About 18 new crop varieties and three farm implements evolved by the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University were released as Pongal gift to farmers by the State Minister for Agriculture, Mr Veerapandi

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries plans to draw up legislation to enhance food self sufficiency in case of international conflicts or unusual weather. The planned measure will allow the

At the initiative of the State Chief Minister, Digvijay Singh, the Union Government has relaxed the norms about purchase of paddy and rice on support price keeping in view the damage to paddy crop

Dairy Scientists of the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) are working on producing multiple identical buffalo calves from a single

Onion prices are skyrocketing in Nashik district, Asia's largest onion producing centre, due to heavey losses, following unseasonal rains accompanied by hailstroms in the

Environmentalists in Karnataka have prevailed upon the government to stymie the much publicised multi crore ostrich farming project. Chief Minister J.H. Patel assured the Animal Welfare Group that

A new crop insurance scheme has been introduced in two districts of Andhra Pradesh on a pilot basis from the present rabi season. About 2.2 lakh small and marginal farmers in Prakasam district and

Food crisis in parts of the globe worsened in 1997 with more countries affected by food emergencies as compared with the previous year. Bad weather, poor crops and civil strife were the causes for

Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) , has developed a new vaccine for the heart disease of

The Union Commerce Ministry, through its Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO), is organising a workshop in Bangalore on January 17 to find solutions to the bottlenecks that have prevented

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