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Rain pain: Maharashtra stares at water scarcity threat

A “scarcity threat” looms large over Maharashtra, with below-average rainfall and rapidly-depleting water levels in reservoirs. According to the India Meteorological Department’s......

Weak monsoon: 'Only 20 per cent water left in major reservoirs'

Cabinet sub-committee to meet to review the situation and take necessary steps. Sanjay Jog reports A “scarcity threat” looms large over Maharashtra, with......

8 meals for only Rs 20? Assam CM doesn't think so!

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday distanced himself from Agriculture Minister Nilomoni Sen Deka's remark -- that eight meals cost a total of Rs 20 in the state -- saying it was his......

He was with us: Delhi gang rape accused's neighbours claim

The neighbours of an accused in the December 16 gang rape case on Thursday claimed in a Delhi court that he was attending a music function with friends and was not in the bus in which a 23-year-old......

301 stranded people airlifted in Himachal Pradesh

Over 300 persons were airlifted by the IAF and state choppers from various places in Himachal Pradesh's rain ravaged Kinnaur tribal district cut off by road due to landslides. Over 550 persons have......

Cadbury eyes coconut farmers to promote cocoa

In a move to promote cocoa farming, Cadbury India Ltd and the Tamil Nadu Horticulture Department have entered into an agreement.The agreement is to promote cocoa farming as an intercrop through a......

Poor monsoon? Govt may import pulses to beat shortage

Official prediction of a weak monsoon could make the government’s job of taming food inflation — particularly in pulses, oilseed, coarse cereals and vegetables — more difficult.......

In onions, Gujarat farmers smell gold

Following a sharp spike in retail onion prices towards the end of 2013, a large number of farmers in Gujarat are moving towards the crop this year -- onion sowing in the state has increased 417 per......

Govt in firefighting mode to bring down onion prices

The government floated a tender on Wednesday to import onions from Pakistan, China, Iran and Egypt to check spiralling prices, despite the agriculture department warning that Chinese onions......

Onion price soars to Rs 80/kg despite normal supply

Much to the discomfort of consumers, onion prices today touched Rs 80 per kg in most retail markets in the national capital despite normal supply in the wholesale markets. Wholesale price of onion......

  People speak for horticulture department

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Q. why do we plant ? why doesgovernment encourage plantation? to keep the environment clean, raining,earths beauty or to a means of income to the officers who r appointed there protector. smuggling of wood is more than gold even drugs. in this case i think the ministers and officersare like chained dogs, just only to bark, not to cut.
:  A. dear friend,the Govt. is encouraging plantation through its horticulture department.We fail to take advantage of the same.I have planted more than...... more

kundan kushwaha
Q. Dilemma No:1: The pavement opposite my house was hawker free until, I saw a Bhayia enchroaching it with his merchandise of vegetables in last couple of days.Today, my 1 phone call to the authorities is enough to evict him immediately. My inaction on the other hand can attract more such hawkers that might ultimately lead to enchroachment of entire footpath & then even my 100 calls to civic authorities will not reverse the damage. What shud I do ? Be a good citizen & protect that public place fm becoming a hawkers plaza or evict that lonely Bhaiya & deprive him & his family of their bread ?
Kundan Kushwaha:  A. It is a question of rule/law and the heart:Encroachment on land in Government colonies shall be dealt with as follows:- (i) The Directorate of...... more

Cocktail :  A. neem plant does not prevent but the smoke of its leaf.For lemon grass contact the horticulture department.It is 100 % assured. more

pappu raja
Q. I would like to utilise my land (20,000 sft) for growing flowers on commercia scale. Can anyone provide guidance? Would like to partner with a company for growing flowers & seeds.

Rajneesh Anand
Q. What kind of plants can be grown inside the house and tell me where I can get those plants...
Rajneesh Anand:  A. Go to the nearest horticulture department and ask them indoor plants. more

  Web results for Horticulture Department
Tree count in GK mired in protest

NEW DELHI: National Green Tribunal's order to count trees in a park in GK-II, south Delhi, has turned into a tricky exercise for the city's forest... ...
SVO summons Dir horticulture

JAMMU, Aug 20: State Vigilance Commission (SVC) today summoned Director Floriculture, Secretary LAWDA and Enforcement Officer, LAWDA regarding... ...
Now, a nutrition expert for plants

Shimla, Aug 21: Move over nutritionists for men and women. Here comes a nutrition expert for fruit-bearing plants who helps growers in Himachal... ...
International Potato Centre to assist State Govt to enhance potato production

Pragativadi, August 21, 2014 Bhubaneswar: The International Potato Centre (IPC) at Lima in Peru has agreed to provide technical... ...
Expansion of AIIMS trauma centre to affect over 650 trees

Comment · print · T T T+· T- The proposed site is at present temporarily allotted to Safdarjung Hospital for dumping of construction/... ...

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