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  • J&K to engage 150 under Rehbar-e- MachliPlan Scheme
  • Advisor to Guv directs for speedy filling of 1,016 vacancies in higher edu dept
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39,790 farmers switch over to organic farming in HP

Shimla, Mar 11 (UNI) The supply of fresh green off-season vegetables and nutrition-filled, juicy Apple and Pears of Himachal Pradesh to the entire North India got a healthy twist, as 39,790 farmers have switched over to organic farming.
Ryots of this hill state have achieved a major breakthrough as about 21,773 hectares arable lands were brought under the organic farming. The state government, claiming it to be a Zero Budget Natural farming option, however, said it has provided Rs 25 crore budget for the next financial year.
According to a state government Spokesman, it would discourage the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides moreover bio-pesticides and bio-insecticides would be encouraged.
The government has also offered 50 per cent investment subsidy for establishment of bio-pesticides plants in the state. Package of practice would be developed by the Universities to promote the organic farming further.
Himachal has a great scope for protected cultivation of high value flowers, which give high market returns to the growers, compared to traditional farming. The state is also emerging as a flower state.
The state recorded a low economic growth during the last two years as against 8.1 per cent growth during 2015-16, Himachal recorded 6.9 per cent growth in last year, however, the state also projected 6.3 per cent growth rate for this financial year.
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J&K to engage 150 under Rehbar-e- MachliPlan Scheme

17 Jul 2018 | 6:46 PM

Srinagar, July 17 (UNI) To address the dearth of staff in the Fisheries Department, Principal Secretary, Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon on Tuesday announced that the department will engage professional fisheries graduates and post-graduates under Rehbar-e-MachliPalan.

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Dharamsot exhorts NGOs to come forward for environmental conservation

17 Jul 2018 | 6:46 PM

Chandigarh, July 17 (UNI) Punjab Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot has urged all the social organisations working in the state to come forward for saving the environment.

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One injured in bomb explosion

17 Jul 2018 | 6:46 PM

Bhagalpur, Jul 17 (UNI) One person was seriously injured in bomb explosion
at Maheshpur village under Babarganj police station area in Bhagalpur district today.

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Saryu Rai calls out govt to find out middle path to remove the dead lock in assembly

17 Jul 2018 | 6:40 PM

Ranchi, Jul 17 (UNI) State’s Food and Civil Supplies Minister Saryu Rai today called on the government to find out a middle path so the dead lock prevailing inside the Jharkhand Assembly over the land acquisition amendment act can be broken and has also urged the opposition to give away its stubbornness over the issue.

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Advisor to Guv directs for speedy filling of 1,016 vacancies in higher edu dept

17 Jul 2018 | 6:39 PM

Srinagar, July 17 (UNI) Reviewing the functioning of Higher Education Department (HED), advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai on Tuesday directed for speedy filling of 1,016 vacancies, an official spokesman said here.

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