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Tuesday, July 10, 2001






`Green' Catwalk!
Models with drumstick skirts, cauli tops, lemons belt catwalk on the ramp at Apna's ``Go veggie'' show to say vegetarian food is good, better and best for health.

Spices Board thrust to value-added exports
THE Spices Board here has taken up a project to promote the export of value-added spices in consumer packs in global market as part of its export enhancement programme.

Govt mulls wheat export price cut -- Reduction in rice export price ruled out
THE Government is `actively considering' a reduction in the issue price of wheat offered for exports from the Food Corporation of India's (FCI) godowns, according to the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Mr Shanta Kumar.

Bids for FCI grains storage project to be on `full circuit' basis -- 9 depots located for creating automated terminals
PROSPECTIVE investors seeking to build, own and operate infrastructure for handling, storage and transportation of wheat procured by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) may be asked to bid on an `integrated circuit' rather than on `individual silo/depot' basis.

Meet on recent trends in aquaculture
THE College of Fisheries in Mangalore and the regional centre for aquaculture of the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) in Karwar is organising a `fish/shrimp farmers meet' in Kundapur on Tuesday.

SBT draws up relief schemes for Southern tea industry
THE State Bank of Travancore (SBT) has drawn up a scheme to help the tea industry come out of red.

TN planters plea to electricity board
AT a time when the plantation sector is gripped by an unprecedented financial crisis, the steep enhancement in current consumption deposit (CCD) rates on plantation labour quarters would affect the sector to a great extent.

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