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How pesticide overuse is turning Kerala’s rice bowl into an ecological wasteland 17.2.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The state was supposed to shift completely to organic farming by 2020. That remains a distant dream.
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Kerala’s farm labourers are paying for excessive pesticide use with their health – and lives 16.2.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Two labourers died of suspected pesticide poisoning in Kuttanad, the state’s rice bowl, in January.
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More snow in California than Boston? ‘Bonkers’ winter continues with approaching storm 16.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California is known as a land of sunshine. But, for the extreme weather that has accompanied the West’s colder months, California might as well be called the snowy state.

A series of winter storms has brought record-breaking rainfall and dropped snow levels dramatically across the state, causing...

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National Seminar on Science & Technology for Rural Development 15.2.2019 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, National Seminar on “Science & Technology for Rural Development” was jointly organized by Faculty of Agriculture and Agriculture Research Complex at Rabindranath Tagore University from 12th to 13th February 2019.This seminar was organized in association with M.P. Council of Science & Technology. In this national seminar, about 175 participants participated. The major objective […]
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EPA's Top Leaders Stymied Research Unit, Report Finds 15.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Policy
A draft report by the Government Accountability Office says Environmental Protection Agency leaders sidelined studies on chemicals’ health risks. The agency under President Trump has challenged practices toward the use of science.
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Climate change’s next casualty may be tiny insects – and the impact will be huge 14.2.2019 Scroll.in
Forty per cent of insect species are declining and a third are endangered, finds a study.
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Farmers or corporates: Who benefits from Andhra Pradesh’s natural farming project? 14.2.2019 Scroll.in
The government’s choice of partners has raised concerns.
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Interim Budget Session of Parliament 2019 concludes 13.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Interim Budget Session 2019 has been a successful session in terms of wide participation of all political parties in discussions on various issues of national importance, said Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Mines, while addressing the media here today.
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Union Science & Technology Minister to inaugurate North Karnataka Agromet Forecasting and Research Centre (NKAFC) at Dharwad 13.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) KSNDMC and University of Agriculture Sciences, Dharwad have decided to create synergies in the institutional efforts by establishing a new Center of IMD called “North Karnataka Agromet Forecasting and Research Centre (NKAFC)” at University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad.
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Can Andhra Pradesh’s ambitious plan to stop the use of chemicals in farms succeed? 13.2.2019 Scroll.in
Natural farming has improved yields in some areas but scaling it up to cover the entire state requires Rs 17,000 crore.
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Fifth International Dam Safety Conference to be Held on 13-14 February at Bhubaneswar 12.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The 5th International Dam Safety Conference–2019 is being held during 13 and 14 February 2019 in Bhubaneswar as a joint initiative of the Government of India, Government of Odisha and the World Bank under aegis of the ongoing World Bank assisted Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) as a part of institutional strengthening.
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5001 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana Kendras functional in the country: Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya 12.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya, while giving a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today, stated that as on 05.02.
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First person: Why I am campaigning for GM crops in Africa to combat hunger 11.2.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Campaigns against genetically modified crops across the globe make me wonder if improved crop varieties would ever reach small farmers like my mother.
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Construction of Highways 11.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of State for Road Transport, Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh Mandaviya in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today informed that the Ministry has set the target of 10,000 km for construction of National Highways in the current financial year 2018-19 and achieved 6715 km as on 31st Dec 2018 in FY 2018-19.
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Road Projects in NE Region 11.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of State for Road Transport, Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh Mandaviya in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today informed thatthe Ministry has taken up massive road development programme in North-Eastern region under Special Accelerated Road Development Programme-North East (SARDP-NE).
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Government pushes Electrical Mobility on roads 11.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of State for Road Transport, Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh Mandaviya in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today informed that in order to promote the electric vehicle sector, the Government has notified for retro-fitment of hybrid electric system or electric kit to vehicles and has specified the type approval procedure of electric hybrid vehicles.
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New Ports under Sagarmala Project 11.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of State for Road Transport, Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh Mandaviya in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today informed that 14 number of CEZs in 8 states have been identified under the Sagarmala Programme.
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In a first, Maersk Line to move on river Ganga from Varanasi to Kolkata tomorrow 11.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
World’s largest container shipping company Maersk Line will move 16 containers on river Ganga (National Waterway-1) from Varanasi to Kolkata tomorrow. Maersk moves 12 million containers yearly across the globe.
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Development of Smart Industrial Port Cities 11.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of State for Road Transport, Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh Mandaviya in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today informed that the  Government of India under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has decided to develop two Smart Industrial Port Cities one at East Coast (Paradip Port) and another at West Coast (Deen Dayal Port, Kandla) to promote Port-Led Industrial development by providing necessary infrastructure and allied services at one place for EXIM trade to boost up economy of the country.
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Schemes providing Water for Irrigation 11.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) was launched during the year 2015-16 and various schemes of this Ministry viz. Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP), PMKSY–Har Khet Ko Pani (HKKP) including Command Area Development (CAD), Surface Minor Irrigation (SMI), Repair, Renovation and Restoration (RRR) of Water Bodies and Ground Water became part of it. The outlay provided for these components as per approval are as follows: (Rs.
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