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FARM CREDIT
Nabard sanctions Rs 343 cr to KSCB
The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has sanctioned Rs 342.65 crore to Kerala State Cooperative Bank (KSCB), at 2.5 per cent interest rate, as refinance for crop loans. According to Mr B.S. Shekhawat, Chief General ... More

WHEAT
Record wheat discharge at Vizag
A record was established on September 30 at Visakhapatnam port when 6,156 tonnes of wheat was discharged from Liberty Ace, at EQ-1 berth, surpassing the previous best of 5,481 tonnes of wheat from Aliki on September 12. ... More

STORAGE
CWC inks deal with RT group
For CA cold storage facility More

INSIGHT
How farmers can reap benefits from SEZs
Farmers can be encouraged to form a corporation, with their land as equity. This corporation could have helped to create infrastructure and sell developed plots to industrialists for SEZs. More

`Can't have economy in boom and agriculture in gloom'
"We have to feed a growing population... Rice, wheat and pulses growth is not picking up. There is a productivity challenge... Except in cotton, we have fatigue... " — MR JAIRAM RAMESH, MINISTER OF STATE FOR COMMERCE More

RUBBER
`Futures pushing down rubber prices'
Fundamentals not reflected: CRMA More

Spot rubber improves
Firm trends in leading global markets during the past few sessions kept domestic spot prices slightly positive on Tuesday. Covering groups and purchase agents were buyers at lower levels but they seemed to be lacking the energy to enhance the ... More

SUGAR
Maharashtra cane output may top 600 lakh tonnes
Standing cane crop is of excellent quality; prone to insect attack More

COTTON
India 2nd largest global cotton producer
Introduction of Bt seeds plays a big part More

COFFEE
Coffee Board Chairman, growers thrash out issues
More

SPICES & CONDIMENTS
Pepper futures market down
"It could be viewed as a technical correction" as the futures were trading at very high premium, market observers told Business Line. Investors were buying spot and selling futures, which was being financed by banks and commodity ... More

Lower output
PRICED HIGHER: A worker grading cardamom at a godown in Kerala. Unfavourable weather conditions and replanting of senile plants are likely to lead in decline in cardamom output this season.

The production could be lower by 30 per cent compared ... More

TRENDS
Trinamul Cong to stay off meet
Ms Mamata Banerjee's Trinamul Congress (TC) has said that it will not attend the all-party meeting convened by the West Bengal Government on Tuesday to discuss issues pertaining to the acquisition of agricultural land at Singur ... More






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