Chicken prices have jumped by up to 30 per cent as the ongoing heat wave killed about 2.4 crore birds in last fortnight and rates may further move upwards if temperature continues to remain high, poultry farm owners and industry have said.
A dozen filthy, neglected children, some with deformities or disabilities due to generations of inbreeding, have been found on a rural Australian settlement in an incest case that has shocked the nation.
Addressing a seminar here, International Food Policy Research Institute official Suresh Babu said the organisation in partnership with Tamil Nadu Agricultural University has developed a portal to provide information about latest farm methodology.
Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, who holds the additional charge of Finance, said the state government would exert pressure on the banks for according priority for sanctioning and disbursing loans to farmers and entrepreneurs.
Admitting that farm growth will shrink this fiscal due to poor monsoon, Food and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today said there would not be loan recovery by banks from farmers in the drought-hit districts.