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A ROS(E)Y approach 24.2.2018 tribuneindia.com
Amarjeet  Batth The perennial appeal of rose plant as well as the huge variety of colours and sizes make it the most coveted plant for garden lovers. But it is not uncommon to see the “grafted” plants picked up from nurseries not flowering properly. Is it because of some “trick” by the sellers or lack of proper care at home? This is the question that home gardenening enthusiasts jostle with often. This week we take a look at the proper care of rose plants picked up from nurseries.  Roses can be planted from September onwards till January. Plant these in a sunny spot with ample sunlight of at least six hours of direct sunlight away from shade of buildings and trees.  Roses are prone to water logging hence ensure proper drainage.  Planting distance varies with variety but in general while planting in a flower bed, maintain plant-to-plant distance of about two feet.   During rainy season dig a pit two feet wide and two feet deep and fill with FYM (4-6 kg) along with bone meal and superphosphate to ensure ...
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Water board worried 24.2.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research

Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage (TWAD) Board officials here are worried over Kerala’s Irrigation Department reportedly drawing 50 cusecs (cubic feet per second) of water from the Siruvani res

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MPEDA to distribute GPS-based data cards to aqua farmers tomorrow 24.2.2018 Hindu: Home
Wants to ensure produce is free from any banned substance
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Grid stability is key 23.2.2018 Hindu: Op-Ed
The ambitious plan to help farmers earn from solar power generation hinges on small details
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Death knell for KLCDA before it could even take off 23.2.2018 Hindu: News
Custody of all lakes to be handed over to the Minor Irrigation Department
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Depleting groundwater levels raises concern 23.2.2018 deccanherald.com
As the amount of rainfall has been decreasing year by year in Kodagu, the groundwater level has also depleted to a great extent, raising a serious concern about the availability of water in future. Unlike earlier when Napoklu, Bhagamandala and Talacauvery received lots of rain for a continuous stretch of three months, these areas now receive continuous rainfall for a maximum of 20 days. Groundwater which was easily available at farms earlier is much harder to access these days. As a result, the dependency on the river has increased to a great extent. Farmers cultivating coffee plantations have been drawing the river water on a large scale using pump sets of higher horsepower. These machines can be seen drawing water along the river basin. Water is drawn for acres of coffee plantations. However, many farmers have adopted drip irrigation technique. Senior citizens in the region recall the days when Napoklu was converted into an island during the rainy season. Such a scene is not to be witnessed now. On the ...
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Anantapur farmers take up polycropping to drought-proof agriculture 23.2.2018 Downtoearth
As a result of natural farming practice that encourages polycropping, groundnut is no more the solo crop in many villages across the district
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Answer to ‘Karakoram Anomaly’ found? 23.2.2018 Downtoearth
Scientists say the reason behind the Karakoram Range’s glaciers not being affected by climate change could be intensification of irrigation activity in the lowlands 
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Five ways India must help its farmers to face the threats of climate change 23.2.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Extreme temperature shocks, when a district is significantly hotter than usual, results in a 4.7% decline in agricultural yields
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Citing volatile border, Capt wants special status for Punjab 23.2.2018 PTI: All news
Citing volatile border, Capt wants special status for Punjab
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NITI Aayog snubs Punjab: Don’t bother about national food security 23.2.2018 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Model rehab of Ockhi victims: Braving insurmountable odds 23.2.2018
Fr Darwin Peter prefers to stay back rather than return to Rome so that he can carry on with his initiative to rehabilitate fishermen families who have been bereaved in coastal villages. Cyclone Ockhi had claimed 144 lives from Vallavilai and seven other parishes under the Latin Catholic Archdiocese of Thiruvananthapuram. Only 12 bodies of fishermen belonging to Vallavilai, Neerodi, Marthandanthurai, Eraviputhanthurai, Chinnathurai, Thoothor, Poothurai and Erayumanthurai were recovered. Fr Peter, 44, the parish priest of Vallavilai St. Mary"s Church, is doing what no Government does. Vallavilai is a fishing hamlet which is on the Kerala border, 38 km from Vellayambalam Bishop House in Thiruvananthapuram. Clad in a white linen shirt, denim jeans and sandals, Fr. Darwin can pass off as a "cool guy" in your neighbourhood. But the moment people start pouring in to his office room for blessings, paltry donations and other services, realisation dawns that the "cool guy" is indeed ...
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Kochi set to restart pond rejuvenation 23.2.2018
Kochi: The Ernakulam District administration has decided to re-launch the drought mitigation programme "100 ponds in 50 days", buoyed by its success in previous years. "We aim to revive at least 100 ponds in the district during March and April and use them as alternate drinking water sources in future. This time, the Minor Irrigation department will lead the activities," said District Collector Muhammed Y Safirullah. A meeting of representatives from all the local bodies is scheduled to be held on February 27 at the Collectorate Conference Hall to work out details such as selection of ponds and funds allocated. It was former collector MG Rajamanickam who started the programme in 2016 with the  aim of reviving ponds on the verge of extinction due to encroachment. A total of 53 ponds were resuscitated in the initial year. Safirullah continued the project the next year to resolve the water crisis in the city and 156 ponds were revived. The exercise is planned in such a way ...
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Minister wants Palamuru projects to be speeded up 23.2.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
Pending work on four projects to pick up steam next month: Harish Rao
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Minister cautions ryots against Oppn. campaign 22.2.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
Farmers asked to stop overdrawing water
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Is the Supreme Court verdict on Cauvery fair? 22.2.2018 Hindu: Opinion
Some glaring concerns in the 2007 tribunal order have been addressed
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Gardening sans soil 22.2.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Soil-less gardening is a practical and ideal solution for urban kitchen gardens; there is a wide range of alternative materials that can be used to raise plants
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Socio-Economic Review: Foodgrain production to drop by 10%, wheat and oilseeds to buck trend 22.2.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Sardar Sarovar Dam: Level falls to 110 m, SSNNL begins draining ‘dead water’ 22.2.2018 India – The Indian Express
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TN refuses to release water from PAP reservoirs 21.2.2018 Hindu: News
Paddy in over 30,000 acres in Chittur taluk withering
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