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Govt committee seeks to cut fertilizer subsidy bill
Tue, Mar 25 2014. 12 32 AM

Govt committee seeks to cut fertilizer subsidy bill

Panel recommends a cut in potash subsidies, maintains levels on all other fertilizers to promote ‘balanced use’
Panel clears trials for 11 GM crop varieties with caveat
Fri, Mar 21 2014. 11 55 PM

Panel clears trials for 11 GM crop varieties with caveat

Committee says the trials will have to be cleared by the respective state governments first
El Nino probable by July for MDA as temperatures warm in Pacific
Thu, Mar 20 2014. 02 18 PM

El Nino probable by July for MDA as temperatures warm in Pacific

The chances of El Nino emerging later in the northern hemisphere summer are 75%
Several farmers commit suicide in Maharashtra after freak hailstorms
Wed, Mar 19 2014. 05 01 PM

Several farmers commit suicide in Maharashtra after freak hailstorms

The unusual weather struck parts of western Maharashtra from late February and went on to badly damage crops
Monsoon strengthened by dust kicked up in North Africa, West Asia
Tue, Mar 18 2014. 03 50 PM

Monsoon strengthened by dust kicked up in North Africa, West Asia

The study shows that dust in the air absorbs sunlight west of India, warming the air and strengthening the winds carrying moisture eastward
India may issue tenders to export 500,000 tonnes of wheat
Thu, Mar 13 2014. 03 26 PM

India may issue tenders to export 500,000 tonnes of wheat

Uncertainty over Ukrainian supply driving Indian exports; likely to issue tenders before mid-April
Private entities allowed to export onions
Wed, Mar 12 2014. 09 17 PM

Private entities allowed to export onions

The move follows the Centre earlier doing away with the minimum export price to boost exports
UN warns food security a risk to Asia-Pacific
Mon, Mar 10 2014. 01 48 PM

UN warns food security a risk to Asia-Pacific

FAO says the world must increase its food production by 60% by mid-century or risk serious food shortages
India’s sugar production projection lowered to 23.8 million tonnes
Fri, Mar 07 2014. 12 12 AM

India’s sugar production projection lowered to 23.8 million tonnes

The current production is just about enough to meet the country’s consumption of the sweetener
Veerappa Moily defends nod for GM field trials for food crops
Wed, Mar 05 2014. 07 43 PM

Veerappa Moily defends nod for GM field trials for food crops

Moily says the permission for GM field trials for certain food crops had been given after taking expert opinion
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