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Kerala launch app for enforcing food safety law

Published on: 03 Sep, 2015
Published under: Kerala Agriculture News

Kerala is tipped to become the first State to enforce food safety laws online with a pilot being scheduled for launch here on Monday. TV Anupama, Commissioner, Food Safety, told Business Line, a computer application has been developed and undergone trials. Tablet-based app We are now looking to…

Minister’s promise on pesticide-free vegetables in Kerala This Onam

Published on: 26 Aug, 2015
Published under: Kerala Agriculture News, Kerala Health News

At a time when the CPM central committee has highlighted the need for taking up the common man’s problems, the Kerala unit of the party is perhaps Kerala unit of the party is perhaps demonstrating how to do it through its new venture to supply pesticide-free vegetables to…

CPI M promote organic farm practice in Kerala

Published on: 24 Aug, 2015
Published under: Kerala Agriculture News

In an initiative to promote organic farm practices on grassroot level, CPI(M) in Kerala has embarked on a programme roping in the labour force for cultivating pesticide-free vegetables and fruits across the state. The party claims that such creative ventures will bring them political dividends at a time…

Kerala sought Rs 600cr to boost farming

Published on: 26 Feb, 2015
Published under: General Kerala News, Kerala Agriculture News

KP Mohanthe agriculture Minister of Kerala called on Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and sought over Rs 600 crore funds to boost the farm sector in the state here on Wednesday. Mohanan submitted eight proposals seeking funds for improving irrigation infrastructure, development of ethnic fruit cultivation, promotion…

More Organic Farming Areas in Kerala Soon

Published on: 22 Sep, 2014
Published under: Kerala Agriculture News

With the fall of International Organc Day the state government is gearing up to bring more areas in Kerala under organic farming. This time, it has decided to expand organic farming to 2,000 hectares in three districts. As per the Kerala State Organic farming policy, the government, under…

Banana Crop Under attack of Butterfly Pest in the State

Published on: 08 Jul, 2014
Published under: Kerala Agriculture News

Kerala Agricultural University researchers have found a new devastating pest that threatens the banana crops in the state. The pest, identified as the Banana Skipper or Palm Redeye (Erionota thrax), is a chocolate-brown butterfly belonging to the family Hesperidae. It is also known as Banana Leaf Roller because…

Money Problem Faced By Paddy Cultivators in Kuttanad

Published on: 03 Jun, 2014
Published under: Kerala Agriculture News

Paddy Cultivators of Kuttanad town have been facing the financial crisis due to the government’s failure to disburse the price of the paddy procured from them. The paddy harvest in this part of the State began in the first week of March. Though the government had started procuring…

Teak defoliator moth spreading rapidly in the State

Published on: 30 May, 2014
Published under: Kerala Agriculture News

With recent reports from various districts of Kerala it seems that teak defoliator moth is spreading across the state rapidly thus attacking trees and their growth. The larvae of the moth, Hyblaea puera, denude the trees feeding on tender leaves. The pest attack has been reported from as…

Kerala Role One of the most Important in National Dairy Plan

Published on: 27 May, 2014
Published under: Kerala Agriculture News

Kerala State is set to play an important role in the National Dairy Plan of the country for which it have taken certain steps and provisions to contribute for the national plan through genetic improvement of livestock. The three cattle semen production stations of the Kerala Livestock Development…

Kerala Agriculture Sector to have New Groth Plans

Published on: 31 Mar, 2014
Published under: Kerala Agriculture News

Kerala Chief Secretary C K Bhusan said that Kerala need to focus more on Agriculture sector inorder to have good growth plan. He said that Kerala need to have more dialogue between farmers, government and organisations like CII. Addressing a conference on value-added agriculture and food processing, he…

Kerala May Loose it Title as Spice Country of India

Published on: 31 Jan, 2014
Published under: General Kerala News, Kerala Agriculture News

31 January 2014 Kozhikode Kerala which holds the title of Spice Country of India from ancient times is seems to loose its title as severe challenge coming from next-door neighbor Karnataka which is all set to anoint itself as India’s new pepper country. According to figures from the…

About 4700 Cattle Lost Life in Kerala

Published on: 07 Jan, 2014
Published under: Kerala Agriculture News

6 January 2014 Thiruvananthapuram Foot and Mouth Disease which is prevailing in Kerala from recent times is reported to have claimed lives of over 4,700 cattle in Kerala after its outbreak a few months ago. Replying to a submission in this regard, he said the disease was now…

Foot and Mouth Disease Took 2,800 Cattle Life

Published on: 18 Dec, 2013
Published under: Kerala Agriculture News

17 December 2013 Thiruvananthapuram With the spread of Foot and Mouth Disease in Kerala about 2800 cattle’s have lost their life in just couple of months. The death of cattle have affected the production of milk in the state.The most number of cases were reported in Thrissur district,…

Kerala Can Play a major role in National Dairy Plan

Published on: 25 Nov, 2013
Published under: Kerala Agriculture News, Thiruvananthapuram District News

25 November 2013 Thiruvananthapuram The Two main Dairy farm sof Kerala in Mattupetty and Dhoni maintained by the Kerala Livestock Development Board may be having major role in national-level project to enhance milk production through livestock improvement. Funded by the International Development Association and the Union government, the…

New Type of Hybrid Rice Developed in Rice Research Station at Mankombu

Published on: 19 Nov, 2013
Published under: Alappuzha District News, Kerala Agriculture News

19 November 2013 Alappuzha The Centre for Rice Germplasm at the Rice Research Station, Mankombu, under Kerala Agricultural University, has developed new rice varieties with reduced harvesting cycle and increased pest and disease resistance to fight climate change. The centre which aims to preserve rare and near-extinct varieties…

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