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Rice export prices slide to multi-year low on excess supplies, subdued demand

    

Indian rice export prices fell to their lowest in nearly three years this week as fresh supplies from the summer-sown crop loom large, with subdued global demand also crimping exports from other major centres. Top exporter India's 5% broken parboiled...

Kisan credit cards given to 8,400 fishermen so far

    

The government said on Thursday that it has distributed Kisan Credit Card (KCC) to only 8,400 fishermen in the country so far and efforts are being made to reach out to more people. To give boost to the fishery sector, the government has drafted two...

Agri Ministry ropes in CSC for enrolment under PM-Kisan

    

The Ministry of Agriculture has set a target of enrolling 14 crore marginal farmers under the PM-Kisan scheme The Ministry of Agriculture has tied up with Common Service Centre (CSC), a special purpose vehicle (SPV) under the Ministry of IT and Electronics,...

Over-supply likely to impact prices at the cardamom auctions

    

Heavy arrivals in the last few days and the consequent over-supply in the market, are likely to have an impact on prices in the cardamom auctions on Thursday. According to traders, more arrivals may affect the buying power of traders, as the procured...

As arrivals pick up, prices of maize slip below support level

    

Distressed farmers want procurement mechanism to cover coarse cereals, too Prices of maize that ruled above ₹2,000 a quintal level for most part of the year have started trending lower on pick up in arrivals and have slipped below the minimum...

Switching back to coarse cereals can offer multiple benefits: Study

    

India can benefit substantially on multiple fronts such as nutritional security, energy and water utilisation and even cut its greenhouse gas emissions if it promotes the cultivation of coarse cereals, showed a study by researchers from India, Austria...

Tough grind: Incessant rains push up urad prices

    

Idly and dosa are set to turn dearer owing to an expected decline in production of urad, a key ingredient that goes into the preparation of these dishes. Retail prices of urad dal have shot up over the past one month crossing the ₹100 per kg...

Private traders to import nearly 1,000 tonnes onion

    

SUBSCRIBE NOW Agri Business Private traders to import nearly 1,000 tonnes onion PTI New Delhi | Updated on November 19, 2019  Published on November 19, 2019            0 The...

In Maharashtra, floods make for bitter sugarcane harvest in the current season

    

Maharashtra’s sugar production for 2019-20 (October-September) is likely to dip 45 per cent due to lower acreage, adverse climatic conditions and diversion of sugarcane for animal fodder. Ethanol production is also expected to dip by 40 per cent. An...

Direct trading in primary market hamper pepper trade in Kochi

    

Pepper trade in Kochi terminal markets witnessed no arrivals on Monday due to direct trading in primary markets (collecting centres from farmers). There were reports of direct trading at primary markets by Tamil Nadu based dealers at Rs 330 per kg,...

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