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No scientific evidence to prove GM crops are unsafe: Prakash Javadekar
Thu, Dec 04 2014. 11 19 PM

No scientific evidence to prove GM crops are unsafe: Prakash Javadekar

Extensive evaluation and regulatory approval process to take place before any GM plant is approved for commercial cultivation, Javadekar says
Youngsters sought to brave Himalayan glaciers for $400 a month
Wed, Dec 03 2014. 05 24 PM

Youngsters sought to brave Himalayan glaciers for $400 a month

After months of protest by students, the govt in October agreed to raise stipends for young researchers
Rapeseed oil output to fall, edible oil imports seen up
Wed, Dec 03 2014. 04 25 PM

Rapeseed oil output to fall, edible oil imports seen up

Traders expect rapeseed output to drop to 7.0 million tonnes in the 2014/15 crop year (July/June) from 7.4 million last year
Forecasters warn of a looming El Niño
Tue, Dec 02 2014. 11 34 PM

Forecasters warn of a looming El Niño

Forecasters revive concerns that the weather pattern that can bring drought to parts of Asia and rains to South America may return for the first time since 2010
Farmer suicides rise in Vidarbha, Marathwada regions
Tue, Dec 02 2014. 12 44 AM

Farmer suicides rise in Vidarbha, Marathwada regions

120 farmers from the drought-hit regions of Maharashtra have committed suicide in the past month
Govt admits 301 farmer deaths due to distress; NGOs report far more
Wed, Nov 26 2014. 12 29 AM

Govt admits 301 farmer deaths due to distress; NGOs report far more

The highest number of farmer suicides are from Maharashtra, followed by Telangana and Karnataka, says the ministry of agriculture
Pedigree pays off in seeds of fortune
Tue, Nov 25 2014. 10 45 PM

Pedigree pays off in seeds of fortune

How elite buffalo germplasm altered the fortunes of a farmer and what it says about India’s low milk yield
Rural sales cool as food prices drop
Tue, Nov 25 2014. 02 25 AM

Rural sales cool as food prices drop

Consumer goods firms sharpen focus on urban markets, expect rural sales to pick up in 2015 as growth percolates
India to ramp up fish production to challenge China’s output
Mon, Nov 24 2014. 12 29 PM

India to ramp up fish production to challenge China’s output

On World Fisheries Day, agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh says NDA will usher in a blue revolution in India
Women empowered to reshape Indian farming with 10-minute video
Mon, Nov 24 2014. 09 39 AM

Women empowered to reshape Indian farming with 10-minute video

A customized video approach developed at Microsoft Research India prefers local people for training farmers instead of agricultural experts
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