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Agriculture
Procurement issue -- Fresh rice stocks riddle AP
FARMERS, the Food Corporation of India and the Andhra Pradesh Government are continuing to grapple with the problem of excess rice production and procurement issue which has now been further complicated with the arrival of fresh stocks and lack of storag e space.

Orphan status responsible for pulses stagnation: Paroda
THE year 2000-01 has been disastrous for pulses, with production hitting a 13-year-low of 11.7 million tonnes (mt). What makes the situation seem less extraordinary, however, is that it only confirms a long-term trend of pronounced stagnation.

Horticulture


Farm fresh fruits from Vanashree
CONSUMERS can now have vegetables and fruits fresh at their doorstep. Thane-based NSG Agro Pvt Ltd has announced the launch the concept of Vanashree, to distribute farm fresh vegetables and fruits in Mumbai.

Plantations
India expected to benefit from international coffee accord
THE Government's decision to accept the International Coffee Agreement 2001, stems from its significant interest in the export of coffee as it is also a niche player in the coffee trade.

Coffee sector plea to revamp tax structure
THE coffee industry on Friday demanded revision of tax structures to reduce the burden on the plantation sector. The demand was made during a meeting by the industry representatives with the Karnataka Tax Reforms Commission (KTRC) Chairman, Mr Veerappa M oily.


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