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Monsanto maize seeds hit roadblock in Gujarat

The Gujarat Government has decided to stop procuring double-cross hybrid maize seed made by seed major Monsanto, which were distributed among the farmers in the tribal areas of the state under the tribal a development scheme. The seeds sold under the brand name ‘prabal’ were being distributed to farmers in the tribal regions under the ..

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Rs 373 crore to be spent till 2014 under National Saffron Mission

Saffron has been cultivated for thousands of years to be used in medicines, perfumes, dyes and as a wonderful flavoring agent for foods and beverages. Kashmir saffron is a high value, low volume crop and the quality of saffron is among the best in the world particularly because of its rich color and flavor. A ..

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Spigelia genuflexa: New Plant species that sows its own seeds

Scientists have discovered a tiny angiosperm plant which bows down and sows its own seeds. The dainty, inch-high plant with pinkand-white flowers was found growing in the backyard of a local plant collector in rural north-eastern Bahia, Brazil, one of the world’s most biologically diverse areas. The name of the plant (Spigelia genuflexa) has been ..

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