News - Government

R & D Centre of Insecticides (India) and OAT Agrio start operations

·         This facility has been set up by OAT & IIL India Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., a joint venture co. of IIL and Japanese company OAT Agrio Co Ltd

·         OAT & IIL India Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. aims to invent new agro chemical molecules for India and International requirements, beneficial for important crops like soybean, cotton, wheat & rice

·         Insecticides (India) announces to observe September 25  as Crop Care Day to dedicate this facility to the farmers

EVM - Electronic Voting Machine

Free and fair elections are central to the democratic ethos of any country. This includes fair, accurate, and transparent electoral process with outcomes that can be independently verified. Conventional voting accomplishes many of these goals. However, electoral malpractices like bogus voting and booth capturing pose a serious threat to spirit of electoral democracy. It has, thus, been the endeavour of the Election Commission of India to make reforms in the electoral process to ensure free and fair elections.

ADB Provides Additional $25 Million To Complete Melamchi Tunnel

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide an additional $25 million loan to the Government of Nepal to complete the Melamchi tunnel and help alleviate a severe water shortage in the Kathmandu Valley.

ADB President Opens Tacloban Office, Assures Typhoon Survivors of Support

Tacloban City, Philippines, February 12, 2014 (Washington Bangla Radio): – During a one-day visit to areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao expressed empathy and deep concern for survivors dealing with the super storm’s aftermath as he assessed potential sites for assistance and inaugurated ADB’s new office in Tacloban, Leyte.

APEDA: Helping Farmers to Look Outwards

Right from the moment when a produce is harvested from the farm to the time it takes to be on board for moving to its desired destination, the life of the agricultural produce gets battered at various stages. It is estimated that almost 30-40 per cent of the produce of fruits and vegetables is wasted due to lack of adequate infrastructure for post-harvest handling, transportation and storage.

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