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Artificial Insemination in pig: Boosting the quality piglets production in Nagaland

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Nagaland is one of the North Eastern states of India in which there are 16 recognized tribes are present besides numerous minor tribes which are mostly non vegetarian. Also, the per capita consumption of animal protein in general and pork in particular is highest in Nagaland state. Each rural Naga household generally have two to three indigenous pigs for self consumption.

ICAR-CIFT develops Rapid Detection Kits to check the adulterations in fresh fish: A path breaking initiative

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ICAR-CIFT develops Rapid Detection Kits to check the adulterations in fresh fish: A path breaking initiativeFish is a rich and affordable source of good quality protein and other valuable nutrients like poly unsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), vitamins and minerals.

Blooming Orchid Cultivation in Integrated Hill Farming System of Sikkim

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Sikkim,   a hilly state in the Eastern Himalayas, have five climatic zones consisting of lower hill, middle and higher hills, alpine zones and snow bound land. Nearly 82% of the land is forest covered and the unique biodiversity of state is well known throughout the world and covers 0.2% of national geographical area only, however harbours 26% of the country’s total biodiversity that accounts 7–8% of recorded species in the world. In Sikkim, Agriculture and tourism are the main economic activity of the people of Sikkim village society and agriculture is mostly through integrated farming.

Dipsticks for glucose estimation in potato: Simple-Fast-Anyone-Anytime-Anywhere

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Dipsticks for estimation of glucose in potato tubersSugar accumulation in potato tubers is one of the most serious problems for the potato processing industry. Normally, potato tubers are stored at low temperatures (2-4°C) to control sprouting.

Farmer strikes gold with Salt Tolerant Wheat Variety: KRL 210

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Shri Surjeet Singh, a farmer known for his grassroots innovations, and producing quality seed lives in village Baras, Karnal.

Transforming the livelihood of tribal farmers of Nandurbar in Maharashtra through onion and garlic cultivation

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Onion and garlic are important commercial crops which can improve livelihood of farmers. They also play a crucial role in food and nutritional security of tribals. The tribal belt of Nandurbar in Maharashtra has congenial climatic conditions for production of onion and garlic at commercial level. But cultivation of these crops was limited to the kitchen garden before the initiation of Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) in this area by ICAR- Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar (ICAR-DOGR).

Sea protocol for sailing Nendran Banana in the Gulf Markets

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ICAR-National Research Centre for Banana, Trichi and APEDA entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a consultancy project “Development of Sea Protocol for the Trial Shipment for Export of Traditional Variety ‘Nendran’ banana from Kochi Seaport to Dubai” in partnership with M/s. Fair Exports India Ltd., Kochi, on 20th April 2017. The MoU proposed provide a standard shipment protocols for Nendran banana by the end of September, 2017.

Rice Value Chain in PPP mode for increasing Farm income and Entrepreneurship

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Among the various approaches to increase farm income and promote entrepreneurship, the prospect of value chain is being advocated in agriculture and allied sectors. Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra , Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR) (former Director, ICAR-NRRI) first made an attempt to operationalize in rice.

Community based solar lift irrigation system for prosperity of Tribals of Dangpura village of Sheopur district of Madhya Pradesh

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Madhya Pradesh state has a high proportion of schedule tribe population (23 % of total tribal population) in the country. The state is inhabited by the Gonds, Mariya, Bhil, Bhilala, Saharia and Kaul tribes. The Saharia tribal village Dangpura under Chetikhera panchayat of Vijaypur tehsil has 62 Saharia tribal families’ with total population of 415. Out of total 28.8 ha area of the village 26 ha is cultivated area. The entire village is inhabited by the marginal land holders in undulated topography and only 8% of agricultural land was irrigated through small diesel engine.

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