Industry eyes farm-centric budget, urges tax incentives

Rainfall has traditionally been plentiful for growing tea, especially in India but with recent changes in the climate, surface and ground water are becoming important irrigation systems.

Around 12 million tonnes of coal was lost due to the absence of regulatory clearances in 2013-14 The Hindu has learnt.

It is indeed a tragedy that 17 lives should be lost in the recent floods in West Bengal, even as the trail of death and devastation left by the mighty Cyclone Phailin was hemmed in, in a manner tha

A meeting between the chairmen and managing directors of Coal India (CIL) and NTPC here on Sunday last, the first such since a change of guard at CIL, failed to break ice over the issue of signing fuel supply agreements (FSAs), even as the discussions are being seen as a sign of a thaw between the two corporates.

A possibility that has emerged from the meeting is that CIL may need to take a relook at some of ‘force majeure' clauses that it has set in the draft FSAs that power companies would need to sign with it.

The project was held up due to paucity of funds

The Mamata Banerjee government on Wednesday gave its nod for a proposal to hand over a State-sector power project that was being implemented at Katwa in Bardhaman district to the erstwhile National Thermal Power Corporation, now simply NTPC.

‘Increasing production and despatch are the biggest challenges'

At a time when the Mamata Banerjee government is locked in a bitter courtroom battle with the Tatas over Singur land, a review of another major project involving the Jindals and entailing an investment of Rs.20,000 crore on Friday ended on a positive note setting the stage for the project to begin later this year.

Following the death of a Royal Bengal Tiger in the custody of State Forest Department, the West Bengal government is planning to set up a wildlife treatment and rehabilitation centre near the forest.

KOLKATA: A national committee on pesticide levels (known as minimum residue level (MRL)) in tea has been constituted under the aegis of the Tea Board. This body is expected to be a nodal agency in this matter and will help formulate a national policy on MRL which often proves to be a non-tariff barrier which frustrates India