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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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Mah Governor calls for strengthening Regional Development Boards; revising formula for equitable allocation of funds

23 Apr 2018 | 11:53 PM

Mumbai, Apr 23 (UNI) Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Monday
called for strengthening the Regional Development Boards in the
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Socio-economic conditions force women to become sex workers: Experts

23 Apr 2018 | 11:35 PM

Amaravati Apr 23 (UNI) Several officials and social activists had opined that socio-economic conditions force women to enter into the flesh trade and most of the victims were from the backward castes and poor.

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Woman arrested for fraudulently extorting money in Jammu

23 Apr 2018 | 11:30 PM

Jammu, Apr 23 (UNI) The sleuths of Crime Branch wing of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday arrested a woman here for fraudulently extorting money from the people assuring them to return with suitable interest rate.

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Around 1,000 people die every year in road accidents in J&K: Minister

23 Apr 2018 | 11:27 PM

Jammu, Apr 23 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Minister of State for Transport Sunil Kumar on Monday said that around 1000 people die every year in road mishaps across the state.

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Facilitation centre to assist migrant workers opens

23 Apr 2018 | 11:20 PM

Kochi, Apr 23(UNI) Kerala Labour Minister T P Ramakrishnan has inaugurated the Facilitation Centre to assist migrant workers at Perumbavoor in the district here on Monday.

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