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  • Govt agencies to begin procurement of wheat in Punjab

    In Punjab, all government agencies will start purchasing wheat from today. 1,738 wheat purchase centers have been set up in the state. All arrangements have been made to ensure that the farmers get their payment within 48 hours of purchase.

    FDI norm relaxed in seed production to boost farm sector

    To give a boost to quality seeds cultivation in the country, the government on Thursday relaxed the FDI norms for the key input by allowing foreign investment in seeds production carried in open fields. Earlier, the government had allowed 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in seed production undertaken in only controlled conditions like […]

    Tiger population has increased to 1706 in 2010: Tiger Census

    The tiger population in the country has risen to 1706 compared to 1411 in 2006 — a 12 pc increase that excludes the big cats of Sundarbans, the latest Tiger Census said, thanks to sustained conservation efforts. Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh, who released the All India Tiger Estimation Exercise for 2010 in New Delhi on […]

    India observe Earth Hour, millions turn off lights for one hour

    India on Saturday night joined millions of people across the globe to observe the Earth Hour by switching off electrical appliances for an hour to pledge support to combat the threat of global warming. From Rashtrapati Bhavan to small homes, luxury hotels to prominent landmarks, and top IT companies to shopping malls, millions of people […]

    Campaign to save world’s highest peak Everest launch

    Save Mount Everest 2011 -2012 campaign has been launched with the aim of cleaning Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak and its surrounding areas from garbage. Announcing the launch of the programme in Kathmandu, the organizers said the clean -up expedition will be organized between April15th and June this year. President of Everest Summiteer’s Association […]

    Earth hour: Switch off lights to save Earth

    Indians will join millions across the globe today to switch off lights for an hour at 8.30 pm to observe Earth hour. Earth Hour is an annual international event organised by the World Wide Fund that urges households and businesses across the world to turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour […]

    ISAP Launches India Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Program in Collaboration with American Society of Agronomy (SA)

    New Delhi: Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals (ISAP) in collaboration with American Society of Agronomy today announced the formal launch of Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) Programme in India. The first of its kind flagship programme is a professionally recognized certification by American Society of Agronomy (ASA) which will benefit the extension workers, agronomists, crop experts, […]

    Zero interest loans for Maha farmers

    In his maiden budget as Finance Minister, Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar has proposed a scheme to make available crop loans to farmers at reduced rate of interest. Farmers who repay their crop loan within the stipulated period will get loan up to Rs 50,000 at zero rate of interest and will get loan above […]

    Tiger census to be made public on 28th March: Ramesh

    Expressing hope that the number of tigers in the country has increased, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has said that the census of the big cats would be made public on 28th March. “Tiger census is being released to the people…to the nation on Monday, March 28. This was the most comprehensive and scientifically conducted census […]