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Thursday, October 24, 2002
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Rubber imports turning costlier
THE rubber market seems to have come of age. At least that is what it appears looking at the inert reaction of the market during the last few days even to major developments. The recent big news in the market was the verdict of the Bombay High ... More

Rubber stagnant
RUBBER prices were stagnant again on Wednesday on weak demand though supply strengthened on fresh arrivals from individual growers and small traders operating in village marketing centres. Purchase in low volumes continued as buyers consisting ... More

SUGAR


Sugar mills in Maharashtra pare floor price
SUGAR mills in Maharashtra have decided to reduce the `informal' floor price at which they are offloading free sale sugar to a range of Rs 1,100-1,130 per quintal as against the earlier Rs 1,150 per quintal level. The decision was taken on ... More

Six sugar mills in TN to submit bids today
Among the six sugar mills likely to submit the tenders are Dharani Sugars, Thiru Arooran Sugars, EID Parry, Rajshree Sugars and Sakthi Sugars. More

UP mills to cut cane prices
NEW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh is headed for a major political crisis with sugar mills officially informing cane co-operative societies of their inability to pay growers even the Statutory Minimum Price (SMP) of cane fixed by the Centre for the ... More

FOODS & FOOD PROCESSING


World meat production, trade to get a boost
FOOD safety concerns, which slowed annual growth in meat trade in 2001 to its lowest level for 13 years, are abating; and recovering meat consumption, particularly of beef, is supporting a 3 per cent rise in meat trade to 18 million tonnes, ... More

FOODGRAINS


AP downsizes rice procurement target
HYDERABAD: Rice procurement target in Andhra Pardesh during the current kharif season has been downsized to 35 lakh tonnes (l.t.) from 45 l.t. because of the shortfall in paddy production in the State on account of prevailing drought ... More

OILSEEDS & EDIBLE OIL


New strategy for oil palm growth mooted
FARM subsidies must be treated as cost of agricultural production, Mr Ashok Kumar Rastogi, Union Special Secretary of Agriculture, has said. Delivering the presidential address at the national consultative meeting for increasing the production ... More

AGRICULTURAL POLICY


AP: Farmers advised against paddy crop during rabi
IN a slew of decisions, the Andhra Pradesh Government has decided to advise farmers against sowing paddy crop during the forthcoming rabi season as it involved higher power requirement, establish weavers centres in all the 23 districts of the ... More
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