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IARI transfers Pusa hydrogel technology to RIL
Thu, Jan 15 2015. 12 57 AM

IARI transfers Pusa hydrogel technology to RIL

With the transfer, Hydrogel is likely to find new applications, according to NRDC which was responsible for licensing the technology
Govt suggests beehive, chilli fences to prevent human-elephant conflict
Fri, Jan 09 2015. 12 52 AM

Govt suggests beehive, chilli fences to prevent human-elephant conflict

Environment minister Prakash Javadekar has advised state govts to take recourse to such deterrents, common in many African nations
Govt considering higher incentives for raw sugar exports
Thu, Jan 08 2015. 05 51 PM

Govt considering higher incentives for raw sugar exports

Govt helped sugar mills with incentives of Rs3,300 in the last sugar season that ended in September
Sugar mills seek financial aid from Maharashtra govt
Fri, Jan 02 2015. 12 30 AM

Sugar mills seek financial aid from Maharashtra govt

A lobby group of sugar cooperatives seeks financial aid from the government to make payments to sugarcane growers
Govt considering 10% import tax on pulses
Tue, Dec 30 2014. 04 35 PM

Govt considering 10% import tax on pulses

The government is also considering to lift a ban on exports of pulses and edible oils, a government official said
Sowing of rabi crops lag by 5%, agriculture ministry data shows
Fri, Dec 26 2014. 11 41 PM

Sowing of rabi crops lag by 5%, agriculture ministry data shows

Sowing of rabi crops has been completed in 53 million ha, about 5% less than the 55.8 million ha sown by this time last year
Centre tells states to deal with problematic animals that are a threat to crops
Fri, Dec 26 2014. 11 35 PM

Centre tells states to deal with problematic animals that are a threat to crops

Advisory issued in response to demands that the ministry keep killing of animals like the wild boar and the blue bull out of the purview of wildlife regulations
2 Coal India JVs to revive fertilizer unit
Tue, Dec 23 2014. 10 51 PM

2 Coal India JVs to revive fertilizer unit

CIL will form two JVs with GAIL and RCFL to help Fertilizer Corp. of India revive its mothballed urea plant at Talcher in Odisha
El Nino seen looming by Australia as Pacific Ocean heats up
Tue, Dec 23 2014. 12 03 PM

El Nino seen looming by Australia as Pacific Ocean heats up

Sea-surface temperatures have exceeded the thresholds for a number of weeks and the Southern Oscillation Index has generally been negative for the past few months
The decade that failed the Indian farmer?
Tue, Dec 23 2014. 10 33 AM

The decade that failed the Indian farmer?

60% of farmers continued to be outside the radar of govt extension services and without any access to modern technology
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