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Agriculture
Virginia growers seek changes in Tobacco Bill
THE Virginia Tobacco Growers Association of India (VTGAI) has called for the incorporation of necessary provisions in the proposed comprehensive tobacco legislation to ensure effective ``implementation'' of the provisions of the Bill.



Pawar launches agri-business forum
A CHAMBER of Commerce set up exclusively to lobby for the domestic agri-business industry? Well, if Mr Sharad Pawar were to have his way, this is precisely the role that his Centre for International Trade in Agriculture and Agro-based Industries (CITA) w ould be performing.

Aquaculture
Steep fall in shrimp exports to Japan
SHRIMP exports to Japan have fallen due to a sharp plunge in prices. However, Japan still remains the single largest export market for Indian shrimp.

Good scope seen for Kerala ornamental fishing
THERE is tremendous potential for rearing ornamental fish in Kerala. The farmers in the State can undertake ornamental fish farming with comparatively small investment, and get very good returns as there is sustainable markets both inside and outside the country, according to Mr A.V. Mathew, Research Officer of the Kerala Agricultural University.

Textiles
Lint prices rule easy
COIMBATORE: Cotton lint prices ruled easy during the last fortnight. In Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, prices remained steady. Bengal Desi variety was ruling at Rs 1,120 to Rs 1,230 per maund spot. J-34 saw ginned was being quoted at Rs 1,960-2,040 per m aund spot.


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