AP mangrove project yields fruit
THE M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) is striving to restore and conserve the mangrove eco systems in the Krishan-Godavari zone with the involvement of local communities and NGOs, and it has so far restored mangroves in 200 hectares, Dr T. Rav
ishankar, the State Project Co-ordinator, said.
Award for farm research
COIMBATORE: The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has given the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for outstanding post-graduate agricultural research for the year 2000 to Dr M.A. Shanmugham, Chief Executive, SIMA Cotton Development and Research Associa
Food & Dairy Products
Dry spell on in Amul milk procurement
THE calamitous drought in Gujarat, brought about by two consecutive years of deficient rains, may be over now, with the entire State receiving excess rainfall during the current monsoon season. But, for the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation L
td (GCMMF or Amul), the impact of the prolonged dry spell may extend to the current year's milk procurement operations as well.
Govt studying means to fortify food items -- After salt, it's sugar, atta and edible oil
AFTER iodised salt, research institutes are working on double fortification of salt with iodine and iron, even as the Government explores avenues to fortify food items such as sugar, atta and edible oil.
Kerala planters' plea to repeal tax proposals
THE Association of Planters of Kerala (APK) has urged the State Government to withdraw the Budget proposals as the levy of additional sales tax of 15 per cent and re-introduction of turnover tax of 1.5 per cent for assessees with Rs 30 lakh and above.
FMC clears $ trading in pepper
THE long-awaited dollar denominated futures trading in pepper has eventually become a reality from Wednesday following granting of the required permission by the Forward Markets Commission (FMC).
`More thrust must for rubberisation of roads'
THE use of natural rubber for reduction in maintenance cost of roads and also for ensuring a ``smooth ride'' needs more promotion especially at a time when the rubber plantation sector has been passing through a difficult phase.
Rubber MSP announcement soon
NEW DELHI: The State Trading Corporation (STC) would not procure rubber from the market, but the Government would soon announce a minimum statutory price (MSP) for the commodity to ensure that the growers get a remunerative price.
Kochi to halt rubber trading from Aug 1
KOCHI: The Cochin Rubber Merchants' Association has decided to suspend trading in rubber from August 1 due to continued uncertainty in multi-point imposition of new taxes in rubber.