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Philippines Rice Research Centre to set up satellite-based innovation centre in AP

Amaravati, Mar 2 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu asked the officials of International Rice Research centre, Philippines, to submit a scientific report to produce quality paddy with low production cost.
The International rice research centre team led by IRRC Director General Dr. Matew Morell, representative South Asia Nafees Meah, Outcome theme leader Arvind Kumar, Scientist Vikas Kumar Singh, Consultant Aldas Janaiah and senior associate Rubina Nishat led by Minister for Agriculture Somiredddy Chandramohan Reddy met Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in the Secretariat here on Friday.
Interacting with them, the Chief Minister said Andhra Pradesh stands as rice bowl of India and the state achieved highest growth rate in agriculture and allied sectors.
He said that he wants to develop AP as best agricultural hub. He asked them to present a report to set up an innovation centre in AP to provide value addition to the produce of agriculture sector.
The IRRC Director General Mathew Morell said they are ready to set up a satellite-based international innovation centre in AP. He said a sub-centre was present in Varanasi.
Minister for Agriculture Chandramohan Reddy explained to the Chief Minister about necessary infrastructure to set up innovation centre. NG Agricultural University Vice-chancellor Damodar Naidu, Director of research NV Naidu, Commissioner of Agriculture Hari Jawaharlal were present.
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Ballot papers should be used in place of EVMs in elections: Akhilesh

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Bangalore Naga bodies rescue Nagaland youths

21 Mar 2018 | 11:12 PM

Kohima Mar 21 (UNI) The Naga Students’ Union of Bangalore (NSUB) and the Eastern Naga Students’ Union of Bangalore (ENSUB) have rescued five minors from Nagaland, who had fled their homes in search of employment in Bangalore.

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Coast Guard Conducts crucial Search and Rescue exercise in Andaman Sea

21 Mar 2018 | 11:09 PM

Port Blair, Mar 21 (UNI) The Regional Level Marine Search And Rescue Exercise - 2018, was conducted at sea off Port Blair today, with the objective to ascertain preparedness of the Indian Coast Guard along with stakeholders in responding to a major marine/aircraft accident in Andaman seas in line with the provisions of National Maritime Search and Rescue(NMSAR) manual.

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Tripura to brand pineapple internationally

21 Mar 2018 | 11:03 PM

Agartala, March 21 (UNI) Tripura chief minister sought support from Union Minister for DoNER and PMO Jitendra Singh to brand world class queen variety of pineapple.

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Shivpal ,Raja Bhaiyya attend SP dinner for RS Polls

21 Mar 2018 | 11:00 PM

Lucknow ,Mar 21(UNI) Presence of Shivpal Singh Yadav and Independent MLA Raghuraj Ratan Singh alias Raja Bhaiyya in the dinner of the Samajwadi Party here on Wednesday night has given some respite to party president Akhilesh Yadav.

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