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Thursday, September 16, 2021



Government pegs 7 per cent rise in onion output this year

January 27, 2020 4:30 pm

Releasing its first forecast, the Agriculture Ministry said onion crop has been grown in 12.93 lakh hectare in the 2019-20 crop year (July-June), slightly higher than 12.20 lakh hectare achieved during the previous year.

Bengaluru Cubbon Park: Govt says will seize equipment of those coming for photoshoots

November 13, 2019 4:56 pm

While professional photoshoots were banned in Cubbon Park in February 2018, the order is largely not followed.

Fruit production triples in 13 years in Haryana

June 12, 2019 3:21 am

Seeking to give a boost to the horticulture activities, the state government has increased its budget for the sector for the 2019-20 fiscal year to Rs 523 crore, more than double of Rs 210 crore in 2014-15.

Imported from Italy, apple saplings dry up, turn into waste

August 18, 2018 4:10 am

Approximately 1.39 lakh saplings were imported from Italy and sent to Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticture and Forestry for mandatory quarantine to check if the plants were not infected with any disease.

Tree talk: Bask in the shade

January 31, 2016 8:48 am

Common in northern India, Pilkhan is a widely spreading deciduous tree and has a greenish gray smooth bark.

Audit slams Horticulture for not recovering dues from Punjab & Haryana Raj Bhawan

November 29, 2015 4:39 am

The audit pointed out that a total of 134 gardeners were outsourced against the shortage of 10 and an amount of Rs 35 lakh was paid to the contractors.

No Badals in coffee table book, Punjab junks PAU draft

January 10, 2014 3:01 am

The government had planned to release the book at the Progressive Punjab Agriculture Summit, to be held in February at Mohali.

Too many kinnows, too little returns

January 10, 2014 2:03 am

Smaller fruits, higher arrivals from outside hit Punjab farmers.

Greens grown at home

November 29, 2013 3:17 am

On fields and backyards,terraces and balconies,kitchen gardens catch on in Punjab,thanks to rising vegetable prices.

Kashmir’s vanishing farmland

October 04, 2013 5:59 am

On the outskirts of Srinagar city,sprawling residential colonies have cropped up over the years.


Airports Authority of India organizes Cycle Expedition for Green and Clean India

February 15, 2016 4:32 pm

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Air pollution and green house gas emissions are posing severe challenges to our health. Sensitizing people on issues relating to pollution, Airports Authority of India organized the All India Relay Cycle Expedition 2015-16 with green India and clean India messages. The aim of the cycle relay was to spread awareness on pollution control and promote cycling as a healthy practice. The expedition was flagged off by senior officials of Airports Authority of India from Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan in New Delhi. Seventy-five cyclists will cover more than 1,600 kilometers, touching over 20 cities spread over 5 states in a span of 23 days. The 5-leg expedition will cover Gwalior, Kota, Udaipur, Jaipur and will return to New Delhi on 9th March. Cycling is one of the most sustainable and environment-friendly transportation modes and the Airports Authority of India is initiating a green campaign in this direction for its own staff. Apart from promoting healthy and environment friendly habits, Airports Authority of India also undertakes several sports related initiatives and organizes sports activities throughout the country. As part of the green initiative, Airports Authority of India has also installed solar lighting in new terminals, water harvesting and the sewage water is being used for horticulture.