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Purchase price for pulses hiked


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Farmers will get a better price for their produce after the government hiked the minimum support price (MSP) for pulses like arhar (tur) ... Read more...

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Pine needles fuel business for Himachal villagers


July 5th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Bhoraj, July 5 (IANS) Pine needles, a major cause of forest fires in Himachal Pradesh, are now helping villagers earn money.The inflammable needles, which fall on the ground in summer ... Read more...

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Organic basmati the new buzz among Jammu farmers


July 2nd, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 2 (IANS) With an eye on growing national and international demand, Jammu's agriculture department has begun cultivating organic basmati rice in the region."The organic paddy is ... Read more...

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Debt drives three more Vidarbha farmers to suicide (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, April 20 (IANS) Driven to desperation in the face of rising poverty and falling cotton prices, three more debt-ridden farmers in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region have ended their lives, an ... Read more...

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Three Vidarbha farmers end life


April 20th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, April 20 (IANS) Three debt-ridden cotton farmers have ended their lives in the Vidarbha region since Thursday, an activist said Friday.Gajanan Thorat of Garmmahsal in Washim district, Kamalabai Chavan ... 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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BJP to stop trains in eight states Tuesday


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 2 (IANS) The Kisan Morcha farmers wing of the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) will conduct a 'Rail Roko' agitation Tuesday in eight states of the country where foodgrain ... Read more...

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Bihar procures 16 lakh tonnes of paddy


March 16th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 16 (IANS) In view of the bumper paddy crop in this kharif season, Bihar has procured 16 lakh tonnes of paddy till Thursday against the target of 30 ... Read more...

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Andhra seeks lifting of ban on cotton exports


March 7th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 7 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy has urged the central government to lift the ban on cotton exports.In a letter to Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh farmers earn record money in paddy sale


February 25th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 25 (IANS) Farmers in India's leading rice producing state of Chhattisgarh earned a record Rs.6535 crore by selling their paddy to state government through co-operative societies this year, ... Read more...

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36 locals held for hunting animals in Odisha park


February 25th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 25 (IANS) At least 36 persons, mostly local tribals, were arrested for hunting animals in Odisha's famed Simlipal National Park, one of India's first Project Tiger reserves, an ... Read more...

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Haryana seeks Rs.1,800 MSP for paddy


February 17th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) The Haryana government Friday sought enhanced minimum support price (MSP) of Rs.1,800 per quintal for paddy and other crops of the Kharif season 2012-13.Chief Minister Bhupinder ... Read more...

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Lokayukta gets a complaint and 100 kg ‘evidence’


February 14th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 14 (IANS) The Lokayukta office here Tuesday received an unusual visitor with a 'mountain of evidence' -- weighing more than 100 kg!Armed with three sets of papers ... Read more...

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Bihar buys six crore gunny bags


February 14th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 14 (IANS) The Bihar government has purchased six crore gunny bags worth Rs.200 crore to achieve the paddy procurement target, an official said Tuesday.Government agencies involved in procurement ... Read more...

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Jharkhand produces record Kharif crop


January 29th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 29 (IANS) For the first time since its creation in 2000, Jharkhand has produced more Kharif food grain than it consumes at a record 55 million tonnes -- ... Read more...

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Vidharba farmers protest Chavan’s ‘peanuts’ bailout package


December 15th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Dec 15 (IANS) A day after four farmers committed suicide in Vidarbha, farmers of Maharashtra's eastern region Thursday staged a road blockade on two highways to press their demand ... Read more...

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After drought, bumper paddy crop cheers Bihar farmers


December 12th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 12 (IANS) Ramesh Singh and Satender Yadav are in a relaxed frame of mind these days. After two years of successive drought, a bumper paddy crop this ... Read more...

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Bumper potato crop nightmare for Agra farmers


December 11th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 11 (IANS) Potato cultivators in Uttar Pradesh's Agra region are a distressed lot these days. Their hopes of hitting a goldmine with a bumper crop this season have ... Read more...

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Thousands of Congress workers court arrest


December 10th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 9 (IANS) Thousands of activists of Chhattisgarh's main opposition Congress courted arrest across the state Friday charging the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of failing to keep ... Read more...

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Congress workers to court arrests in Chhattisgarh


December 5th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 5 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's main opposition Congress party claimed Monday that thousands of its cadres, besides senior state leaders, will court arrest on Dec 9 against the ruling ... Read more...

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BJP MP arrested for road blockade in Maharashtra


November 28th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Nov 28 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Girish Mahajan was arrested along with 70 others Monday after he launched road blockade to press cotton farmers' ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh eyes 5.5 mn tonnes paddy procurement


November 24th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 24 (IANS) Chhattisgarh, one of the country's leading paddy producing states, has set a procurement target of 5.5 million tonnes in the current season, an official said Thursday."Procurement ... Read more...

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Cotton farmers protest against proposed bailout package


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Nov 23 (IANS) Terming as peanuts the proposed bailout package for cotton farmers in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region, over 2,000 farmers blocked a state highway Wednesday as part of a ... Read more...

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Vidarbha legislator ends 7-day fast


November 20th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Nov 20 (IANS) Independent legislator from Vidarbha Ravi Rana ended his seven-day long hunger strike Sunday after an embarrassed Maharashtra government assured him that the pricing issue raised by ... Read more...

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Cotton farmers’ stir continues in Maharashtra


November 17th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur/Amravati (Maharashtra), Nov 17 (IANS) Protesting cotton farmers demanding hike in the minimum support prices to Rs.6,000 per quintal Thursday continued with their agitation in parts of Vidharba in ... Read more...

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Cotton farmers’ stir intensifies in Maharashtra


November 16th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Nov 16 (IANS) The cotton farmers protesting against the current minimum support price for raw cotton in Vidarbha region Wednesday intensified their protest by blocking the National Highway 6.They ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh sugar mill owners to oppose price hike


November 11th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 11 (IANS) Claiming that the steep rise in the state advised price (SAP) announced by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati earlier this week would not be viable for ... Read more...

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Mayawati announces steep hike in sugarcane price


November 8th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 8 (IANS) With an eye to the 2012 assembly elections, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Tuesday announced a steep hike in the sugarcane purchase price, making it ... Read more...

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Jute growers to get subsidy over MSP in Bengal


November 4th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 3 (IANS) Jute growers of West Bengal will now get a subsidy of Rs.400 per quintal on raw jute over the minimum support price (MSP) of Rs.1,700 per ... Read more...

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Badal terms wheat MSP hike pathetic


October 25th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday termed as "pathetic" the enhanced minimum support price (MSP) of Rs.1,285 per quintal for wheat announced by the central ... Read more...

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MSP hiked to boost food production


October 25th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) In order to boost food production of the rabi crop in 2011-12, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Tuesday hiked the minimum support price (MSP) ... Read more...

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Pay Rs.1,800 per quintal of wheat: Badal


October 24th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 24 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said Monday the price at which the government buys wheat from farmers should be fixed at Rs.1,800 per quintal for ... Read more...

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Kashmir sets paddy MSP at Rs.1,080 per quintal


October 11th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 10 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government Monday fixed the minimum support price of paddy at Rs.1,080 per quintal for the current kharif season.Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir ... Read more...

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Badal rejects new minimum price for wheat


October 8th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 8 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Saturday rejected the minimum support price (MSP) of Rs.1,350 per quintal announced by the central government for wheat for 2012-13.In ... Read more...

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Hooda seeks Rs.200 bonus on paddy


October 6th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 6 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Thursday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to announce a bonus of Rs.200 per quintal over and above the ... Read more...

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