The demand for arecanut in the country is likely to crash in the next few years with more states planning to impose a ban on the use of panmasala. Already Kerala, Goa and Maharashtra, which are in

The Union agriculture ministry has sent the new draft Bill on plant variety protection deleting the provisions on farmers rights to the Cabinet for approval. The new draft is named Plant Variety

Smithkline Beecham Pharmaceuticals(I) Ltd is developing a single shot four-in-one India specific vaccine for dreaded disease like hepatitis B, diptheria, tetnus and whooping cough. The vaccine,

minister : The Union minister for agriculture, Som Pal stated that watershed development will be his top priority in the new agriculture policy. The development of water shed projects would end the

The centre is planning intensive use of solar energy to ensure continuous power supply. In the Ninth Plan the ministry of non-conventional energy plans to commercialise and develop entrepreneurship

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) plans to generate 99,000 million units of electricity during the current financial year 1998-99 with an availability factor of 84 per cent from its coal

Tough task ahead for Tidco : Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation Ltd (Tidco) will almost certainly be required to go in for a desulphurisation plant and a gassification plant if it opts to

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has evinced interest in forming a joint venture with the Uttar Pradesh State Electricity Board (UPSEB) for the execution of three major hydro-power projects

The government is likely to announce a compensation package for the damage caused to the cotton crop in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan during the current kharif season. The loss has been estimated to

Hemp is back in Canada. Since the 1930s, both the US and Canada have strictly forbidden farmers to grow the plant, a relative of marijuana. But now, Canada has broken the taboo. In the next few