Friday, January 21, 2022



Tree talk: Bask in the shade

January 31, 2016 8:48 am

Common in northern India, Pilkhan is a widely spreading deciduous tree and has a greenish gray smooth bark.

Audit slams Horticulture for not recovering dues from Punjab & Haryana Raj Bhawan

November 29, 2015 3:23 am

The audit pointed out that a total of 134 gardeners were outsourced against the shortage of 10 and an amount of Rs 35 lakh was paid to the contractors.

Coming up in Gurgaon: Haryana’s first hi-tech greenhouse

May 25, 2012 3:19 am

To be developed at an estimated cost of Rs 76 lakh in about 2,056 square metres of land,the greenhouse is expected to be completed by July this year.

A week later,East civic officials arrive,find no chairs

May 10, 2012 2:42 am

Nine days after the East Municipal Corporation came into being,many of the staff members walked into the office for the first time on Wednesday.

Kinnow glut: Crash in prices forces farmers to go for new varieties

February 17, 2012 3:06 am

A crash in kinnow prices following a bumper crop of citrus fruits across the country,has forced farmers to experiment with new varieties of the fruit.

PAU research on grapes and guava recognised at national level

October 13, 2011 12:23 am

Punjab Agricultural University’s research work on grapes and guava,being conducted in the Department of Horticulture and at Regional Research Station,Bathinda,has been appreciated at the national level

21-day training on fruit crops to be held

October 11, 2011 12:54 am

A 21-day training programme on “Plant Architectural Engineering and Management of Sub-tropical Fruit Crops” will be organised by the PAU Department of Horticulture in the university premises.

Canada finds investment opportunities in Himachal

September 13, 2011 3:12 am

Canadian High Commissioner Stewart G Beck today showed keen interest in bringing investment to the state in some core sectors like hydro-power,agriculture,horticulture,food processing,tourism and forest produce.

Briefly Region

September 07, 2011 3:06 am

A first-ever two-day-long Confederation of Indian Industry workshop on apples focussed on adopting new techniques,water conservation and using better planting material to improve quality and yield to meet international competition.

Crop diversification plan hits rough patch

September 02, 2011 3:38 am

The Punjab government’s plans of crop diversification seems to have hit a rough patch as area under horticulture has increased by just 7,000 hectares this year.


Airports Authority of India organizes Cycle Expedition for Green and Clean India

February 15, 2016 4:32 pm

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Air pollution and green house gas emissions are posing severe challenges to our health. Sensitizing people on issues relating to pollution, Airports Authority of India organized the All India Relay Cycle Expedition 2015-16 with green India and clean India messages. The aim of the cycle relay was to spread awareness on pollution control and promote cycling as a healthy practice. The expedition was flagged off by senior officials of Airports Authority of India from Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan in New Delhi. Seventy-five cyclists will cover more than 1,600 kilometers, touching over 20 cities spread over 5 states in a span of 23 days. The 5-leg expedition will cover Gwalior, Kota, Udaipur, Jaipur and will return to New Delhi on 9th March. Cycling is one of the most sustainable and environment-friendly transportation modes and the Airports Authority of India is initiating a green campaign in this direction for its own staff. Apart from promoting healthy and environment friendly habits, Airports Authority of India also undertakes several sports related initiatives and organizes sports activities throughout the country. As part of the green initiative, Airports Authority of India has also installed solar lighting in new terminals, water harvesting and the sewage water is being used for horticulture.