Firm alleges officials colluded with rival company Hospet, Boundaries marked by the revenue department were found missing when officials of the Survey of India came here for a survey of the iron ore mines as per the High Court order, S C Partha of the Survey of India has said.

Read this special report by Down To Earth on the iconic Paan losing its appeal. Its trade has dipped 40-50 per cent in the past decade, while consumption of chewing tobacco, especially gutkha, increased during the period. Farmers now prefer other crops.

Among cash crops, fish farming seems to hae become handy for the farmers of the hill State in recent years.
The fact remains that the fish seed production, which was only around 20 lakh seeds in the year 2000, today, it has gone over more four crore seeds resulting in fish production over 35,000 metric tonne(mt).

Keeping in view high fish farming prospects the State Fisheries Department has se

Climate change has now become a global issue for the inhabitants of the earth.

Punjab-based farmers, who are known for feeding the country, now want to try their hands offshore, with a group of progressive farmers all set to acquire 50,000 hectare on lease in Ethiopia for growing high-value cash crops, including pulses and maize.

Securing enough food to meet the needs of a growing global population
requires managing the complex interplay between farming at home and
trade with others. Andrea Wolverton, Anita Regmi and Ann Tutwiler look
into challenges of political economy that undernourishment presents and
how donors, such as the US, may be able to help.

Muktsar, June 20
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today urged state farmers to switch over to organic agriculture to prevent further contamination of underground water sources with pesticides. He was addressing farmers at sangat darshan programmes in several villages of Muktsar. He also released funds for the development of the villages.

The government of Maharashtra is offering subsidies for liquor production from foodgrains. This policy will turn jowar into a cash crop and divert huge quantities of foodgrains to alcohol production, creating scarcity and causing food inflation.

The hailstorm that lashed Sikkim on April 27 has caused extensive damage to crops, especially kharif, affecting about 3,000 families, Horticulture and Cash Crops Development department said today.

The department held two consecutive meetings on April 29 and 30 to review the progress of various schemes and modify strategies for development programmes.

NEW DELHI The tobacco industry is not only hazardous to society but it also exploits its workers by paying them meagre wages, especially women and children.

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