The government has earmarked Rs 7 crore during the current financial year for improving production, productivity and purity of cotton. The project to improve cotton production and quality will be

Rain has eased a drought in parts of northern and northeastern China, bringing welcome relief to winter wheat crops and aiding spring planting, officials said on Thursday. Rain in April has brought

The government is preparing a draft act to treat Darjeeling tea as a geographic indicator to prevent other countries from patenting it or claiming to sell the premium tea variety, a commerce ministry

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has recommended the closure of the Delhi government's ambitious poultry project because of huge

The Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU) here is trying to develop resistant varieties of indigenous cotton which is hardy as compared to the American ones. This would help

China formulated an ambitious plan to curb soil erosion on 50,000 annually in each of the next 50 years. China has lost nearly three million ha. of cultivated land to soil erosion in recent

Poverty is arguably the biggest burden that Bangladesh faces and this view is supported by a survey that was undertaken jointly by the Centre for Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific

With a view to providing protection to cows and stop cow slaughter and smuggling of the animal, the Uttar Pradesh Government has decided to implement effectively and strictly the Cow Slaughter

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