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COMMODITIES


China's growth projection to boost commodities
CHINA'S commodities bull story which has held everyone's attention in recent years, is far from over. In the near future, the Asian giant's growth could be even stronger than the scorching rate so far. Support for this extremely optimistic view ... More

INFRASTRUCTURE


11th Plan to focus on agriculture, water management: Montek
AGRICULTURE and water management would be the thrust areas for the Eleventh Five Year Plan to maintain a GDP growth rate of more than eight per cent, according to the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia. At an ... More

INSURANCE


Risk-based premium for crop insurance on the cards
THE premium for crop insurance in India could soon be customised to the risk profile of the crop, region and the affordability of the farmer. The Agriculture Insurance Company of India, (AIC) is preparing for a gradual shift to the actuarial ... More

RUBBER


Rubber prices zoom further
AFTER recording all round gains on Tuesday, spot rubber prices zoomed again driven by extreme short supply on Wednesday. The covering groups continued to chase the meagre arrivals while the gap between the demand and supply positions widened ... More

FOODGRAINS


Foodgrains body plea on rail tariff norm
THE Tamilnadu Foodgrains Merchants Association wants the reclassification of tariff for foodgrains and pulses from Class 90 to Class 120 by the Railway Ministry dropped. In a letter addressed to the Minister of State for Railways, Mr R. Velu, ... More

COTTON


`Ginneries modernisation pays off under cotton technology mission'
AS part of a national endeavour to strengthen the cotton sector so that textile mills are able to effectively face global competition and benefit from the new world trade regime, the Technology Mission on Cotton (TMC) launched in 2000 has so ... More

COCONUT & COPRA


Lower coconut yield pushes up products import — User industries' reluctance to modernise also a factor
IMPORTS of desiccated coconut meat and other coconut products, including charcoal, are on the rise as coconut productivity continues to be lower and coconut-based industries are reluctant to go in for modernisation. During the 2004-05 fiscal, ... More

Initiative to promote coconut
Asia Pacific Coconut Community (APCC) has produced a digital versatile disc (DVD) to highlight the importance of coconut products, including oil, in an effort to promote diversification of coconut. "The drive behind producing the DVD is to ... More

SPICES & CONDIMENTS


Spices Board to launch Flavourit brand in US market on Oct 17
THE much-awaited launch of the Spices Board's `Flavourit' brand premium Indian spices in the US market will now be on October 17, The launch will be made at Freemont, San Francisco. The Board's attempt to establish the Indian brand in the US ... More



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Looking back
Oct. 2-Oct. 8
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