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Agriculture & Co-operation Department

All Party meeting on Cooperative Farming on Monday
Noted scientist MS Swaminathan and other leading scientists to participate

Agricultural fertilizers to come down
Minister Raghuveera Reddy makes announcement in Assembly

MARKFET to buy turmeric
Rs. 2,700 crore to be spent under RIAD

Agricultural Minister directs officials to assess crop damage
Minister promises to extend all possible help to the farmers

Chief Minister inaugurates AP Markfed Golden Jubilee Celebrations
PACS chief to be invited to MPP meet

No incentive to grow turmeric
Demand found to be on the rising side

Central team to visit on drought in the State
Seven-member team to study drought in the State

Markfed to sell onion at Rs 7 per kg
Minister gives directions

All Party meeting opposed assignment lands ordinance
Describes act as politically motivated

Paddy and Cotton crop areas show good growth
Groundnut crop returns low

Agricultural Officers appointed
Agricultural Commissioner Malakondaiah releases orders

No incentive to grow turmeric

Demand found to be on the rising side

Hyderabad, February 18, 2007

A study at the University of Texas, Arlington, USA showed that turmeric helped prevent cancer with its anti oxidant properties. The scientists at the Institute of Cytology and Preventive oncology (ICPO) based at Nodia in UP recently found that turmeric was helpful in protecting the body from the deadly Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) a major cause for cervical cancer.

Nearly 90 scientific institutions base din the US are conducting studies on the magical medical properties of the ancient Indian herb. Lack of minimum support price for turmeric despite a growing demand for the product the world over, is greatly worrying the farmers in the State. According to the leaders of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM), who made a study on the turmeric production in Nizamabad district, the area under turmeric had decreased to 8.3 hectares in 2004-05 from 11,300 in 2000-01. The production also came down from 77,700 to 32,200 tonnes during the period. The study conducted in eight mandals of the district.

Demanding a minimum support price of Rs.4,000 per quintal, turmeric growers in the district would organize a Mahadharna on February 20 by blocking National Highway 16 from Munipally to Kamarapally. SJM State convenor M Rajamahender eddy and Co-conveno L Veeeragopal announced this on Sunday.

Andhra Pradesh on February 18 , 2007

Stage set up for Three Civic Polls
GVMC, Rajahmundry and Hindupur to elect local bodies

Congress announces first list for AP Legislative Council Polls
Two seats of Karimnagar and Medak for TRS

No incentive to grow turmeric
Demand found to be on the rising side

Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation polls on Monday Vizaginfo.com
Elaborate arrangements in place as GVMC goes for polls for the first time

Money, booze flow in city for GVMC elections Vizaginfo.com
10,500 liquor bottles seized from godown

Caster shop inaugurated at VSP Vizaginfo.com
First major civil engineering work as expansion project

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