The Haryana Agriculture University ( HAU) at Hissar and Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) at Ludhiana have come out with several new crop varieties that will benefit the region's farmers. While the

Around 6,000 tonnes of "Sundari" chillies cultivated in the south 24-Parganas district of West Bengal are illegally transported to Bangladesh, according to the chillies Aratdar Association, Calcutta

Scientists at the Indian Cardamom Research Institute, Idukki, have claimed a major breakthrough in developing three hybrid varieties of cardamom which promise to increase output many times over. The

The Nagpur based Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra, a state government undertaking, plans to raise a whopping Rs 2,500 crore through bonds to undertake various forest development works in

National Thermal Power Corp is wooing villagers around its Talcher project with the pollution control strategy it has drawn up for the 2000mw expansion of the super thermal power plant, for which it

The United States will not allow labour and the environment to be dropped by the wayside in free trade talks with the rest of the Americans, Washington's top trade negotiator said on Wednesday. US

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is considering drilling again in the Bengal basin on the recommendations of its US consultant, Kingston. The exploration and production company had pulled

Jute fibre is mostly associated with packaging, as it is the sole material available for packing commodities like foodgrain and sugar. However the same fibre can also be used for packing , not as

The land site, identified by the Cochin Refineries Limited (CRL) for its proposed 522 mw joint venture power project at Ambalamugal, has been approved by a sub-committee of the environment panel. The

Hindustan Lever Ltd (HLL), following a major R&D breakthrough, has mounted a major challenge to pure Darjeeling orthodox teas. The company has started manufacturing "orthodox" Darjeeling-type teas at