An Indo-Israel project for growing off-season vegetables will be inaugurated at Gharaunda tomorrow.

Preeti Parashar

Farmers in Haryana are learning new techniques to improve crop productivity at the Centre of Excellence for vegetables.

The centre is being set up in collaboration with the Israel government at the cost of Rs 6 crore at Ghrounda in Karnal. It will spread over 15 acres and will be formally launched by the January end next year.

Haryana government will spend Rs 40.98 crore during the current financial year under Ganga Flood Control Commission (GFCC) and a sum of Rs 22.64 crore has been proposed under Nabard schemes to be executed in the state.

This was revealed in a meeting presided over by the irrigation minister Ajay Singh Yadav to discuss the schemes of irrigation department and flood protection schemes to be execut

The Indo-Israel Centre for Excellence in Vegetables at Gharaunda, near Karnal, the first of its kind in the country, will be inaugurated on December 6.

The centre demonstrates advanced farm technologies of Israel to maximise cultivation and achieve quality production of vegetables.

Haryana has a vast potential to tap solar energy and organic energy from the waste of agricultural produce, according to scientific experts.

They were participating in a seminar on

Animal scientists from across the country would discuss next week strategy to fight the adverse impact of climate change on livestock.

About 150 scientists from different ICAR institutes, state Agriculture Universities, state departments and NGO

Mustafabad (Karnal), August 25
Vast tracts of agricultural land in Mustafabad village were inundated following a major breach near the Jammukhala river complex on the right bank of the Yamuna early this morning, even as the floodwaters surged towards Dhakwala Gujran, Dhakwala Rodan, Motipur and Jammukhala villages, causing panic among villagers.

Karnal: The government has decided to launch a Rs 179 crore project for channelising the Yamuna, which turns into a “river of sorrow” during the rains, eroding vast tracts of land.

The project envisages construction of “studs” at vulnerable points where the Yamuna frequently changes course and causes floods.

Panchkula Following the rising awareness about organic food, the Haryana State Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation (Hafed), will now be producing desi organic wheat and CSR-30 basmati rice. After coming up with organic wheat around three years ago, the state is now experimenting with these crops.

Acting as a think tank, will draw the road map for research

Karnal, June 1
Faced with the challenge of breaking yield barriers and to cater to the needs to all sections of dairy farmers, the National Dairy Research Institute has taken a major initiative- to launch National Academy of Dairy Sciences-which would be its think tank.