Devesh Kumar

  • Govt to encourage the cultivation of hybrid rice

    Govt to encourage the cultivation of hybrid rice

    In an effort to enhance rice productivity, the Manmohan Singh government has, in a policy shift, decided to encourage the cultivation of hybrid varieties by offering subsidies even in those cases where the seeds are not certified, but are truthfully labelled and notified.

    Govt gives booster shot as pulse sinks

    Govt gives booster shot as pulse sinks

    Worried over the growing shortfall in the production of pulses, which has led to a spurt in the imports of the commodity’s various variants and an upward climb in its prices, the Manmohan Singh government has expedited efforts to accelerate its domestic production so as to meet the deficit.

    Why wait for gas? NRIs power West Champaran with rice husk

    Why wait for gas? NRIs power West Champaran with rice husk

    A small group of US-based NRIs have set up rice husk-based power-generating units in the area, lighting up some 500-700 households spread over 20 villages in the district, and changing the profile of the cluster altogether.

    Oppn unity in tatters as session ends

    Oppn unity in tatters as session ends

    The budget session of Parliament began with the entire Opposition joining forces to corner the Manmohan Singh government on issues such as price rise, fertiliser subsidy removal and the civil nuclear liability bill, but ended with the Opposition in disarray.

    Can't join hands with Soren: Marandi

    Can't join hands with Soren: Marandi

    Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) founder Babulal Marandi does not want to take any step out of political expediency, and is willing to bide his time.

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