The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture has lauded the Meghalaya government for initiating organic farming in all the blocks of the State.

Residents say dam water will be contaminated

WASHINGTON (AP) " Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products.

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.

Forest protection policies potentially reduce deforestation and re-direct agricultural expansion to already-cleared areas. Using satellite imagery, we assessed whether deforestation for conversion to pasture and cropland decreased in the lowlands of northern Costa Rica following the 1996 ban on forest clearing, despite a tripling of area under pineapple cultivation in the last

When shopping for food, ever more consumers in rich nations pay attention not only to prices, appearance and flavour. They also consider environmental and social aspects. Therefore, certifications of organic production, fair-trade practices or regional origin often lead to a premium in the marketplace and can benefit small-scale farmers.

IMPHAL, Aug 31

BHUBANESWAR: The Orissa State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation (OMFED) is all set to launch a low fat content skimmed milk on September 20.


Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi has been urged to declare pineapple as the State fruit by the Manipur Pineapple Festival Committee, MPFC in a memorandum recently.