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Pawar asks CMs to personally monitor farm credit
THE Agriculture Minister, Mr Sharad Pawar, on Monday asked the Chief Ministers to personally monitor credit to the farm sector. "Despite the significant step-up of credit flow, it remains unfortunate that significant number of farmers continue ... More

RICE


Cornell varsity, DRR working on drought, salt-resistant rice
CORNELL University, US, has developed a gene construct, which inserted into a rice variety has the ability to tolerate drought, salinity and temperature. Will this gene construct called Trehlose Gene Construct (TRC), demonstrate the same ... More

CULTIVATION


Where conventional, organic, GM farms co-exist
How Mr Petersen manages all the three forms of farming is that he has a buffer zone that separates the organic crops from conventional and GM ones. More

SEEDS


Icrisat, MSSRF working on salt-resistant seed varieties
THE International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Topics (ICRISAT) and MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) on Monday said that they are working together to screen crop varieties that have salt tolerance, select varieties through ... More

HORTICULTURE/FRUITS & VEGETABLES


Green chilli prices rise sharply on poor arrivals
THE price of the green chilli has more than doubled in the last couple of weeks. The chilli, which was quoting at Rs 5 per kg a fortnight ago has risen to Rs 14 now. Trade sources attribute this sharp rise in the price levels to poor arrivals ... More

Centre allocates Rs 80 cr for Kerala Horti Mission
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Centre has allocated Rs 80 crore to the State under the Horticulture Mission 2005-06. Announcing this, an official spokesman said here that this followed a series of representations made to the Centre made in this ... More

RUBBER


Some cheer
A scene from a rubber plantation in Thrissur. The State Government notification of an increase in the minimum wages of rubber, coffee, tea and cardamom plantation workers has effected a 30 per cent increase in the wages of rubber plantation ... More

Spot rubber prices recover marginally
THE domestic spot rubber prices recovered marginally on Monday. The selling, which emerged during the last weekend, slowed down considerably as covering groups and purchase agents turned active expecting the re-entry of major manufacturers with ... More

SUGAR


Maharashtra may lease out 4 sick sugar co-ops to pvt mills
THE Maharashtra Government is considering the leasing out of four sick co-operative sugar mills to the private sector. This is perhaps the only way these mills can be rescued from bankruptcy, said Mr Prakash Naiknavare, Managing Director, ... More

Govt may cut Q3 free sale sugar quota
THE Union Government may announce lower free sale sugar quota of 33 lakh tonnes for the next three months (July-September) of the current year 2005 as against 39 lakh tonnes for the same period of 2004, according to trade sources. The total ... More

COTTON


BT cotton seeds seized in E. Godavari
A SPECIAL squad of officials from the Agriculture Department seized BT cotton seeds worth Rs 2.13 lakhfrom dealers at Tuni in East Godavari district on Sunday. BT cotton — transgenic cotton in which bacillus thuringenesis (BT) gene is ... More

SILK


`Silkmark' label: TN accounts for over 50 pc of licensed users
THE `Silkmark', the fledgling pure-silk labelling promoted by the Central Silk Board to ensure genuine silk at the retail end seems to be gaining ground in Tamil Nadu. More than 50 per cent of the 131 marketing establishments so far authorised ... More

CASHEW


Karnataka earmarks Rs 2 cr to promote cashew cultivation
THE Karnataka Horticulture Minister, Mr A. Srinivas, has said that the State has earmarked Rs 2 crore for promotion of cashew cultivation under the National Horticulture Mission. Of this, Rs 1 crore will be utilised in 2005-06. Addressing ... More

POULTRY


Bengal scheme for enhancing egg production
THE Department of Animal Resources Development of the West Bengal Government on Monday announced a Rs 1.8-crore scheme that aims at achieving the twin objectives of providing economic sustenance to one lakh self-help women groups and also ... More

SPICES & CONDIMENTS


Selling pressure, Lanka imports hit pepper prices
PEPPER prices, both spot and futures, declined on reports of increased arrivals from Sri Lanka at low prices and a consequent selling pressure in the Coorg region of Karnataka. After ruling steady during last week, spot prices on Monday fell by ... More

WTO


Protecting farmers from world markets
A SPATE of suicides by the pepper farmers of Kerala's Waynad district has been reported. The price of black pepper had scaled to Rs 270 a kg a few years ago. However, with Vietnam becoming one of the major suppliers, ... More


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