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No ban on GM crop field trials: Javadekar

PTI

There is no ban on GM crop field trials either by the Government or the Supreme Court, Environme... »

Financial Technologies sells entire stake in MCX-SX for ₹88 crore

Our Bureau

Financial Technologies has entered into an agreement to sell its entire stake and warran... »

Mpeda takes aqua-ponic road to high-value seabass farming

A group of farmers engaged in seabass fish production through aquaponics system at Mpeda, Aquaculture Regional Centre.

V Sajeev Kumar

Kochi-based Mpeda [Marine Products Export Development Authority] is encouraging high val... »

​Keventer Agro ropes in 500 Bengal farmers for cultivation of improved banana variety

Jayanta Mallick

Keventer Agro Ltd has established procurement linkage with 500 farmers in West Bengal for Grand... »

Amul to pay tribute to its iconic founder with ‘Milk Day’

Virendra Pandit/Our Bureau

India’s iconic dairy brand Amul will celebrate National Milk Day today across India to ma... »

Has FTIL sold warrants it did not hold in MCX-SX?

Suresh P Iyengar

Has Financial Technologies sold warrants that it did not hold in MCX Stock Exchange? According to the latest shareholding pattern (September) of MCX-SX, FTIL holds nil warrants. MCX-... »

Bird flu hits poultry sales in Kerala

Big issue: A view of a poultry farm in Ramanathapuram district (file photo).

V. Sajeev Kumar

Panic gripped Kerala’s poultry sales with a reported drop of 20-25 per cent following the detection of bird flu in central parts of the State.  The situation has brought down the rat... »

Food security: WTO may advance deadline to Dec 2015

Amiti Sen

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is ready to advance the deadline for finding a permanent solution on the issue of public stockholding for food security purposes to the end of next year.<... »

Cardamom rules steady despite rising arrivals

GK Nair

Cardamom prices ruled steady last week at auctions held in Kerala and Tamil Nadu on matching demand and supply, even as the arrivals continued to rise.Domestic demand was so strong t... »

Tier-II cities fuelling olive oil offtake: Borges India chief

Rajneesh Bhasin, MD, Borges India

Tomojit Basu

The edible olive oil market has been growing at 45-50 per cent over the last five years, with cities leading the way. What is significant, however, is that tier-II markets have been... »

Ragi in white would still be as nutritious!

CS Ravishankar, Professor and Head, Small Millets, Regional Research Station, VC farm Mandya district, Karnataka, displaying White Ragi developed by him and his team at the Krishi Mela 2014 at GKVK organised by the Department of Agriculture, Government of Karnataka. GRN SOMASHEKAR

Vishwanath Kulkarni

For those of you who have stayed away from ragi or finger millet just because of its brown and darkish appearance, the University of Agricultural Sciences Bengaluru's regional research stat... »

Seasonal demand pushes up cashew exports in October

GK Nair

Strong winter demand appears to have resulted in an upsurge, after a continuous decline for about six months, in exports of cashew kernels and other cashew products in October.The co... »

Eco-controlled poultry houses

Our Bureau

Vijay Raj Poultry Equipment Private Limited, which manufactures welded mesh and poultry cages for the poultry industry, has launched ‘environment controlled poultry houses’. “Envir... »

Vijay Raj launches eco controlled poultry houses

K V Kurmanath

Vijay Raj Poultry Equipment Private Limited, which manufactures welded mesh and poultry cages for the poultry industry, has launched ‘environment controlled poultry houses’. “Environment... »

Milk prices crash as private dairies cut purchases in North

No benefit for consumers The drop in milk prices is unlikely to benefit
consumers as dairy cooperatives, which account for bulk of the liquid milk
sales, do not have any plans to cut prices.

Vishwanath Kulkarni

Private dairies, mainly in Maharashtra and northern States, have cut their milk purchases from farmers this year, citing weak global prices for the skimmed milk powder (SMP). As a result, the proc... »

Kerala planters association raises concern over continuous fall in tea prices

Kottaram Agro launches millet-based foods

Heavy rain in South as North remains cold

Kerala planters association seeks ban on tea, rubber, cardamom imports

NDDB okays 14 projects for Bihar

Coconut oil continues to slip on slack demand

Enough urea stocks for rabi season: Ananth Kumar

Rabobank, EID Parry, WWF India enter into pact for sustainable cane production

There’s no ducking bird flu scare for South India’s poultry industry

V Sajeev Kumar

The outbreak of bird flu among ducks in central Kerala has had a cascading effect on the poultry sector in the South with sales of both chicken and eggs taking a hit in the past tw... »

Godrej Tyson Foods to enter breakfast segment

Arabind Das, Chief Operating Officer, Godrej Tyson Foods, launching Godrej Yummiez New Chicken Nuggets and Mumbai Vada in Kolkata on Wednesday. Photo: Ashoke Chakrabarty

Abhishek Law

Godrej Tyson Foods Ltd (GTFL), a 49:51 joint venture between Godrej Agrovet and the US-based Tyson Inc, is looking to enter the breakfast segment with an array of cold cuts, primarily sausage and... »

Reversal of levy rice procurement policy irks AP millers

Ch RS Sarma

The kharif paddy crop is being harvested in the two Godavari districts in Andhra Pradesh, which contribute the bulk of levy rice to the FCI, and the arrivals in the market will usually gat... »

CCI to procure ₹12,000 cr worth cotton this year

Our Bureau

The Cotton Corporation of India is gearing up to procure cotton worth ₹12,000 crore this season as prices in most cotton growing States have fallen below the minimum support price announced... »

Coconut oil prices drop further

V Sajeev Kumar

Coconut oil continued its downtrend in Kerala and Tamil Nadu this week with prices falling by Rs 500 a kg. According to Thalath Mahmood, Director, Cochin Oil Merchants Association (COMA)... »

Nearly 23% tea unsold at Coonoor sale

PS SUNDAR

Nearly 23 per cent of the 17.65 lakh kg of the offer at Sale No: 47 of Coonoor Tea Trade Association auction worth ₹2.48 crore remained unsold for want of buyers at the asking price. The av... »

Mahyco picks up 60% stake in Zimbabwe firm

Our Bureau

Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company Limited (Mahyco), an agri biotech company, has acquired a controlling interest of 60 per cent in Zimbabwe-based Quton Seed Company. Mahyco acquired the shar... »

Onion auctions resume in Lasalgaon

PTI

Onion auctions, which were halted for a week at Lasalgaon in Maharashtra, which is Nashik district’s major Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC), began at 10 am on Monday, sources said.<... »

Mahyco picks up 60% stake in Quton

PTI

Leading agri-biotech company Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco) today said it has acquired 60 per cent interest in a Zimbabwe-based seed firm, Quton Seed Company, for an undisclosed sum.»

Call to preserve indigenous fisheries knowledge

V Sajeev Kumar

A seminar on traditional fishing and indigenous knowledge has emphasised the need to preserve the technical knowledge of native fishermen for the sustainability of fisheries. KS Purushan... »

Implement Swaminathan Committee formula: Badal

Kerala planters seek import ban on tea, rubber, cardamom

Mega farmers’ meet in Gujarat to mark Dr Kurien’s birth anniversary

Iran’s ban on basmati imports to hit exporters

Tea volume at Coonoor sales drop

Tea sector in South seeks Govt help to tide over crisis

Arrears to cane growers have come down; no call on export subsidy yet: Paswan

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‘Internet growth in India will have a big global impact’

Thomas K Thomas

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s quest for the next billion Internet users has brought... »

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