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Wednesday, October 05, 2005
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SBI, Dabur sign MoU to finance farmers
STATE Bank of India and Dabur India Ltd have entered into an agreement for financing farmers for production of medicinal and aromatic crops under contract farming arrangements. An MoU in this regard has been signed by the Chief General ... More

INSIGHT


Agriculture knows no caste
POLITICIANS who are nothing but politicians are capable of limitless skullduggery. On the contrary, technocrats who get into politics generally do not fall below a certain level. Of course, there are invariably ... More

`We are pushing for decontrol' — Ms Rajshree Pathy, President, Indian Sugar Mills Association
WITH the sugar year having begun, on October 1, the industry is quite optimistic about a likely turnaround in its fortunes. Sugar prices are up 20 per cent over last year. The Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA), the ... More

HORTICULTURE/FRUITS & VEGETABLES


Small onion prices likely to be unchanged
THE price of the small onion is expected to remain unchanged in Tamil Nadu. It is at present hovering around Rs 10 a kg. Good crop prospects and continuous supply to the various markets are a clear pointer to the rate movement, trade sources ... More

RUBBER


Rubber gains further as low arrivals continue
THE rubber market gained further, driven by the scarcity of the raw material. Buyers continued to chase the arrivals as most of the dealers and growers were hesitant to sell their stock even at higher levels. According to sources certain tyre ... More

OILSEEDS & EDIBLE OIL


Castorseed falls on prospects of good crop
  • Futures down Rs 100 from the prices a month ago
  • Castor crop may touch 1 crore bags of 75 kg
  • Acreage in Andhra Pradesh up 20-25 per cent More

    Indonesia palm oil exports to India up 30 pc in Jan-May
    INDONESIA's palm oil exports to India increased by over 30 per cent during January-May this year, while its shipments to other nations rose 46.5 per cent. "Exports of palm products from Indonesia has been growing significantly in proportion to ... More

    TOBACCO


    Tobacco players pitch for higher productivity
    CONFRONTED by anti-smoking campaigns and high taxation on tobacco products in the domestic market, the Indian tobacco industry has called for efforts to improve quality and productivity to significantly increase exports. Several speakers ... More

    Tobacco industry aims to double exports
    THE domestic tobacco industry has targeted to double tobacco exports from 1.63 lakh tonnes to three lakh tonnes by 2009. The value of these exports would grow to Rs 2,800 crore from the current Rs 1,362 crore. "Exports are growing at 16 per ... More

    INTERVIEW


    `Tea competition has potential to sustain penchant for quality'
    THE Golden Leaf India Awards, Southern Tea Competition 2005, jointly organised by the United Planters' Association of Southern India (Upasi) and the Tea Board, was the first tea cupping competition held in the country, and was, therefore, a novel ... More

    EVENTS


    `Water management key to agricultural growth'
    THE National Development Council sub-committee on agriculture met on Tuesday to work out strategies to attain a 4-per cent growth in the agriculture sector. Chairing the session, the Union Agriculture Minister, Mr Sharad Pawar, said water ... More

    EXPORTS & IMPORTS


    Unshredded metal scrap imports from Bandar Abbas barred
    THE Union Government has closed the route for import of unshredded metal scrap from the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas. It has now stipulated that only shredded metal scrap can be imported from this port of shipment. Any import of unshredded ... More



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