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Wednesday, July 17, 2002
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Multi-commodity bourse — FMC to forward names this week
THE Forward Markets Commission (FMC) is likely to recommend "more than one" name to the Department of Consumer Affairs in the Food Ministry for setting up multi-commodity exchanges in the country. "We will send our recommendations to the ... More


ICAR award for fisheries institute
THE research team of the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) here has bagged ICAR team award for outstanding research work in the field of Fisheries. The team of scientists had developed a novel technology for processing various ... More

  • Rice research project award


    Shrimp prices up sharply
    CHENNAI: Black tiger shrimp prices have increased considerably over the last one week following increased buying and the strengthening of the yen over the dollar. Prices range around $11.50 per kg 16/20 counts compared to $10.60 early ... More

    `Sea bass farming has plenty of scope'
    AFTER the overwhelming response to prawn aquaculture, the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) in association with Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) and Department of Primary Industries of Australia is ... More


    Rubber recedes
    RUBBER prices have started receding again in the absence of both sellers and buyers. The supply, which firmed up during the last few days, became sparse following sudden stoppage of inflow to the market. The buyers also were absent in the ... More


    Monsanto cotton seeds a sell-out with farmers
    JUDGING by the initial response from farmers and seed dealers, the `Bollgard' (Bt) cotton of Monsanto and the Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Co Ltd (Mahyco) has been a total sell-out in its very first season of commercial planting. In the current ... More

    Supply imbalance likely in global cotton
    GLOBAL cotton supply and demand are poised to undergo significant changes in 2002-03 while world trade is set to expand. The changes will have implications for cotton prices that have been ruling at historically low levels. On current ... More

    Will Bt seeds yield better prices?
    WHETHER Bollgard will succeed or not is not what is occupying the minds of most cotton growers here. For them, the real question is: will we able to get a remunerative price for our kapas (seed cotton) this year? The basis for this ... More


    3 new silkworm hybrids developed
    THREE new silkworm hybrids which hold promise of providing consistent cocoon yield and superior quality international grade silk have been developed by the Andhra Pradesh State Sericulture Research and Development Institute (APSSRDI) of Hindupur ... More


    TN: New edible oil levies spur smuggling
    THE edible oil trade in Tamil Nadu has been severely hit by the taxes levied by the State Government and finds itself at a competitive disadvantage when compared to traders in the neighbouring States. With prices firming up, the local trade ... More


    When coffee turns a bitter brew
    THE coffee growing areas of the State are seeing an increasing number of murders and suicides consequent to the industry going through a crisis. The social disturbances are due to the inability of a number of growers in Coorg, Hassan and ... More


    God save farmers from the cow
    THE US has granted a patent to a product which contains distilled portions from cow urine that apparently increases the activity of antibiotics and anti-cancer agents. Great news! The general impression was that no real research was being ... More


    States put on drought alert
    THE Union Agriculture Minister, Mr Ajit Singh, today said that State Governments had been asked to prepare contingency plans for tackling the current dry spell and make arrangements for sowing alternative short-duration crops in areas where the ... More

    Unfriendly skies
    The monsoon may play truant but farmers never lose heart, sweating it out near Shadnagar in Andhra Pradesh.


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