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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......

Maha proposes 10.5 per cent GDP growth for 12th plan

Maharashtra, which leads in industrial investments and FDI, Thursday proposed a GDP growth rate of 10.5 per cent for the 12th plan, a sharp hike from its 8.6 per cent rate in the current plan.Chief......

PM prescription to stop groundwater misuse

Noting that inadequate and sub-optimal pricing of power and water are promoting misuse of groundwater, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday stressed on the need to move towards participatory......

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Q. Riddling master riddles ( BA for fastest 1st right answer ) - what is israel's most important water source ?
:  A. Most of Israel's territory is classed as arid (60%) or semi-arid. Rain falls only in the winter, mainly between November and March. Average annual...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/riddling-master-riddles--ba-for-fastest-1st-right-answer----//answers/18915895

Rising Sun
Q. Reviving agriculture: What the FM missed ?
Rising Sun:  A. The agricultural growth package mooted in the Union Budget for 2010-11 seems well conceived but not adequately supported by funding for its key...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/reviving-agriculture-what-the-fm-missed-/18915880/answers/16665588

cartoon network
Q. What is the role of Sharad Pawar in flaming the inflation?
Cartoon Network:  A. Nearly 60 per cent of Indias cultivated area is rain-fed, with the result that Indian agriculture continues to remain a gamble in the monsoon....... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-the-role-of-sharad-pawar-in-flaming-the-inflation/16665575/answers/16259473

Thambi
Q. Why agri productivity per head labour force ,per unit area and per unit time is one of the lowest in the world?
Thambi:  A. The Indian farmers are using much less fertilizer per unit cropped area than their counterparts in South and South-East Asian Countries. There is...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/why-agri-productivity-per-head-labour-force-per-unit-area-an/16259206/answers/16178229

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Agri-science varsity to tap milk producers cooperatives

University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore (UAS-B), plans to utilise the milk producers cooperative society network (MPCS) to develop an... ...

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/states/agriscience-varsity-to-tap-milk-producers-cooperatives/article5931295.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
A feast of mass marriage ceremonies in region

NAGPUR: The season of mass marriage is on. In April-May, summer is at its peak and agrarian work in the rain-fed farming region of Vidarbha comes... ...

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Mumbai psychiatrist warns of more farm suicides

aritra bhattacharya Mumbai, 19 APRIL: Hailstorms that lashed Maharashtra early last month may have damaged crops across 8 lakh hectares, but the... ...

http://www.thestatesman.net/news/50373-mumbai-psychiatrist-warns-of-more-farm-suicides.html
Davor Pisk

In India, average landholding declined from 2.3 hectares in the 70s to 1.32 hectares in 2000-01. If this rate continues, average landholding will... ...

http://www.sify.com/finance/the-seed-segment-is-our-future-growth-area-davor-pisk-news-default-oeubbabcehd.html
Pending Drinking Water Projects Leave People in Atmakur Thirsty

One of the most backward constituencies in the district, Atmakur Assembly segment was carved out in 1952 and since then has been lagging behind in... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra_pradesh/Pending-Drinking-Water-Projects-Leave-People-in-Atmakur-Thirsty/2014/04/19/article2177200.ece

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