RBI chief for raising farm production

BHUBANESHWAR: The RBI Governor D Subbarao has said that immediate steps should be taken to raise agriculture output substantially to combat food scarcity and consequent soaring prices in the country.

India Horticulture grows up by 7 Percent

TIA correspondent
NEW DELHI: Indian horticulture has grown up by 7 Percent in last five Years and it has potential to boost overall farm growth in coming days. It has shown significant jump in production as well as export. The National Horticulture Mission has played a vital role in promoting fruits and vegetable sectors in these  years.

President for second green revolution

UDAIPUR: (AMN)The President, Mrs. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil on Wednesday outlined the need for a second green revolution in the country to meet the growing food demand of the increasing population.
Inaugurated the 5th National Conference on Krishi Vigyan Kendra here President said that an ..

Rs 350 cr scheme for Climate Change on agriculture

NEW DELHI: (AMN)The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its nod for implementing a new scheme to address the impact of climate change on agriculture and allied sectors.
The three hundred fifty crore rupee scheme called national initiative on climate resilient agriculture will directly b

Govt gives priority to farm mechanization

CHANDIGARH. (AMN) The union government is giving a high priority to farm mechanization in order to save labour time and increasing farmers’ income. Speaking at the inauguration of Agro-Tech 2010, the biennial agro technology and business fair here the Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar..

Montek asks for Agricultural development

NEW DELHI: (AMN) Chairman of Planning Commission, Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia has asked Agricultural scientists to adopt innovative approach to strengthen agricultural research and education in India.
Speaking at a meeting of Vice Chancellors of Agricultural Universities here Monday Dr. Ahluwalia..

VP for Bamboo revolution

KOHIMA: (AMN) The Vice President of India Mohammad Hamid Ansari has said that the economic and technological capabilities of the nation could bring about Bamboo revolution in the country. Addressing the first World Bamboo Day celebration at the Naga Heritage village, Kisama as chief guest ..

$170 Mn ADB help for Indian Horticulture

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sanctioned a $170 million ‘multitranche’ financing facility to help the Indian states of Bihar and Maharashtra to modernize horticulture industries, boosting the incomes of farmers and other vulnerable rural groups.

More Kharif Crops Sown this year

NEW DELHI: Kharif crops have been sown in 966.40 lakh hectare area so far. It is 82.75 lakh ha more than the acreage on this date last year that was 884.09 lakh ha. The sowing of all major crops this year is more than that in the last kharif.As per data received from States, paddy has been sown ..

Rs. 30 crore in 3 years to empower Panchayats!

NEW DELHI: (AMN) The Ministry of Panchayati Raj has provided mere Rs. 30 crore to 17 States under the Panchayat Empowerment & Accountability Incentive Scheme (PEAIS) during the last three financial years.

These States are: Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh , Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, ..



Policy for Eco-tourism will provide livelihood to local communities

AMN / NEW DELHI GOVERNMENT OF INDIA has prepared a policy for Eco-tourism in forest and wildlife areas, which ...

Living index: Pune best city to live in, Delhi ranks at 65

The survey was conducted on 111 cities in the country. Chennai has been ranked 14 and while New Delhi stands a ...