Thrissur: Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said on Sunday that the Centre will not prohibit the use of Endosulfan as an expert committee that studied health problems allegedly caused by the pesticide did not recommend its ban.

Roy Mathew

Kasaragod: People exposed to pesticide Endosulfan in Kasaragod district continue to suffer. Despite government promises, official efforts to treat and rehabilitate the victims and protect them from exposure to contaminated soil and water are wanting.

Panaji, Sept 9 Mining in Goa


Orissa tribals win rights over cashew plantations after 50 years An official of Orissa

1950s: Soil conservation department begins cashew plantations 1939-65: Official survey does not recognize people

A field experiment was conducted on lateritic soil of Western Ghat region in Goa State to study the effect of bioengineering measures viz.

Moving away from traditional agricultural crops, farmers in lower Assam

It has all the potential to nestle cheek by jowl with international brands such as Dom Perignon, Mexico's tequila and the famed Johnnie Walker Scotch. And realising its huge revenue potential, the government of Goa is pulling all strings to ensure that the cashew industry, both kernel and feni, is protected and given a boost.

Experiments were conducted in the farmers' field on the loamy soil in coastal Orissa for two consecutive years (2005-07), to evaluate the economic feasibility of drip irrigation with black LDPE mulch in a cashew crop planted during July 2000. Actual evapotranspiration for cashew crop was estimated using Pan Evaporation method.