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Heavy rain forecast for Kashmir, farmers worried


September 7th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 7 (IANS) In more worry for farmers, the weather office Friday forecast heavy rainfall at some places in the Kashmir Valley during the next 36 hours."There has been ... 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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Punjab, Haryana procure over 147 lakh tonnes of paddy


November 8th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 8 (IANS) Headed towards a good paddy crop this year, foodgrain producing states Punjab and Haryana have procured over 147 lakh tonnes of paddy this season, officials said ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana procure over 112 lakh tonnes of paddy


October 28th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 28 (IANS) Moving closer to another good paddy crop this year, foodgrain producing states Punjab and Haryana have procured nearly 112.82 lakh tonnes of paddy this season, officials ... Read more...

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Punjab rues inaction on increasing food grain storage


July 16th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 16 (IANS) The Punjab government Saturday lamented the inaction by the central government in creating more storage capacity for food grain in the state - the food ... Read more...

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Punjab expects bumper paddy crop due to heavy rains


June 17th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 17 (IANS) The Punjab government is expecting a bumper paddy crop this season, owing to intermittent and heavy rainfall these days in various parts of the state."The rainfall ... Read more...

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Water from Mettur Dam to be released June 6


May 22nd, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government Sunday decided to release water from Mettur Dam June 6, ahead of the usual date of June 12, so that farmers in ... Read more...

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Orissa paddy farmers demand storage facilities


January 15th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by ANI
Bolangir (Orissa), Jan 15 (ANI): Paddy farmers in Orissa's Bolangir District on Saturday complained of the government's apathetic attitude in not providing adequate storage for their produce.Sharing their views with the media ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi fooling people over Cauvery water: Jayalalithaa


October 28th, 2010 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 28 (IANS) AIADMK General Secretary J. Jayalalithaa Thursday charged Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi of "hoodwinking" the people of Tamil Nadu over getting the state's share of Cauvery river waters from ... Read more...

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Rain adds to misery of paddy farmers in Punjab


October 23rd, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Oct 23 (IANS) Friday's rain has added to the woes of Punjab farmers, who have been desperately waiting for the procurement of their paddy crop which is lying in ... Read more...

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Fields full of ripe paddy in valley of unrest (Feature)


October 18th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
By F. Ahmed Srinagar, Oct 18 (IANS) As the soothing autumn sun shines over the Kashmir Valley, farmer Ghulam Muhammad, 31, feels satisfied when he surveys his abundant paddy crop. The yield has ... Read more...

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‘Punjab deputy commissioners accountable for paddy procurement’


October 16th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 16 (IANS) Deputy commissioners across Punjab will be held accountable for paddy procurement in the state, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said here Saturday.The announcement came following mounting complaints ... Read more...

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Nitish unfurls national flag, declares Bihar drought-hit


August 15th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 15 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar hoisted the national flag here on Independence Day Sunday and declared that the entire state was drought-hit as the over 30 percent rainfall ... Read more...

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Farmer commits suicide after rain devastates crops


August 9th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 9 (IANS) A 50-year-old farmer committed suicide in Chhattisgarh after incessant heavy rains devastated his standing paddy crop, an official said Monday. Khokhan Mandal, a resident of village Panawar in Bastar ... Read more...

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Haryana looks for paddy nurseries in flood aftermath


July 13th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) Following the substantial damage to agricultural land and freshly planted paddy crop in the Haryana floods, the state government is now looking for nurseries that have ... Read more...

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Punjab surpasses 140 lakh tonnes paddy target


November 26th, 2009 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 26 (IANS) Punjab has surpassed the 140-lakh-tonne paddy procurement target this year despite adverse weather conditions, food and supplies department officials said here Thursday. Government agencies in the state had procured ... Read more...

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Ludhiana farmers confident of a good harvest despite scanty rains


August 19th, 2009 - 8:09 pm ICT by ANI
By Karan KapoorLudhiana, Aug.19 (ANI): While farmers in different parts of the country are anxious due to delayed or deficient monsoon, farmers in Ludhiana are confident of reaping a good harvest despite ... Read more...

