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AGRI-BIZ & COMMODITIES

WHEAT


Caring for the crop
Farm workers undertaking weeding operations on a wheat farm at a village near Amritsar. The crop is expected to be harvested from mid-April. Thanks to favourable conditions, the country's wheat production is likely to exceed 75 million tonnes ... More

RUBBER


Rubber rules firm on continuous buying
SUSTAINED buying from covering groups and purchase agents kept the physical rubber prices firm on Friday. There was no selling pressure from dealers or growers and the fresh arrivals to the main marketing centres were almost nil. Weather ... More

TEA


Tata Tea registers new firm for estates' transfer
TATA Tea has registered a new firm Kannan Devan Hills Plantation Ltd, into which its plantation business of 17 leased estates in Munnar in Kerala will be transferred. "The new company was registered on March 15," Mr Percy Siganporia, Managing ... More

WATER


Tiding over
Barges transporting sand for building a cross-bund across the Krishna river, upstream the Prakasam Barrage, in Vijayawada on Friday.

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FOODGRAINS


World grain meet to discuss free trade
MUMBAI: "Expanding global markets - removing the obstacles" will be the theme of next IGC grains conference 2005 to be held in London on June 15. Developments in the global animal feed industry and their likely impact on international ... More

COIR


Coir exports set to top Rs 450-cr target
Demand for coir pith has shown a substantial increase. It is now used as a soil conditioner. More

COCONUT & COPRA


KCMA plans to strengthen cashew industry in State
THE Karnataka Cashew Manufacturers' Association (KCMA), which is in the golden jubilee year, has drawn up various infrastructure development projects to strengthen cashew industry in the State. In this regard, it has envisaged projects such as ... More

COFFEE


Govt scraps cess on coffee exports
THE Union Government has done away with cess on exports of coffee. Currently, there is a cess of Rs 500 on every tonne of coffee exported. India exports more than 70 per cent of its average output of 2.8 lakh tonnes. Coffee exports during ... More

TOBACCO


AP to monitor tobacco market
THE Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, on Friday directed the State Government officials to be in constant touch with the Tobacco Board and monitor progress of tobacco purchases by buyers on a day-to-day basis. As the ... More

POULTRY


VAT woes for poultry sector
Kerala's notification excludes poultry from list of exemption categories. More

Egg rates cut by 5 paise
THE farm-gate price of table egg is down by five paise at Rs.1.15 per unit this week. Namakkal zonal committee of the National Egg Coordination Committee (NECC), in its weekly price review meet held on Thursday, has chosen to retain this rate ... More

SPICES & CONDIMENTS


Export cess hits chilli, turmeric
THE decision of the commercial tax authorities to review the sales assessments of turmeric and chilli merchants and collect tax on exports for previous years has led to a crisis in both the markets, with the turmeric merchants already stalling ... More

WTO


Group to seek timeframe for cutting farm export subsidies: Kamal Nath
THE first ministerial interaction of G-20 developing countries on the crucial issue of agriculture is all set to demand a timeframe for the elimination of agricultural export subsidies doled out by the developed countries in a period no longer ... More

NATURAL CALAMITIES


Drought — AP opposition stages walkout
HYDERBAD: The members of the Opposition Telugu Desam and Bharatiya Janata Party staged a walkout from the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on Friday in protest against the Government's failure to tackle drought in the State. The ... More


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