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  • Centre announces special package of Rs 200 cr for frost-affected farmers of MP

    The central government has sanctioned a special package of 200 crore rupees for the frost affected farmers of Madhya Pradesh. Minister of state in prime minister’s office V Narayansaami gave this information in Bhopal last night. He said despite state’s BJP ruled government’s failure to furnish utilization certificate of the first installment of 147 crore […]

    Indonesian Conservation Group Launches Initiative to Save Endangered Sumatran Tigers

    Indonesia : With the support the of Asia Pulp & Paper, Sumatran Tiger Preservation Foundation (YPHS) is launching one of its largest operations to date, the relocation of up to six Sumatran Tigers to a vast, protected area where they can flourish. Following a detailed relocation analysis, the tigers will likely be moved to the […]

    Govt. launches online plant quarantine services

    The Government has launched online plant quarantine services with a view to help importers and exporters of plant materials in New Delhi. With the launch of this service, importers will be able to register and apply for Import Permit and Release Order online. Similarly, exporters can file applications online for issue of Phytosanitary Certificates, issued […]

    Genetically Modified Crops need further research to rule out any repercussions on health says Govt

    Government says there is a need for further research in Genetically Modified Crops to rule out any repercussions on health. This was stated by new Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Science Ashwini Kumar. Briefing media after assuming charge of his new office today, Mr Kumar said another major challenge is to […]

    No direct role in cultivation of perishable items: Pawar

    Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said his ministry had no direct role in cultivation of perishable items and was mainly concerned with cereals and sugarcane. Speaking to reporters in New Delhi, Mr Pawar said Agriculture ministry is concerned with production of foodgrains like rice, wheat, sugarcane and pulses and does not have any direct […]

    Wheat acreage up by 9 lakh hectares

    Wheat acreage in the country has increased by over nine lakh hectares compared to last year. According to Agriculture Ministry’s release, wheat has been sown in over 288 lakh hectares till Friday compared to over 279 lakh hectares at this time last year. Area under pulses production has also increased by over eight lakh hectares […]

    Cotton prod to hit a new high of 345 L bales in 2010-11: CAI

    The country’s cotton production is all set to reach a new high of over 345 lakh bales in 2010-11, Cotton Association of India said in Mumbai. “The acreage under cotton has touched a record of about 110 lakh hectares and the production is poised to reach a new high of over 345 lakh bales in […]

    NHRC recommends centre to impose ban on Endosulfan

    National Human Rights Commission on Thursday recommended to the Centre to impose a ban on , the pesticide whose use has led to havoc in Kerala. Taking a serious note of the human rights violation of the people affected by the use of pesticide endosulfan in Kerala’s Kasargod district, the Commission made a series of […]

    Improving technical intervention necessary to improve livelihood of rural farmers: Govt.

    Government says improving technical intervention at grass root level is necessary to improve the livelihood of rural farmers. Addressing a workshop on appropriate technology on rural development, Rural Development Minister C P Joshi called for a greater role of organisation like Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) in spreading awareness about […]

    Sahay calls upon industrialists to invest in agri-business

    Union Food Processing Minister Subodh Kant Sahay has called upon industrialists to invest in the agri-business. Mr Sahay, who was addressing the AGM of the Merchants Chamber of Commerce in Kolkata on Monday evening, said most farmers were lacking funds to reinvest in their land. He said, the time has come when industries should set […]