This paper examines the emergence of specific commodity complexes and transactional forms in eight interior districts in Tamil Nadu focusing on gherkins, marigold, broiler, cotton and papaya. Their growing importance is a response to the structural changes in the larger economy and the contextual constraints on agriculture in the region. It posits that this phenomenon represents an inflection in the trajectory of agricultural growth in the region because of three distinct features. First, the new commodity complexes have strong links to agribusinesses and global markets.

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People of Hoovina Hadagali (population: 27,958), the taluka headquarters of Bellary district of Karnataka, are inordinately proud of their variety of mallige (jasmine). So are the growers from Udipi and Mysore, all of them claiming unique and distinctive features for their varieties of these sweet-smelling flowers which are offered to temple deities or used by south Indian women to adorn their hair.

JAMMU: Garden Glory, a human empowerment Cooperative Ltd will train the farmers of the state in the cultivation of various floriculture crops, ornamental, medicinal and aromatic plants by providing latest research know how to them for promotion of floriculture industry to enhance their social economic growth and employment.

This was stated in a meeting of Garden Glory here today. It said Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), Member Secretary, Dr Som Dutt Tyagi is visiting Jammu soon to give final shape to ICAR schemes to benefit the farmers of the state.

PANJIM: As the mining industry is going through crisis, agriculture experts have said that the mined land can be reclaimed and used to cultivate cash crops which can give far decent living to thos

Year-on-year increases in the number of new micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) set up in Uttarakhand over the last four years show that the hill industrial policy is slowly yielding results in the state.

The policy came into effect in 2008 to encourage the growth of MSMEs. The government claims that between then and June this year, more than 3,000 small (mostly micro) units, entailing an investment of Rs 400 crore and employing an estimated 12,000 people, have been set up.

New Delhi: The Annual Plan for Meghalaya for 2012-13 was finalised at Rs 3939 crore here on Thursday at a meeting between Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma and his Cabinet colleagues.

This is an increase of Rs 1212 crore over the preceding year. Interestingly, the State itself had sought Rs 3535 crore for the year 2012-13 but the Planning Commission was magnanimous in sanctioning Rs 404 crore more than what was sought for after a marathon meeting at the Yojana Bhawan here that lasted about three hours.

BHUBANESWAR: Having witnessed a quantum rise in the production of horticulture crops in the last 10 years, the State Government has now decided to lay emphasis on floriculture, coconut and banana c

Sohra, May 18: Nimbus may be liberal while showering blessings on Meghalaya, which is deemed to be the “home of the storm cloud.” But when it comes to Sohra (Cherrapunjee), the generosity gets lavi

BHUBANESWAR: Union Minister for New and Renewal Energy Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said the Centre would provide financial assistance to states for grid connectivity to renewable energy sources.

Srinagar: The state government aims at planting 33.70 lakh saplings across the Valley in the coming months. The plantation season begins in the Valley after the harsh winter.

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