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Tuesday, October 31, 2000





Time ripe for vegoil duty hike
OILSEED growers and the extraction industry will have reason to be happy with the reported statement of the Union Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution that the customs duty on edible oil imports was under review.

Grains handling major eyes India
WESTERN Australia's grains handling giant, Cooperative Bulk Handling Ltd (CBH), has targeted India for its commercial services following the Government's announcement of a national policy to integrate and modernise foodgrains handling, storage and transp ortation.

Food & Dairy Products
Call to tap bio-tech potential in fishing
A WEEK-long UNESCO/FAO `international workshop' on `Bio-technological Tools in Pathogen Detection and Fish/Shrimp Health Management' was inaugurated at the UNESCO Centre of the Department of Microbiology at the Fisheries College in Mangalore on Monday.

Pepper prices down Rs 1,800 per quintal
THE downward trend in pepper prices continued last week also with the prices dropping by Rs 1,700-1,800 per quintal compared to the previous week. Both spot and futures witnessed sharp decline.

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