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Farmers fight Coca-Cola as India’s groundwater dries up
Thu, Oct 09 2014. 08 55 PM

Farmers fight Coca-Cola as India’s groundwater dries up

Farmers allege groundwater extraction at a Coca-Cola plant in Mehadiganj in UP, which is leading to drying up of wells
Govt to invest Rs50,000 crore to revive fertilizer plants
Thu, Oct 09 2014. 03 03 PM

Govt to invest Rs50,000 crore to revive fertilizer plants

The four plants to be revived under the plan are located in Talcher in Odisha, Ramagundam in Telangana, Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh and Barauni in Bihar
Cyclone Hudhud may hit Odisha, Andhra coasts on 12 Oct: IMD
Wed, Oct 08 2014. 05 15 PM

Cyclone Hudhud may hit Odisha, Andhra coasts on 12 Oct: IMD

Local authorities in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh on high alert; IMD says Hudhud to bring gales of up to 140 kmph, heavy rains and storm
Govt notifies new urea investment policy
Wed, Oct 08 2014. 05 15 PM

Govt notifies new urea investment policy

According to the policy, interested private firms are required to give a bank guarantee of Rs.300 crore for every project while PSUs have been exempted
Govt open to extending export subsidy to Uttar Pradesh sugar mills: Paswan
Wed, Oct 08 2014. 01 20 PM

Govt open to extending export subsidy to Uttar Pradesh sugar mills: Paswan

Ram Vilas Paswan made it clear to mill owners that threats are not the right way to solve problems
India is seen needing record vegetable oil imports
Tue, Oct 07 2014. 08 40 PM

India is seen needing record vegetable oil imports

Imports of vegetable oils including soybean oil and rapeseed oil will climb 4.3% to 12.2 million metric tons, 3.5% higher than estimated in September
Agri ministry’s yield estimates of same crop show big difference
Mon, Oct 06 2014. 11 51 PM

Agri ministry’s yield estimates of same crop show big difference

It’s been two years since the issue was flagged. However, there seem to be no clear answers
Quarter of India facing drought-like conditions
Mon, Oct 06 2014. 01 09 AM

Quarter of India facing drought-like conditions

IMD considers a year to be an all-India Drought when rainfall deficiency exceeds 10% and when the area under drought exceeds 20% of the total area
2014 a drought year: Skymet
Thu, Oct 02 2014. 12 06 AM

2014 a drought year: Skymet

Weather forecaster says rainfall this season has been below 90%, making 2014 a mild-drought year
Monsoon season ends with 12% deficit
Wed, Oct 01 2014. 01 04 AM

Monsoon season ends with 12% deficit

Delayed finish is expected to improve soil moisture and sowing prospects for winter crops
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