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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
AP to take up soil mapping in all dists
THE State Government, in association with the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, will take up soil mapping of all districts in the State. The State Government is also seeking financial assistance from FAO for the ... More

RICE
Paddy field under rain water in Ramanathapuram dist
MADURAI: Over 50,000 acres of paddy fields in the Ramanathapuram district have been submerged in water, following heavy downpour. The district received a maximum of 177.5 mm rain on Tuesday. According to the Joint Director of the ... More

INSIGHT
Quandary of cane, cotton and onion
Farmers were promised policies that eliminate price-depressing moves and lighten the burden of loans and interest. But the Maharashtra Government is trying to revive the Cotton Monopoly Procurement Scheme, the zone bandi system for sugarcane and a pointless liberalisation of onion trade. Are these policies really farmer-friendly, wonders Sharad Joshi. More

POLICY
Kerala: Agri Minister allays staff fears
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Agriculture Minister, Ms K.R. Gowri Amma, has said that the fears of agriculture officers about the future of the Tissue Culture Laboratory at Kazhakkoottam near here are unfounded. The Minsiter told newspersons ... More

RUBBER
Rubber steady on thin arrivals
AS the arrivals to the village markets were reported to be sparse, spot rubber rates closed steady on Wednesday in the absence of fresh selling from growers. The covering groups appeared reluctant to enlarge their commitments since the major ... More

TEA
Brooke Bond's offer for Diwali
IN an effort to capitalise on the festive mood of the people with Diwali fast approaching, Brooke Bond has launched a festival offer christened `Olimayamaana Vaazhkai' in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andra Pradesh. The scheme assures prize on ... More

WATER
Kerala, TN to hold talks on water-sharing next week
THE Chief Ministers of Kerala and Tamil Nadu will discuss the contentious issues relating to water-sharing agreements between the two states in Chennai on November 4. The Chief Minister, Mr Oommen Chandy, told newspersons after a Cabinet ... More

COTTON
Cotton seen ruling weak until year-end
COTTON prices are expected to rule weak in the next two months on increased inflows of arrivals, limited buying by mills and weak yarn prices. In the past one month, cotton prices in the domestic market have weakened by about Rs 1,500-Rs 3,000 ... More




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