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India worried about storage of bumper crop

Apr 16, 2012
The problem of plenty is once again troubling the Indian government, as it does not know where to store the bumper grains to be ha...

Wheat farmers in UP worried over untimely rain

Apr 12, 2012
The spell of rain earlier this week has got farmers in western Uttar Pradesh worried, with many saying that it would damage the st...

Sale of seeds a lucrative business in Ladakh

Apr 05, 2012
Seeds in Ladakh are increasingly becoming a lucrative business, thanks to the region's cold and dry climate. With a minimum invest...

Maharashtra cotton farmers strike against purchase tax

Apr 02, 2012
Cotton farmers and widows of debt-ridden peasants went on a day's hunger strike in different Maharashtra towns on March 31 to prot...

World Bank initiative to benefit Rajasthan farmers

Mar 28, 2012
The World Bank has approved a USD109 million funding for the Rajasthan Agricultural Competitiveness Project in India to enhance ag...

Bengal farmers to get Kisan Mandis

Mar 28, 2012
The West Bengal government will establish 341 special markets, 'Kisan Mandis', to help farmers sell their produce at the right pri...

K'taka farmers to get interest-free loans

Mar 22, 2012
Farmers across Karnataka will get interest-free small-term loans up to INR100,000 from state cooperatives in the ensuing fiscal (2...

Cotton farmers, traders to bear the brunt of the export ban

Mar 06, 2012
With a bumper cotton crop, farmers were betting on exports to keep prices afloat. Ginning mills in Gujarat to observe a two-day ba...

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