Video PlayerClose Employees work at a greenhouse of a modern agricultural demonstration garden in Nanhe County, north China's Hebei Province, Dec. 11, 2019. In recent years, Nanhe county has been optimizing the structure of its agricultural industry to boost rural economy. With the construction of modern agricultural zones, local authorities introduced modern technologies and "industrialization" management ideas to develop local brands, smart farms, ecological tourism and other forms of agriculture with local features to help increase farmers' income. (Xinhua/Zhu Xudong) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next … [Read more...] about Nanhe County optimizes agricultural industry structure to boost rural economy
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MADURAIOn Wednesday afternoon, students of three classes were seen seated under the shade of trees at Government Higher Secondary School in Pottapatti, a village located 57 km away from Madurai along National Highway 7 towards Tiruchi. The school is among the few institutions in Madurai district, where 95% of the students are first generation learners, says Headmaster K. Kandasami. The school administration has sought assistance from the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development to improve basic infrastructure. Due to its remote location, the school has only a few feeder schools around. Students of the school have to wait for a bus till 5.15 p.m. to reach places like Kottampatti. “This is one of the reasons for our students not going to competitions a lot. If better connectivity is provided, our students can do well on the front. It will also provide them safe travel during rainy season,” said Mr. Kandasami. A few classrooms Currently, 308 students from Classes 6 … [Read more...] about This govt. school yearns for basic infrastructure
Email ABC Western Plains By Patrick Bell Posted December 12, 2019 07:23:34 Photo: The Dubbo Solar Hub powers hundreds of homes in southern parts of the town. (ABC Western Plains: Patrick Bell) Related Story: How renewable energy projects farming the sun are revitalising rural towns Map: Dubbo 2830 Farmers in the New South Wales central west are being urged to consider hosting renewable energy sources on their properties as part of a pilot program in the region. Key points:The State Government has singled out the central west for a 3,000-megawatt Renewable Energy ZoneFarmers currently leasing their land to renewable energy companies are spruiking the benefitsThey say it's improved the quality of their land and production The State Government recently announced it would trial a Renewable Energy Zone [REZ] in an area that included Dubbo and surrounding towns.The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment [DPIE] said the REZ would unlock 3,000 megawatts of power, … [Read more...] about Renewable energy boosting one farmer’s productivity as pilot program unveiled for central west NSW
With no green signal from party high command, Cabinet expansion on hold With growing number of aspirants and no green signal from the party bosses, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa is likely to put off the Cabinet expansion by at least two weeks. The newly elected 11 MLAs, along with four other disqualified MLAs, continue to exert pressure on Yediyurappa to expand his ministry at the earliest. Now, it is said that the expansion plans will be kept at bay until there is clarity on whether to accommodate two defeated candidates or not. “All this will take at least two weeks,’’ one of the leaders identified with the newly elected MLAs told Bangalore Mirror. Earlier in the day, Yediyurappa gave a patient hearing to Gokak MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi and others who helped form the government. He assured them that most of their demands can be met by him while a few need the approval of party national president, Amit Shah. It is said that Yediyurappa is leaving for Delhi on … [Read more...] about Expansion put off for 2 weeks?
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will chair the fifth meeting of the Niti Aayog's Governing Council which will focus on issues like the drought situation, farm distress, rain-water harvesting and preparedness for Kharif crops. The five-point agenda for the meeting also includes aspirational districts programme, transforming agriculture and security related issues with special focus on left wing extremism (LWE) districts, an official statement said. The meeting, to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, will be attended by chief ministers, lieutenant governors of union territories, several union ministers and senior government officials. This will be the first governing council meeting under the new Modi government. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, however, has refused to attend the meeting, saying it is "fruitless" as the Niti Aayog has no financial powers to support state plans. Headed by the Prime Minister, the Governing Council includes ministers of … [Read more...] about PM Narendra Modi to chair Niti Aayog’s fifth Governing Council meeting on Saturday