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Indian agro-scientist develops world`s first nano-fertiliser through biosynthesis

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 13:16

An Indian agro-scientist has innovated nano-fertilisers using biosynthesis, for the first time in the world.

CII calls for critical distribution reforms in agriculture

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 19:23

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) president Chandrajit Banerjee has called for critical distribution reforms in the agriculture sector to ensure a further decline in inflation.

‘Farm credit flow highest in South India, lowest in NE’

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 17:49

Credit flow in the agriculture sector is highest in South India on increased awareness about the existing schemes, but lowest in the north eastern region of the country, a study by industry body Assocham said Tuesday.

Biz climate improves in Sept on better agri exports

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 21:13

Business climate improved in September primarily buoyed by better agricultural exports and uptick in tourism sector, according to a report.

Expecting bumper crop to revive economy: Pawar

Last Updated: Sunday, August 04, 2013, 21:01

Expecting a bumper crop due to good monsoon this year, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said the increased production "will give a boost to the reviving economy".

Prez to launch agri-SMS-portal next week

Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 22:09

An agri-portal that will provide information on weather forecast and advisories on disease outbreak to farmers will be launched by President Pranab Mukherjee here next week.

'India lags far behind other nations in farm mechanisation'

Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 21:14

India lags far behind other nations like Japan in farm mechanisation and efforts are being made to promote use of agricultural machineries to address labour crisis, a senior government official said Thursday.

Two degree rise in temperature will hit India's agriculture: WB

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 22:11

An expected two degrees Celsius rise in the world's average temperatures in the next few decades would make India's summer monsoon unpredictable, affecting crop production, a World Bank report said Wednesday.

Open ended subsidy on urea is wrong, illogical: Montek

Last Updated: Friday, March 08, 2013, 20:14

Open ended subsidy on urea is "wrong", "illogical" and is damaging Indian agriculture, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said on Friday.

Retail inflation for agri workers rises to 12.3% in January

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 23:26

Retail inflation for agriculture workers increased to 12.30 percent in January mainly due to increase in prices of food items and bus fare.

Cartelisation in agriculture affects poor farmers: Experts

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 05, 2012, 22:36

Cartelisation in the agriculture sector is impacting consumers and poor farmers the most who are not getting a fair price for the products as a result, a panel of experts said.

Major crop production expected to fall by 2.8% in FY13: CMIE

Last Updated: Sunday, December 02, 2012, 13:03

Production of rice is projected to fall by 3.4 percent in FY13 as its acreage declined by 4.1 percent to 375 lakh hectares as on November 2.