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Govt board to promote toor dal
The board, to be registered under the provisions of the Companies Act with an authorised capital of Rs 5 crore fully subscribed to by the State Government, will act as agent of the Government in the exploitation for the full potential of toor cultivation. More

  • Farmers to get Rs 125 cr under insurance scheme

    AQUACULTURE


    Information kiosk set up to aid fishermen
    TO aid fishermen in coastal States, space scientists have succeeded in identifying chlorophyll (food for fishes) as another key factor in the pooling up of fishes. If the sea surface temperature in coastal waters are low, the chances of ... More

    Move to put an exotic item on export list
    Despite its extensive coastline and diverse climatic conditions, India is conspicuous by its absence among the list of major exporters of ornamental fish. It is a rapidly growing multi-billion-dollar trade that Kerala is planning to cash in on. More

    HORTICULTURE/FRUITS & VEGETABLES


    Bon Voyage
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    TEA


    Gujarat pays more for S. Indian teas
    EVEN as the internal demand for tea at the South Indian auctions remained subdued because of the disturbances in Gujarat, those who bought for the Gujarat market this week paid at least Rs 3 a kg more than the market average or the previous week ... More

  • Tea prices spurt at Kochi sale

    BIO-TECH & GENETICS


    Nestle scouts for biotech projects
    FOOD-MAJOR Nestle is interested in supporting research in India that can bring together biotechnology (BT) and the food industry, through its recently operationalised global venture capital fund, `Life Ventures by Nestle'. The Swiss-domiciled ... More

    COTTON


    Downward correction in NY cotton
    Cotton futures at the New York cotton exchange settled modestly lower on Friday giving up some gains during the week when prices tested three months high on Thursday as sales and shipments continues to exceed market expectations. Marketing ... More

    OILSEEDS & EDIBLE OIL


    Palm oil prices may drift lower
    Crude palm oil futures on the Malaysia Derivatives Exchange, or MDEX, closed higher on expectation of higher exports for March. Cargo surveyors SGS and Intertek are expected to release bullish export figures for March on Monday next week. ... More

    AGRICULTURAL POLICY


    TN farmers urge resumption of paddy purchase
    FARMERS in the Cauvery delta areas in Tamil Nadu are stranded without a market as the State Government has closed down the direct purchase centres (DPC) for paddy procurement. The General Secretary, Cauvery Delta Farmers' Welfare Association, ... More

    INTERVIEW


    Nestle set to `adapt' to consumer's purse
    THE Nestle Chief in India, Mr Carlo M. Donati, is distinctly unhappy. The Budget 2002-03 fails to instil consumer confidence. And that perturbs him. But what really gets his goat is the prevailing ``chalta hai'' attitude. So says Mr Donati, in a ... More
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    Nestle set to `adapt' to consumer's purse


    MTNL to invest Rs 300 cr in ITI -- Deal may prove a win-win for both

    Seshasayee Paper: Marketing without undue pressure

    AMD gaining in chip market share

    Investing in bear market -- A contrarian indicator

    Indian Bank recap may come with riders

    Will Govt bite the bullet on UTI reforms?

    In Depth
    Inside Kashmir
    Guide to derivatives
    US-64
    Looking back
    Mar. 10-Mar. 16
    On the trail of fading footprints

    Foodgrains output to miss target again

    Gold eases on upbeat US economic outlook

    Dairies find more money in liquid milk trade -- Ghee, skimmed powders leading to value subtraction

    Rice exports up despite fall in global demand

    New Zealand `dumping' irks butter oil trade

    Crude olein shipments flood domestic market -- Revenue loss feared in vegoil imports


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