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Monsoon likely to hit Kerala by June 2

The south-west monsoon, crucial for the country's agriculture-based economy, is likely to hit the Kerala coast by June 2, the Indian Meteorological Department said on Thursday. "Conditions are......

'ONLY' 152 farmer suicides this year: Sharad Pawar

Suicide by farmers due to agrarian reasons have dropped significantly to 152 in the current year, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said `on Friday. A total of 14,027 farmers in the country had......

Right time to move decisively against corruption: PM

Following is the transcript of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's speech at the Governors' Conference at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Sunday October 30, 2011New DelhiI am happy to address the closing......

Cabinet approves Rs 7,266-cr plan for Bundelkhand

The Union Cabinet has approved a special package worth Rs 7,266 crore for the Bundelkhand region, comprising parts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The aim is to mitigate the effects of drought......

President's address to the Parliament

Following is the trascriptof President Pratibha Patil's address to the joint sittingof Parliament on Thursday.Honourable Members, I convey my good wishes to you and to all our people. On behalf of......

Asia may face food scarcity by 2050

It's official! As many as 209 districts across the country are witnessing drought or drought-like situation even as rainfall deficiency slightly improved to 27 per cent.Agriculture secretary T......

Monsoon eludes half of India

The metereological department says that the monsoons will soon revive and the country may still get normal rainfall, but nearly half of the country's 524 districts have received below normal......

Govt gearing up for poor monsoon

The government has started gearing up official machinery to meet the situation arising from the rainfall paucity in many parts of the country despite the weather office indicating possibilities of......

Will not allow prices of food items to rise: Govt

The government on Thursday said it will not allow prices of essential food items to increase due to the impact of possible deficient monsoon this year. State governments have also been asked to......

Agri prices down as rain and sowing spread

Prices of agricultural commodities have declined by up to 12 per cent so far this month, on prospects of a good output this kharif season, after better than expected monsoon rain and more sowing.......
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Crop loss compensation insufficient, feel farmers

Comment · print · T T T+· T- Farmers in Mysuru feel that the crop loss compensation of Rs. 6,800 per hectare in rain-fed areas and Rs.... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/crop-loss-compensation-insufficient-feel-farmers/article7593100.ece?ref=tpnews
1 lakh farmers quit agriculture in 5 years in Maharashtra

KOLHAPUR: As many as one lakh families of farmers in the state opted out of agriculture, their sole profession, in the last five years, according... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/1-lakh-farmers-quit-agriculture-in-5-years-in-Maharashtra/articleshow/48718024.cms?from=mdr
Kandaleru water to help tide over crisis

Comment · print · T T T+· T- 2.6 tmcft of water will be drawn from Kandaleru reservoir in 100 days at an estimated cost ofRs. 23.5... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/kandaleru-water-to-help-tide-over-crisis/article7592450.ece?ref=tpnews
Widening their boundaries

Comment · print · T T T+· T- Taking roots:Manmohan Singh, one of the partners of Akal farm, at the mango farm at Vallandhai near... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/widening-their-boundaries/article7580852.ece
Missing pulses and rising food prices

Rani Devi, 47, is drying chickpea ( chanaa daal) in Kuite Khera village of Uttar Pradesh. She intends to use them as seeds in the coming rabi... ...

http://www.millenniumpost.in/NewsContent.aspx?NID=156394

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