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Cabinet releases Rs.10,091 crore for crop loan subsidies


September 6th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) To ease the burden on farmers specially in drought-hit areas, the cabinet Thursday decided to release Rs.10,901 crore to banks as interest subvention for ... Read more...

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Mamata thanks people for moral support on Singur


June 23rd, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) "Deeply touched" by the overwhelming response to her Facebook post on Singur, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said, on the social networking site, ... Read more...

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Allocation for agriculture up 18 percent


March 16th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) According priority to agriculture, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday proposed an 18 percent increase in the total plan outlay of the department to Rs.20,208 ... Read more...

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Climate change to affect small farmers: ActionAid


February 28th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) More than 80 percent small farmers, contributing to half of India's crop production, will be affected by climate change, which is impacting faster than predicted ... Read more...

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New York-based Indian artist talks of farm distress (With image)


January 15th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Kiran Chandra, a Kolkata-born New York-based artist, uses her multi-media interactive art to speak of imbalances in the pattern of land use in India and ... Read more...

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Karnataka farmers’ bid to disrupt agri-summit thwarted


December 1st, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 1 (IANS) Police Thursday detained about 200 protesting farmers when they attempted to disrupt Karnataka's first Global Agri-business and Food Processing Summit at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre ... Read more...

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$250 mn World Bank credit for West Bengal farmers


October 4th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $250 million credit and loan to the West Bengal Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation Project (ADMIP) for increasing agricultural production ... Read more...

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March on land livelihood issues


September 27th, 2011 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) A group of 20 activists will travel 80,000 km across the country covering 350 districts to spread awareness on land livelihood issues, a statement from ... Read more...

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Left Front to protest ‘atrocities’ in Bengal


July 7th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Alleging that efforts were on to snatch lands tilled by marginal farmers in parts of South 24-Parganas and Bankura districts, West Bengal's main opposition Left Front ... Read more...

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3 lucky farmers enjoy World Cup final at Wankhede (With images)


April 2nd, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Two lucky farmers from Maharashtra and one from Punjab were among the thousands of spectators who witnessed the India-Sri Lanka cricket World Cup final at ... Read more...

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Agriculture reform at heart of Pranab’s budget


February 28th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Laying stress on agriculture, central to the country's growth, the government Monday announced a slew of measures, including Rs.1 lakh crore more farm credit at subsidised ... Read more...

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Inclusive Development Strategy Focusing on Income and Non-Income Dimensions Required: FM


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.25 (ANI): The Economic Survey 2010-11, presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Parliament today, states that the development process of the country needs to continuously strive for ... Read more...

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Japanese loan for crop diversification in Himachal


February 18th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 18 (IANS) Japan has committed a multi-billion loan to Himachal Pradesh for crop diversification, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Friday."For implementation of the Rs.321 crore Himachal Pradesh Crop Diversification ... Read more...

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Milk to cost Rs.2 more in Karnataka from Tuesday


February 14th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bellary (Karnataka), Feb 14 (IANS) Milk prices will go up by Rs.2 per litre across Karnataka from Tuesday, the Karnataka Milk Federation that supplies the popular 'Nandini' brand milk and its ... Read more...

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Agriculture sector needs to improve to combat food inflation: CII Chairman


January 21st, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by ANI
By Pooja ShaliNew Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Chairman Rakesh Bharti Mittal has said that it is essential for the agriculture sector to move forward to combat food ... Read more...

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And now, milk price set to increase in Karnataka


January 14th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 14 (IANS) After onions and vegetables, the retail milk price across Karnataka is set to go up by Rs.2-3 per litre next month if the state-run Karnataka Milk Federation ... Read more...

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Haryana extends job guarantee scheme to farmers


December 7th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 7 (IANS) The Haryana government has decided to extend the benefit of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) to small and marginal farmers in the state, an ... Read more...

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Obama visit to promote US business interests: CPI-M


November 21st, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The visit of US President Barack Obama to India was aimed at promoting the business and commercial interests of his country and the Manmohan Singh government ... Read more...

