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Monsoon reserves virulent best for west Maharashtra

The vigorous monsoon current entered west Rajasthan, the last meteorological outpost on the nort... »

CII asks sugar industry to go green

8 factories joins pilot for GreenCo certification
Sugar industry, one of the most polluting industries, seems to have realised the importance of g... »

EU ban on Indian mango may go if new packaging norms pass muster

Quality experts from the 27-member bloc to inspect packaging facilities here in Sept
The European Union will lift its ban on Indian mangoes and vegetables earlier than scheduled if... »

South tea exporters seeks board’s help to get prompt VAT refund

The South Tea Exporters’ Association has sought the intervention of the Tea Board to help them g... »

Gujarat records 40% rainfall

Kharif crop sowing in 62% cultivable area
After almost a month late onset of monsoon season, Gujarat has heaved a sigh of relief with wide... »

Agri-biz

Basmati exports may lose steam on Iran’s duty hike

Demand from other markets likely to provide solace for the aromatic rice shippers
Basmati shipments are likely to see a slowdown in the near-term as Iran, the largest buyer of th... »

Agri-biz

Volume on offer drops at Coonoor tea sale

The offer for Sale No. 31 of Coonoor Tea Trade Association to be held on Thursday and Friday has... »

Agri-biz

Pepper output to rebound on favourable weather next season

The country’s black pepper production during 2014-15 season starting October is likely to be bet... »

Naidu speaks to RBI Governor on crop loan rescheduling

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chanadrababu Naidu today said he had had a telephonic conversation with Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan on the issue of crop loan rescheduling and was... »

Monsoon ravages the West ahead of emerging ‘low’

The monsoon is literally spitting fire over the western parts as extremely heavy to very heavy rain lashed the region overnight on Wednesday morning. It is in this background that foreca... »

Volume on offer drops at Coonoor tea sale

The offer for Sale No. 31 of Coonoor Tea Trade Association to be held on Thursday and Friday has dropped to 17.29 lakh kg from the year’s highest volume of 24.10 lakh kg offered last week. »

Basmati exports may lose steam on Iran’s duty hike

Basmati shipments are likely to see a slowdown in the near-term as Iran, the largest buyer of the Indian aromatic rice, has hiked the import duty to around 40 per cent from 22 per cent. Iran accou... »

WTO in ‘crisis’ as Azevedo puts members on alert

World Trade Organisation Director General Roberto Azevedo on Tuesday asked all member countries to be available on call over the next two days as no consensus emerged on a trade facilitation d... »

Can we control milk inflation?

India is the world’s No. 1 milk producer with 120 million tonnes (mt) output in 2012 – 66 mt from buffaloes and 54 mt from cows. Yet, our consumers are being forced to pay high pr... »

Tomato prices remain high at Rs 80/kg

Tomato prices continue to remain high at Rs 80 per kg in retail markets of national capital region on short supplies.In the wholesale market of Azadpur, tomato is available at Rs 30—40 per... »

WTO chief calls for meeting today to break deadlock

To resolve the impasse in the ongoing trade talks, World Trade Organisation Director General Roberto Azevedo, has called a meeting of all member group co-ordinators on Tuesday. WTO spok... »

Seed sales resilient to rains

Should the monsoon remain deficient for the rest of the season, will that impact the performance of seed processing companies? Indeed not. Seed being the first agri input each season, farme... »

Tea Board expands quality drive

Tea Board’s drive to improve the quality of teas in the market seems to be paying off. According to a senior official of the Board, the Board is no longer confining the quality chec... »

Punishing wet spell for West seen as ‘low’ set to intensify

Farmers advised to switch to alternative crops

Being creative with the bamboo

Telangana farmers asked to look at redgram, jowar, castor

Kochi tea loses steam

Will listed jewellers glitter?

Rationalise sugarcane pricing, industry urges Govt

Active monsoon forecast for north until month-end; south may stay quiet

Nirula to head Monsanto India

Monsanto India in a communication to the stock exchanges said that its board of directors on July 30, had accepted the resignation of Gyanendra Shukla, Managing Director, with effect from Septembe... »

Pepper output to rebound on favourable weather next season

The country’s black pepper production during 2014-15 season starting October is likely to be better than the current season due to favourable weather conditions so far. However, Kerala’s Pathanamt... »

Tea exporters seek refund of value-added tax

The South Tea Exporters Association has sought the intervention of the Tea Board to help them get the refund of value-added tax on time from the Commercial Tax Department. Association Cha... »

GSFC launches neem-coated urea

State-promoted Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd (GSFC) on Wednesday announced the launch of neem-coated urea to make it eco-friendly and a natural fungicide. In its p... »

New Zealand looking for greater access to Indian dairy market

Against the backdrop of a change in Government and rising trend in milk prices, New Zealand — the world’s largest exporter of dairy products — has renewed its efforts to gain greater access to... »

Busy monsoon session will survive latest Pacific storm, say models

Ongoing vigorous to active monsoon over east, central and western parts will take the latest north Pacific storm Halong in its stride and stay in business, say model forecasts. Halon... »

​PM urges farm scientists to focus on soil fertility

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (file picture) ​Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Tuesday called upon agricultural scientists to focus on soil fertility since demand for food was increasing and the land available would not increase. ... »
Monsoon Matters

Kharif turns a mixed bag for hybrid seed makers

The delayed monsoon has been a mixed bag for the Indian hybrid seed industry this kharif season. While cottonseed makers are expecting an increase in acreage, producers of coarse cer... »

Thin arrivals lend flavour to cardamom

Cardamom prices ruled steady last week as demand matched supply at the auctions. The average price hovered at around ₹780 a kg last week except on Wednesday and Sunday. The reason at... »

Coonoor tea prices crash to year’s lowest

Prices crashed to a new low of ₹66.11 a kg at Sale No: 30 of Coonoor Tea Trade Association – the lowest so far this calendar year. Still, as much as 5.52 lakh kg of tea worth ₹3.66 crore re... »

Govt launches ₹500 crore project to protect indigenous cows

Sugar factories urged to focus on R&D

Bay delivers again, rain wave heads into east-central India

Sugar factory seized for non-payment of dues to farmers

Monsoon to be active for North into August

Poor rains may cast gloom on jewellery demand

Single form for beneficiaries of Fisheries Board

Markets

SEBI suspends Pancard Clubs’ time share scheme

Instructs firm not to divert any funds raised to date and furnish details sought by the regulator within 15 days
Pancard Clubs, is in the business of marketing holiday plans, has been directed by SEBI n... »

Info-tech

Sitting pretty: (From left) Ajoy Mukherjee, Executive Vice-President and Head-Global Human Resources, Tata Consultancy Services; N Chandrasekaran, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director; Rajesh Gopinathan, Chief Financial Officer; and Phiroz Vandrevala, Director and Head, Global Corporate Affairs, announcing the company’s results in Mumbai on Thursday. - SHASHI ASHIWAL

Lesser revenue seen for TCS’ Japan venture

Existing contracts, forex fluctuation force IT major to revise estimates
Tata Consultancy Services will have to settle for less revenue than previously estimated... »

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