Himachal promoting cultivation of medicinal plants

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh is promoting the cultivation and conservation of medicinal plants by encouraging farmers to cultivate them. Under the National AYUSH Mission, the government is providing financial assistance for which farmer clusters have been set up. To get the

Vital to shun pesticides for organic farming: Vandana Shiva

Dehradun: Agricultural pests cannot be destroyed completely no matter how much pesticide is used. While pesticide and fertilisers along with genetically modified crops have ended up adding poison to food, farmers who pursue organic agriculture earn up to 10 times

Plastic waste control top priority for FMCG firms

New Delhi/Chennai: For the past few months plastic packaging materials are ringing alarm bells for FMCG firms. The issue of pollution caused due to the non-degradable material is keeping consumer goods majors — from ITC and Dabur to Nestlé and

Uttarakhand to hold Investors Summit in October’18

Dehradun: The State Government will be organising a two-day Investors Summit later in October this year. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be invited by the state for the inauguration of the summit. Before the Investors Summit, four mini conclaves