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Saturday, June 01, 2002
Agri Prices (May 31)
Sugar S-301333 (1335)
Palm Oil (10 kg)348 (342)
Groundnut oil ready425 (424)
Coconut oil ready3950 (3950)
Pepper garbled (ready)8100 (8200)

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Huge agri-database in the making
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Mission from Manila flays endosulfan use in Kerala
OVER the past 26 years, hundreds of villagers residing in the villages of Kasaragod district have been victims of the aerial spraying of the pesticide, endosulfan. The inhabitants of the cashewnut plantation in the region have been suffering ... More


Rubber steady on low supply
THOUGH the rubber prices remained steady on Friday, the uptrend still continued in the market on supply crunch. Buyers were active to fulfil their covering commitments. But due to shortage of rubber, transactions were rare. Rubber already ... More


BIS certification soon for sugar industry
THE Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), in association with the South Indian Sugar Mills Association (SISMA), held a seminar here on Friday as a part of an "awareness programme'' aimed at informing the sugar industry about the advantages of having ... More


Demand for dusts at Kochi auction
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 991,000 kg on offer in the dust category, ... More


`WTO no threat to food security'
SINCE the implementation of Agreement on Agriculture under WTO, a concern had been raised in India that it would destroy food security. It was feared that integration of Indian agriculture with world markets through elimination of quantitative ... More

Grains export price cut
THE Food Corporation of India (FCI) will continue to supply foodgrains for export purposes at near below poverty line (BPL) rates, with the Government rescinding its decision to charge exporters the prevailing issue prices under FCI's Open Market ... More


Traders halt raw jute supply to Bengal mills
A NEWLY formed raw jute traders' body has stopped regular supplies of the golden fibre, hampering production in almost a dozen of jute mills of West Bengal during the last fortnight. Sources in the raw jute circles said members of the West ... More


Refiner re-exports RBD palmolein
HIT by the steep rise in the base import price of palm group of oils, a Chennai-based edible oil refining firm has re-exported about 6,500 tonnes of refined, bleached and deodorised (RBD) palmolein. According to details available from the ... More


Fair offtake at ICTA sales
THE weekly sales at the Indian Coffee Traders' Association (ICTA) on Thursday saw fair offtake from exporters who bought prime arabica and robusta grades. The prices were as follows: arabica parchment PB Rs 53.62 (Rs 53.92); arabica parchment ... More


Cabinet clears accession to UPOV Convention
THE Union Cabinet on Friday approved India's accession to the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) Convention, 1978 Act. Briefing newspersons after the Cabinet meeting, Mr Pramod Mahajan, Minister for ... More
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