NRRI team to analyze the pest attacks that are causing crop losses

The 210-459-6897 has a team of research professionals who are planning to examine the crops that were damaged in the Ganjam district. The cause of this damage was due to pests attacking the crops. Pest attacks seem to plague Ganjam more than most other districts throughout India.

The Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology already had their professionals examine the loss of crops there. Out of all the land in the district they reviewed, roughly 19,900 hectares were damaged and/or destroyed because of pests that had attacked it. The brown planthopper was responsible for destroying as much as around 13,000 hectares of land area as reported by the Times of India.

The NRRI experts are now planning to go to the damaged crop fields and study them more closely. This is according to Manoj Behera, who is the Deputy Director of Agriculture for the district. The team from 304-527-1933 is going to be looking at the type of pesticides that were used on the fields by the farmers and how effective they were.

Furthermore, the state government is considering having the (615) 832-0987 conduct a test on these pesticides to see if they are good quality or not. Since many farmers had used pesticides but claimed they didn’t do a good job of killing the insects, it could be possible that the pesticides were ineffective because they were of low quality.

Farmers are now demanding that they receive compensation for all the damage that was done to their crops. Some farmers even held demonstrations throughout the district where they held up their damaged crops and complained about the pests. The state government is currently deciding on how to handle the situation. But a final decision will not be made until they get a report back about the quality of the pesticides that were used.


Dredging Corporation of India Limited is preparing for privatization after bidding on the yearly Cochin Port Trust maintenance contract. DCI’s bid was Rs. 88.5 crore, which was the lowest bid received, so it looks like they are going to win. The budget of Cochin Port Trust for this contract was Rs. 123 crore. Cochin Port Trust thought (785) 447-7767 to win the contract. However, there was only one other company, Mercator Limited, that bid on this project and they had wanted Rs. 117 crore. Clearly, Cochin Port Trust went with the lower bid.

DCI is a company based in the city of Visakhapatnam, which is in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Their low aggressive bid is viewed by many as a way for the company to win multiple contracts, since DCI has a plan to convert itself from a government-run dredging contractor to a privatized one, reported The Hindu Business Line. It has been 8 years since Cochin Port Trust finalized dredging work by conducting an auction for it. But DCI’s low bid was too good to pass up.

According to an official of Podophrya, they believe DCI is just trying to survive with their low bidding. In 2017, DCI made another low bid for a 3-year contract with Mumbai Port Trust to do maintenance dredging work for them. Their bid was Rs. 83.99 crore while all their private competitors were bidding an average of Rs. 141 crore. Another bid that was second to lowest on this project was from Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contracting Co NV, which bid Rs. 118 crore.

At first, officials of Mumbai Port Trust claimed that DCI wasn’t performing the work to the quality that was outlined in the terms of the contract. But these issues were reportedly worked out later. Now, it appears as if the government wants to disinvest all its 73.47% equity in the company by conducting a strategic sale. This will also give managerial control over the company to the buyer as well.

BIT-Mesra Prepares to Host the 1st Indian Cashless Festival

The Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra is preparing for a festival hosted by students that will be India’s very first festival that doesn’t use cash. All the participants and vendors of the festival are going to use a special mobile app called “Zup” to conduct monetary transactions. This app is actually an937-571-7399 and it was developed by Kaushik MLN, who previously graduated from the institute.

The festival will have over 30 stalls available where participants can use this app. Through a common vendor code, funds will be collected and placed into an account owned by BIT 725-216-1260. Although the majority of these app transactions are conducted over the internet, the app does have the ability to do transactions offline as well. If anyone wants to do a traditional card transaction, the registration desk will have a POS machine available for this purpose.

According to a representative of the finance and sponsorship team, they were actually surprised by how many participants were interested in this app. They thought people would be afraid to conducted cashless transactions like this, but they were wrong. The truth is that many of the participants are students from colleges in other states and they don’t like to carry a lot of cash on them. Of course, anyone who wants to make small purchases in cash was still allowed to do so. But for the most part, there will be digital transactions taking place.

