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Thursday, June 05, 2003
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AP: Rs 100 cr to be spent on irrigation
THE Marketing Department of Andhra Pradesh has proposed to spend Rs 100 crore on minor lift irrigation projects across the State, while projecting an income of Rs 225.48 crore from market-fee receipts in the current fiscal as against Rs 202.97 ... More

SEEDS


Seed exports seen rising to $200 m by 2005
SEEDS exports has the potential to grow to a whopping $200 million by the year 2005 as against the modest $20 million at present, provided the Government follows a consistent policy of allowing import of parental strains and re - exporting the ... More

World Seed Congress on June 7
BANGALORE: THE five-day World Seed Congress, which is being held here from June 7, will be inaugurated by the Union Agriculture Minister, Mr Rajnath Singh. The congress will have its preliminary discussions before the inaugural of the meet. Dr ... More

AQUACULTURE


Kerala: Ban on trawling from June 14
It has been decided not to recommend a hike in power tariff. The KSEB has been able to cap the upward trend in revenue deficit accruals. More

RUBBER


Rubber quiet on low enquiries
rubberACTIVITIES in the rubber market were mainly confined to trading in ungraded rubber. Demand for the rubber was moderate, but owing to selling pressure from small growers, price fell slightly. All other grades remained static. Since the ... More

SUGAR


Centre in a bind over UP cane payment issue
sugarTHE Centre is caught in a bind over the issue of payment of the State `advised' price of Rs 95 per quintal to sugarcane growers in Uttar Pradesh for the cane delivered by them to mills in the current 2002-03 crushing season ... More

Global sugar may firm up on lower output
LOWER opening stocks, lower production, some recovery in consumption and lowest ending stocks in recent years are all expected to combine during 2003-04 to pull the international sugar market out of depressed conditions of last three ... More

PRECIOUS METALS


Demand for gold up 4.2 pc in Q1
DEMAND for gold worldwide grew by 4.2 per cent at 970 tonnes during the first quarter of 2003 primarily as a result of higher rate of producer de-hedging, Gold Fields Mineral Services Ltd (GFMS) said in its report on `First quarter 2003 gold ... More

SILK


Focus on raising bivoltine silk output
ANDHRA Pradesh and other silk-producing States in the country have planned to increase bivoltine silk production to meet the entire domestic demand in a few years time and avoid imports. "The whole idea is to make the country self-sufficient in ... More

SPICES & CONDIMENTS


Cardamom auctions to end for the season
CARDAMOM auctions will formally come to an end, till the beginning of the next season, after the last auction scheduled for next Friday at Vandanmedu in Kerala is over. Three auctioneers based in Tamil Nadu and Kerala had already officially ... More
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