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Navdanya welcomes CCI order on buyout of Monsanto by Bayer AG 26.3.2017 ET: Agriculture
Environment activist Vandana Shiva said that it will stop creation of a global mega monopoly on seeds and agri-chemicals.
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Shellfish gatherers should be aware of change to clam size on Quilcene Bay Tidelands 26.3.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Clam diggers will need to pay attention to the size of the clams they gather at the Quilcene Bay Tidelands in Hood Canal. The minimum size limit will be increased from 1 ¼ inches to 1 ½ inches across the longest diameter of the shell for Manila, native littleneck, cockle, or butter clams from the […]
Kerala seeks Rs 1,000 crore from Centre to face worst drought in 115 years 26.3.2017 News
With the State facing the worst drought it has seen in the past 115 years, the Government of Kerala is seeking the central government to release a drought relief assistance of close to Rs 1000 crore. Ministers from the State are expected to meet the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Radha Mohan Singh and others on March 28."Apart from a huge loss in agriculture, there were costs in terms of water supply and others. We have estimated the loss to the tune of close to Rs 1,000 crore and we are asking assistance from the centre," E Chandrasekharan, Minister for Revenue and Housing told Business Standard.While the government has announced all the districts as drought hit in the end of October, 2016 and has been taking steps to overcome the tough situation, almost 30,000 hectres of crops has already been affected and more losses are expected in the coming months if the rainfall continues to be lower.V S Sunil Kumar, Minister for Agriculture, Kerala said, "Around 30,000 ...
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Here's how you can prevent avoidable child disabilities during pregnancy 26.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
Here's how you can prevent avoidable child disabilities during pregnancy
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Here's how you can prevent avoidable child disabilities during pregnancy 26.3.2017 DNA: Health
Disabilities in children are difficult to diagnose and are often seen in the form of subtle signs like social awkwardness, withdrawal, hyperactivity or inability to focus on a particular task at hand etc.
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Pashu palan mela, PAU kisan mela conclude 26.3.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
Pashu palan mela of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, concluded with message to develop livestock farming as an impressive and effective option of diversification.
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Acclaim for votary of organic farming 26.3.2017 Hindu: Home
R. Raveendran has developed a model in terrace gardening
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Sardesai inspects site for chapel 26.3.2017 TOI: Goa
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Surathkal farmers demand market for organic produce 25.3.2017 deccanherald.com
Organic farmers in Surathkal hobli, coming under Subhiksha Savayava Krishikara Sangha, have demanded marketing for organic farm produce. The Sangha, under Savayava Bhagya Yojane of the State government, comprises 81 farmers at Soorinje and Chelyaru villages in Surathkal. Speaking at 'Mevu Kshe-throtsava' organised by agriculture department at the field of Ananthapadmanabha Bhat at Kullangalu in Soorinje, the farmers said they have adopted organic farming for sustainable development. However, the produce lacks marketing facilities, they regretted. Geetha Shetty, an organic woman farmer, said, "The employment in farming sector is permanent. Without proper marketing of the produce, we have not been able to reap the success. I have started growing the agriculture produce organically for the last three years.I cultivate paddy, papaya, pineapple, brinjal, long yard beans and other crops. Last year, I could get only Rs 15 per kg of pineapple. But the shopkeeper sold it for Rs 25 per kg." She also urged the ...
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‘Adopt best practices to resolve problems in SAARC nations’ 25.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Meet on water sharing in SAARC region organised
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In the last two years goverment has sanctioned 40 percent extra funds for the agricultural universities in the states 25.3.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Hon’ble Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that to bring prosperity in the field of agriculture measues are being taken to boost the production of the smallholdings, reduce
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This IT firm in Bengaluru grows its own veggies 25.3.2017 TOI: Home
Ever wondered what happens when Garden City also becomes IT City? You tend to hear about IT companies that grow and sell their own vegetables. Sasken Technologies, a Dolmur-based company, has converted a barren piece of land into an organic kitchen garden.
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Centre to have model organic village in all Punjab districts 25.3.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
Taking a step towards ecofriendly living, the Union government has initiated a project to make a model organic village in every district of Punjab to promote organic farming, beginning with the villages adopted by Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs.
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State water agency unlikely to meet deadlines to repair Oroville Reservoir, expert says 25.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

An engineering expert who visited the troubled Oroville Reservoir said this week that it would be nearly impossible for the state to complete temporary repairs to its fractured and eroded main spillway by a target date of Nov. 1.

In a report submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...

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Water-stressed India stares at deeper crisis 25.3.2017 TOI: India
A majority of India's population depends on contaminated water or has no access to water resources, turning the country water-stressed.
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New department for rural development on cards 25.3.2017 TOI: Goa
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Govt concerned over dredging in Ganga 25.3.2017 TOI: Patna
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A push for integrated farming 25.3.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Farming, animal husbandry, fisheries come together under project
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Defying SC order, Karnataka refuses to release Cauvery water to TN 24.3.2017 Rediff: News
Karnataka on Friday pleaded its inability in supplying Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu in line with the Supreme Court's directive saying the state itself is facing a shortage of drinking water.
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British academics working on 'mosquito trap' to combat dengue 24.3.2017 DNA: Health
The researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow are modelling the impact of the new kind of mosquito trap, the university said in a statement today.
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