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Friday, August 05, 2005
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Pepper garbled ready6400 (6400)

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Super Spinning bid to boost extra-long staple cotton farming
WHILE cotton growers prefer to play safe by raising the medium and coarser varieties, Super Spinning Mills Ltd has been bold enough to encourage growers (covered under contract-farming) to take to the extra-long staple (ELS) cotton. "About 80 ... More


Centre to provide subsidy for banana cultivation
IN order to encourage banana plantation in the country, the Centre plans to provide subsidy to the farmers to the extent of Rs 10,000 a hectare. "Since the cost of planting bananas is high at about Rs 26,000 a hectare, we plan to subsidise ... More

Going Bananas in Delhi
The Minister for Agriculture, Mr Sharad Pawar, at the Banana Festival in the Capital on Thursday.



Rubber falls further on global trends
DOMESTIC rubber prices continued to suffer heavy losses on Thursday. Panic selling by dealers and growers hammered the prices following another crash in major overseas markets. Trade enquiries from the industrial centres in Maharashtra and ... More


ISMA signs pact with oil cos for ethanol supply
THE Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOC), on behalf of all State-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs), on Thursday signed an agreement with the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) for sustained offtake of ethanol for blending it with ... More


Spot gold may correct lower
SPOT gold prices rallied higher helped by a recovering Euro climbing to a two-month high, which makes dollar priced gold more attractive for investors. Fund and institutional buying has also lent support after some important technical levels were ... More


Copper, lead prices raised; zinc rates cut
ALL major metal producers have raised the prices for copper products by Rs 4,000 a tonne. They have, on the other hand, cut by Rs 3,600-3,800 prices of zinc products. Copper cathode (full) category price has been raised to Rs 1,77,900 a ... More


Duty evasion in vegoil imports continues
THE ingenuity of the edible oil importers to beat the system to evade customs duty seems to have no limit. After exploring possibilities such as invoice manipulation (under-invoicing of imports) as also mis-declaration of goods and quality, they ... More


Kerala HC suggests out-of-court accord on cashew nut row
A DIVISION Bench of the Kerala High Court has directed the Union Cabinet Secretary and the State Chief Secretary to see that the nine-year-old dispute between the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Ltd (TRIFED) and the ... More


Coffee exports may dip to 10-year low — Growers, traders hold back stocks anticipating higher price
COFFEE exports are likely to decline to a 10-year low this calendar year as growers and traders hold back stocks in anticipation of better prices, according to Mr Ramesh Rajah, President of Coffee Exporters Association of India. In the first ... More


Cardamom prices gain
CARDAMOM prices improved by Rs 10-15 a kg thisweek at auctions held in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, presumably on reports of a possible crop loss due to vagaries of the weather. At the auction conducted by the Cardamom Processing and Marketing ... More

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