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BJP demands special package to deal with drought in Jharkhand


August 2nd, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party demanded a special package from the central government Sunday, a day after Jharkhand was declared drought-hit. "All districts of Jharkhand have been declared as ... Read more...

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Met officials expect good rainfall in Punjab


July 31st, 2009 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) There is some good news for Punjab farmers as the weatherman here has predicted heavy and long spells of rain in the region in the coming days. "We had ... Read more...

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Pawar says weak monsoon may affect paddy crop


July 24th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said on Friday that a weak and erratic monsoon in various parts of the country may adversely affect the paddy crop, and added ... Read more...

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Frogs married in drought-hit Jharkhand to please rain god


July 23rd, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 23 (IANS) Beautiful invitation cards, a feast for nearly 500 guests, a car for the groom and chanting of Sanskrit verses -- although all the usual customs were observed, this ... Read more...

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From hoes to begging bowls: drought hits Assam farmers (Feature)


July 17th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, July 17 (IANS) Until recently, 55-year-old Biswajit Bora made a modest living growing paddy on his two- acre plot in Assam's Nagaon district and managed to feed his ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh suffers intense heat as monsoon is delayed


June 24th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 24 (IANS) Severe heat wave conditions Wednesday prevailed in parts of Uttar Pradesh, where the arrival of the monsoon has been delayed. The monsoon currents are moving slowly towards Uttar Pradesh. ... Read more...

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West Bengal to rebuild 400 km of embankments in Sundarbans


May 30th, 2009 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) The West Bengal government will rebuild 400 kms of embankments destroyed by Cyclone Aila in the mangrove forests of Sundarbans in an effort to save the region from ... Read more...

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Rampaging elephants attack Jharkhand village


January 2nd, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Kundhit (Jharkhand), Jan 2 (ANI): Wild elephants have attacked the remote village of Kundhit in Jharkhand''s Jaamtara District, terrifying its residents. The animals after losing their track ventured into the human ... Read more...

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Cyclone hits Tamilnadu


November 27th, 2008 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Nov.27 (ANI): Cyclone ''Nisha'' which crossed coastal Tamilnadu near Karaikal early this morning. It is expected to move further in a north -westerly direction before weakening according to the weather ... Read more...

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Kashmir farmers reap benefits of bumper paddy crop


October 8th, 2008 - 9:28 pm ICT by ANI
Farmers in Jammu and Kashmir are reaping the benefits of a bumper paddy crop in the wake timely rains and the absence of a disease outbreak this year. Farmers expressed their happiness ... Read more...

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No proposal to lift ban on non-basmati rice export: ministry


September 24th, 2008 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) There is presently no proposal under consideration for lifting the ban on export of non-basmati rice, the ministry of consumer affairs, food and public distribution said here ... Read more...

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Army rescues hundreds as Punjab flood situation grim


August 17th, 2008 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) The flood situation in four affected districts of Punjab Sunday continued to be grim with the army rescuing hundreds of marooned villagers, a minister said. Over 150 villages ... Read more...

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Drought-hit Bundelkhand drenched in early rains


June 17th, 2008 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Banda (Uttar Pradesh), June 17 (IANS) The parched lands of the Bundelkhand region in south-east Uttar Pradesh, which have for the past five years been given the slip by monsoon clouds, are ... Read more...

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Two Punjab farm officers suspended


June 6th, 2008 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 6 (IANS) Two agriculture officers of Punjab were Friday suspended by the state agriculture minister because they not only failed to run the plough through the sown paddy area and ... Read more...

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Cyclone Nargis may hit India-Bangladesh coast


April 29th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka, April 29 (IANS) A cyclonic storm called Nargis is brewing over the Bay of Bengal and may hit the India-Bangladesh coast in the next four to five days, the meteorological office ... Read more...

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Incessant rain destroys crops in three southern states


March 23rd, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, Mar 23 (ANI): Incessant rain continues to lash several parts of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Pudhucherry. Thutukudi, Tiruneveli, Nagapatinam, Thiruvarur, Cuddalore have been badly hit districts where rains have damaged ... Read more...

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