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WHEAT
Global wheat production forecast at 615 m tonnes
FOR 2004-05, estimates of global wheat production and consumption both have been revised one million tonnes up from August, while world trade is expected to remain unchanged from the previous year. As a result, world wheat output forecast for ... More

CLIMATE & WEATHER
MET SIGNS
Good monsoon week in Kerala
THE week ending September 29 saw most parts of the State receiving either `excess' or `normal' precipitation. Alappuzha and Kasaragode district, which recorded `deficient' rainfall, were the only exception to the ... More

AQUACULTURE
Congestion at Kochi port hits seafood exports
EXPORTS of seafood from Kerala have come to a near standstill as the heavy congestion of containers at the Kochi port has affected cargo movement, stockpiling marine products worth crores of rupees. Seafood exporters are worried that any ... More

RUBBER
Mixed trend in rubber market
A MIXED trend prevailed in the domestic rubber market on Friday. The purchases from the covering groups brought up the sheet rubber price to Rs 51.50 against Rs 51.25 on Thursday. Amidst short supply and export enquiries, ISNR 20 and latex ... More

SUGAR
ISEC to go ahead with export of preferential quota to EU
EVEN as higher domestic prices have made exports a not-so-remunerative proposition, the Indian Sugar Exim Corporation Ltd (ISEC) plans to execute the entire preferential sugar export quota to the European Union (EU) allocated to it for the ... More

TEA
Tea buyers' plea for lowest tax bracket under VAT regime
Tea traders also want the controls recently imposed on trade, especially the tea auction system, abolished. More

OILSEEDS & EDIBLE OIL
Oilseed exports up sharply
A COMBINATION of farmers' education, scientific water management, strong input delivery system and research is the way forward for raising oilseeds productivity and generating genuine export surpluses," Mr Kishore Tanna, Chairman, Indian Oilseeds ... More

CREDIT CARDS & DEBIT CARDS
BoI to launch card for tenant farmers
MUMBAI: Bank of India is launching a Star Bhumiheen Kisan card, a scheme that will benefit tenant farmers and sharecroppers who were out of the purview of kisan credit card, according to a press release from the bank. The scheme will be ... More




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