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  • 12-Oct-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    CSA develops heat resistant wheat varieties

    The Kanpur-based Chandra Shekhar Azad (CSA) agriculture university has developed two new heat resistant varieties of wheat to tackle the challenges posed by global warming.

  • 05-Oct-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    MSME ministry to fund innovative entrepreneurship ideas

    The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has commenced a programme to promote the transformation of novel entrepreneurship ideas into business ventures by funding the projects.

  • 05-Oct-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    DMRSDE develops low ignition fuel

    Defence Material Research and Store Development Establishment (DMRSDE), Kanpur has developed a new fuel called Alka gel which can be ignited at temperatures as low as -40 degree Celsius. The discovery will now enable soldiers deployed at extremely ...

  • 03-Oct-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Central UP to get 3,500-Mw plant

    Power-starved region of central Uttar Pradesh may get relieved from the exigencies of prolonged power failures soon.

  • 02-Oct-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Inflation, taxes force Kanpur bakers to shut shops

    Over 100 small and medium bakery manufacturers of Kanpur are facing a tough time owing to the recent spike in raw material prices coupled with cut throat competition from their multinational counterparts.

  • 30-Sep-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Potato acreage in UP expected to rise

    Driven by the unexpected price rise and delayed monsoons this year, the farm acreage of potato is set to witness an increase.

  • 25-Sep-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Fertiliser shortage plagues potato farmers in UP

    A severe fertiliser shortage coupled with skyrocketing prices of potato seed is playing havoc with the plans of potato farmers to recover their paddy losses incurred owing to delayed monsoons this year.

  • 24-Sep-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Devotees turn to imported flowers to beat scarcity

    Devotees have turned to the imported flower varieties to beat the acute shortage of flowers for worshipping deities and decoration purposes during the ongoing Navratra season.

  • 09-Sep-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    GAIL to develop CNG corridor in Uttar Pradesh

    Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) has taken up a project to promote the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) as a fuel by developing a number of CNG corridors in the country.

  • 08-Sep-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    PNB bets big on rural customers

    Punjab National Bank (PNB) has set its eyes upon the vast rural populace to enhance its customer base.

  • 07-Sep-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Bundelkhand to make up for reduced pulse production

    Alarmed by the increasing prices of pulses in the retail market, the state and union governments have decided to take steps to increase its production by promoting acreage and yield in Bundelkhand area of Uttar Pradesh.

  • 05-Sep-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    CUGL offers PNG supply for industrial usage

    Central Uttar Pradesh Gas Ltd (CUGL) is set to offer a new solution to the power woes plaguing Kanpur industrialists.

  • 04-Sep-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    UP meat industry in trouble

    The recent devaluation of Brazilian currency against the Indian rupee by over 40 per cent has severely hit the meat exporters of Kanpur and the adjoining areas.

  • 20-Aug-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Elgin-2 mill revival hopes rekindled

    Kanpur’s oldest Elgin textile mill is set for revival after reopening of JK Mills last November.

  • 19-Aug-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Drought boosts spurious milk market in Kanpur

    The prevailing drought-like conditions in Uttar Pradesh have lent a sudden boost to the spurious milk market since the past fortnight.

  • 18-Aug-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    SMEs in Kanpur to receive community assistance

    Over 5,000 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) spread across the city are set to get a boost as the micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) development centre of the city has chalked out ambitious upgrade and improvement plans under the aegis of ...

  • 19-Jun-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Sidbi to train consultants for leather industry

    The Small Industries Development Bank of India (Sidbi) and private infrastructure development firm IL&FS will impart training to consultants for the local leather industry.

  • 18-Jun-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Decks cleared for UPSE depository services

    Decks have been cleared for Kanpur-based Uttar Pradesh Stock Exchange (UPSE) to start its depository services. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has granted permission to alter the shareholding pattern of UPSE's subsidiary – ...

  • 15-Jun-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    IIT-K salaries, offers take a hit; 21% students yet to be placed

    The slowing economy has taken a toll on the number of students placed and profile of companies visiting the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K), campus since January this year. Around 21 per cent of its students are yet to be ...

  • 10-Jun-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Floriculture, a flourishing business for UP women

    Rekha Kumari of Aurraiya district in central Uttar Pradesh finds it difficult to hide her happiness. Just three years ago, she was struggling to earn two square meals in her village but ever since she shifted to floriculture, earnings have improved ...

  • 09-Jun-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Two-wheeler sales inch up in Kanpur

    Two-wheeler sales have seen an unexpected rise in the past one month in Kanpur, with the sales rising 25 per cent. Moreover, the increased demand has led to short supply of bikes, which command over 80 per cent of the two-wheeler segment in the ...

  • 04-Jun-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    IIT-K to develop software to check accounting frauds

    The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) has been roped in by the Union ministry of corporate affairs (MCA) for developing effective software to detect accounting frauds and realise better corporate governance. The institute will work in ...

  • 02-Jun-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    SMEs bear the brunt of power cuts in UP

    Central Uttar Pradesh is reeling under acute power shortage with districts like Mahoba and Akbarpur facing scheduled and unscheduled power cuts of up to 20 hours a day. This has resulted in the closure of around 250 small and medium industrial units ...

  • 29-May-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Sidbi to train accountants for leather industry

    Small Industries Development Bank of India (Sidbi) and private infrastructure development firm, IL&FS, have jointly taken the initiative to impart training to financial accountants engaged in the local leather industry.

  • 27-May-2009 | Vishnu Pandey

    Revival of textile mills on cards

    City-based textile mills Elgin and Lal-Imli are banking on Member of Parliament Sri Prakash Jaiswal, who has been elected for a third term from Kanpur, to regain their past glory.