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Nilachal to promote use of soil conditioner
NILACHAL Refractories, a Tata group company manufacturing a soil conditioner (Growell), intends to take up a campaign soon to popularise and promote the product in Andhra Pradesh. The product is being sold on a limited scale in the State at ... More

RUBBER


Rubber prices steady
KOTTAYAM: Rubber prices remained steady in the absence of sellers' pressure. Sheet rubber RSS 4 improved slightly. Though only moderate upswings were visible, traders predicted gradual improvement in prices in the next few days. ... More

TEA


Tea industry demands effective regulatory role by authorities
Sources in the tea industry, particularly the south Indian tea, have been highlighting the worst plight plaguing the tea industry in various representations to the Government. Tea prices in the auction centres at Kochi, Coonoor and Coimbatore all but collapsed in 1999. More

S. Indian tea in for glut-induced crash
THE tea trade in the South, more so, in the Nilgiris, has collapsed with the producers refusing to sell below Rs 35 a kg at the auctions and the buyers refusing to buy at that price. Around 70 per cent of the 14.21 lakh kg of teas offered for ... More

EDUCATION


ANGRAU to start new courses
HYDERABAD: Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU) here will be starting two new degree courses and one post-graduation course apart from diploma courses in five disciplines from this academic year. The new degree courses ... More

PRECIOUS METALS


Strong trend in gold raises expectations
GOLD enjoyed an extremely strong period last week. The metal surged higher every day of the week, until it eased slightly on Friday. Weakening US dollar in line with softer US equity markets spooked by a drop in the leading indicators index and ... More

DAIRY & DAIRY PRODUCTS


Dairy industry upset with US Farm Bill
THE domestic dairy industry has flayed the recently passed US Farm Bill 2002, which, it says, would further depress international prices of dairy products and enhance subsidies and protection levels to high cost, inefficient milk producers in ... More

US co-ops: More value, less addition
During 2000-01, India's milk output was estimated at 81.43 million tonnes (mt), making it the world's number one producer. As against this, the US produced 165.34 billion pounds or nearly 75 mt during 2001. But the difference arises in the ... More

FOODGRAINS


Food economy in disarray
The crisis in the country's food economy continues in the face of government inaction. In this issue of Macroscan, C. P. Chandrasekhar and Jayati Ghosh discuss the processes that have led to the emergence and continuation of th e fact of excessive government foodstocks co-existing with cultivators' distress, widespread poverty and pockets of food shortage. More

SILK


Chinese silk import surges on low prices
A SHARP decline in prices has seen Chinese silk imports into the country surging over the last one year. While Chinese prices have dropped by around 38 per cent from $25 to $15.5 a kg since April 2001, imports have gone up by 34 per cent. The ... More

COFFEE


ICO blueprint to end coffee crisis
A SERIES of initiatives in the form of international cooperation through the International Coffee Organisation (ICO) are in the offing in response to the serious crisis the global coffee sector is currently passing through. In a meeting of the ... More
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