The Punjab farmer is facing the burden of debts, Mr Sukhpal Singh Khera, vice-president of the Youth Congress, Punjab, said yesterday. Unable to make their two ends meet, eight farmers in Chottian

For the first time the state has a Horticulture Minister, Mr Narinder Bragta, from the apple belt, an event that has sent the minister and his supporters into a frenzy of delight. But this joy could

Panel: The R.V. Gupta committee appointed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to suggest measures for giving an impetus to the flow of credit to the agricultural sector, has suggested that commercial

Four new rice varieties have been recommended for all-India release by annual meeting of the rice (researchers) group. Of the four varieties, three (VI Dhan 81, Neerja and Cr 629-256) are

The Union Minister for Science and Technology and Human Resource Development, Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, today indicated that the Government may raise a dispute in the World Trade Organisation on the

The Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government is gearing up to introduce a comprehensive bill to protect the country's biological wealth, traditional knowledge, plant varities and farmers' rights in the coming

Families of cotton farmers, who committed suicide because of indebtedness, feel the Chandrababu Naidu government has failed them. They came here last week to seek redress from the tribunal

A new means of identifying genetic modifications to food will be marketed for the first time in the UK, the Leatherhead Food Research Association, which developed the test, has

In a significant judgement the Gujarat High Court has held that the total ban imposed by the State Government on slaughter of cattle by passing Act of 1994 (which amended Bombay Animal Preservation

Emergency import of quality seeds has been suggested to stem the cotton crop failure that has led to a spate of suicides among farmers in at least three Indian states. The federation has been

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