(Saturday, 18 May 2013 15:29)
By Jaideep Sarin, Chandigarh, May 18 : What was supposed to be a bumper crop with a record target for wheat procurement has turned out to be a dampener with much lower quantities of wheat arriving in grain markets across Punjab and Haryana - the country's breadbasket.
(Friday, 17 May 2013 16:24)
New Delhi, May 17 : As per data available from different States, rice has so far been planted in 2.4 lakh hectare.
(Friday, 17 May 2013 14:17)
New Delhi, May 17 : During ongoing Rabi Marketing Season, the Government agencies have procured more than 243 lakh tonne wheat.
(Thursday, 16 May 2013 06:29)
New Delhi, May 15: The Delhi High Court today rapped the government for not pursuing regular inspections to check the food safety standards and directed them to file a report after
(Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:17)
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 : The Kerala government will promote the state's coconut water-based drink "Neera" as a non-alcoholic health drink, Excise Minister K. Babu said Wednesday.
(Wednesday, 15 May 2013 00:23)
Washington, May 14 : Scientists from the Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM) have identified the compound that gives ripe strawberries their characteristic caramel-like aroma.
(Tuesday, 14 May 2013 17:49)
Agra, May 14 : Reverse osmosis (RO) plants in Agra should install water harvesting systems within three days or face closure, a top district official said Tuesday.
(Sunday, 12 May 2013 04:55)
Srinagar, May 11 : The agriculture department will encourage cultivation of basmati rice in Kashmir, which has huge market opportunities at national and international level.
(Friday, 10 May 2013 12:52)
New Delhi, May 10 : During ongoing Rabi Marketing Season, the government agencies have procured more than 234 lakh tonne wheat.
(Thursday, 09 May 2013 06:35)
Visakhatnam May 8 : Nearly 20 varieties of carbide-free mangoes from the four districts of East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam were kept for sale at the Mango Mela which began here today.
(Wednesday, 08 May 2013 11:43)
Srinagar, May 8 : People in the Kashmir valley are facing acute shortage of mutton as retail dealers are now selling dressed chicken after there was no agreement on new rate for mutton.
(Tuesday, 07 May 2013 04:08)
Chandigarh, May 6 : Wheat Procurement is on full swing in Punjab. State procurement agency MARKFED achieved first position in wheat procurement.
(Tuesday, 07 May 2013 04:04)
Chandigarh, May 6 : After marathon discussions with various stakeholders in the much needed agriculture diversification program, the Punjab Government has finalised the proposals in this regard.
(Monday, 06 May 2013 07:01)
Lucknow, May 5 : In view of complaints, middlemen influencing wheat procurement procedure, Uttar Pradesh chief secretary, Javed Usmani today directed principal secretaries and secretaries for spot inspection of purchase centres in order to ensure that farmers were getting no less than Minimum Support Price (MSP).
(Monday, 06 May 2013 05:13)
Srinagar, May 5 : Fertiliser worth Rs 12.57 crore has been distributed among the farmers through Primary Agriculture Co-operative Societies (PACS) in north Kashmir district of Baramulla, where Rs 1.14 crore loan has also been advanced to members of the societies.
(Monday, 06 May 2013 04:18)
Devda, May 5 : Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today called upon the farmers to use drip irrigation system in their farms to grow more crops and conserve the water.
(Friday, 03 May 2013 15:44)
Kolkata, May 3 : Tea production in Assam's Barak valley recorded a sharp decline during the months of March and April compared to same period last year mainly because of the drought conditions prevailing in the area, an official statement said.
(Friday, 03 May 2013 12:04)
Gurez, Line of Control, May 3 : A fish farm was constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 31 lakh at Dawar near the Line of Control (LoC) in this border town of north Kashmir.
(Friday, 03 May 2013 04:18)
Chandigarh, May 2 : The co-operative sugar mills of Haryana have produced more than 27.13 lakh quintals of sugar by crushing 291.26 lakh quintals of sugarcane in the current crushing season against 314.18 lakh quintals in 2011-12.
(Friday, 03 May 2013 04:18)
Chandigarh, May 2 : Government agencies and private millers procured more than 99,155,88 tonnes of wheat in Punjab till last evening compared to 91,73,197 tones of wheat during last year.