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India: Agriculture minister encourages India’s farmers to use stress-tolerant rice varieties

posted Oct 12, 2015, 12:28 AM by   [ updated Oct 12, 2015, 12:38 AM ]
“Use flood- and drought-tolerant rice to get maximum profit from your small landholdings in the stress-prone areas of Bihar.” This was the key message of Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, to a gathering of more than a thousand farmers during a foundation ceremony of the National Integrated Agriculture Research Centre (Rastriya Samekit Krishi Anushandan Kendra), Motihari, Bihar, India on 21 August. (This was originally published in September 2015)