The discovery by British scientists of a new `provisioning` gene in maize plants that regulates the transfer of nutrients from the plant to the seed could lead to increased crop yields and improve food security.
Despite deficient rain in Bihar
and Jharkhand, the Agriculture Ministry today said overall
kharif food grains production would not be hampered as acreage
has gone up in other parts of the country.
Buffer stocks of wheat stored in the open across Punjab are rotting even as another bumper crop is ready for harvest.
Day in Pics: 17th December
Showbiz World - December 17, 2014
Stardust Awards 2014