AGRI-BIZ & COMMODITIES
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Two cos join in Icrisat's venture
BIOSEED Research India Pvt Ltd, a part of the Shriram Group, and Rusni Distilleries Pvt Ltd are the first two companies to give a kick-start to the agri-business incubator (ABI) at the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics ...
Cardamom futures daily turnover tops 100 tonnes
THE daily turnover of cardamom futures has crossed 100 tonnes and 1,054 trades in a day at the National Multi Commodity Exchange of India. The exchange has also increased the margin for trading from 10 to 15 per cent in view of the high ...
Rice exports may resume without Govt support
RICE exports from the country may resume if the current bullish trend in the global market continues, though the trade is divided over whether the Government's help is required for it. "We are pretty bullish on rice exports. We think we can ...
Wasteland development centre near Tuticorin
MADURAI: An Advanced Centre for Wasteland Development is to be set up at the Agriculture College and Research Institute (AC&RI) at Killikulam, near Tuticorin. According to the Tamilnadu Agriculture University, Vice-Chancellor, Mr C. ...
`Farmers must shift to commercial crops'
FARMERS should shift to commercial crops rather than cultivate water-intensive crops like paddy for agriculture to be viable, said experts at a meeting organised by SPIC's farm journal, according to a release. The farm journal, SPIC Pannai ...
Dry spell hits plantation sector
IF low price and quality of the plantation commodity had been the issue hitherto, it is now compounded by the unprecedented drought, which appears to have cast a spell on the plantation sector, particularly in the South. "It is not just the ...
Rubber Board apprises Plan panel of need for higher exports
The board has pitched for higher export of natural rubber to relieve pressure on growers to find marketing outlets for their produce.
Govt announces 75 pc hike in sugar release
FEARS of a price spiral on account of drought in major sugarcane growing areas has promoted the Government to release 45 lakh tonnes (lt) of sugar as the aggregate free sale quota (FSQ) of mills for the ensuing April-June quarter. This is as ...
Agri-tech body upbeat on rainfed eco-system projects
AS many as 58 new technologies were developed and 10,000 on-farm trials conducted during the past five years under the Rs 992-crore National Agricultural Technology Project (NATP) launched in 1998. The NATP has been implemented in 225 ...
DAIRY & DAIRY PRODUCTS
Saravana Selvarathinam group forays into branded milk
WE made a mark selling gold, edible oil, snack foods and packaged water, why not sell milk?" responds Mr S. Saravanan, Proprietor, Saravana Selvarathinam group of companies, when asked why the group was getting into the sale of branded milk. ...
Sericulture promotion in TN
MADURAI: The Central Sericulture Germplasm Resource Centre has intensified research on natural dyes, while popularising organic farming in sericulture for production of quality and eco-friendly silk yarn, according to the Director of the ...
Coffee husk export thru Malpe port
MANGALORE: The Union Government has permitted the export of coffee husk through Malpe port in Udupi district. Mr S.M. Akhter, Under-Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, informed this to the Kanara Chamber of Commerce ...
`Patenting of seeds by MNCs likely to hit Indian farmers'
PATENTING of seeds may lead to the emergence of multi-national companies (MNCs) in the seed market, according to Dr N.S. Shetty, former senior consultant of Food and Agricultural Organisation. Delivering the keynote address at the inauguration ...
Rs 9.22 cr for drought relief in Kerala
KOCHI: The district administration has stepped up drought relief measures, with the district-level crisis management committee taking stock of the situation. As many as 79 of 117 villages in the district have been declared ...
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