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  • Govt may consider wheat exports on account of space crunch

    The government may consider allowing exports of wheat in the wake of reports about a serious shortage of foodstock storage capacity in the country. “Export of wheat is a matter which we must seriously look into,” Minister of State for Agriculture K V Thomas told reporters on the sideline of an Assocham event on Wednesday. […]

    Implementing SC order on foodgrains not possible: Pawar

    The government on Thursday said it is not possible to implement the Supreme Court order that asked the Centre to distribute foodgrain for free to the poorest instead of allowing it to rot due to lack of storage facility. “It’s not possible to implement the Supreme Court order,” Food and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar told […]

    UP Govt hikes compensation for Aligarh farmers

     Faced with protests by farmers demanding higher compensation for land acquired for a township along the Taj Expressway, the Mayawati government on Tuesday decided to hike the price offered to them by 20 percent at Rs 570 per square metre. A team of top state officials led by state cabinet secretary Sashankh Sekhar Singh and […]

    Efforts needed to raise farm output to ensure food security: PM

    Concerned over large population still suffering from poverty and hunger, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said more efforts were required to achieve higher productivity and growth in the farm sector that would ensure food security to the people of this country. “I am happy that the growth rate of our agriculture has increased substantially […]

    Abandon Earth or Face Extinction: Hawking

    It’s time to abandon Earth, the world’s most famous theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has warned. “I believe that the long-term future of the human race must be in space,” Hawking told Web site Big Think during a global forum. “It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster on planet Earth in the next hundred years, […]

    ‘Coir sector needs to modernise, to compete globally’

    NEW DELHI: Union minister of state for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) Dinsha J Patel feels that to compete with the global coir market, it is essential to modernize the traditional coir sector of the country. “Due to the cluster format, Khadi and Village industries as well as the coir sector of the country […]

    Govt may sell additional 30 LT of foodgrains under PDS

    Food and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said the Centre plans to sell an additional 25-30 lakh tonnes of wheat and rice through ration shops at cheaper rates. This move is aimed at providing relief to the common man from double-digit food inflation. The minister noted that the crop condition in most parts of the country […]

    Inflation will cool down after harvest: FM

    Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the hike in fuel prices has added to inflationary pressures, but the arrival of new crop will ease food prices and cool the overall inflation from the current 10.55 per cent. Inflationary pressure was being felt as fuel and other articles started affecting it, Mukherjee told a press conference […]

    ‘World’s tigers on brink of extinction’

    Tigers are on the brink of extinction because only about 3,200 tigers are left in the world today, a report has said. The still existing ones included six sub-species: Sumatran, Bengalese, Amurese, Indo-Chinese, South Chinese, and Malayan tigers, said the report released by the Indonesian Forestry Ministry on Sunday, a day before delegates of 13 […]