There is a need to break yield barriers through multidimensional approch to achieve food security on a sustainable basis for the people of this country. Cooperatives can play an important role in this direction due to their proximity to farmers. The Indian Farmers' Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO), since over the last four decades, is providing services to farmers and cooperatives through various programmes, besides ensuring fertilizers availability.

When Kanpur businessman Vivek Chaturvedi took up farming as a full-time occupation in 2004, he had no way of knowing that he would usher in a revolutionary farm machine six years later. Chaturvedi's innovation, an ox-driven pump, can pull up 25,000 litres of water in just an hour from depths of 150 feet without the use of electricity or fuel.

Piqued over increase in cases of flurosis in Unnao district the state government has ordered a probe into the quality of water drawn from hand-pumps in Ganga Ghat.

The decision was taken in a review meeting of the officials of the Urban Development and Environment departments which was presided over by the Urban Development Minister Nakul Dubey here on Monday.

"The quality of water should be

LUCKNOW: Fifteen people have been killed and several others injured in duststorms in different districts of Uttar Pradesh, official sources said here on Thursday.

In the new year, the Food and Civil Supplies department (FCS) of the state government will start its ambitious

Governor expedites payments in Jharkhand villagers in six districts of Uttar Pradesh staged a protest in the first week of June. Their protest was against non-payment of wages for works under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (nregs). Under the Act, workers should be paid within two weeks of a work

LUCKNOW: After inviting private concerns to set up coal fired thermal power plants, the UP Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) is toying with the idea of setting up a solar thermal power plant in the state. The 10 MW plant, to be set up by a private company, is likely to come up in Unnao district.

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Govt. disapproves course of alignment of highway in Farrukhabad, Unnao and Ballia districts

Next move depends on the suggestions of District Magistrates and other officials

Eighty-nine people were killed in the high-velocity thunderstorm that ripped across Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. The deaths came as winds blew at 80 km an hour uprooting trees and triggering wall collapse and lightning ignited fires. The thunderstorm caused a blackout in several parts of the State as power lines snapped. Trains services were also affected. Power, rail services restored

Bone deformities are common in people from the Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh