The Gujarat state water supply board and the Junagadh district authrities have decided to conduct desilting exercise in the famous Wellington dam at Junagadh. A detailed scheme has been prepared and

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Iowa State University (ISU), USA, have signed an agreement for cooperation in agricultural research. The workplan for 1998-99 was signed by ICAR

The Union Government has set up a committee under the Indian Council of Agriculture Research to assess the research needs of spices as part of its efforts to boost

Faulty irrigation management systems have damaged nearly 17.9 million hectares of cultivated area and if appropriate and cost-effective measures are not adopted, it can have a severe impact on farm

Beloved bean in peril : An unusual alliance of manufacturers and environmental groups has formed to try to prevent a shortage of chocolate. Cocoa farms around the globe are failing, under siege from

India and Brazil are joining hands to start research projects in the areas of agriculture, livestock and fisheries bio-technology. Under the agreement, India will share its expertise during the Green

Maharashtra government has worked out a crop insurance scheme to cover cereals, pulses and oil seeds during the first phase. The scheme which will cover cotton, sugarcane and horticulture during the

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

farmers to get Rs. 750 per hectare : The Karnataka cabinet, is understood to have decided that the compensation to be paid to farmers who have lost their crops to be Rs. 750 a hectare, subject to the

According to the United Natons Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), most of Iraq's farms are in bad state. The combination of international sanctions and government neglect has brought ruin to

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