Financial Daily
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Tuesday, May 08, 2001





Export issues
India needs to increase export to sell its surplus product in the international market, earn foreign exchange and maintain employment in the agricultural sector. It is sad that a Government Corporation exports wheat that will not be marketed inside the c ountry. From the reasons for rejection by the Iraqi inspecting agencies, it is more than clear that low-quality wheat has been shipped to Iraq.

Foreign Trade
A step backward?
`Indonesia bans soyameal, maize imports from India' (Business Line May 5), is on grounds that the country's cattle is not free from foot-and-mouth disease among. Though it may not affect export this season,

Pre-poll violence
Assam is witnessing unprecedented pre-poll violence reportedly by ULFA activists. ULFA, born in the late 1970s, was perhaps written off by the Government and the people. But now it has proved to be a force to be reckoned with, at least during the electio n period.

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