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Reservoir dogs and furious rabies: WHO wants to eliminate rabies in India by 2020 but how?

Aug 27, 2015

Reservoir dogs and furious rabies: WHO wants to eliminate rabies in India by 2020 but how?

The men, a team from the NGO CUPA, are on a mission: to catch stray dogs, sterilise them and vaccinate them against rabies. #Life #India #Bangalore #NGO #Rabies #CUPA #Compassion Unlimited Plus Action
Centre ready to tackle below normal monsoon, says on alert

May 21, 2015

Centre ready to tackle below normal monsoon, says on alert

Untimely rains during March-April this year have already put farmers in distress and there have been quite a few cases of farmer suicides. #Economy #NewsTracker #Agriculture #Monsoon #Cotton #El Nino #Rabi crops #Keshav Desiraju #Oilseeds #Consumers Protection Act #Siraj Hussain
Farmers under crop insurance cover in Assam

Jan 07, 2015

Farmers under crop insurance cover in Assam

The crops insured include both agricultural and horticultural crops like sali paddy, jute, black gram, green gram, ginger, turmeric, ladys finger etc - grown between June and September, 2014 - an agriculture department release said. #Economy #Assam #PolicyWatch #States #Crop insurance #Reliance General Insurance Company #Weather-Based Crop Insurance Scheme #Kharif season #Cholamandalam GIC Ltd #Rabi season #National Agricultural Insurance Scheme
Marathwada witnesses 12th farmer suicide in a week

Mar 20, 2014

Marathwada witnesses 12th farmer suicide in a week

A 45-year-old farmer from Parbhani district allegedly committed suicide by jumping into the Dudhna river. #India #NewsTracker #Agriculture #farmers #Farmer suicide #Rabi crop #Nandgaon Budruk
Food security, Sonia insecurity, and an approaching train-wreck

Jun 04, 2013

Food security, Sonia insecurity, and an approaching train-wreck

The Food Security Bill has programmed for high food procurement at levels never attained before. This is a recipe for inflation and economic crisis. #Politics #Economy #Inflation #Sonia Gandhi #UPA #Food security #Monsoon #Rabi Procurement
Drought plays spoilsport; dashes farmer hopes of dream run in 2013

Dec 27, 2012

Drought plays spoilsport; dashes farmer hopes of dream run in 2013

The agriculture sector witnessed record foodgrains output of 257.44 million tonnes in this year enabling the country to become world's largest rice exporter for the first time #Indian agriculture #Rice #Wheat #Monsoon #Kharif crops #Rabi #RearView2012
Foodgrains output to slip but sufficient: Pawar

Oct 09, 2012

Foodgrains output to slip but sufficient: Pawar

Last month, the agriculture ministry had projected 10 percent fall in kharif foodgrains production at 117.18 million tonnes. #Sharad Pawar #NewsTracker #Foodgrains #kharif #Rabi
Late rains should brighten rabi crop prospects, says RBI

Sep 17, 2012

Late rains should brighten rabi crop prospects, says RBI

As the monsoon season draws to a close, the Reserve Bank said the late revival of rains should brighten prospects for key rabi crops like wheat, allaying to an extent fears over farm growth outlook. #RBI #TheySaidIt #Monsoon #Rabi crop