Rating agencies are gearing up for the fresh influx of business that they are likely to reveive from plantation companies once Sebi makes it mandatory for them to have their collective scheme s

India and Australia have entered into a collaborative research project to examine the problem of herbicide-resistant weeds of wheat, which is a growing problem in both the

A fresh outbreak of the "foot and mouth" disease has claimed the lives of nearly 140 cattle in the past one week in Moga district of

The Human Resources Ministry will ask the plantation sector to revive the Estate Green Book Plan to help increase food output. The emphasis of the Estate Green Book Plan is vegetable cultivation. The

Scientists have started advocating soil conservation methods and adoption of a holistic approach by integrating agro-forestry and livestock in farming practices for sustainable productivity. In this

Health campaigners have attacked the European Commission's proposal to continue subsidising tobacco producers. But Commission officials say they are optimistic that member states will support the

The European Commission backed proposals to keep agricultural support prices largely unchanged and to implement a slight reduction in the Common Agricultural Policy budget for 1998-99 to

Nearly 110 cotton farmers have reportedly committed suicide in Andhra Pradesh so far on account of crop failure leading to indebtedness.Ironically, many of the farmers consumed the same pesticide

The Union agriculture minstry has suffered a major setback in its effort to set up its regional agriculture-cum-animal husbandry research centre of India Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) in the

The Scientists at the Central Institute for Cotton Research, Coimbatore (CICRC) have developed techniques to combat insecticide resistance in cotton in Tamil