New Delhi: In the backdrop of protests against land acquisitions and SEZs that have stalled various projects, the UPA Government has decided to get the Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2007, and the Bill to amend the Land Acquisition Act cleared by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

KOLKATA, Feb. 12: The state government will set up two potato export facilitation centres in the state. The centres will help promote export of potato to Europe, Asia and the Middle East, minister for food processing Mr Mohanta Chatterjee said today.

Standing Committee on Agriculture, present this Forty-Seventh Report on

Standing Committee on Agriculture, present this Forty Sixth Report on

Sharad Pawar There is good news for mango growers of Malihabadi in Uttar Pradesh. The National Horticulture Board will take steps to commercialise the world-famous mangoes of the place with their new Geographical Indicators (GI) status.

Sharad PawarThe domestic agricultural sector will maintain last year

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The state government has decided to offer Rs 4,868 crore package to 39 lakh farmers who were left out of the centre

Surinder Sud / Mumbai September 5, 2008, 3:13 IST

The delay in the withdrawal of the monsoon is expected to benefit crops in the current kharif as well as in the ensuing rabi season. However, the projected increase in the intensity of rains in the north-eastern states may heighten the threat of floods in the Brahmaputra and other rivers, adversely affecting the standing crops.

Rehabilitation of agriculture in the vast tracts ravaged by the Kosi river in Bihar is anticipated to take a long time as farm operations cannot begin for at least a month after the flood waters clear out.

Chandigarh, August 25

The Haryana government has set up the Haryana Agriculture Development Agency (HADA) under the overall supervision and guidance of its board of patrons headed by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

The agriculture minister, the power and irrigation minister and the chief secretary will be the members of the board of patrons.

Agriculture minister H.S. Chatha said the agency would be an autonomous body and it would have a governing body under the chairmanship of the financial commissioner and principal secretary, agriculture.