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Govt relaxes onion import norms
Mon, Sep 01 2014. 08 20 PM

Govt relaxes onion import norms

The import norms have been relaxed to facilitate smooth shipment of onions during the period of supply crunch
Positive signals from the monsoon
Mon, Sep 01 2014. 01 03 AM

Positive signals from the monsoon

The rain-starved north-west region of the country could get well-distributed rain this week, while central India could receive heavier rain
Kharif sowing completed in 91% area, cotton acreage up by 10%
Fri, Aug 29 2014. 08 02 PM

Kharif sowing completed in 91% area, cotton acreage up by 10%

Sowing has been completed over 96.6 million hectare of land, marginally lower than the 99.8 million hectare sown by this time last year
India’s monsoon forecast to be better for crops next week
Fri, Aug 29 2014. 12 47 PM

India’s monsoon forecast to be better for crops next week

Monsoon is likely to provide more rain next week that will aid growth of crops sown in northwest and central areas
The tiger in the backyard
Thu, Aug 28 2014. 11 06 PM

The tiger in the backyard

Protected areas need to be connected so that the tiger and other species can move from one forest to another without confronting man
Monsoon rains 22% below average in past week
Thu, Aug 28 2014. 07 19 PM

Monsoon rains 22% below average in past week

Rains in Andhra Pradesh and Marathwada would ease moisture stress and aid growth in cotton, pulses and sugarcane
Diversify agriculture to boost energy: Nitin Gadkari
Thu, Aug 28 2014. 12 08 AM

Diversify agriculture to boost energy: Nitin Gadkari

Says agriculture should be geared towards producing ethanol as fuel and to generate electricity through biomass
Will 2014 be a drought year?
Wed, Aug 27 2014. 11 52 PM

Will 2014 be a drought year?

Half of the country by area has received deficient or scanty rainfall in the south-west monsoon season so far this year
El Nino can be delayed to end of year as Australia stays on watch
Tue, Aug 26 2014. 12 27 PM

El Nino can be delayed to end of year as Australia stays on watch

Four of seven climate models suggest an El Nino is possible by the Australian summer, which starts in December, the Bureau of Meteorology said
Govt plans task force to formulate new fertilizer policy
Mon, Aug 25 2014. 07 14 PM

Govt plans task force to formulate new fertilizer policy

Fertilizer minister Ananth Kumar says new urea policy could provide national platform for farmers to use bio-fertilizers

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