Bihar to allow exploration of ‘country’s largest’ gold reserve in Jamui district

The Bihar government has decided to allow exploration of the “country’s largest” gold reserve in Jamui district.  As per a Geological Survey of India (GSI) survey, around 222.88 million tonnes of gold reserve, including 37.6 tonnes of mineral-rich ore, are present in Jamui district. “The state Mines and Geology Department is in consultation with agencies […]

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Govt to support industry and farmers to increase maize production in India: Narendra Singh Tomar

India, under its crop diversification is promoting farmers to increase maize production through various initiatives. “The MSP of maize has been increased by 43 percent in last 8 years and with the increase in production the farmers are also getting benefited from this,” said Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare. “The popularity […]

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Bihar inaugurates India’s first greenfield grain-based ethanol plant

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated the country’s first greenfield grain-based ethanol plant in Purnea. According to Kumar, the ethanol production will help reduce the cost of petrol and generate employment. The Rs 105-crore plant by Eastern India Biofuels Pvt Ltd is the first one developed since the government gave a go-ahead to Bihar’s ethanol […]

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ITC to broaden dairy products portfolio

Diversified group, ITC Ltd is looking to widen its product portfolio in the dairy segment and tap the “low” milk consumption in West Bengal, according to the company. Per capita availability of milk in West Bengal is ‘low’, one-third of the national average of 427 grams per day. Based on research studying consumer requirements, the […]

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