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Himachal now insures wheat, barley crops


November 14th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 14 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has now brought wheat and barley crops under an insurance scheme to protect them from adverse climatic conditions, an official statement said Sunday.The National Agricultural Insurance ... Read more...

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Government catered to US interests: CPI-M


November 9th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday accused the Congress-led UPA government of "catering to US business and strategic interests by accepting the self-congratulatory approach that ... Read more...

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Rajasthan farmers say climate change affecting livelihood


October 5th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Oct 5 (IANS)Small and marginal farmers are suffering the most due to climate change manifesting through rising temperature and erratic rainfall, dwindling the scope for livelihood in agriculture and animal husbandry.This ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi orders flying squads to detect power thefts


October 5th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Tuesday ordered setting up of flying squads to detect power thefts in the electricity-starved state.At a review meeting of the state energy ... Read more...

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Climate change will undermine progress of development goals: WHO


October 5th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Climate change threatens to increase the disease burden of the poorest populations in developing countries and will undermine the progress of UN Millennium Development Goals, the World ... Read more...

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GE and PepsiCo in India among 12 ACE finalists


September 8th, 2010 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 8 (IANS) GE and PepsiCo in India are among 12 American companies selected as finalists for the Secretary of State's prestigious 2010 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE).Chosen from ... Read more...

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Free pumps scheme to hoodwink farmers: Jayalalithaa


August 21st, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa has ridiculed the Tamil Nadu government's proposal to give free pump sets for small and marginal farmers, saying it was aimed at hoodwinking ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to give free pump sets to farmers over five years


August 17th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government Tuesday said it will run for five years the scheme to give water pump-sets for free to small and marginal farmers. ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi promises free pump sets for farmers


August 15th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Sunday promised to provide new power efficient water sets for small and marginal farmers. Speaking on Independence Day after unfurling the national flag ... Read more...

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Four Maoists arrested in West Bengal


August 12th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by ANI
Purlia (West Bengal), Aug.12 (ANI): A joint team of police and paramilitary forces has arrested four Maoists in West Bengal.The arrests were made on Thursday from different places while carrying ... Read more...

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Maoists torch coal mine in Jharkhand


July 25th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Latehar (Jharkhand), July 25 (ANI): Suspected Maoists torched a coal mine in Jharkhand's Latehar District on Saturday."Around 1 a.m. the Maoists came, and they started putting all the machines on fire. ... Read more...

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West Bengal women protest against alleged CRPF manhandling


July 21st, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Jhargram (WB), July 21 (ANI): Around 10,000 of women staged protested in Jhargram, in West Bengal's West Medinipur on Tuesday against the alleged harassment by Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel ... Read more...

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Mukherjee emphasises need to strengthen Self-help Groups movement


July 20th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, July 20 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday emphasized the need to strengthen movement of Self-help Groups for financial inclusion so that small and marginal farmers could get access ... Read more...

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Suspected Maoists attack road project office in Jharkhand


July 19th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Ghatsila (Jharkhand), July 19 (ANI): Suspected Maoists attacked the site office of a contractor and set fire equipment and machinery used in executing the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana near Bhaduwa ... Read more...

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Football match to create awareness about police recruitment drive in West Bengal


July 18th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
West Midnapore, July 18 (ANI): The West Bengal police has announced a football match to be played on Monday in Lalgarh District as part of their welfare programme for the Maoist-affected ... Read more...

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Police arrest four suspect Maoists in West Bengal


July 12th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Bankura (West Bengal), July 12 (ANI): West Bengal Police have nabbed four suspected Maoists in the state's Bankura District.The arrested suspects were identified as Somlal Mandi, Joysing Baskey, Sripati Saren and ... Read more...

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Security personnel get trained in jungle warfare in Jharkhand


July 10th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Aluva/Muvattupuzha (Kerala), July 10 (ANI): Training in jungle warfare is being imparted to police personnel in Jharkhand to combat Maoists in the region.The Counter Insurgency and Anti-Terrorism (C.I.A.T) school, which ... Read more...

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