MOUTHWATERING: Collector M. S. Shanmugham inaugurating the first Aavin ice cream sale in Thanjavur on Thursday.

THANJAVUR: Thanjavur District Co-operative Milk Producers

June 25: Elbiet, the Israeli dairy giant, would soon set up one of the world

P.V. Sivakumar

Mark Sofer (left) , Israeli Ambassador to India, and Mr K. Harish-chandra Prasad, President of FAPCCI, at the business meet on

Nagpur: A Rs 627-crore project in Vidarbha's six suicide-prone, cotton-producing districts will help farmers in capacity building, increasing the farm produce and marketing.

Animal husbandry, dairy farming and pisciculture, too, will be promoted

Vadodara: Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers Union Limited (KDCMPUL), popularly known as Amul Dairy, has registered annual turnover of Rs 1,378 crore this year, the highest in the history of the dairy. Beating the recessionary trend, the dairy has registered 28 per cent growth with additional turnover of Rs 301 crore. Last year, Amul diary's annual turnover stood at Rs 1,077 crore.

Beneficial and cost effective, says cooperative that introduced feed a milk cooperative in Kolhapur district, Maharashtra, has bagged a patent on one of its products that cuts the cost of calf rearing by half. The cooperative, popularly called Gokul, after its brand of milk products, has launched two calf-rearing products: milk-replacer and calf starter. The group, Kolhapur Zilla Sahakari

Project implementation to commence in the current fiscal.

Sources in the Maharashtra Government said that of the total project cost, 64.05 per cent would be borne by the World Bank.

The State Government and local self-government will raise rest of the funds.

Rahul Wadke

R.K. Pachauri

CHENNAI: R.K. Pachauri, chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and director-general, The Energy and Resources Institute, has taken over as chairman, governing council, National Agro Foundation (NAF), a press release issued by the Foundation said.

Federal government is planning to get rid of a two-year ban in August, imposed by European Union on the country's seafood export, as it has decided to send to EU an action plan in mid June to invite its officials for inspection of harbour, processing units and boats in mid July this year.

Integrated farming is emerging as a viable proposition for farmers in Kerala, given its geographical and weather conditions, as can be inferred from the experience of a successful farmer in Wayanad.