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Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Agri Prices (Dec 19)
Sugar S301800 (1801)
Groundnut ready442 (442)
Coconut oil (ready)4900 (4900)
Pepper garbled (ready)7400 (7350)



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Kerala Govt-MCX venture to enable farm price discovery
A STATE-SPONSORED agricultural initiative in Kerala that aims to link farmers with buyers and sellers electronically is set to enter into a pioneering tie-up with the Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) and the National Spot Exchange for ... More


SBI plans to double agri credit portfolio in Maharashtra, Goa
SBI Mumbai zone is on track to double its agriculture credit by March 2006. The bank hopes to achieve this by offering loans for hi-tech farming and for allied products such as commercial forestry, diary activities, and emu farming, and by ... More


Campaign for self-sufficiency
A woman in South Tripura district displaying a high yield paddy crop cultivated under the System of Rice Intensifying method initiated by the Tripura Department of Agriculture. Tripura has initiated a campaign to promote the new method of ... More


Nuziveedu targets to sell 25 lakh packets of Bt cotton seeds
NUZIVEEDU Seeds Ltd, the Secunderabad-based seeds manufacturer, has set a target to market 25 lakh packets of its Bt cotton seeds next year. The company, which launched Bt versions of its cotton hybrid varieties - Bunny and Mallika - ... More


Don't press for a wage hike, APK tells workers
THE Association of Planters of Kerala (APK) has sought the cooperation of trade unions in not pressing for minimum wage revision and to come forward to settle the wage issue on a realistic and pragmatic basis. The APK has come out with such a ... More


`Use of rubber in road construction set to increase'
THE use of rubber in construction of roads in likely to increase, especially with projects such as the Golden Quadrilateral accelerating the process, Mr E.V.K.S. Elangovan, Union Minster of State for Commerce and Industry, has said. In the ... More

Rubber prices gain further
DOMESTIC rubber prices increased further on Monday. The sharp recovery in international futures kept the sellers on a vigil, while covering groups remained active expecting the re-entry of major manufacturers. All major grades except ungraded ... More


Poultry body plans floor price for egg export
ALONG with the booming export trade, table egg shippers from Namakkal are also encountering the problem of price undercutting by some unscrupulous elements to win temporary gains in the market. To counter this, the Namakkal-based All-India ... More

Tamiflu, an export opportunity for domestic drug cos
Queries are coming in from South-East Asian and African countries and some developed markets for generic versions of Tamiflu. More

APEDA aid for avian flu diagnostic lab upgrade
THE Agricultural and Processed Food Products' Export Development Authority (Apeda) has offered financial support to the Namakkal-based poultry exporters to upgrade the animal disease laboratory to handle avian disease diagnosis. Apeda could ... More


Global tea forum to be held in Dubai
AS a prelude to commencing trading in tea futures, Dubai Tea Trading Centre (DTTC) will organise a Global Tea Forum in February 2006. The event is expected to bring Dubai into the centre stage of global tea trading. DTTC is a subsidiary of the ... More

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