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  • 22-Jan-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    China eyes Indian jewellery markets

    After flooding the markets with its cheap and attractive products across numerous sectors, the dragon has now set its eyes upon capturing the Indian markets for jewellery and diamond processing. Currently, India is the reigning leader in global ...

  • 21-Jan-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    Two power plants proposed near Kanpur

    The Union coal ministry and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) have proposed to set up one power plant each near Kanpur.

  • 13-Jan-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    UPTU to open ten centres of excellence

    The state’s largest technical varsity, Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU), has decided to open 10 centers of excellence across the state by improving and setting up new hi-tech campuses.

  • 12-Jan-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    Rlys develop engines powered by biodiesel

    The Indian Railways’ Research Design and Standard Organization (RDSO) has successfully developed and tested biodiesel-based locomotive engines, in its bid to scout for renewable and environment friendly fuels. Lucknow-based RDSO is the ...

  • 06-Jan-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    Plagued by fertiliser paucity, Uttar Pradesh potato farmers turn to oilseeds

    Thousands of potato farmers in the potato belt of Uttar Pradesh have been forced to give up their traditional crop, owing to enormous fertiliser and Di-Ammonium Phosphate (DAP) shortage, expensive seeds and irrigation problems this season. The ...

  • 04-Jan-2010 | Vishnu Pandey

    Industrialist develops degradable plastic from tannery waste

    Leather industrialists in Kanpur have found a new way to convert leather and chrome sludge into eco-friendly, bio-degradable plastics. The proper disposal of chromium sludge has remained a major challenge before the pollution control board and the ...

  • 21-Dec-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Researchers lend hope to Kanpur plastic industry

    The government may not be able to rescue the inflation-hit plastic industry, but researchers at Pantnagar University have lent a ray of hope to it.

  • 19-Dec-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Tanners turn to eco-friendly techniques

    Changing fashion trends and ever-increasing environmental awareness in developed countries has made local tanners shift focus on eco-friendly ‘vegetable’ tanning techniques.

  • 14-Dec-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    PNB to open 100,000 biometric ATMs by 2013

    The country’s second-largest public sector lender, Punjab National Bank (PNB), has bet big on rural customers in the Indo-Gangetic plains of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Keeping in sync with its target, the bank unveiled its plans to open 100,000 ...

  • 12-Dec-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Ficci to conduct skill mapping

    The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) is planning to undertake a pan-India skill mapping project to counter the problem of workforce migration and unemployment. The proposal envisages identifying region-specific ...

  • 05-Dec-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    UP emerges top producer of mentha in global market

    Uttar Pradesh has emerged the top producer of mentha oil and peppermint products in the world in the last two years, a major portion of it coming from Kannauj district of the state. Till now, China had remained on the forefront of mentha production ...

  • 03-Dec-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    PPP power project to come up in Kanpur

    The apex body of Small and Medium Industries (SMEs), Indian Industries’ Association (IIA) has proposed to set up a gas-based power plant in Panki near Kanpur on a Private Pubic Partnership (PPP) basis, to salvage the industries of the ...

  • 25-Nov-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Uttar Pradesh to adopt PPP model for agricultural marketing

    The Uttar Pradesh government has proposed to adopt Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model for proper procurement and marketing of agricultural produce. The scheme is aimed at reducing the on-field losses and providing apposite channels to farmers ...

  • 18-Nov-2009 | T E Narasimhan & Vishnu Pandey

    Rising rupee hurts leather cluster

    The fast-rising rupee, vis-a-vis the US dollar, had hurt the $4 billion Indian leather industry, as currencies of competing countries, especially China, that made slower gains against the dollar, and in some cases have even declined.

  • 17-Nov-2009 | T E Narasimhan & Vishnu Pandey

    Rising rupee hurts leather cluster

    The fast-rising rupee, vis-a-vis the US dollar, had hurt the $4 billion Indian leather industry, as currencies of competing countries, especially China, that made slower gains against the dollar, and in some cases have even declined.

  • 16-Nov-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Kanpur foodgrain market faces decline

    The Kanpur-based once largest foodgrains market of Uttar Pradesh is now showing steady decline in trading activity for past one year since its relocation. The plight of wholesale merchants has forced them to relocate their businesses, making it ...

  • 16-Nov-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Tomato prices see record hike

    The prices of tomato have witnessed a hike of whopping 200 per cent in the last three days in the leading markets of central Uttar Pradesh. The recent heavy rains in Nashik in Maharashtra and parts of UP have prevented the timely harvesting of the ...

  • 13-Nov-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    FRI-Kanpur develops edible bamboo

    Forest Research Institute (FRI), Kanpur, has successfully developed a species of bamboo which can be consumed by humans in form of jams, soup and pickles. This species of bamboo was found in parts of Asia excluding India till now, while the ...

  • 05-Nov-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Industries for power plants on PPP model

    The Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (SMEs) of Kanpur have placed a demand for setting up of Private Public Partnership (PPP)-based power plants in the region to solve the acute power crisis. The manufacturers have asked for providing some subsidy for ...

  • 04-Nov-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    RSPL mulls IPO next fiscal

    Kanpur-based business conglomerate Rohit Surfactants Private Limited (RSPL) is planning to launch an Initial Public Offer (IPO) in the next fiscal year. The group has commercial interests in surfactants, leatherwear and wind energy generation.

  • 02-Nov-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    IIT-K develops eco-friendly bio-pesticides

    The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K), has developed eco-friendly biological pesticides, which will be of immense use in organic farming. The IIT students and professors have successfully tested the bio-pesticides in the farms, yielding ...

  • 30-Oct-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Betel nut smugglers hit government revenues

    The inferior quality and inedible betel nuts being smuggled into the country from Nepal and north-eastern states are not only taking a toll on people’s health but also ruining the revenue targets of the government. The traders smuggle large ...

  • 26-Oct-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Setback for UP auto industry

    The state’s automobile industry, already battered by the global meltdown, has received yet another setback after the state government decided to raise the transport registration fee, ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 50,000, depending upon the ...

  • 16-Oct-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Spurious milk products flood Diwali market

    In the backdrop of the ongoing festive season, the business of manufacturing and supplying synthetic milk and milk products to the city dwellers and even to the neighbouring states is growing by the day. The manufacturers are minting millions by ...

  • 14-Oct-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    'Government needs to set realistic revenue targets'

    Q&A: Balram Narula, Jet Eco CMD