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Aranya agricultural alternatives to enhance importance of permaculture in country

Hyderabad, Nov 25 (UNI) Ms Padma Koppula, CEO, Aranya Agricultural Alternatives on Saturday said that it was a great opportunity for Aranya Agricultural Alternatives to support the great cause of promoting permaculture in India.

Speaking at the 13th International Permaculture Convergence 2017, organised by Aranya Agricultural Alternatives, a Hyderabad based environmental and developmental NGO at the Prof Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University Auditorium, here Mr Padma said the International Permaculture Convergence has introduced a design system for creating sustainable human environments, to the Indian farmers.
Several practitioners, farmers, women, and the farming communities discussed and shared their ideas to revitalise and preserve the traditional farming practices.This conference also served as a platform to strategise about the future of the permaculture movement”, she said.

More than 1000 participants from over 62 countries participated in IPC India 2017 with an aim to increase and drive the society towards permaculture developments. The participants included the general public, policy makers, permaculture practitioners, representatives of the Permaculture community and many more.

The Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governments each sponsored 100 farmers to be part of this knowledge sharing event. The event also saw farmers from other parts of India were invited on the event’s expense to have this unique experience of interacting with the permaculture activists from across the globe. The event featured talks, presentations, discussions, exhibition stalls for eco-friendly group and products, demonstrations of sustainable agricultural practices and workshops on building communities.
In addition, cultural performances were conducted in the evening to illustrate the rich tradition and culture of India.
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Sri Visista receives NABH Accreditation Certificate

18 Aug 2018 | 5:33 PM

Hyderabad, Aug 18 (UNI) Sri Visista Super Speciality Hospital here has received National Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) Accreditation certificate at a function held here on Saturday.

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CDF misused: alleges J&K Panthers Party

18 Aug 2018 | 5:32 PM

Jammu, Aug 18 (UNI) Lambasting the government for its flip-flop over the use of Constituency Development Fund by the suspended members of Assembly, Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party Chairman and former minister Harsh Dev Singh on Saturday accused the Governor’s administration of allegedly bowing to the blackmail and pressure tactics of the vested political interests.

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Heavy rain likely in Saurashtra during next 24 hours

18 Aug 2018 | 5:29 PM

Pune, Aug 18 (UNI) Heavy to very heavy rain is very likely to occur
at isolated places in Saurashtra, Kutch and coastal & south interior
Karnataka during next 24 hours, predicted the Indian Meteorological
Department in a bulletin here today.

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SAD prez Sukhbir urges Sushwa Swaraj to take up issue of hate crimes against Sikhs with US govt

SAD prez Sukhbir urges Sushwa Swaraj to take up issue of hate crimes against Sikhs with US govt

18 Aug 2018 | 5:27 PM

Chandigarh, Aug 18 (UNI) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today urged Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to take up the issue of repeated hate crimes against Sikhs in the United States with its government, even as he appealed to Sikh institutions in the US to launch a campaign about the Sikh faith and beliefs to counter hate attacks.

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Yogi announces Rs 15 cr assistance for Kerala

18 Aug 2018 | 5:19 PM

Lucknow, Aug 18 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday announced a financial assistance of Rs 15 crores for flood affected Kerala.

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