Corporate cartel suppressing castorseed prices, alleges farmers’ organisation

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We are not in nexus with anybody and are not for low price: Firms »
Economic Survey 2014-15

Survey recommends huge investment in farm research, warehousing


To boost farm and food sector, the Economic Survey today prescribed huge investment in areas... »

Tea prices down at Kochi sale

V Sajeev Kumar

Kochi tea auction witnessed a declining trend in prices for several varieties despite improved a... »

Kochi tea loses steam as arrivals gather momentum in auctions

V Sajeev Kumar

Tea prices declined for most varieties at the Kochi auction this week, amid higher arriva... »

Late rabi sowing edges up

K V Kurmanath

There has been no improvement in the prospects for farmers in Telangana in the rabi season for a... »

Regulatory framework on GM crops need a rethink, says Survey

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Making a case for productivity-led growth strategy in agriculture, the Economic Survey 2014-15 has observed that the regulatory framework on genetically modified crops and their implementation dese... »

Rail freight hike will not affect urea prices: Ananth Kumar

The government had allocated about ₹2,000 crore for movement of urea for the year 2014-15.


Urea prices will not increase for farmers even as freight charges have been hiked on the nutrient by 10 per cent in the Rail Budget, Fertiliser Minister Ananth Kumar said today. However,... »

CCI buys 1.5 m bales cotton from Gujarat

Wilting prospects Market sources said that procurement by CCI from other States was higher because of the superior quality and length of the fibre.

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Mahindra Agribusiness plans to enter dairy sector via buy out


Mahindra Agribusiness is keen to enter the over Rs 3—trillion Indian dairy sector through a Rs 150—Rs 750 crore acquisition of a brand that has good supply chain and branding in place.Money... »

Karnataka tobacco growers urge Centre to drop amendments to COTPA Bill

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Tobacco growers in Karnataka have urged the Government to drop the proposed amendments to the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) Bill stating that any move to curb tobacco cultivatio... »

Govt considering direct fertiliser subsidy to farmers

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No shortage of fertilisers; States must check black-marketing: Ananth Kumar »

Coonoor tea sale prices at 4-week low


Even after shedding prices to a four-week low average of ₹79.25 a kg at Sale No: 8 of Coonoor Tea Trade Association auction, nearly 22 per cent of the 12.35 lakh kg on offer remained unsold... »

‘Coconut oil bulk import was for re-export of value-added items’


FMCG major Marico has said that it has imported coconut oil in bulk quantities for re-export as value-added products. According to Marico, the quantity of imports is negligible comp... »

Mixed trend in rubber

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Spot rubber continued to remain unchanged on Tuesday. The daily reference price for RSS 4 was quoted slightly lower at ₹140.80 (141.55) a kg by the Rubber Board. The grade finished... »

Rubber industry opposes demand to increase import duty

V. Sajeev kumar

Rubber industry has opposed the demand to increase import duty on natural rubber, saying it will erode the competitiveness of SSI sector. India levies one of the highest... »

DBT for fertiliser subsidy soon: Ananth Kumar

CTC dust tea sees demand at Kochi sale

AP aqua farmers plead for quality seed; industry wants fisheries varsity

Castor crop seen 15% higher at 1.29 million tonnes

India pushes EU to revoke ban on four veggies

States told to relax curbs on ethanol supply for blending

Pepper rules steady

Naidu promises full support to aqua sector

Planters urge Centre to raise import duty on rubber to 30%

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The United Planters’ Association of Southern India is hoping that the Government would intervene and enhance the import duty on natural rubber to 30 per cent from the existing 20 per cent in the f... »

Planters hope for hike in import duty on natural rubber to 30%

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The United Planters' Association of Southern India is hoping that the Government would intervene and enhance the import duty on natural rubber to 30 per cent from the existing 20 per cent in the f... »

Centre’s ban on shark fin not to hit seafood exports


The ban on the export of shark fins by the Central Government is unlikely to deeply hurt India’s booming seafood exports, says Seafood Exporters Association of India president AJ Tharakan.<... »

Kerala MPs seek income stabilisation fund for small rubber growers

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Congress and Left MPs from Kerala on Wednesday accused the government of not heeding to the plight of rubber growers and demanded that an income stabilisation fund be set up to protect t... »

Attacks on buffalo meat traders increase

Buffalo meat exports, which posted significant growth over the last few years touching 1.5 mt worth Rs 26,458 crore in 2013-14, have continued an upward trajectory. India exported 817,844 tonnes of buffalo meat worth Rs 16,083 crore between April-October 2014.


Hindu nationalists in India have stepped up attacks on the country's beef industry, seizing trucks with cattle bound for abattoirs and blockading meat processing plants in a bid to halt the trade... »

Cardamom lacks flavour despite lower arrivals

GK Nair

Small cardamom lost flavour on slack demand despite a drop in arrivals at auctions held in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.Arrivals last week stood at 408 tonnes against 493 tonnes during the... »

Tata Chemicals asks Centre to decontrol urea

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Tata Chemicals has asked the Centre to come out with a policy to decontrol urea pricing, particularly when price of the key fertiliser has fallen sharply in last few month.R Mukundan... »

Exempt cooperatives from transfer pricing provisions: Amul

Tomojit Basu

The roughly 200 dairy cooperatives engaging 16 million producer members across 1,62,000 dairy cooperative societies in the country will heave a sigh of relief if the Budget exempts them fr... »

CII agri-council urges Centre to focus on seeds, productivity and management

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The Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) National Council on Agriculture highlighted three key areas of policy intervention in a report on Tuesday. The group urges a focus on strengthen... »

Maharashtra considers export subsidy: sources

Maharashtra accounts for most of the raw sugar produced in India. File Photo


India's biggest sugar producing state, Maharashtra, is considering paying mills a subsidy of 1,000 rupees per tonne to help them clear stocks, a government source and a trade source told Reuters o... »

`Farmers willing to pay for market information’

More showers forecast for northwest, central India this week and into next

SBI to finance small tea growers in NE region

Meet on genetic engineering of crops from Feb 23

ITC to launch B Natural fruit juices in eastern, western markets soon

Mixed trend in spot rubber

Rabi acreage down 6.3%


Start-up cracks the code to skill students

Navadha Pandey

When working with Facebook in the US, Ankush Singla (27) and Anushray Gupta (26) would come down... »

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