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Kerala: Fish workers' caravan rolls in
THE publicity caravan mounted by the National Fish Workers' Forum rolled in here from Umargaon in Gujarat where it was flagged off. The caravan was flagged off on May 1 with a view to mobilising public opinion on the circumstances leading to a ... More


Horticulture dept seeks cos' help to boost sales
THE Horticulture Department of Andhra Pradesh is looking towards the corporate sector for marketing of horticulture products and also to help farmers grow high-quality fruits and vegetables. The department is willing to extend all necessary ... More


Kochi tea sale mixed
A MIXED trend persisted for almost all varieties of tea at the Kochi tea auction. Though the dust sale witnessed a good general demand, it was comparatively low for leaf varieties. Of the quantity of 940,000 kg on offer in the dust category, ... More


FCI, saviour for Punjab, Haryana flour mills
WHEAT in the fields, wheat in the mandis, wheat in abundance for everybody except roller flour mills (RFM)! Well, that is precisely the situation in Punjab and Haryana, the country's `granary' that contributes a third of its total wheat ... More

Global grains markets to remain soft in 2002-03
HIGHER world production of wheat, coarse grains and oilseeds and a small decline in rice and cotton output during 2002-03 are the important features of the production and trade projections for major crops made by the US Department of Agriculture ... More


Cotton market focus on US, China
COTTON futures on the New York Cotton Exchange settled higher Friday on bullish supply/demand report released earlier by the US Department of Agriculture. On the 2001-02 crop, the USDA left the US production unchanged at 20.3 million ... More


Early jute sowing may affect crop output
EARLY sowing of the jute crop has been reported from many parts of Assam and West Bengal. Though it is too early to predict the size of the crop, observers feel that early sowing might lead to a fall in the total crop size. According to the ... More


Cigarette cos, tobacco growers want panel proposals dropped
CIGARETTE manufacturers and industry associations continue to mount pressure on the Government to refrain from accepting a recommendation of the Standing Committee of Parliament, leading to the complete ban on sale of cigarettes and tobacco ... More


AP: Heat wave paralyses poultry farms
THE heat wave, gripping the State for the past four to five days, has taken a heavy toll, not only of human lives (30 or so till now) but also a large number of fowl (an estimated half-a-million), paralysing the poultry sector. With ... More


Corporation for agriculture, crop insurance being planned -- Nabard likely to take part in project
The four General Insurance Corporation subsidiaries are also likely to be part of the new corporation. More
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