Starch is the largest single energy source in the human diet. So a discovery at Oxford University of a way to increase the starch content of crops such as potato, maize and rice could have

India has banned the import of poultry and its products as well as other birds from all the countries where avian influenza disease is prevalent. The agriculture ministry has communicated this

The Union Cabinet has approved the agriculture ministry's proposal for treating large scale crop damage due to pest infestation as a natural clalamity for the purpose of providing relief and

The Union Cabinet today decided that the destruction of crops due to large scale pest infestations would henceforth be equated with natural calamities for the purpose of extending relief to the

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the judgement of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission and the State Commission, awarding damages against the National Seed Corporation for

The foot and mouth disease in animals, which causes an annual loss of upto Rs 2,000 core in India, can now be detected using a sophisticated kit. The ELISA kit, developed at the Indian Council of

Despite the relief measures announced by the State Government, the number of cotton farmers who have committed suicide over the large-scale destruction of crops in a pest attack, continues to

Agro-scientists in India have worked out a novel scheme to transfer technology from 'Lab to Land' for rehabilitation of degraded

A low cost technology adopted in coffee culture in a plantation at Attappady four years ago has been found to be a

The Indian silkworm which has traditionally produced rich skills can now be manipulated to produce a vaccine for hepatitis B. Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) in Bangalore have

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