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9-group norm for urea retention price proposed
THE proposal to introduce a Group Concession Scheme (GCS) for indigenous urea plants to replace the existing unit-wise retention price-cum-subsidy (RPS) scheme is slated to undergo significant modification, with the Department of Fertilisers ... More

FLORICULTURE


APEDA award for Sri Vasavi
BANGALORE: Sri Vasavi Florex and Industries Ltd, a Bangalore-based floriculture company and part of Hyberabad-based GMR Vasavi Group, has bagged the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) award for ... More

RUBBER


  • Rubber market improves

    TEA


    Starvation looms over Kerala tea plantations
    `The situation can be altered only through drastic corrective measures. In the first place, the grower should be able to realise a remunerative price. The tea auction system should be restructured to ensure competitive bidding. The wage rates and pro ductivity norms have to be modified in such a way that the commodity becomes globally competitive.' More

  • Good demand at Coonoor sale

    PRECIOUS METALS


    Gold seen trading in higher range
    EXPECTATION that the current gold price rally may retrace the move as rallies did within a matter of weeks in the past may not materialise this time as the circumstances leading to the current price spurt are different, an expert has said. ... More

    DAIRY & DAIRY PRODUCTS


  • Karnataka: Adulterated milk seized

    FOODGRAINS


    TN Budget: Organised trade rues ST on rice, wheat
    FOOD grain merchants in the State are concerned over the levy of sales tax on rice and wheat. However, they have welcomed the entry tax proposed on wheat products. While the sales tax may be nominal in rupee terms, they fear the move will make ... More

    COTTON


    Greenpeace flays Govt's go-ahead to Bt cotton
    GREENPEACE has denounced the decision of India's Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) to allow commercialisation of Monsanto's Bt cotton variety. "Many, many important ecological questions have been left unanswered in the rush to ... More

  • Karnataka: Guidelines on Bt cotton soon

    SILK


    Japan extends aid for third phase of bivoltine project
    THE Japanese Government has decided to extend its assistance to India in promoting the third phase of the bivoltine sericulture project in the country. Speaking at a function here the Japanese Ambassador to India, Mr Hiroshi Hirabayashi, said ... More

    OILSEEDS & EDIBLE OIL


    Nikhil, Acalmar edible oil refineries go on stream
    NIKHIL Refineries Ltd, with an installed capacity of 200 TPD (tonnes per day), and Acalmar Oils and Fats Ltd with a similar capacity, formally began their commercial operations here on Thursday. Both were inaugurated by the Collector of East ... More

    COCONUT & COPRA


    Toddy tapping
    A toddy tapper at Anthikkad, Thrissur district of Kerala, reaching a coconut tree top using the Sri Lankan tight-rope method. Despite a huge demand-supply gap, production of coconut toddy in the State is stagnant at around 5.54 lakh litres per ... More

    COFFEE


    Karnataka: Tax relief for coffee planters
    THE agriculture income tax on coffee planters owning less than 50 acres of land has been withdrawn. Replying to the debate on his 2002-03 Budget proposals, the Chief Minister, Mr S.M. Krishna, said he was also rolling back the proposed hike in ... More

    POULTRY


    TN chicken farmers ready retail outlet plans
    CHICKEN producers based in Tamil Nadu have informally set a five-to-six-year time frame to shift to 100 per cent processed chicken marketing from the present live-bird marketing. To set the ball rolling in this regard, the State Broiler ... More

    Chicken prices may go up
    COIMBATORE: THE Tamil Nadu broiler producers are bullish about their produce as the ensuing summer vacation and the onset of tourism season are expected to pep up chicken meat prices. ``We hope the chicken price will go up to Rs 34-35 per kg by ... More

    WTO


    WTO agriculture panel sets 12-month `modalities' deadline
    THE Agriculture Committee of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has agreed to a broad work programme, which would set out by March 31, 2003 the key negotiating principles for a final comprehensive farm deal. At a special session held in Geneva ... More

    PERFORMANCE


    `Vision 2020 plan making good progress'
    THE `Vision 2020' project has, in the last two-and-a-half years, helped in raising the income of nearly 2,500-3,000 farm families, according to Mr Y.S. Rajan, Scientific Secretary in the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the ... More

    TRENDS


    AP: Shift to dry crops yields rich harvest
    THE switch-over to dry crops during the rabi season is paying dividends for the farmers of Chintalapalli, Sirsad, Gatlaboothkur, Mirzapur, Kachapur, Metpally and Begumpet villages of Karimnagar district. They are earning nearly Rs 5,000 per acre ... More

    BOOKS


    Book on `AP Vision 2020' strategy
    HYDERABAD: The Vision 2020 document of the Andhra Pradesh Government aims to transform the State's agriculture into a dynamic, high-growth sector. It proposes a six per cent annual growth rate for the agricultural sector. But are ... More
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