AGRI-BIZ & COMMODITIES
`Banks will double farm credit in 3 yrs'
NATIONALISED commercial banks have been directed to double credit to agriculture in three years, said the Union Finance Minister, Mr P. Chidambaram. In an interface with farmers and members of self-help groups, organised by the Madurai circle ...
ITC turns focus to farm extension
"The seed self-sufficiency scheme involves offering foundation seed to the soyabean farmer at a cost price along with information on nutrients and other details."
`Govt must act to resolve crisis in plantation sector'
THOUGH the recent agreement with trade unions that all wage increase in future will be productivity linked will help the plantation sector fight international competition on cost, the crisis plaguing this sector for five years will be resolved ...
Bearish outlook for NYCE cotton
THE NYCE cotton futures finished lower on Friday, on trade and speculative selling due to underlying pressure on expectation of a large US and world crop. Another tropical storm expected to hit the Florida coast did not worry the markets much ...
DAIRY & DAIRY PRODUCTS
daCunha chief gets award for Amul butter campaign
The Vice-President, Mr Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, today conferred the "Dr Kurien Award" for 2001-02 on Mr Sylvester daCunha, creator of the `Utterly Butterly' moppet associated with the Amul brand since October 1966. The 73-year-old Mr daCunha, ...
SICA seeks inputs for cotton funding model
THE South India Cotton Association (SICA) has sought to give greater depth to its project on evolving the bank assisted cotton payment model it mooted recently. The association has initiated a study with the help of the Crisil on working out a ...
SIMA engages agri varsity to study cotton seed market
THE Southern India Mills Association's Cotton Development and Research Association (SIMA-CDRA) has entrusted a study on assessing the marketing of SIMA-CDRA-developed cotton seeds to the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU). The task has ...
Coir Board to invest Rs 3,000 cr in 5 years
Over Rs 2,000 crore is to come in the form of credit and the balance from private investments and Government support.
OILSEEDS & EDIBLE OIL
Consolidation seen in edible oils industry
INDIA'S edible oil industry could witness a consolidation of domestic and international players, especially among those involved in overseas trades, according to a senior industry member. At least 15 entities, 7-8 of them domestic players and ...
Seminar on livestock in Thiruvananthapuram
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala regional office of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) is organising a seminar on the livestock sector on September 27. The event will be held at the bank's office in ...
Higher investment needed in farm sector, says CII
THE Confederation of Indian Industry has said that there is a need for higher investment in agriculture, particularly in irrigation. According to a CII discussion paper on `Investment Scenario in India,' agriculture and industry sectors, in ...
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