Horticulture

  • Israel plans to open centres on agri-horticulture in Bihar June 24, 2014

    Israel is planning to open two centres of excellence at Nalanda and Vaishali in Bihar in the field of vegetables and mango respectively to help cultivators increase their productivity. In these centres, Israeli agricultural experts along with local farm scientists would impart knowhow of the latest technology to growers to help...
  • Anti-Corruption Bureau arrests government official for demanding Rs 28,000 bribe April 3, 2014

    An official of horticulture department was arrested in Kota by the Anti-Corruption Bureau for demanding a bribe of Rs 28000 and will be produced in the court on Thursday, police said. The accused, Ramesh Chandra Shringi, was nabbed by the ACB officials on Wednesday on a complaint of Arif Khan who...
  • EGoM okays Rs 352 cr relief for 4 states to replant horti crops March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre will provide Rs 352 crore assistance to farmers for replanting horticultural crops that were hit by untimely rains and hailstorms early this month in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan, a government source said on Monday. That apart, the Centre has decided to release Rs 92 crore...
  • Wholesale onion prices down by Rs 5/kg; retail rates still high September 21, 2013

    Wholesale onion prices, on Saturday, fell further by about Rs 5 per kg in the national capital on increased arrival of the commodity from Karantaka, but retail rates continue to rule high at Rs 70 a kg. The average price of onion declined to Rs 48.77 per kg from Rs 53.39...
  • Need long-term strategies for apple industry: Minister June 8, 2013

    Shimla: There is a need to formulate long-term strategies for the sustainable growth of the apple industry, keeping in view the effects of climate change, Horticulture Minister Vidya Stokes said said. Inaugurating a conference organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM)...
  • Ashok Gehlot in Israel to bring back farm technology April 29, 2013

    Jaipur: A delegation from Rajasthan led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot now visiting Israel held talks with officials on cooperation in agriculture, horticulture and water resources, a statement issued here said on Sunday. Cooperation in water management, particularly drip and sprinkler irrigation in water-deficient Rajasthan, was also discussed, the statement...
  • Bangalore: I-Day flower show from Aug 9 August 7, 2012

    Bangalore: Around 40,000 Alstromerian lilies and a 7.5 feet tall floral hut on a eight feet tree trunk will be the main attractions of the annual flower show at the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, beginning on Thursday (August 9) as part of the Independence Day celebrations. Animal floral replicas including Dinosaurs, Pandas...
  • AP: Liquor don implicates minister June 14, 2012

    Hyderabad: Liquor syndicate leader B Balraj Goud, who was arrested by the ACB in April has reportedly stated in his confessional statement that horticulture minister Ramreddy Venkat Reddy’s close aides have nearly 200 liquor shops in the three districts of Hyderabad, Rangareddy and Medak. He also told the ACB that...
  • UP: New mango variety named after Akhilesh April 30, 2012

    Lucknow: The famous 'dussheri' belt of Uttar Pradesh has a new offering this summer - 'Akhilesh aam', a new variety of mango named after the state's youngest Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Grafting expert and Padamshree horticulturist Haji Kaleemullah Khan, who had earlier launched mangoes in the name of cricketer Sachin Tendulkar,...
  • Maha farmers turning florists now June 20, 2007

    Amle (Maharashtra): For traditional farmers like Shivaji Bhegade, the traditional machines have been an integral part of their farm output in western Maharashtra. However, the machines are slowly becoming redundant in the face of changing farmer choices. With a crop shift from cultivation of wheat and barley that were once traditional crops...