US co seizes patent, India chalks out counter : In a crippling blow to India , Basmati rice has been patented in the United States. The patent for calling aromatic rice grown outside India "Basmati"

It is different sort of campaign im Khairanwali village of the Darba Kalan assembly segment in Sirsa parliamentary constituency. Farmers of at least 40 villagers in groups of 12 each go about in

The Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR) and the Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development (STED) Project here have joined hands to take pepper to new heights - to the rooftops of

A high-yielding variety of sugarcane has been developed by scientists at the G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology. This variety, Co. Pant 84212, has been released for cultivation by the

Representatives of top cocoa and coffee naitons will gather in Calcutta on Monday to discuss greater and safer use of jute bags in packaging. The two-day seminar, being organisedby the Internationsl

Under various celing laws 3.04 million hectares of land in the country has been declared surplus so far. Out of this 2.35 million hectares has been distributed to 5.5 million beneficiaries, according

At least three persons were reported to have committed suicide in Bidar district, Karnataka, following the loss of the tur dal crop, caused by pest attacks and erratic and scanty

Jute is no longer the low-value industrial fibre used only to manufacture coarse fabrics for packaging. Today it can be defined as an eco-friendly natural fibre with versatile application prospects

Work at Sri Lanka's tea industry came to grinding halt yesterday as over half-a -million plantation workers struck work demanding better wages. Negotiations between the trade unions representing the

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