Parul Sharma
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A combination of domestic and external factors have resulted in a decline of nearly six per cent in large-scale manufacturing output during the first half of 2008-09 and a sharp drop in exports in recent months, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its latest report available on Tuesday.

IT looks like a walking stick but can work wonders for warehouse managers struggling to keep in check insects that bug grains stored in the warehouse.

S Mohan, professor of Agri Entomology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), has invented a device that can trap insects in warehouses.

The TNAU has filed an application to get the device patented under the Patent Rights in India.

Rice-wheat cropping system is most popular among the farmers in eastern Indo-Gangetic plains of India. The adoption of reduced and zero tillage seed drill of rice and wheat can improve the timeliness of sowing and help farmers.

Karthik Madhavan

BHAVANI: It is a problem that trickles in. Sometimes with every drop of water and sometimes without.

Karimnagar, Sept. 19: The National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme of the Central government has inadvertently led to large-scale mechanisation in the agriculture sector of the district.

To invest over Rs. 250 crore in the next three years

NEW DELHI: New Holland Tractors India will invest over Rs. 250 crore in the next three years to expand its production as well as presence in the country. The company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Case New Holland (CNH), would open its spare parts depot early next year to facilitate its customer.

CNH Chief Executive Officer Franco Fusignani said here on Monday that the new depot would make spare parts easily available to its customers.

The main objective of this study is to assess the overall debt position of the farmers in Punjab and identify the factors affecting their indebtedness.

This paper estimates and compares the paid-out cost of cultivation of wheat in India, the most state-protected crop, during the input subsidy regime of the 1970s and 1980s and after its abolition in the 1990s, when economic reforms were initiated. The study uses the valuable time series information collected as part of the "comprehensive scheme' of the ministry of agriculture.

The business community engaged with agri-tool and auto-part industries of Daska has urged upon the Punjab government to take initiatives for tracking both industries on modern production lines. Daska is a famous hub and had a special repute in producing the agricultural inputs with traditional techniques and without any support of the government catering the needs of farmers and cultivators.