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Thursday, July 18, 2002
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AQUACULTURE


TN plan to boost fisheries production, exports
The mission is envisaged to annually augment fish production by 500 tonnes, freshwater prawn production by 160 tonnes and shrimp production by 1000 tonnes. More

RUBBER


Centre clears export of 20,000 t rubber
THE Union Government has approved a proposal to export 20,000 tonnes rubber at a cost of Rs17.40 crore. The Rubber Board will be the facilitator for the export while the Rubber Marketing Federation will carry out the original operations. ... More

Rubber stagnant on weak demand
THE rubber market was stagnant on Wednesday on weak demand, though supply strengthened on fresh arrivals from the village centres brought by small traders. The purchases in low volumes intended for purposes other than export by Rubber Marketing ... More

SILK


Anti-dumping probe on Chinese silk imports
THE Designated Authority in the Commerce Ministry has initiated anti-dumping investigation into import of mulberry raw silk (not thrown) originating in or exported from China. In an initiation notification issued here today, the Authority has ... More

COIR


Coir exports up in first quarter
EXPORTS of coir and coir products during the first quarter of the current fiscal have increased by Rs 12 crore from that of the corresponding period last year. The April-June 2 exports stood at 19,560 tonnes valued at Rs 82.69 crore as against ... More

OILSEEDS & EDIBLE OIL


Imports seen up on oilseeds shortage
IT is now more than clear that kharif season oilseeds output in 2002-03 has already suffered a major setback because of the prolonged dry spell. As the southwest monsoon still has some ten weeks to run its course, it would be premature now to ... More

COCONUT & COPRA


Walkout over Kerala Govt `failure' on copra procurement
THE Kerala Assembly witnessed a walkout by the Opposition in protest against the State Government's "negligent'' attitude towards the problems of coconut farmers and its failure to effectively implement the copra procurement programme. The ... More

COFFEE


Coffee futures trading hit again
COFFEE futures trading in the country is in trouble again. No transactions have taken place in the Coffee Futures Exchange of India (Cofei), which runs the futures, since the beginning of this week. "The volume turnover has been zero since ... More

COMMODITIES MARKETS


OECD sees global farm markets improving
WORLD agricultural markets are forecast to improve in the coming years as prices are expected to gradually rise from their current weak levels and economic recovery strengthens at the end of this year and into 2003. ``As world economic ... More

TRENDS


Clouds over crop area — Kharif sowing toll heaviest for soya
The country may have to import substantial quantities of pulses and edible oils this year to meet its consumption requirement, which even in normal years exceeds indigenous output. More

Ground reality
A dry borewell adjacent to an agricultural field near Shadnagar. The Andhra Pradesh Government has initiated various steps to increase the ground water level, mainly focussing on dry land agricultural areas. However, low rainfall in the current ... More


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