Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar addressing the inaugural session of National Consultation of State Fisheries Ministers in Bhubaneswar on Satur
BHUBANESWAR: Like plants moving to higher altitudes to evade effects of global warming, certain fish species, which were recorded only in Kerala too have moved northwards.

The species were recently found in West Bengal.

The Union Government will formulate separate policy for development of horticulture in hilly States of the Country, keeping in view the special geographical and topographical needs of these areas. This was revealed by Himachal Horticulture Minister, Narender Bragta after his meeting with Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar in New Delhi on Friday.

Bihar CM Points To Discrepancies In Central And State Estimates To Puncture UPA

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday urged the Union Government to cover all the poor in any State in the proposed National Food Security Act and cautioned against imposing a ceiling on the number of below poverty line(BPL) families. He also favoured a system of direct cash transfer to the beneficiaries instead of a complex delivery mechanism.

BHUBANESWAR: City-based Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA) will hold a two-day national consultation on growth in fisheries sector here from July 4. While all states and Union Territories (UTs) are likely to take part in it, Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar would chair the meeting.

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NEW DELHI: Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Sunday allayed fears about the country facing a drought this year. Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced that the south-west monsoon was likely to resume over the remaining parts of central India and some parts of north-west India after July 1.

New Delhi: A day after the Met office scaled down its monsoon prediction to

IN ORDER to increase lending to the primary sector and to boost rural sector demand against the background of uncertain monsoons and consequent apprehensions over flagging economic growth, the Centre is under pressure to increase interest subvention on short-term crop loans to farmers in the coming Budget from the current 3% to 5-6%.

The state agriculture directorate today held a meeting with scientists of Birsa Agriculture University to work on a contingency plan should the monsoon be delayed beyond June 30.

Weather scientists have however not lost hope yet, predicting today that chances were bright for the southwest monsoon to kick in by Friday, bringing rain to large parts of the country.