TERI in the News

38 record(s) found in 'May 2006'

  • Local auto majors to decide biofuel sector success

    29 May 2006| Business Standard

    Biodiesel is a commodity with a highly "promising future" as almost every major oil importing country is investing heavily in development of alternative sources of energy. TERI will get funding of $9.4 million from BP of the UK for jatropha cultivation on 8000 hectare in Andhra Pradesh, which finally will yield 9 million litre of biodiesel annually.

  • PM upbeat on second green revolution

    29 May 2006| The Financial Express

    Outlining a seven point strategy for realising the second green revolution, Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh said the benefits of research must reach farmers for improving yield and enhancing production. Soil health enhancement, better water management and access to affordable credit were important components of the strategy required for giving new direction to agriculture, said Dr Manmohan Singh while delivering the valedictory address at the International Conference on Agriculture for Food, Nutritional Security and Rural Growth organized by TERI.

  • Baingan-ka-bharta could be first modified food on your table

    29 May 2006| The Indian Express

    Of the nine transgenic food crops undergoing controlled field trials, brinjal is on the agenda of the country's top regulatory body-for clearance for large-scale field trials. Monsanto Mahyco Biotech, which is developing the hybrid, presented biosafety data from the field trials to the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee, seeking permission for large-scale field trial. "This is a new model which the company is trying out," said Mr M K Sharma of Mahyco, speaking at a conference organized by TERI on International Conference on Agriculture for Food, Nutritional Security and Rural Growth.

  • PM for new initiatives in the agriculture sector

    29 May 2006| Trading Markets

    Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, expressed concern over "bureaucratic hurdles" that come in the way of revitalising extension services in the agriculture sector. He said that the private-public partnership in agriculture had to be more than just a "buzzword". He was speaking at the

  • Research must help raise farm yield: PM

    28 May 2006| The Hindu Business Line

    Outlining a seven point strategy for realising the second green revolution, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said the benefits of research must reach farmers for improving yield and enhancing production. Delivering his valedictory address at the conclusion of the three-day International Conference on Agriculture for Food, Nutritional Security and Rural Growth organized by TERI, Dr Singh expressed concern over bureaucracy in agricultural extension services.

  • Revitalise extension services: Manmohan

    28 May 2006| The Hindu

    Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh called for reforms in the farm sector from food production to consumption, and said bureaucratic hurdles would have to be done away with for revitalising extension services. Delivering the valedictory address at the International Conference on Agriculture for Food, Nutritional Security and Rural Growth organized by TERI as part of B.P. Pal Centenary celebrations, Dr. Singh said bureaucratic hurdles were coming in the way of restructuring the agriculture extension system.

  • PM spells out components of second green revolution

    28 May 2006| Daily India

    Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, spelled out seven components of the second green revolution - aimed at increasing food grain production in the country, emphasizing the need for increased application of science and technology in the farm sector. Soil health enhancement, better water management and access to affordable credit were important components of the strategy required for giving new direction to agriculture, said Dr Manmohan Singh while delivering the valedictory address at the International Conference on Agriculture for Food, Nutritional Security and Rural Growth organized by TERI.

  • PM outlines seven components to attain second green revolution

    27 May 2006| The Hindu

    Outlining a seven point strategy for realising the second green revolution, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said the benefits of research must reach farmers for improving yield and enhancing production. Soil health enhancement, better water management and access to affordable credit were important components of the strategy required for giving new direction to agriculture, said Dr Manmohan Singh while delivering the valedictory address at the International Conference on Agriculture for Food, Nutritional Security and Rural Growth organized by TERI.

  • Planning Commission to focus on agriculture

    26 May 2006| The Tribune

    Acknowledging neglect of the agriculture sector over the past decade, the Planning Commission has decided to stress on the agriculture sector in the 11th Plan, starting from next year by "re-orienting the policy framework" aiming to double the growth rate of farm sector. The Planning Commission is working to revamp the policies based on the recommendations of Prof. M S Swaminathan Committee and the Mashelkar Committee to bring the agriculture sector to the centrestage. It will come out with a new policy framework by the year-end, Chairman of the Planning Commission Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia said while speaking at a conference organized by TERI.

  • Re-orientation of farm policies mulled

    26 May 2006| The Financial Express

    The farm growth in the 10th Plan period is likely to be 2%, according to the Planning Commission. The five-year period of the 10th Plan would end in April 2007 and work has already been initiated for the drafting of the 11th Plan. Inaugurating the International Conference on Agriculture for Food, Nutritional Security and Rural Growth, organized by TERI, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia said, "systematic re-orientation of farm policies are under consideration".

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