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CORPORATE FARMING


AP: ITC rebuilds wastelands, and lives too
SUNEHRA Kal (beautiful tomorrow), a social forestry programme launched by ITC some years ago in Andhra Pradesh, is poised to complete the full project cycle on a high note. The programme was part of the `Triple Bottomline' concept adopted by ... More

COMMODITY EXCHANGES


FMC calls for standardised trading time — Commodity bourses told to levy uniform fees
THE Forward Markets Commission (FMC) has asked all the commodity exchanges to follow uniform trading time and levy uniform transaction charges, in order to ensure a level-playing field. The FMC Chairman, Mr S. Sundareshan, on Wednesday, called ... More

CLIMATE & WEATHER


Met dept predicts `normal' monsoon
THE India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted yet another `normal' monsoon this year. According to its operational Long Range Forecast released here on Wednesday, rainfall for the country as a whole during the 2005 South-West monsoon ... More

AQUACULTURE


Back in business
Vendors selling fish at a market in suburban Chennai. Demand for fish, which had declined after tsunami hit the coastal belt on December 26, has picked up again bringing cheers to fishermen, vendors and the seafood sector in general. This has ... More

COURTS/LEGAL ISSUES


HC allows Reddy to continue as IRMA Director
IN A major setback to Dr Verghese Kurien, the Gujarat High Court on Tuesday upheld the plea of the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) Director, Prof K. Prathap Reddy, against his dismissal. The court, however, granted a stay of its own ... More

HORTICULTURE/FRUITS & VEGETABLES


Green and juicy
Fruits and vegetables on display at a two-day exhibition-cum-sale organised by the Vegetables and Fruits Promotion Council Keralam (VFPCK) at the Town Hall in Kochi. It is also promoting cultivation of vegetables in kitchen gardens and terraces ... More

RUBBER


Rubber flares up on panic buying
SPOT rubber rates flared up on Wednesday. Though certain tyre companies were reported to have quoted Rs 59 a kg for sheet rubber, hectic buying from the covering groups pushed up the prices to further highs. Rumours on acute shortage of the ... More

DAIRY & DAIRY PRODUCTS


Amul entry turns sour for West Bengal
APART from the MNCs, the country's largest milk cooperative Amul has found in the West Bengal a strong opponent, according to the Animal Resource Minister, Mr Anisur Rahaman. Addressing a meeting at the Bengal National Chamber of Commerce ... More

SPICES & CONDIMENTS


KCCI urges CM to revoke APMC market fee on areca trade
THE Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) has expressed fears that the 1.5 per cent market fee levied by the Karnataka Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) may force nearly 1,000 areca traders in Mangalore to shift their ... More

Campco to buy arecanut under market intervention scheme of Karnataka Govt
CAMPCO Ltd will purchase white and red varieties of arecanut under the market intervention scheme of the State Government from April 25. A Campco release said on Wednesday that of the Rs 10 crore earmarked for the scheme, the State Government ... More

AGRICULTURAL POLICY


Paddy MSP hiked by Rs 10/quintal
THE Government on Wednesday announced a hike of Rs 10 a quintal in the minimum support price (MSP) of the 2005-06 paddy crop to be procured during the forthcoming kharif marketing season, beginning October. The MSP for common grade paddy has been ... More

CO-OPERATIVES


GCC turnover at Rs 160 cr; sets target of Rs 325 cr
THE Girijan Co-operative Corporation Ltd (GCC) achieved a record turnover of Rs 160 crore during 2004-2005, and plans to more than double it to Rs 325 crore during 2005-2006, said Ms T. Ratnabai, Chairperson, and Mr A. Vidyasagar, Vice-Chairman ... More

PEOPLE


FFA office-bearers
HYDERABAD: Mr Manda Balrama Reddy has been elected President of the Federation of Farmers' Associations (FFA-AP), replacing Dr M. Sitarama Swamy. Mr Reddy's election to the top post was made at the annual day of the association held ... More


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