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Nabard to launch Kerala-specific farm credit plans
THE National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) will shortly introduce a series of Kerala-specific projects as part of its `model bankable agricultural projects' initiative. These will be in addition to the project proposals the ... More

`Agri credit top priority'
MANGALORE: The General Manager of Vijaya Bank, Mr K. Jayakar Shetty, has said that credit flow to the agriculture sector is on top of the bank's agenda. Distributing kisan credit cards to farmers at B.C. Road town in Dakshina Kannada ... More

No fishing in troubled waters
Sand bags lined up to check the advancing sea at South Chellanam. The fishing gap at Kandakadavu has become non-functional as sea advanced. Local fishermen have been demanding construction of a `pulimuttu' or barrier to cut the waves down and ... More

`Rubber price fall temporary'
THE steep fall witnessed in the price of natural rubber during last week may well be a temporary trend as rubber exports are set to pick up in the coming days, stabilising the domestic prices, industry officials have said. "Prices might fall ... More

Kerala rubber growers stage `dharna'
KOTTAYAM: Rubber growers belonging to Nationalist Karshaka Congress staged a dharna in front of the Rubber Board headquarters here in protest against lifting of ban on NR import and reduction of export subsidy. The State General ... More

Maharashtra mills to import 1 lakh t sugar
SUGAR mills in Maharashtra are planning to import about one lakh tonnes (lt) of raw sugar during the coming 2004-05 crushing season (October-September). The raw sugar, which would be imported duty-free under the advance licence scheme, is ... More

Coonoor teas weak on cash crunch woes
CASH crunch continued to weaken the bids at the auctions conducted by the Coonoor Tea Trade Association (CTTA) here when a volume of 13.24 lakh kg was offered for sale. On the average, prices dropped by Rs 2 a kg over the last week. "Normalcy ... More

Downward tweak seen in cotton
NYCE cotton futures finished lower on Friday, on speculative selling after the release of the bearish USDA data. Markets were also watching the possible effect of hurricane Ivan in the Caribbean. Hurricane Ivan, now a Category 4 storm, took aim ... More

Visakha Dairy milk soon for Kolkata under Amul brand
PLANS are afoot to market milk from Visakha Co-operative Dairy here in Kolkata under the Amul brand and the initial round of negotiations have been conducted for the purpose, Mr G. Ashabhai Patel, Vice-Chairman of the Gujarat Milk Producers' ... More

Oilmeal exports jump 260% during April-August
EXPORTS of oilmeal during April to August 2004 increased to 12,40,236 tonnes from 3,43,900 tonnes in the same period of last year, up by 8,43,900 tonnes or nearly 260 per cent thanks to good demand for South East Asia and China. The total ... More

Karnataka farmers' meet on Sept 15
MANGALORE: The Karnataka Rajya Raita Sangha (KRRS), Moodbidri, will hold a farmers' meet at Moodbidri in Dakshina Kannada district on September 15. A KRRS release said that Dr L.C. Soans of Soans' Farm and other eminent farmers would ... More

Amul's tech wizard, Dalaya passes away
IF there is one technological breakthrough that truly revolutionised India's organised dairy industry, it is the making of milk powder out of buffalo milk. And the man who made this possible defying prevailing technical wisdom — Mr H.M. ... More

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