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TN CM announces opening of Vaigai dam from Aug 20

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami announced on Saturday that the Vaigai dam in Theni district will be opened from August 20.<p>It is hoped …

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Relief for farmers in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana: Srisailam gates to be lifted today

Express News Service<p>HYDERABAD: The AP and Telangana state governments have heaved a sigh of relief as Srisailam project is on the way to have surplus …


Farmers get training in fishery at the Tribal Livelihood business centre, Bastar

Stories of change from Chhattisgarh - India's youngest state. Discover how the people of Chhattisgarh are changing their lives and their state in the …

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PM’s I-Day speech: not many takers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an electoral pitch in his Independence Day address from the Red Fort on Wednesday, as was widely expected. Prime …


Kerala Floods: 75,000 houses washed away, Rs 700 crore worth crops damaged

With the rain situation worsening in Kerala, the govt is racing to rescue those still stranded; officials peg the loss of crops at Rs 700</b> …


Minimum support price: Unkept promises on cost mitigation, bad formula to determine MSP compound farm woes

<b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>With arithmetic for the 2019 elections in motion, the Union government on 4 July, 2018 announced a bumper hike in minimum support</i> …


Delhi HC tells state government to submit timeline for implementing National Food Security Act

The court criticised the Aam Aadmi Party government for failing to comply with its September 1 order in the matter.<p>The Delhi High Court on Friday …

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Maharashtra govt drops hint: Oilseeds, cereals may be delisted from wholesale markets

A special committee headed by the director of marketing had also indicated that the move would be counter-productive and farmers might not be able to …

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Crop loan: ₹1,028 crore allocated for delta districts

Cooperative societies will advance ₹1,028 crore as crop loan to farmers in delta districts, including Tiruchi and Thanjavur, Minister for Cooperation …


Bengal's left to launch movement against 'anti-people policies'

Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Protesting against the anti-people policies of the state and the centre, the left wing mass organisations in West Bengal will …


Uttar Pradesh may drop Jewar international airport project if farmers don’t hand over land: Official

Chairman of Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development authority (YEIDA) Prabhat Kumar told PTI in Lucknow they met over 100 farmers of six villages …

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India petitions FAO for a ‘Year for Millets’

India on Thursday requested the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to declare an “upcoming” year as International Year of Millets, an official


India & Pakistan: Divided by Borders, United by Problem of Hunger

A few months ago, Madhu, 27, was first tied and then brutally beaten to death by a frenzied mob in Kerala. His fault? Allegedly stealing food worth …


State will remain unified, says Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

Expressing the need to maintain the progressive character of the state, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday assured the people …


Centre gift to Punjab: Rs 395 crore subsidy on farm machines

Earlier, subsidies ranged from 15-30 per cent depending on the machines. At the same time, the Centre’s share on the subsidy was only 60 per …

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Gujarat, Amul to milk dairy sector for jobs

GCMMF, with Gujarat govt support, looks to generate rural employment through commercial dairying

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Narendra Modi says govt will unveil new agriculture export policy soon, on track to double farmers' income by 2022

<b>New Delhi:</b> Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said a new agriculture export policy will be unveiled soon to boost farm income as the …


State announces emergency measures to tackle pink bollworm

The Maharashtra government has announced emergency measures to tackle the widespread pink bollworm (PBW) infestation in parts of the State. It will …


I-Day speech: Modi's 'old promises' for farmers fail to impress critics

Among PM Modi's string of promises for farmers was doubling of their income by 2022


Telangana Launches Two Human Welfare Schemes On Independence Day

The two schemes launched are free eye screening for all citizens and life insurance for farmers<p><b>Hyderabad:</b><p>Telangana today celebrated the 72nd …


Modi reiterates pledge to double farmer incomes by 2022

Farmers are taking to new methods of cultivation by adopting organic farming, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during the 72nd Independence Day …


Telangana: Eye camps to screen 3.7 cr people

Chief Minister launched the health programme at Malkapur on Wednesday

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Maharashtra government committed to welfare of farmers, backward classes: CM Devendra Fadnavis

The BJP-led government is also committed towards the development of industries in Maharashtra, Fadnavis said after hoisting the national flag at the …


Independence Day Address: Modi Makes Right Noises On Farm Front

Snapshot<p>The Prime Minister has made the right noise from the Red Fort. He has talked about farmers’ welfare and solar farming. This means that the …


Farmers given Rs 76 cr in 15 years, says Chhattisgarh CM

Raipur, Aug 15 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday said farmers in the state have been provided a total of Rs 76 crore over …


Fall Armyworm in maize spreads to TN; Karnataka takes steps to curb menace

TNAU scientists ask farmers not to panic


Feeble voices trying to divide state have been silenced by will of Kannadigas: Kumaraswamy

Reaffirming his commitment of working for the development of entire state, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy in his Independence Day speech said that …


Pineapple festival kicks off in India |

Thayong village in Manipur organized a 10-day pineapple festival aimed at encouraging farmers and locals to plant and cultivate pineapples. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>Thayong village in Manipur organized a 10-day pineapple festival aimed at encouraging …


Escorts: Lord of the field

<i>Nikhil Nanda, MD of Escorts Group, admits to have seen beautiful and tough times over the years<br>Image: Madhu Kapparath</i><br>Nikhil Nanda has pretty much …


The farmers using sewage to make saris

India is one of the biggest users of groundwater in the world, extracting more than the USA and China combined. But as the population grows, supplies are becoming scarce in some areas, like rural Bangalore.<p>Muniraju was forced to abandon his vegetable farm when his borewell ran dry. But by diverting …

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