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MS Swaminathan to be honored with Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for the Year 2012

Famous agricultural scientist MS Swaminathan has been selected for the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for the year 2012. About MS Swaminathan Indian geneticist and former member of Rajya Sabha. Contributed in revitalizing agricultural in the country and led the nation to achieve green revolution. Previously served as Director of the Indian Agricultural Research ..

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National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm gets approval from CCEA

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved implementation of the National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP) during the 12th Plan Period and has allocated Rs 3,507 crore for the purpose. How would National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP) help? The mission would help in boosting the production of oilseeds by 6.58 million tonnes ..

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Russia removes ban on non-basmati rice and oilseeds imports from India

In what can be a major boost to Indian agricultural exports,  Russia has removed the ban on import of non-basmati rice and oilseeds from India. Why Russia had earlier imposed a ban on import of Indian non-basmati rice and oilseeds? Russia had imposed the ban on import of Indian non-basmati rice due to the presence ..

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"Ug99 is not an immediate threat to India’s crops" – Scientist Ronnie Coffman

As per noted scientist Ronnie Coffman from College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University (US), India does not face any immediate threat from the Ug99 wheat rust disease that hits the stem of a wheat plant. However it has to be prepared. What is Ug99? Ug99 is a lineage of wheat stem rust  (Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici), which is ..

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World Bank & ADB to provide $ 400m to disaster-hit Uttarakhand

The World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $ 400 million for reconstruction and rehabilitation in the disaster-hit areas in Uttarakhand. The fund would be spent in works in sectors including the housing, tourism, irrigation, agriculture, education, and health sector. Of the total money received, $ 95 million would be spent in the ..

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