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Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Agri Prices (Dec 6)
Sugar S301813 (1817)
Groundnut ready456 (457)
Coconut oil (ready)4750 (4750)
Pepper garbled (ready)7300 (7200)



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MCX rates now on SMS for BSNL, MTNL users
THE Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) on Tuesday announced the launch of short messaging service (SMS) to provide real-time prices of commodities futures and spot ... More


BV Bio, BAIF in pact for livestock management
MUMBAI: BV Biologicals, a group company of Venkateshwara Hatcheries specialising in livestock management and healthcare, has announced that it has entered into a joint venture with Bhartiya Agro Industries Foundation (BAIF) to bring ... More


Fishworkers' forum seeks legislation on deep-sea fishing
THE National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) has urged the Union Government to come out with legislation on deep-sea fishing to protect the interests of Indian fishermen. Inaugurating the three-day national conference of fishermen - organised by ... More


China's appetite for commodities far from satiated
CHINA's growth story is far from over; and every Doubting Thomas can review his stand on the Asian major, according to experts who participated at the recently concluded China Commodities Conference organised by Macquarie Research at Shanghai and ... More


Spot rubber prices steady
SPOT rubber prices closed almost steady on Tuesday. Most of the buyers seemed hesitant to enlarge their commitments at higher levels even in the absence of quantity sellers. Covering groups and purchase agents preferred to stay on the sidelines ... More


UP blazes new trail with sugar industry promotion policy
THE munificent step of the Uttar Pradesh Government in the form of new sugar industry promotion policy, announced in August 2004, has turned out to be both salutary and timely. This is despite apprehensions among some sugar mills in the State of ... More


FCI bond issue opens today
THE Food Corporation of India (FCI) plans to raise up to Rs 5,000 crore through issue of bonds to restructure its debt. The basic bond issue of Rs 1,000 crore with a greenshoe option will open on Wednesday. If FCI raises the entire Rs 5,000 ... More


EC food mission finds Indian groundnuts safe
A European Commission-Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) Mission has found the new Agricultural and Processed Food Products' Export Development Authority (APEDA) systems satisfactory. It has also not found anything negative to report about the ... More

Groundnut oil weakens further
GROUNDNUT oil weakened further, while soya oil refined recovered marginally on the local edible oils market on Tuesday. Castorseed futures jumped up further in line with Gujarat markets. Among imported oils, refined soya oil was up Re 1 at Rs ... More


New packaging, labelling norms for tobacco products soon
The indirect advertisements would also be prohibited. More


30 pc chilli output dip may hit oleoresin sector
CHILLI production in the country is likely to decline by around 30 per cent due to unusual and prolonged rains this year. This might reduce the availability of high quality chilli for the oleoresin industry. The untimely rains, mainly in ... More


TN Foodgrains yard tie-up with varsity
MADURAI: Tamilnadu Foodgrains Marketing Yard Ltd (TFMYL), the special purpose vehicle for establishing the Madurai cereals, pulses and staples milling cluster, will sign a memorandum of understanding with Madurai Kamaraj University for the ... More


`Contingency plan needed for disaster management'
THE tsunami last December and recent floods in Tamil Nadu have exposed the weakness in modern food security systems — dependence on a narrow range of food crops, according to Prof. M.S. Swaminathan, Chairman, M.S. Swaminathan Research ... More

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