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Dr. Verghese Kurien

Dr. Verghese Kurien, the brain behind White Revolution expired on 9th Septemeber, 2012. Known has ” Milkman of India” and as “Father of White revolution” , Kurien made India the biggest milk producing country in the world through the scheme ” Operation Flood”. Dairy farming became a largest self-sustaining industry. The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing […]

Major crop output to fall by 0.5 per cent in 2012-13

Even though the overall agriculture sector is expected to do well in 2012-13, major crop production is projected to fall by 0.5 per cent, the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) has estimated. This is due to fall out in production of non-food crops like soyabean, cotton and rapeseed.


Imidacloprid found to kill bees

Imidacloprid is the bestselling neonicotinoid insecticides all over the world including India. The pesticide is used to kill sucking and biting insects. A study published in the German science journal Naturwissenschaften, reveals how bees given minute doses of the widely used pesticide imidacloprid became more vulnerable to infections from a deadly parasite, nosema. Bee experts […]

Growing NPA in SHGs

NABARD has expressed its concern over the growing NPA in SHGs in the recent years, in the 2011-12 report of Status of SHGs in India. In absolute terms, the gross NPA against loans to SHGs increased from `1474 crore at the end of March 2011 to `2213 crore by March 2012.


Urea deep placement technology

Urea is the nitrogenous fertilizers widely used by millions of rice farmers across the globe both forirrigated and rain-fed rice. Many farmers still practice broadcasting method of urea application to fertilize paddy plants standing in flooded water.


Earth Summit 2012

The Earth Summit was held from 3rd June to 14th June, 1992. This United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) (Rio Earth Summit) was attended by 152 world leaders.


Golden Rice

Golden Rice was the first crop variety engineered for micronutrient fortification with the intention of improving human health. The research project started in 1982 by Ingo Potrykus-Professor emeritus of the Institute for Plant Sciences and Peter Beyer-Professor of Centre for Applied Biosciences, Uni. Of Freiburg, Germany and funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, the Swiss Federal […]

World Bank Aid For Dairy Development

The World Bank signed an agreement with India to provide $352 million (Rs1805 crores) for the National Dairy Support Project, a step that will benefit about 17 lakh rural milk producing households.


Electricity Saving Tips

Washing Machine

Use washing machine when there are enough clothes to fill the entire capacity, thereby you can minimize the frequency of washing. Also go far machines which consumes lesser water. Depending upon the clothes and the dirt you can set the washing machine to minimum possible washing and rinsing programs. Go far hand washing […]

Funds for Youth Skill development

Government is implementing a scheme for skill development in the youths of left wing extremism affected areas in the country. The scheme is being implemented in 34 districts of nine states at a cost of around Rs 233 crore.