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Thursday, October 10, 2002
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GoM moots phased decontrol of urea supply
THE Government's subsidy burden on indigenous fertilisers aggregating Rs 6,500 crore for the current fiscal, may ease considerably next year, going by the recommendations of the Group of Ministers (GoM) on the long-term fertiliser policy. The ... More

RUBBER


Rubber prices stagnate
With the advance arrival of north-east monsoon in almost all plantation areas the latex flow in vessels will be more resulting in good harvest. Substantial improvement in supply position is also expected in the coming days. Moderate buying ... More

TEA


Govt to offer subsidy to Darjeeling tea trade — Move to prevent misuse of brand name
THE Union Government is willing to give some subsidy to the cash-starved Darjeeling tea industry. This was stated by Mr Basudev Banerjee, Deputy Chairman of Tea Board, at the 14th annual general meeting of the Darjeeling Planters' Association ... More

Price Stabilisation Fund may target small tea growers
AS far as tea is concerned, the proposed price stabilisation fund (PSF) of the Union Government may be initially targeted at the small grower-bought leaf factory (BLF) segment. After recent rounds of deliberations, the PSF committee, which ... More

WATER MANAGEMENT


KRRS plans farmers' meeting
BANGALORE: The Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) plans to organise a meeting of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka farmers after October 26 to find a permanent solution to the dispute over Cauvery water sharing. Persons who are really ... More

FOODGRAINS


RiceTech to focus on milling technologies
AN international exhibition and seminar on rice processing technologies, RiceTech 2002, is being organised here during October 11-13 by the local magazine, Ricemill Reporter. Mr S.K. Baji, the publisher of the magazine and the organiser ... More

SILK


Silk board petitions Govt against Chinese dumping
CONCERNED over the cheap imports of silk from China injuring domestic silk growers, the Central Silk Board (CSB) has petitioned to the Directorate of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) for initiating anti-dumping probe into import of raw silk ... More

SPICES & CONDIMENTS


Cardamom rates continue to slide
The current trend is attributed to weak demand emanating from undercutting and the availability of Guatemalan cardamom. More

TRENDS


Rains revive hopes for Cauvery delta farmers
SCATTERED rains in the Cauvery delta areas in the last two days have helped revive farmers' hope but are not a cause for jubilation. Assuming that the monsoon is normal, judicious water management is needed to salvage the remnants of the current ... More
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