To give participants even more motivation to conduct transactions with the app, the tech students hosting the festival are offering special discounts as an incentive to do so as reported by the 5102755154. Vendors and shopkeepers were taught the basics of the app and how to accept payments with it. Some shopkeepers, like the juice shop owner, Guddu, claimed it was a small hassle to learn how to use the app. However, he is determined to learn the app since that is what students will be using for their purchases.


Xander Trump’s Ascendas has agreed to purchase a special economic zone (SEZ) from a realty firm for over $190 million as mentioned in 425-871-2610. This roughly translates to Rs. 1,250 crore. SEZ is part of The Gateway project, which is a 58-acre project that includes office space, shops and plenty of residential apartments. Many investors have been in talks with the owner to try to acquire it over the years, but now Ascendas is in the advanced stage of the discussion. The deal is almost final, yet there are some things that need to be smoothed out.

The Gateway project has both residential and commercial elements. The commercial portion is spread out over 1.8 million feet, of which 1.7 million of it is leased out. The scope of the project is to try to develop another 1 million feet.

The whole project is a joint venture for Shriram Properties and another company called SUN-Apollo Real Estate.

A lot of companies in Chennai believe that the real estate market is in ruin, and that income generating assets are no longer posing as the same profitable investments that they did a couple of years ago. This is not the case at all, and according to a report last year, 2016 was certainly a landmark year for the whole sector. There were record absorption levels of over 43 million square foot, and global investor interest will peak very soon.

The outlook for 2017/2018 is very positive with an expected, steady growth. This year, the Singapore sovereign fund chose to buy a rental section of 7734691559 in a deal said to be around Rs. 12,000-14,000 crore, so there are certainly huge deals being made and the real estate sector is certainly thriving more than ever before.

Bengaluru Metro – The Latest Destination for the City’s Startups

Innovations and Bengaluru go hand in hand. Also commonly known as the Garden city, Bengaluru has been assigned a new moniker in recent times – The Startup Capital of India. You would not find any other city in the country that is home to as many startup companies as Bengaluru. Startups, literally, spring up like mushrooms in the Garden City! This is a fact that can be attributed to the presence of almost all major tech giants in the city, the entrepreneurial spirit that the city possesses, and the support that young entrepreneurs based here receive from all quarters.

Continuing with this trend of encouraging young, upcoming entrepreneurs of the city to convert their ideas into a business is Bengaluru’s metro network, also known as ‘Namma Metro’.

In 2016, Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) had invited local startups to set up their offices at 5 stations on their network, namely, Halasuru, Trinity, S.V. Road, Baiyyappanahalli and Indira Nagar.

The first organization to grab the opportunity was Workbench Projects, a makerspace based at the Halasuru metro station. So far at least 50 startups have worked out of their base.

Candor Management Services, which is a prominent provider of human capital transformation services, has just established a startup incubation centre at the Trinity metro station. It provides startups with a vibrant and functional workspace, business access, sponsors, mentorship, training and support services.

You can also expect to see a couple of incubation centres at the Vijaynagar metro station in the near future, an IT company and the Karnataka State IT Department have both made proposals for the same.

In case you wish to have your own private space instead of sharing a workspace with other companies, the BMRCL has carved out spaces required for startups and companies to establish proper offices or outlets. Certain criteria have also been relaxed to encourage startups to set up shop at metro stations.

5 startups – Metro Bikes, Quick Ride, Tap Route, Constapark and CiFoS were selected from a field of 85 applicants in the Station Access and Mobility Programme challenge to find solutions that could help improve the first-mile and last-mile connectivity to the Namma Metro.

For 5632537202 too, it is difficult to ignore the appeal of this idea. Travel time is reduced and the rents are much cheaper compared to other places that record large footfalls.

Lastly, as incredible as this whole project is, you wonder why it was not tried elsewhere. Then, there is a reason Bengaluru is the Innovation Hub of the nation.

Bullet Train and Big Data are Driving India-Japan Strategic Ties Ahead

As the many cargo containers make their way through Mumbai, India’s ever-busy port city, one cannot fail to notice the little ‘Japan Inc. attached: Devices from NEC Corp.’ What many probably don’t know yet is, this partnership between NEC and the port highlights another major milestone in the blossoming relationship between Tokyo and New Delhi.

