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Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Agri Prices (Oct 17)
Sugar 301818 (1816)
Groundnut oil ready525 (512)
Coconut oil ready4900 (4875)
Pepper garbled ready6350 (6300)


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AQUACULTURE


Scarcity of healthy seed stock worries shrimp industry
GETTING healthy seed stock is the single largest concern for the shrimp industry as shrimp farms consistently note a drop in quality of shrimp seeds from hatcheries. Reliable diagnostic techniques are key to sustaining output from shrimp farms, ... More

RUBBER


Mixed trend in rubber prices
A MIXED trend prevailed in spot rubber market on Monday. Selling from dealers and growers continued to depress RSS-4, while ISNR-20 improved on export enquiries. While ungraded rubber also lost on improved selling pressure, the other grades ... More

TEA


Tea Board plans raids to check adulteration
THE Tea Board plans to conduct raids to check adulteration and colouring of teas as part of its efforts to ensure quality of tea and higher returns to growers. "These raids will be more on packet tea manufacturers and dealers outside the ... More

METALS


Bombay Metal Exchange seeks duty cut on base metal imports
THE Bombay Metal Exchange has urged the Government to reduce excise, countervailing and customs duties on import of non-ferrous metals. In a memorandum to the Union Finance, Commerce and Industry; and Coal and Mines Ministries, the exchange ... More

COTTON


'60 pc of Bt cotton sown in Punjab unauthorised'
ABOUT 60 per cent of Bt cotton seeds sown in Punjab are of unauthorised varieties that have not been approved for commercial sale by the Union Government, said Prof R.B. Singh, Member, National Commission on Farmers. "Hybrid cotton seeds ... More

OILSEEDS & EDIBLE OIL


Festival demand, limited stocks drive up prices of groundnut oil
RAW (crude) groundnut oil prices in Mumbai have touched the current season's new high of Rs 525 for 10 kg on festival demand amid limited trading stocks, trade sources said. Groundnut oil prices moved up significantly by about 17 per cent ... More

CASHEW


Cashew body hopeful of holding on to top slot in global market
THE Cashew Export Promotion Council of India (CEPC) is optimistic of the country retaining its top position in the world cashew market, in spite of competition from Vietnam. Apart from strengthening the traditional markets such as the US and ... More

Karnataka cashew producers to approve formation of national federation
THE cashew manufacturers' associations from Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra have decided to endorse the formation of an India Cashew Federation to take care of major issues in the industry. Addressing presspersons here on Monday, Mr K. Prakash ... More

SPICES & CONDIMENTS


Strengthening trade ties
Ms Li Yi (right) of the China Chamber of Commerce coming out of the Spices Board office in Kochi along with a team of spice importers from her country. The team, headed by Ms Yi, is on a visit to the Spices Board and spice-growing areas in ... More



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