second green revolution

Bengal’s credit-deposit ratio to surpass national average: Mitra


September 17th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) The credit-deposit ratio in West Bengal's banks is expected to surpass the all-India average within two years, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra said Monday."I hope that ... Read more...

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Indian wins first Borlaug field research award


August 28th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Aditi Mukherji, a young Indian social scientist, has become the first recipient of the Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application given by the ... Read more...

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Green revolution to come from rain-fed areas: Rawat


August 1st, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Amid reports of drought-like conditions in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Rajsthan, India's second green revolution would come only from rain-fed regions, Minister of State for ... 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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Pranab mulls special package for northeast


June 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 7 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has assured the cash-strapped northeast states that his ministry and the Planning Commission would soon work out strategy to provide ... Read more...

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Bengal nod to extract groundwater divides experts


May 25th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) West Bengal has allowed more farmers to use electric pumps to draw groundwater to expand its paddy output. Six months later, like many ... Read more...

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Organic potatoes, with love, for Bihar legislators


March 28th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 28 (IANS) Bihar's legislators have received a unique gift - organically grown potatoes - to relish and encourage farmers in their constituencies to adopt the farming practice which ... Read more...

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Jayalalitha vows to make Tamil Nadu a leader by 2023


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday unveiled her government's Vision 2023 that envisages GDP growth at 11 percent per annum.The document also seeks to raise ... Read more...

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Bihar farmer sets ‘world record’ in potato production


March 14th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 14 (IANS) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's dream of India's second green revolution taking off from Bihar seems to be coming closer to reality. A young farmer of Darveshpura ... Read more...

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Revive agriculture urgently, says president’s aide


February 16th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Flagging a "sense of urgency to the need of transforming Indian agriculture", a panel of governors set up by President Pratibha Patil will submit ... Read more...

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Finance minister says losing sleep over rising subsidy bills


February 8th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) A worried Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday said he is losing sleep over the rising subsidy bills, notably on food, fertiliser and petroleum products."As ... Read more...

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Pranab praises Mamata for improving food supplies


February 6th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday praised West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for checking inflation by improving foodgrain supplies in the state."The essential parts ... Read more...

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Submit second Green Revolution projects, Pranab urges eastern region


January 22nd, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Asking the governments of India's eastern states to quickly prepare projects under the Second Green Revolution, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said the central ... Read more...

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India, Israel sign extradition pact, to forge anti-terror strategy (Lead)


January 10th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Jan 10 (IANS) Outlining a blueprint for expanding bilateral ties in the future, India and Israel Tuesday signed an extradition treaty and resolved to flesh out a joint ... Read more...

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Krishna to boost ties with Middle East, Israel


January 7th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Stepping up ties with the energy-rich Middle East, home to a six million-strong Indian diaspora, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Sunday begins a whirlwind four-day ... Read more...

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US to help set up 30 business hubs in eastern India


December 20th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), will set up 30 rural business hubs in ... Read more...

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Delayed wage payments hit rural job scheme: minister


November 15th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Delays in wage payments are reducing the demand for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has said."An ... Read more...

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Time right to curb corruption: PM


October 30th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Sunday that "the time was right to move decisively to curb corruption in public life and improve the processes ... Read more...

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PMO directs focus on oilseeds, pulses for next Green Revolution


September 16th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Incentives and high-yielding seeds will be given to farmers in 60,000 village clusters each to cultivate oilseeds and pulses in a bid to attain ... Read more...

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We have to think differently how to solve problems: PM


August 22nd, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kharagpur, Aug 22 (IANS) While underlining the need to channelise scientific and entrepreneurial energies to unleash another Green Revolution, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said India needed to change ... Read more...

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Highlights of PM’s Independence Day speech


August 15th, 2011 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Highlights of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Independence Day speech:* Without understanding and restraint, our security and integrity can get adversely affected.* Some people who ... Read more...

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India needs another farm revolution: PM


August 15th, 2011 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Saluting farmers for achieving a high output this year, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday called for another Green Revolution to address the twin issues ... Read more...

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Every step being taken to tame inflation: PM


August 15th, 2011 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government realises the burden inflation is imposing on citizens, much of it due to global reasons, and every step will be taken to ... Read more...

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Second green revolution needed for food security: President


August 6th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 6 (IANS) India needs to usher in a second green revolution to meet the challenge of ensuring food security for all, President Pratibha Patil said Saturday. "We need ... Read more...

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Raise grain output, invest in research, says PM


July 16th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) India needs to increase its foodgrain production, improve crop yields by increasing spending on research and improving quality of education in agricultural universities if ... Read more...

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Bihar to promote organic farming: Nitish Kumar


June 22nd, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 22 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday said his government will help farmers adopt organic farming for sustainable agriculture and prosperity.Inaugurating a three-day International Conference on Organic ... Read more...

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Seeking second Green Revolution, Bihar turns to organic farming (Lead)


June 21st, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 21 (IANS) After good roads, improving law and order, education and health services, Bihar is turning its attention to popularising and promoting organic farming in the state to ... Read more...

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Seeking second Green Revolution, Bihar turns to organic farming


June 21st, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Patna, June 21 (IANS) After good roads, improving law and order, education and health services, Bihar is turning its attention to popularising and promoting organic farming in the state to ... Read more...

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New Green Revolution by cultivating improved crops: Pawar


May 1st, 2011 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
Aizawl, May 1 (IANS) India plans cultivation of improved variety of food grain in several states, including the northeast, to achieve its second "Green Revolution", Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said ... Read more...

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Bihar holds first meeting of its agriculture cabinet


April 26th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 26 (IANS) Bihar, the first state to constitute an 'agriculture cabinet' to improve the agrarian sector, Tuesday held its maiden meeting under Chief Minister Nitish Kumar."The first meeting ... Read more...

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Bihar sets up agriculture ‘cabinet’ for farm sector


April 25th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 25 (IANS) Bihar has become the first state in the country to constitute an agriculture 'cabinet' with an aim to improve the agrarian sector and address the plight ... Read more...

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Vidarbha farmers unimpressed by budget


February 28th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Feb 28 (IANS) Even as the union budget placed agriculture central to the country's growth, it failed to impress the cotton famers and farm widows of the Vidarbha region, an ... 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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Economic survey calls for a second green revolution


February 25th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): The Economic Survey presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today underlined the need for making efforts to achieve a second green revolution in the country.The ... Read more...

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Innovation can make India food basket of world: Scindia


February 13th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) A second Green Revolution, involving technical innovation, increased investment in agriculture and proper infrastructure for food processing can make India the "food basket of the world", Minister ... Read more...

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