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Nellore to host aquaculture expo from Aug 25
AQUACULTURE Expo 2002, a three-day national exhibition and conference, will be held at Nellore from August 25. The expo convenor, Mr M. A. Nazeer, told newspersons here on Monday that manufacturers and suppliers of aquaculture products from ... More

FLORICULTURE


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    HORTICULTURE/FRUITS & VEGETABLES


    Fruit, vegetable exports to EU may be certified
    THE Directorate-General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has declared that all fresh fruits and vegetables exported to the European Union (EU) may be inspected and certified by the Directorate of Marketing and Inspection in the Ministry of ... More

    PLANTATIONS


    Central team to visit Kerala
    KOTTAYAM: The high-level Government panel on setting up price stabilisation fund for coffee, tea, rubber and tobacco, headed by Mr L.V. Saptharishi, Additional Secretary, Commerce Ministry, will make a 2-day visit to Kerala on August ... More

    RUBBER


    Rubber inactive
    THE rubber market generally appeared inactive as stagnation continued in all grades except for a marginal increase in the price of RSS-4. Buyers were absent though the market had plenty of rubber from growers and local traders operating in ... More

    COTTON


    Global cotton meet in Cairo
    MUMBAI: The Washington-based International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) will hold its 61st plenary meeting in Cairo (Egypt) during October 20-25. The theme of the meeting will be `The 21st century cotton industry: Growth through ... More

    COFFEE


    Coffee crisis begins to claim victims
    IT is a cup that has not only turned bitter but is also threatening to be dangerous. Coffee, a major cash crop until a couple of years ago, has currently turned out to be a loss-making proposition that the growers are now caught on the wrong ... More

    Global coffee market awaits early signals
    AFTER giving up hopes of recovery in the current season in the wake of continuing low prices, poor demand growth and large stocks, the world coffee market has started to look at early signals for the next season that may possibly indicate a ... More

    POULTRY


    Feed sector report contests Govt claim on maize output
    The average return for maize, sorghum farmers was at least 30 per cent below the MSP as there was no Government purchase plan for them. More

    Egg panel seeks duty waiver on maize imports
    THE National Egg Co-ordination Committee (NECC) has appealed to the Union Government to waive the customs duty of 15 per cent on import of maize, the main ingredient of poultry feed. As a result of the customs duty, NECC says, the landed cost of ... More

    TRENDS


    75 pc of districts facing imminent drought
    AROUND three-fourths of the districts in the country have received deficient, scanty or no rains at all during the first-half of the monsoon season extending from June 1 to July 31. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), 208 ... More

    Drought: Precipitating problems
    This year's drought has surprised many by its severity. Worst in a quarter century, the drought is widespread, affecting 12 States with rainfall shortage ranging from 30 per cent to near total failure of monsoon. During the past decade, India has ... More

    SIV plant closure hits farmers
    THE halting of operations at SIV Industries plant has dashed not just the hopes of its employees, but also that of the 100-odd farmers who were using the treated effluents discharged from the plant to irrigate their fields. These farmers have ... More

    `2002 could well be drought monsoon year'
    YEAR 2002 is likely to have a drought monsoon, if one were to go by the pattern of the epochal recurrence of a familiar climatological phenomenon over the subcontinent. This observation comes from Dr P.V. Joseph, former director of India ... More


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