets UN certificate for reducing pollution


September 25th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Delhi Metro has been certified by the UN as the first Metro rail in the world that has helped in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) ... Read more...

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Punjab targets 140 tonnes paddy


September 23rd, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 23 (IANS) Geared up for paddy procurement beginning in the state Oct 1, the Punjab government has set a target of procuring 140 lakh tonnes this season.A government ... Read more...

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Haryana paddy procurement to begin Oct 1


September 22nd, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) Paddy procurement in Haryana will begin from Oct 1, a minister said Thursday, adding that all arrangements had been made for smooth procurement.State Food and Supplies ... Read more...

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Nashik onion markets to re-open Wednesday


September 20th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Nashik (Maharashtra), Sep 20 (IANS) After remaining shut for 13 days, the Nashik wholesale onion markets will function as usual from Wednesday following the revocation of ban on onion ... Read more...

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Onion export ban lifted


September 20th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) An Empowered Group of Ministers (EgoM) Tuesday lifted the ban on onion exports to help farmers, said Food Minister K.V. Thomas.The government banned onion ... Read more...

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Onion export ban to be reviewed


September 19th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) An empowered group of ministers (EGOM) on food headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is likely to review Tuesday the ban on onion exports, ... Read more...

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Government to monitor onion prices


September 6th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The government will soon sell onions at subsidised rates here and intervene to keep prices under check, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and ... Read more...

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Wheat storage crunch in three states


September 5th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The government is facing a ?storage crunch? in states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan due to a ?substantial increase? in wheat procurement.While increased ... Read more...

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Dengue, labour strike hit Mahanadi Coalfields output


September 1st, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 1 (IANS) Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL), a unit of state-run Coal India, said Thursday its output fell by 1.3 million tonnes in August compared to a year ago, ... Read more...

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Maharashtra tops India’s sugar production


August 18th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Maharashtra has topped the list of India's sugar-producing states this year with a record 90.72 lakh tonnes, an official said here Thursday.The state is followed by ... Read more...

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Bangladesh wants to import rice from India


July 13th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 13 (IANS) Bangladesh is working out the modalities to import rice from India after New Delhi lifted a ban on rice export, officials said here.The ban was imposed ... Read more...

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Mineral output slumps 14.5 percent in April


July 4th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Mineral production declined 14.52 percent in April compared to the preceding month due to sharp drop in the output of coal, bauxite and copper, official ... Read more...

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