West Bengal  /  Published 04.03.19

Bengal lobbies FCI to buy extra rice

The Bengal government has started lobbying in New Delhi to ensure that the Food Corporation of India buys at least 3 lakh tons of additional rice so that the state can procure 5 lakh tons of extra pad...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 26.02.19

Agriculture market: a bitter harvest

The Centre has announced the initiation of inter-state trade in agricultural commodities through the eNAM portal. It also legislated the Model Agricultural Produce and Livestock Marketing (Promotion a...
By Nilesh Jain in

Science  /  Published 14.01.19

Little field mouse spotted in Ladakh

Scientists have for the first time spotted the little Indian field mouse in farms and granaries in the cold, high-altitude region of Ladakh and called for surveillance and management of this crop pest...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 02.01.19

Small unit exports to get interest subsidy

The government on Wednesday decided to provide an interest subsidy of 3 per cent to merchant exporters on shipments of products from MSMEs and labour intensive units.“The proposal will entail benefi...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 21.12.18

PM needs magic wand for irrigation promises

In its 2014 election manifesto, the Bharatiya Janata Party promised to “increase irrigated land [by] completing the long pending irrigation projects on priority”. The prime minister, too, has repe...
By Nilesh Jain in

People  /  Published 15.12.18

Revenge of the antique rice grain

Abhra Chakraborty of Guskara in Burdwan is such a person. Chakraborty works in the state fisheries department but paddy is his passion. He has preserved nearly 440 varieties. He has also cultivated so...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.12.18

Sensors to gauge plant emotions? Why not, say schoolkids

How are your plants feeling today? Believe it or not, students of a steel city school can tell you via emoticons.A day after the first Jharkhand global agri and food summit ended in Ranchi, bright stu...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

Business  /  Published 29.11.18

Jaitley pitches for federal healthcare body

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday pitched for a federal institution, similar to the GST Council, in healthcare and agriculture as the schemes for these sectors face resistance from states beca...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 28.11.18

2500 cops for global food summit in Ranchi

The Ranchi district administration, eager to ensure that protests like the one by para-teachers witnessed during the official Statehood Day function do not mar Thursday’s inaugural of the two-day Gl...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi


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