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Maharashtra govt gets EC`s nod on compensation for farmers

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 01:20

Maharashtra government on Thursday got a nod from the Election Commission of India to announce the relief package for the hailstorm-hit farmers.

Cultivation of plants possible on Mars: Researcher

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 15:25

Cultivation of various plant species, also food plants, is possible on the soil of Mars, according to ecologist Wieger Wamelink of the Dutch research institute Alterra of Wageningen University.

`Drought situation more serious in Bihar`

Last Updated: Monday, August 05, 2013, 09:06

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Sunday said the drought situation was more serious than the flood threat in the state and announced all help from his government to farmers to go ahead with the paddy cultivation.

Opium poppy cultivation case: 35 Beed farmers get bail

Last Updated: Saturday, January 05, 2013, 16:21

The farmers had to spend ten months in the jail.

Rice cultivation accelerates global warming

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 15:42

As concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases and global temperature rises, rice agriculture has become a larger source of the potent greenhouse gas methane.

Gujarat to promote seaweed cultivation

Last Updated: Monday, October 01, 2012, 11:21

The state-run GLPC has joined hands with CSMCRI to encourage seaweed cultivation along the state coast.

Experts stress on shifting rice cultivation to eastern states

Last Updated: Sunday, September 23, 2012, 12:50

Ashok Gulati, Chairman, Agriculture Costs & Prices Commission said water table is going down by roughly 33 cm every year in Punjab, the cradle of green revolution of 70s.

Fall in paddy cultivation area raises alarm in AP

Last Updated: Thursday, August 09, 2012, 14:34

Concern is growing in Andhra Pradesh with drastic fall in area cultivated under paddy because of deficit rainfall in the ongoing Kharif season.

Onion shortage looms large over country due to patchy monsoon

Last Updated: Thursday, August 02, 2012, 12:46

Patchy monsoon has its shadow over onion cultivation with major producing regions in Maharashtra and Gujarat witnessing drop in sowing area of the key kitchen item almost by half.

Arunachal to launch `Green Mission`

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 15:24

Arunachal Pradesh government is all set to launch a project on Tea and Rubber cultivation under `Green Arunachal Mission` for providing sustainable income to unemployed youths of the state.

Ex-militants to cultivate rubber in Assam

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 13:21

Surrendered militants in Assam will soon be engaged in productive activities like cultivation of rubber.

Baloch students hired for Afghan poppy cultivation

Last Updated: Friday, August 05, 2011, 15:05

Afghanistan, as of March 2010, is the largest illicit opium producer of the world, ahead of Burma.