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Rabi sowing crosses 400 lh

    

A significant increase in wheat planting reported from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan this week has helped overall rabi sowing to surpass the area covered during the corresponding week last year, according to data released by the Agriculture Ministry on...

Bleak export view, lower prices worry jeera growers

    

Sowing delayed by a month; prices down 10% from last year Poor export prospects and lower prices, coupled with delayed sowing, are hurting jeera growers this rabi season. As on December 2, 2019, rabi sowing for jeera was undertaken on 1,31,561 hectares...

Kerala hopes to rope in other States, private sector to meet demand for coir geo-textiles

    

Potential demand for the product is huge in road sector Kerala is banking on coir geo-textiles to rejuvenate the centuries-old coir industry. It is hoping to generate a turnover of ₹1,000 crore in the next five years, said TM Thomas Isaac, the...

Green pepper demand revive Kochi market

    

Export demand for green pepper seem to have revived the pepper market in Kochi on Friday. There were reports from primary market dealers that farmers are now focussing on green pepper plucking, which is being priced at Rs.100-105 per kg. Majority of...

Kufos trains EU food importers in Kerala shrimp farming techs

    

A four-day training programme on farming methods and management of Indian shrimps was conducted at the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (Kufos) here for food industry entrepreneurs, technologists and scientists of the European Union. Participants...

MMTC places fresh order for 4,000 tonnes of onions

    

State-owned MMTC has issued a contract for buying an additional 4,000 tonnes of onions from Turkey, an official statement said on Wednesday. This would be in addition to over 17,000 tonnes — 11,000 tonnes from Turkey and 6,090 tonnes from Egypt...

Records may tumble, with IMD issuing twin-cyclone alert in Arabian Sea

    

Expect some action later this week or early next week In a dramatic turn of events on Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a twin-cyclone alert in the Arabian Sea for the second time during this North-East monsoon. Earlier,...

With end of NDP-1, dairy sector awaits its newer, bigger avatar

    

With the first phase of the National Dairy Plan (NDP-1) having ended on November 30, all eyes are now on the Centre, which has to clear the second phase of the ambitious plan, which, for the first time, will look to cover private dairies seeking assistance. While...

Cardamom market on a skeptical mode

    

Cardamom auctions seem to be passing through a skeptical mode, as continuing higher arrivals reported to have hit the liquidity in the market. Both cardamom arrivals and prices are now on a higher side in the recent period and this has affected the...

Calamity-struck J&K apple growers demand special assistance of ₹1,000 crore

    

A delegation representing apple growers from Jammu and Kashmir on Monday called on Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and demanded that the government declare the apple crisis in the valley a national calamity and give farmers a special interim...

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