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Saffron Blooms In J&K's Rajouri District As Cultivation Trial Bears Fruit

Jan 04, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Saffron cultivation has long been restricted to a limited geographical area in J&K, mainly Pampore, followed by Budgam, Srinagar and Kishtwar districts.

VST Tillers Eyes Rs 1,000 Crore Revenue This Fiscal

Dec 25, 2021 PTI

VST Tillers Tractors is expecting to close this fiscal with a record topline of Rs 1,000 crore on better sales of its tillers and compact tractors.


Mehbooba, Omar Slam Changes In J&K Land Use Policy

She was reacting to the government's change in land use laws that allows the use of agricultural land for non-agricultural purposes.

State Govts To Take Decision On Withdrawal Of Cases Filed Against Farmers: Union Minister Tomar

Dec 12, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

"The issue of law and order falls under the jurisdiction of state governments. So they will take a decision in this regard," Tomar said when asked about the withdrawal of cases registered against the farmers during their agitation.


Arunachal Pradesh Governor Asks Students To Set Up Startups And Become Job Providers

He advised them to acquire merit and not bribe for their mission accomplishment. “Always abide by law and be a man of cent per cent humane virtues,” he stressed.

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19 November, 2021

Prices Of Pulses Substantially Stabilised Due To Pre-Emptive Measures

Outlook Web Desk

"Stability in the retail prices of pulses has been achieved on account of pre-emptive and proactive measures taken by the government such as taking import of tur, urad and moong from 'restricted to free category' with effect from May 15, in order to ensure smooth and seamless imports," the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution said in a release.


19 November, 2021

Centre To Repeal Three Farm Laws, Agitating Farmers Should Go Home Now : PM Modi

Outlook Web Desk

Goal of three farm laws was to empower farmers, especially small farmers, said PM Modi while addressing the nation.


26 October, 2021

Punjab CM Terms Boosting Industry 'Need Of The Hour', Assures Zero Tolerance For Corruption, Delays And Inertia

Harish Manav

The CM also emphasized on the state's land bank of 6000 acres with plug & play facilities to facilitate prospective entrepreneurs for setting up units.


05 October, 2021

Assam Hosts Business Summit To Attract Investment For Making NE A Palm Oil Production Hub

Outlook Bureau

The central government’s palm oil mission envisages expanding oil palm plantation in the country by another 6.5 lakh hectres out of which 3.28 lakh hectres is proposed in the North Eastern states.


05 October, 2021

How You Can Take Part In Celebrating World Cotton Day

Outlook Web Bureau

On World Cotton Day, stakeholders from the global cotton community come together to speak on the many benefits of cotton.


04 October, 2021

Lakhimpur Kheri: UP Police File FIR Against Minister's Son, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Denied Entry

Outlook Web Desk

Eight persons were killed in UP's Lakhimpur Kheri yesterday after an SUV rammed into protesting farmers who in turn set fire to the vehicle.


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02 October, 2021

Stubble Burning: How Can North India Control The Pollution?

Lola Nayar

Farmers are keen on getting an incentive despite having seen evidence of how agro-waste can help in enriching the soil and improving yield


01 October, 2021

And Now… A Greenhouse For Your Living Room Table

Outlook Web Bureau

The product is equipped with a built-in display that offers a step-by-step growing guide and real-time data monitoring


01 October, 2021

Punjab CM Urges PM To Allow Paddy Procurement From Today

Harish Manav

Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said the Centre’s decision to postpone the Paddy procurement at the eleventh hour would further lead to resentment amongst the farmers, who were already on agitation against the farm laws.


28 September, 2021

The Indian Subcontinent – A Cradle Of Aquaculture

Tarun Shridhar

Aquaculture is a traditional activity in Southern Asia Region, particularly the Indian subcontinent. The earliest examples of aquaculture were raising fish in homestead ponds primarily for family consumption.


27 September, 2021

Greenhouse Horticulture Is Expanding At A Rapid Pace, But…

Outlook Web Bureau

In India, construction of new greenhouses is heavily subsidised. Government also provides support to farmers and horticulturists in growing safe food products.


26 September, 2021

Congress Extends Support To ‘Bharat Bandh’ Called By Farmers Against Centre's Farm Laws

Outlook Web Desk

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an amalgam of over 40 farm unions and earlier appealed people to join the bandh.


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21 September, 2021

‘Greenhouse Farming Should Be Well-Planned Business’

Outlook Web Bureau

Experts agree there are advantages in taking up greenhouse farming but also add a word of caution.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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