The Uttar Pradesh government has distributed about 6,700 hectares of reclaimed land to over 16,000 poor and landless families for cultivation under a $112.2 million World Bank aided project. The

A Rs 12 crore 'seed health' research programme at the Bio-technology Department of the Mysore University is to shortly commence a Rs 1.2 crore DANIDA funded research programme to 'diagnose possible

After excelling in foodgrain and milk produciton. Punjab's farmers are preferring something really hot: chillies.

Swiss authorities confirmed that the maize shipment seized last Saturday in Basel on board the MS Bernisse contained illegal genetically engineered maize strains. The Swiss announcement confirms

Another crop which has taken a beating due to unseaonal rains is Alphonso mangoes in Maharashtra. Nearly 50 per cent of the crop has been affected with exporters expecting the crop to start arriving

Unseasonal rains in Maharashtra have only managed to compound the problems for grape growers who were already reeling from the late start of the current crop. The grape crop, which is usually

Plantation companies, already under fire for financial irregularities, are now facing severe criticism from the ministry of environment and forests which has castigated them for 'over projecting'

29 other claims in offing : US-based MOnsanto Chemicals has filed an application with US authorities claiming patent right over Bt cotton, a pest resistant cotton seed claimed to be developed by its

The Indian Government has given US corporate giant Monsanto official permissions to set up a specialised research unit to develop new crop strains within the campus of the prestigious Indian

The National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) has developed two new cattle breeds through cross-breeding that give a record milk yield of about 40 kg in a day. "The new high milk-producing strains,