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Monsoon rains 24% above average in past week
Thu, Jul 24 2014. 06 59 PM

Monsoon rains 24% above average in past week

Revival of monsoon rains in central India and western region helped erase the previous week’s deficit of 15%
Infrastructure development key to better rural life: Arun Jaitley
Thu, Jul 24 2014. 04 28 PM

Infrastructure development key to better rural life: Arun Jaitley

The finance minister says India’s biggest challenge is that the rural population’s share in national income is only 15%
India to free up extra 10 million tonnes of wheat in open market
Thu, Jul 24 2014. 12 52 PM

India to free up extra 10 million tonnes of wheat in open market

The move is part of efforts to keep a lid on food prices
Rise in temperature impacting India’s wheat production: study
Wed, Jul 23 2014. 08 05 PM

Rise in temperature impacting India’s wheat production: study

The researchers say a rise in night time temperatures is having the most impact
Strong rainfall to continue, north-west still facing dry spells
Wed, Jul 23 2014. 09 44 AM

Strong rainfall to continue, north-west still facing dry spells

Rainfall deficiency will continue to abate in the country as the monsoon gains momentum, meteorological experts say
Govt mulls use of radiation to preserve perishables
Wed, Jul 23 2014. 12 51 AM

Govt mulls use of radiation to preserve perishables

The move by rural development ministry is aimed at enhancing shelf life of agriculture commodities and prevent food wastage
Depleting Indian water reservoirs need rains to prevent crop loss
Tue, Jul 22 2014. 05 29 PM

Depleting Indian water reservoirs need rains to prevent crop loss

Water levels in the country’s 85 main reservoirs in the week to 17 July were at 26% of capacity, down 16 percentage points from the year ago
Govt launches scheme to minimize wastage of fruits, vegetables
Tue, Jul 22 2014. 03 55 PM

Govt launches scheme to minimize wastage of fruits, vegetables

The scheme will establish and modernize food processing industries across the country
Vietnam says extreme weather linked to typhoon kills 27
Tue, Jul 22 2014. 01 58 PM

Vietnam says extreme weather linked to typhoon kills 27

Heavy rain flooded 7,200 houses and 10,300 acres of cropland, with the north of the country worst hit
Prakash Javadekar says GM crops nod was not govt’s decision
Mon, Jul 21 2014. 11 45 PM

Prakash Javadekar says GM crops nod was not govt’s decision

Environment minister says biotech regulator had cleared proposals for confined field trials
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