Exporters seek govt help as a close vigil by the US raises costs and obstructs sales

Basmati rice exports to the US have plunged because many Indian firms are under an import alert by the US authorities, leading to a detailed scrutiny for pesticide residue in every grain being shipped out. This has raised costs, upset schedules and obstructed sales, prompting exporters to seek government intervention.

Plunging groundwater level in western states prods crop scientists to suggest change.

KOLKATA, 5 OCT: The state government is planning to launch a five year plan for increasing the production of fish, rice and vegetables, state Agriculture Minister Rabindranath Bhattacharya said at

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has found arsenic content in about 30 samples of Indian basmati rice in a preliminary analysis.

The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has found arsenic content in about 30 samples of Indian basmati rice in its preliminary analysis.

When it comes to farms, Punjab is not Haryana’s “laggard” neighbour.

It has taken a long time coming but basmati production in Madhya Pradesh, a state known for its wheat and soybean, is finally showing an upward trend.

After celebrating a record wheat production, Punjab is lagging behind in paddy cultivation.

A research carried out by Chinese scientists revealed that genetic material named GW8 could help increase the production of Pakistan's flagship Basmati rice to 14 percent more without compromising

Rio de Janeiro: In their 13th meeting in eight years, Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and Wen Jiabao on Wednesday decided to take the India-China relationship to the next level by giving a boost to

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