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Tuesday, August 23, 2005
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Pepper garbled ready6350 (6400)

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Rice, oilseeds area still down
SOWING in rice, oilseeds, and coarse cereals continues to lag behind despite the area under all kharif crops rising this year compared to the corresponding period a year back. The overall coverage of crops is up as the area under sugarcane, ... More

AP: New project to keep focus on irrigation
ENTHUSED by the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh's assurance of Centre's support for State projects, the Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajaseskhara Reddy, has created Project Bata that seeks to bring in sustained focus on irrigation projects. The ... More

AQUACULTURE


Prices of shrimp continue to rule low
THE fall in shrimp prices reported last week have been arrested, but on a month-to-month basis, the prices continue to rule low. Price recovery has been reported for shrimp from competing sources such as Thailand, Vietnam and Bangladesh, although ... More

COMMODITIES


Domestic copper prices rise to record high
COPPER wire bar prices in Mumbai on Monday touched a record high of Rs 216 a kg on steady domestic demand and firm LME trend, a trader said. In the last three months, copper wire bar prices have increased seven per cent to Rs 216 per kg from ... More

FLORICULTURE


`Steep air freight rates hurting flower exports'
THE country's immense potential for exporting flowers to Europe, the US, and Japan is largely unutilised due to the steep air freight and the lack of Government support, according to Mr K.S Ramakrishna, Managing Director of Karuturi ... More

HORTICULTURE/FRUITS & VEGETABLES


New Mangalore Port begins handling peas cargoes
THE New Mangalore Port has begun handling new cargoes such as yellow peas and green peas at its premises. A press release by New Mangalore Port Trust on Monday said that M.V. Kang Fu called at the port to discharge 6,166 tonnes of yellow peas ... More

RUBBER


Rubber prices remain steady
SPOT rubber prices were steady even amidst an upsurge in the major overseas markets on Monday. Sellers turned cautious as the international indices were bullish, but the buyers continued to keep a low profile. According to sources, the prices ... More

TEA


VAT effect: Tea manufacturers may raise prices in AP
ORGANISED players in the tea industry, who generally have a uniform pricing pattern across the country, are contemplating to increase packet prices in Andhra Pradesh, if the State refuses to reduce the VAT (Value Added Tax) rate from 12.5 per ... More

SPICES & CONDIMENTS


Govt plans curbs on duty-free Lankan pepper
THE Union Commerce Ministry is seriously considering to impose quantity restrictions or some duty on import of pepper from Sri Lanka now done under FTA to arrest flooding in the domestic market. As part of this exercise, a high-level delegation ... More



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