New Delhi Tamil Nadu has stopped using banks to pay workers employed under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), turning the clock back on the programme that was expected to elimi

New Delhi With the standing paddy crop being adversely impacted by recent floods in Orissa and other eastern states of the country, close to a million farmers have managed to save their crop thanks

With the rising demand for paper and paper products during the last decade, the industry has urged the government to explore possibility of using a part of the huge track of wasteland for growing trees, which would meet future wood pulp requirements.

New Delhi There could be few takers among states for the food ministry’s proposal to allocate grain to below poverty lines (BPL) families at prices lower than the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) rates.

New Delhi After series of discussion with the National Advisory Council (NAC) and the Planning Commission, the government on Friday unveiled the National Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2011, for wider public consultations.

New Delhi With the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) making it mandatory for the agri bio-tech companies to get no-objection certificate (NOC) from the states prior to the launch of any

New Delhi To take on the discontentment against land acquisition process, rural development minister Jairam Ramesh has cleared a draft bill for public comments.

New Delhi The final draft of the proposed food security Bill approved by the finance and food ministries has a provision for creation of a national food security commission for implementation of the mega scheme that aims at providing subsidised grains to close to two-third of the country

New Delhi Since the introduction of genetically modified (GM) cotton crop, which accounts more than 90% in the total area under cotton in the country, there has been a fear of genetic erosion and loss of biodiversity, a group of reputed cotton breeders have expressed.

While acknowledging the fact that after introduction of GM cotton seeds in 2002 the country