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Tea crashes at Coonoor sale
TEA prices crashed steeply at the auctions here on Friday with the internal buyers complaining of a sharp decline in quality. "Nearly 25 per cent of the dust grades on offer could be sold only for a price of around Rs 26 to 27 a kg", a ... More

Mixed trend at Kochi tea sale
A MIXED trend persisted for almost all varieties of tea at the Kochi tea auction. Though the leaf varieties witnessed a fair general demand, it was comparatively low for dust category. Of the quantity of 11,41,000 kg on offer in the dust ... More

COTTON


Downward correction likely in cotton
COTTON futures on the New York Cotton Exchange settled higher on Wednesday in a mixture of speculative and commercial support ahead of the four-day weekend. The NYCE was closed on Thursday and Friday for the US Independence Day holiday. Early ... More

SILK


  • Karnataka: `Hike in raw silk import duty soon'

    AGRICULTURAL POLICY


    Daunting agenda for new Food Minister
    WITH change of guard at the Ministry of Food and Consumer Affairs, a good deal of suspense over the direction of food management policies of the Centre from now on seems to have emerged. The predilections of the new minister are not known, but Mr ... More

    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT


    100% FDI may not cheer tea sector
    A HIGHLY unionised labour force, poor tea prices and extremely low returns on investments will make potential foreign investors think twice before putting their money into the Indian tea sector despite the Union Government's decision to allow 100 ... More

    EXPORTS & IMPORTS


    Grain exports may top 100 lakh t
    EXPORTS of foodgrains from the Food Corporation of India's (FCI) stocks are likely to cross 100 lakh tonnes (lt) in the current fiscal. According to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, a total quantity of 21.80 ... More
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