In a bid to stem the ever-increasing problem of migration from the hills, the state government is investing about Rs 35 crore in projects related to agriculture and horticulture.

The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to constitute a State Pesticides Regulatory Authority to curb the use of spurious pesticides which cause harm to fruit production and its quality.

The economy of Himachal Pradesh is expected to grow 6.5 per cent in the current financial year, a notch less than the national growth of 7.5 per cent. The latest Economic Survey report was tabled in the state Assembly on 17 March, 2015.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of S.K. Goyal, Secretary, Dwaraka Forum V/s Commissioner, SDMC & Ors. dated 05/03/2015 regarding disposal of horticulture waste in parks of Delhi.

The present study represents report on bioactive constituents, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of three cultivars of wax apple fruit. Results revealed that fruits of both Masam manis (pink) and Jambu madu (red) cultivars are the ultimate sources of anthocyanin, carotene and vitamin-C. On the contrary, chlorophyll and titratable acidity content were higher in fruits of Giant green (green) cultivar. The amount of trace elements was high in pink followed by red and green cultivars.

Agriculture has been a way of life and continues to be the single most important livelihood of the masses. Agricultural policy focus in India across decades has been on self sufficiency and self-reliance in food grains production. Considerable progress has been made on this front. Food grains production rose from 52 million tonnes in 1951-52 to 265 million tonnes in 2013-14. It is important to throw light on diverse aspects of Indian agriculture through the prism of systematic organization and presentation of statistical data.

Biotechnology is a fast developing field with wide applications for all human beings. Biotechnology is formally defined as ''the application of science and technology to living organisms as well as parts, products and models thereof, to alter living or non-living materials for the production of knowledge, goods and services.

Small Scale Power Generation Sector through renewable energy sources such as wind power, solar power and biomass sources has contributed effectively to the generation of electricity in Sri Lanka and the country expects to reach a target of 20% of the power supply by renewable energy by 2020. Read more in November 2014 edition of the Monthly Overview on State of Environment, Sri Lanka.

The Gambia government through the Ministry of Agriculture over the weekend launched the Gambia Commercial Agriculture and Value Chain Management Project (GCAV) in the North Bank Region and Janjanbu

Chief Minister Pawan Chamling today made announcements to supplement the ongoing efforts of the government and stakeholders in making Sikkim a fully ‘organic state’ by the end of 2015.

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