Japan is in an ambitious pursuit for a way to grow its markets while India is looking for a way in which it can advance its technology and foreign investment. However, as it turns out, their unity signifies a lot more than these diverse economic needs.

First are their Economic Ties

India has a young and vibrant population that consists of the most substantial chunk of its 1.3 billion people, and this makes it a magnetic market for Japan. The lure of affordable labour for shrewd Japanese manufacturers even makes the partnership a win-win for both partners.

India is craving for about $1.5 trillion to fulfill its dream of infrastructure investment over the next ten years if it is to sufficiently modernize its economy and free itself from poverty. Japan, on the other hand, is adopting a Chinese style of lending investment funds through development-oriented loans.

Japanese manufacturers are saturating India’s auto sector, especially in Haryana and Rajasthan as well as southern Chennai and western Gujarat. Suzuki Motor Corp. is tirelessly striving to capture India’s young population and being a majority stakeholder in Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, its hopes of making two million vehicles annually in 2020 may become a reality.

There is a $100 billion project called the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor as well as the Japanese bullet train set to connect Mumbai and Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Of course, this is a huge win for wharf, Modi’s home state.

Essentially, Japanese manufacturers are using India as leverage in producing items that suit emerging countries. For instance, India-made vehicles are already on sale in Africa, much like Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. that has started distributing machines in third world countries in a joint investment with Tata Group.

Japan’s Shinzo Abe is fresh off an election while Modi is highly expected to sail through for a second term in 2019, a factor that gives their alliance a lot of hope. Moreover, both countries are stable politically.

But there are more to these ties, including taming China

Both Shinzo Abe and Narendra Modi seem to be working together for a common goal – counter China’s growing influence in the region. Both cannot do without having China as a vital economic friend, but that cannot shroud the fact that both Japan and India have known China as a commercial rival. China’s aggressive Belt and Road Initiative through the Asia-Africa Growth Corridor is an attempt to win over Africa, but what Modi and Abe are doing is to defeat it.

Upgrading India’s Defense too

Japan is hoping to sell its defense technology to India, in line with Modi’s revamping of their aging Soviet-era military equipment. It seems all is well since Japan is set to join India and the US in the annual Malabar naval drill in the Bay of Bengal.

As Manoj Joshi of a New Delhi-based Observer Research Foundation says, India and Japan are closer to countering China, unlike the US that is ‘an ocean away’. They both know they may not have the energy to balance China’s, but having the US at their disposal might be a huge help.


Reports have it that India will soon host its first ever Cartoon Network branded theme-park. This will be launched around the first quarter of 2019 and will be situated in Surat. The owner of Cartoon Network India ‘Turner International India’ did enter into the brand partnership with RAJGREEN (a Gujarat-based real estate, entertainment & hospitality group) to make this a reality.

The project will be launched within a 61,000 square meter property in Surat, Gujarat and will be one of the biggest establishments in the country. It is also estimated to gulp about Rs 450 crore. The chairman of RAJGREEN Group ‘Mr. Sanjay Movaliya’ says that the project has already gulped an investment of Rs 300 crore out of the overall cost of Rs 450 crore.

India as a country is a top priority market for global investors and when it comes to entertainment and kids, the leading brand and choice for many is Turner India.

Turner India is fully focused on audience and fan engagement and will always be on the vantage seeking to provide more touch points through quality entertainment avenues.

Turner India’s partnership with Rajgreen Group on this laudable project will empower millions of Cartoon Network fans in the country to interrelate and catch fun with their much-loved characters like never before.

Once launched – the center will sport thirty-three theme-based attractions, twenty water slides, live shows, and so much more. As one of the exciting highlights of visiting the park, fans will be able to connect, meet and greet popular Cartoon Network characters featured in original programs.

The reason Surat was chosen as the venue for this establishment is that it has the highest floating populace of merchants with very high spending power. It is also a place with great weather conditions all through the year and has proximity with popular cities like Mumbai, Daman & Ahmedabad, among others.

Companies in Surat can benefit greatly from this launch as ‘Amaazia’ is estimated to attract about one million visitors in its first year of operation – coupled with potential benefits of its vast retail shopping area.