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Wednesday, July 27, 2005
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Move to provide farm goods prices on terminals
NATIONAL Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Ltd (NCDEX) , Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa (IARI) and National Collateral Management Services Ltd (NCMSL) have come together to electronically connect rural India by disseminating spot ... More

RICE


Supplyco to procure paddy every year
THE Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation (Supplyco) will procure paddy every year and sell it through the ration shops as rice. The Food and Civil Supplies Minister, Mr Adoor Prakash, said in the State Assembly on Tuesday that paddy would be ... More

Farm initiative
Women workers in a paddy field at Nedumbassery near Kochi. The State Government has initiated a project under which 10,000 hectares of barren land will be leased out to those interested in paddy cultivation. The project, mainly aimed at ... More

INSIGHT


Where are Pakistan's commodities headed?
WHEN Pakistani forces occupied certain points in Kargil, India's military intelligence system failed to detect and warn the army of the manoeuvres until the Pakistani forces were long entrenched into strategically ... More

`Serious cereal deficit unlikely in 2005-06'
In fact, having erred on the side of caution at each stage, it is likely that we will begin the next year with a larger stock in hand. More

RUBBER


Consumers getting rubber cheaper than last year
VAT comes to rescue despite prices ruling at record high

NATURAL rubber prices may have hit its highest ever price in the domestic market with the RSS-4 grade touching the Rs 70 a kg mark on Tuesday, but consumers such as tyre makers still get the commodity cheaper than last year. The reason: ... More

Fresh buying, rains inflate rubber prices
THE domestic rubber market continued to explore new highs on Tuesday. RSS 4 flared up to Rs 70 a kg at Kottayam and Kochi from Rs 69 and Rs 69.50 respectively on fresh buying and short covering. Widespread rains since Monday evening put further ... More

TEA


Bengal tea workers' stir ends as unions settle for productivity-linked wages
THE fortnight-old tea strike in West Bengal ended on Tuesday after a historic productivity-linked tripartite wage agreement was signed between the trade unions, owners and the State Government on Monday night. The agreement has set tea plucking ... More

Demand improves at Coonoor tea auctions
THERE was an overall improvement in the demand at the auctions of the Coonoor Tea Trade Association (CTTA) here during the weekend, when a huge volume of 18.39 lakh kgs was offered for sale. "The few select brighter liquoring teas were sold at ... More

Mixed reaction to tea sector wage pact
THE historic wage agreement of the West Bengal tea industry may set new labour standards and productivity patterns, not just in other tea growing States but across all plantation-based industries in the country. A day after the accord was ... More

WATER


Kerala: Water levels increase in major reservoirs
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Water levels in the three major reservoirs - Idukki, Idamalayar and Kallada - have recorded an increase compared to the previous week. The level increased from 2,324.83 ft to 2,332.91 ft at Idukki; 473.85 ft to ... More

GENERAL INSURANCE


Crop insurance awareness very low among farmer households: NSSO
THE crop insurance awareness level among the Indian farming community is abysmally low. Only 4 per cent of farmer households had ever insured their crops and 57 per cent of such households did not even know that crops could be insured, according ... More


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