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Kerala to have green houses, bio-parks


July 25th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 25 (IANS) The Kerala government Wednesday gave its nod to the setting up of green houses and hi-tech bio-parks for coconut and rice in the state.Addressing reporters here ... Read more...

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Odisha receives 18 percent less rainfall


July 18th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 17 (IANS) The rainfall received in Odisha this monsoon so far was 18 percent below normal, an official said Tuesday.The state received a total of 316.2 mm ... Read more...

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Assam to bring 5 lakh hectares under double cropping


July 11th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 11 (IANS) The Assam government is planning to bring around 5 lakh hectares under double cropping pattern next season to boost the agriculture production of the state, Agriculture ... Read more...

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Rains brings hope to Bihar farmers


July 9th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 9 (IANS) Millions of farmers in Bihar can now breathe a sigh of relief as moderate to heavy rains in the last few days have brought a ray ... Read more...

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Assam floods toll 18 dead, 2,500 train passengers still stranded (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/Agartala, June 28 (IANS) Heavy rainfall in Assam has killed at least 18 people till Thursday, even as over 2,500 passengers in four trains continued to be stranded for the ... Read more...

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Assam flood situation worsens, toll rises to 18


June 28th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 28 (IANS) Heavy rainfall in Assam since early June has killed at least 18 people till Thursday and has flooded 21 districts in the state.Announcing the floods damage, ... Read more...

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Flood situation turns grimmer in Assam


June 25th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 25 (IANS) Flood situation continued to deteriorate in Assam Monday with reports coming in of more villages being inundated by surging waters of the Brahmaputra river and its ... Read more...

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‘Monsoon to hit Karnataka in June first week’


May 21st, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 21 (IANS) The south-west monsoon, crucial for agricultural operations, will reach Karnataka in June's first week and become active from second week, a senior academician said Monday."Monsoon will ... Read more...

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Badal accepts convicted minister’s resignation


May 9th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday accepted the resignation of state Agriculture Minister Tota Singh, who was convicted for misusing an official car and ... Read more...

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UP to launch soil testing project Monday


May 5th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 5 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will launch a project Monday for testing the health of the soil across the state, an agriculture department official said here Saturday.The ... 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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Karnataka to give interest-free loans to farmers


March 21st, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 21 (IANS) Farmers across Karnataka will get interest-free small-term loans up to Rs.100,000 from state cooperatives in the ensuing fiscal (2012-13) besides free energy for their irrigation pump ... Read more...

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Opposition rejects charge sheet on ‘Odisha gang rape’


March 12th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 12 (IANS) The opposition Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Odisha Monday rejected the police charge sheet on the alleged gang rape of a woman in ... 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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Mamata dismisses farmer suicide reports as ‘malicious campaign’


January 31st, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Dismissing reports of farmers committing suicide due to agricultural mismanagement as a "malicious political campaign", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday reiterated that only ... Read more...

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Farmer commits suicide in Madhya Pradesh


January 29th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 29 (IANS) A 35-year-old farmer committed suicide by consuming pesticide at his field in Damoh district after his crop failed, family members said Sunday.Bhagwandas Patel of Chewla village ... Read more...

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Mamata, governor differ on farm suicides (Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Amid a political storm over farmers' suicides in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said only one peasant had taken his life during her ... Read more...

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Discussions on PDS with states Feb 8-9: Thomas


January 13th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Gearing up to implement Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's dream legislation - the National Food Security Bill, the government Friday said it has called a ... Read more...

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Himachal aims for 7.41 lakh tonne foodgrains


January 11th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 11 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has fixed a target of producing 7.41 lakh tonnes of foodgrains during the current rabi (winter harvest) season, an official statement said here Wednesday.Besides ... Read more...

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Daggers drawn in Bengal Trinamool-Congress alliance (West Bengal Newsletter)


January 8th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 8 (IANS) The honeymoon was long over. But has the marriage of Congress and Trinamool Congress reached a point of no return? This is the question doing ... Read more...

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Congress asks Bengal unit to settle issues with Trinamool


January 6th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 6 (IANS) With Congress against losing a "valued partner" like Mamata Banerjee, the party high command Friday instructed the West Bengal leadership to settle all outstanding issues ... 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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Karnataka agri-business summit attracts Rs.78,000-crore investments


December 1st, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 1 (IANS) India's first global agri-business and food processing summit began in this tech hub Thursday on a bang, attracting investment proposals of over Rs.78,000 crore from ... 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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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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Women in Bihar plough fields, sing to please rains gods


July 29th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 29 (IANS) Women in Bihar's Buxar district are performing a curious ritual to reduce the rain deficit in the state -- ploughing fields, singing and dancing at ... Read more...

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Kashmir promotes bee-keeping to boost fruit production


July 25th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 25 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir has decided to boost bee-keeping by setting up 10,000 colonies this year - not only to help increase honey production but also to ... 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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Monsoon arrives in parched Bihar


June 18th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 18 (IANS) The wait for rains in drought-hit Bihar is finally over. With rains lashing Patna and several other areas, the weather office said Saturday that the state ... Read more...

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Pre-monsoon showers cool Bihar


June 13th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 13 (IANS) Pre-monsoon showers in many parts of Bihar Monday brought much-needed respite from the scorching heat, with the weather office saying the monsoon may arrive in the ... Read more...

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Bihar set for a normal monsoon


June 8th, 2011 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Patna, June 8 (IANS) After facing two consecutive drought years, Bihar is set to get a normal monsoon this year -- a good news for the millions of farmers in ... Read more...

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Kerala to seize endosulfan stocks


May 23rd, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) The Kerala government Monday decided that all stocks of pesticide endosulfan will be seized in the state, Agriculture Minister K.P. Mohanan said."In the first cabinet meeting ... Read more...

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