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Dharwad university develops six new crop varieties

The University of Agricultural Sciences–Dharwad will release six new varieties of agricultural and horticultural crops this year. Vice-Chancellor H.S. Vijaykumar told reporters in Dharwad on Tuesday that the new varieties include two of sorghum and one each of oil seed, sugarcane, cashew and forest grass. The new varieties have better

‘Farmers should be equipped with information’

[hindu] Agricultural universities and organisations should equip the farmers with information so that they get better prices and reduce wastage, Minister for Agriculture S. Damodaran said here on Saturday. At a conference on ‘Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture’, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), he said that farmers

‘Energy, Defence ties key pillars of strategic relation between India-US’

Foreign Secretary Sujata Singh on Friday said that energy cooperation, including civil nuclear deal, and defence cooperation are the pillars of strategic relationship between India and United States of America. “Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is visiting the United States from September 26 to Sept 30. We expect the summit level