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Monsoon forecast: Good news for Indian economy; rain gods may smile, IMD predicts 100% rainfall

    

IMD's monsoon forecast for expected rainfall in 2020 has brought a ray of hope for the Indian economy severely battered by the fallout of coronavirus and extended lockdown. The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted the current year's...

Paucity of ATMs leaves money in Jan Dhan accounts less accessible

    

Amid lockdown, ATMs often run out of cash; problem is deeper in rural pockets In a bid to ease the pain of Covid-induced lockdown on poor and low-income households, the government announced a cash transfer of ₹500 per month for the next three...

Covid fears hit demand for livestock feed, crashed prices: Anmol Feeds

    

The Indian livestock feed market, which is majorly dependent on the demand from poultry industry, is headed for rather difficult times for atleast the next three months, as demand remains lukewarm and poor liquidity is likely to impact farmers’...

Covid-19 pushes coffee sector further into fiscal woes

    

The crisis triggered by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak has aggravated the woes of the Indian coffee sector, which has been reeling under the impact of multi-year drop in prices and the changing climate patterns. The United Planters Association...

Black tea as immunity booster stirs up global interest

    

Indian tea sector cautiously optimistic, but weighed down by lockdown woes Perceived to be an immunity booster against flu and viruses, the black tea is seen gaining traction worldwide amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Producers of black tea in the country...

Chilli farmers feel the ‘lockdown’ heat as rabi season set to end

    

A video that captured the heart-rending story of a chilli farmer has gone viral in WhatsApp groups in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. With a lush green crop, almost ready for harvesting, in the backdrop, the farmer lamented how the lockdown is killing the...

Palmoil imports plunge 90% in March with fresh curbs

    

Refined palmolein imports have plunged drastically following the government putting RBD Palmolein under the restricted list, according to trade body Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEA). The Centre had put RBD Palmolein under the restricted...

Karnataka’s cashew industry seeks relief measures to deal with pandemic impact

    

Calls for assistance to pay wages, steps to ease liquidity To help cope with the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdown, the cashew industry in Karnataka has sought relief measures from the State government. Terming the cashew industry a highly...

Japan eases inspection of black tiger shrimps from India

    

Japan has lifted the inspection order on Indian black tiger shrimps (Penaeus monodon) after the export consignments were found to be free from any residue of synthetic anti-bacterial drug furazolidone. This has been conveyed by Food Inspection...

ICAR assessing impact of Covid-19 lockdown on agriculture, allied sectors

    

Government agri-research body ICAR is assessing the impact of Covid-19 lockdown on agriculture and allied sectors and taking measures to minimise its effect on the country’s food security, a senior ICAR official said. The Indian Council of Agricultural...

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