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AQUACULTURE


Use of anti-biotic residues hits AP shrimp exports
SHRIMP exports from the State have suffered a setback as some consignments to the US, Japan and Europe have been rejected on the ground that they contain anti-biotic residues. The value of the rejected consignments is roughly estimated at Rs ... More

RUBBER


Rubber ends steady
KOTTAYAM: Spot rubber closed almost steady on Friday in a rather dull trading session. Speculators seemed more cautious as the market failed to sustain at Rs 60 level for the second time during the month, indicating a technical ... More

OILSEEDS & EDIBLE OIL


AP Govt nod for palm oil plant
AN oil palm processing unit, with an investment of Rs 5 crore and with 2.5 tonne-per-hour crushing capacity, proposed to be implemented by the Andhra Pradesh Cooperative Oilseeds Growers Federation Ltd (AP OILFED), has got clearance from the ... More

SPICES & CONDIMENTS


Spices exports rise 18 pc in 2004-05
SPICES exports rose 18 per cent in 2004-05 to a record $491 million as almost all commodities registered healthy growth during the year, the Spices Board has said. Volume grew 32 per cent during the fiscal to 3.35 lakh tonnes (lt), surpassing ... More

Dye name irks Sudan
THE Sudan Government is irked by the widespread use of the word `Sudan' to refer to the chemical dye found in chillies. Mr Jose said the Sudanese Government has reportedly taken up the matter with the European Union (EU) to stop calling the ... More

AGRICULTURAL POLICY


AP speeds up land acquisition process for irrigation projects
CLEARING the way for acquiring land for irrigation projects worth Rs 49,000 crore in the State, the Andhra Pradesh Government has decided to appoint special deputy collectors to make all the 78 land acquisition units functional. The Chief ... More

Maharashtra plans to amend agri marketing Act
THE State Minister for Marketing, Mr Harshvardhan Patil, has said that in keeping with the Union Government directive, the Maharashtra Government is set to bring in major changes in the Agricultural Marketing Produce Committee (APMC) Act in the ... More

EVENTS


`Agri research programmes must be market-oriented'
RESEARCH programmes in agriculture should be need-based, market-oriented, and must focus on food and environment safety, according to Mr Vijay Sardana, Executive Director, Centre for International Trade in Agriculture and Agro-based Industries ... More


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