All India Action Committee of Spices Manufacturers has threatened to launch agitation if 8 per cent Central excise duty on branded spices is not withdrawn.

In order to enhance the cotton production, the National Agricultural Technology Project (NATP) has started a project sponsored by the India Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) for the

The transplanting of paddy is at its peak at certain places in Punjab. The operation started quite early in May. In this growers ignored the experts who did not recommend transplanting before June

A 'citizens conference' organized by the French parliament has highlighted public misgivings and confusion over genetically altered products entering the food chain. The conference raised consumer's

The Japanese Ambassador to India, Mr. Hiroshi Hirabayashi, formally inaugurated the first phase of the Japanese Government funded multi-crore-rupee Manipur sericulture project in

Agricultural scientist Vithalbhai J Patel has ushered in a veritable revolution in arhar dal production, based on high-yielding Japanese seeds which can produce three to five tonnes per acre in

The killing of a tea garden owner and his son by tribal terrorists in Tripura has triggered panic in the state's tea industry . At least a dozen plantation managers have decided to leave the state

The Maharashtra State government will recommend to the centre amendments in the Fertiliser Control Order (FCO) making it mandatory for chemical fertiliser manufacturers to set up a bio-fertiliser

Sowing in north and northwestern India will not be adversely affected by the early arrival of the southwest monsoon as rainfall is likely to remain comparatively weak in the plains of these regions

Their land parched and plagued with insects, many of India's poorest farmers are taking their own lives : a