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AQUACULTURE


Fishworkers seek separate Ministry
FISHWORKER organisations under the National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) are planning `vehicle yatras' concurrently along both the coasts during the first fortnight of May. This is to demand the implementation of a charter of 42 demands. According ... More

RUBBER


Kerala firm to export 500 tonne latex to Germany
KUTTIANICKAL Rubbers Ltd is to export 500 tonnes of centrifuged latex to Germany and negotiations for this are in progress, according to its Managing Director, Mr. Kuruvilla K. Thomas. The company had earlier exported a container of 16.4 tonnes ... More

Sheet rubber dull on resistance
KOTTAYAM: Sheet rubber prices were dull following buyer resistance. At the same time, prices of block rubber and latex remained flat. Neither the tyre sector nor the non-tyre sector showed interest in the market. However, some of the ... More

SUGAR


Balrampur getting ready for branded sugar foray
AS the Government is going ahead with its plans for a total decontrolled sugar regime, the Rs 600-crore Balrampur Chini Mills Ltd is gearing up to enter the fast- growing branded sugar market. Market sources said the company had already ... More

BIO-TECH & GENETICS


Need to educate farmers on GM crops stressed
A GOOD farmer relationship management with adequate information would have prevented part of the brouhaha over Monsanto's Bt cotton trails a couple of years back, said Dr Manu Kulkarni, Chairman of the HOPE Foundation, representing farmers and ... More

DAIRY & DAIRY PRODUCTS


Pressure to hike butter oil duty
PRESSURE is mounting on the Centre for a rollback of the reduction in the import duty on butter oil announced in the 2002-03 Union Budget. A 45-member delegation of representatives from the cooperative dairy sector and Members of Parliament ... More

COTTON


Mahyco to offer free non-Bt cotton seeds
MAHARASHTRA Hybrid Seed Company (Mahyco) has decided to supply free-of-cost the non-Bt cotton seeds that farmers are required to plant as `refugia' in the vicinity of the area under its Bt hybrids. The Genetic Engineering Approval Committee ... More

  • No cotton deals

    COFFEE


    Exporters active at coffee auction
    BANGALORE: The Indian Coffee Traders' Association auctions on Thursday saw exporters active, while the domestic trade made need based buys. Prices for washed arabicas cherries were down by Rs 2-3 while robusta washed and cherry coffees traded ... More

    TOBACCO


    `Crop holiday has helped Karnataka and traders' -- Tobacco growers in AP restive
    The trade was also perceived to have played its role in encouraging Karnataka farmers to grow surplus crops. Ch. Ranga Rao, the farmers' representative from Andhra Pradesh in the board, blames the board for not curbing surplus production in Karnataka and the trade for exploiting the situation. More

    Tobacco price stabilisation fund plan draws flak
    On the proposed price stabilisation fund, there was a prolonged heated debate without any conclusion. More

    SPICES & CONDIMENTS


    Pepper up on tight supply, hectic buying
    PEPPER prices increased further at the terminal market here on tight supply and hectic buying. Spot prices of MG 1 garbled and ungarbled were quoted at Rs 9,800 and Rs 9,400 per quintal on Thursday as against Rs 8,600 and Rs 8,200 respectively ... More

    EXPORTS & IMPORTS


    Kerala unlikely to get agri export zone
    KERALA'S chances of getting an Agri Export Zone appear to be remote because of the conditions laid down for setting it up. Though there were demands from certain quarters that the State should also be considered for setting up of an Agri Export ... More
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