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ANIMALS & LIVESTOCK
Kerala: Rs 34-cr animal care project to curb foot and mouth disease
UNDER its animal health care management programme, the NDDB will jointly launch a Rs 34.18-crore programme in association with the Government of Kerala, to control foot and mouth disease among the cattle in the State. Of the total project ... More

RUBBER
Rubber improves on week-end buying
RUBBER rates improved on Friday. The weekend purchases from the covering groups and general rubber good sector activated the uptrend while the arrivals continued to be low. All the grades except latex gained while the volumes kept a low ... More

SUGAR
Sugar output may dip to 160 lakh t
SUGAR output during the current season may fall to 160 lakh tonnes as against the estimated 177 lakh tonnes this season (November 2003-October 2004) owing to drought in a few sugar-producing States, Mr Mohan Gurnani, President of the Bombay Sugar ... More

TEA
Tea Board may launch e-auctions by April
"We are facing some problem with the software but we are confident that it will be sorted out soon." More

SPICES & CONDIMENTS
IPC move to rope in Vietnam
THE International Pepper Community (IPC) Chairman, Mr C.J. Jose, will lead a high level delegation to Vietnam and Cambodia soon to hold minister-level talks as part of its efforts to bring these pepper producing countries in to the community. ... More

High vanilla prices may take the flavour out of trade
THE high prices of vanilla in the domestic and international markets may not augur well for the crop in the future as it may lead to manipulations in the trade. The current price trend might compel the sectors, which are currently using ... More

WTO
US `not serious' on farm subsidies cut
THE US is not taking the issue of bringing down agricultural subsidies seriously and agricultural subsidies in India are likely to remain. The Union Minister for Disinvestment and Communication, Mr Arun Shourie, indicated this here on ... More




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