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Mega food park projects on anvil

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 18, 2013

 The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the setting up of already appraised 12 new mega food park projects as per 11th Plan pattern of assistance i.e. capital grant at the rate of 50% of the eligible project cost in general areas and at the rate of 75% of...

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Subject Tags: food , Technology

From India to Africa: A basket of technology to transform lives

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 17, 2013

Solar-powered lamps made in India and by an Indian company were distributed first in refugee camps in Ethiopia in 2009 to provide security to women and promote education.

Since then 100,000 of these SUNLITE Solar Lanterns, each of which provides 9 to 10 hours of light...

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India wastes more farm food than China: UN

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 12, 2013

When it comes to wasting food items, India is ahead of China, says a UN report on food waste and its impact on natural resources.

The grim news comes at a time when prices of most vegetables and fruits are high. The waste also takes a high toll on the country’s natural...

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Subject Tags: China , food

Pay attention to farmers to sustain food security promise: Mukherjee

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 8, 2013
President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday said the right to food, believed to be the largest social security measure against hunger, can be sustained only if the nation pays attention to farmers and farming to enable more production without causing ecological harm.
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Subject Tags: food

Mysore to have India's first nutraceutical food park

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 4, 2013

The educational hub will have India's first nutraceutical park where many of the locally available food sources will be subjected for scientific validation, which is crucial to promote India origin food sources.

A joint venture of the Karnataka government and the...

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Subject Tags: food , Technology

Animals flee forests in search of food & water

By : Sustainability ..., May 9, 2012

Senseless mining in hills and forests has resulted in wild animals entering human habitations in search of food and water. The drying up of water sources in the summer is also to be blamed for it. And animals are paying with their lives for it.

Forest officials of...

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Subject Tags: food

New York's Largest On-Farm Biogas Power Project Generates Renewable Energy for Nearly 1,000 Homes

By : Anonymous, May 1, 2012

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) joined state and local officials today at the grand opening of New York state's largest on-farm, 'co-digestion' biogas power project, marking an important boost to the state's renewable energy production and sustainability efforts. The...

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TERI organizes a brainstorming session Sustainable Agriculture Practices for Food and Nutritional Security

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 1, 2011

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) organized a Brainstorming Session on Sustainable Agriculture Practices for Food and Nutritional Security today commemorating the birth anniversary of the Late Dr. B P Pal, revered for his outstanding contributions in the field of...

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Subject Tags: food , Hospitality

Organic farming – India's future perfect?

By : sustainabilityo..., May 12, 2011

India's struggling farmers are starting to profit from a budding interest in organic living. Not only are the incomes of organic farmers soaring – by 30% to 200%, according to organic experts – but their yields are rising as the pesticide-poisoned land is repaired through...

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Global Warming Reduces Expected Yields of Harvests in Some Countries, Study Says

By : sustainabilityo..., May 7, 2011

Global warming is already cutting substantially into potential crop yields in some countries — to such an extent that it may be a factor in the food price increases that have caused worldwide stress in recent years, researchers suggest in a new study.

Corn yields were...

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