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Cane crushing operations delayed in Maharashtra

    

Farmer of Swabhimani Shetkari Saghtana protest demanding higher compensation from sugar mills The cane crushing operations in over 100 sugar mills in the Kolhapur region, Maharashtra has been delayed due to strong protest by the farmers of the political...

Cardamom growers clear stocks with prices on the rise

    

The upward trend in cardamom prices seems to have helped farmers to liquidate their stock in the auctions. According to traders, this was a contributing factor for the higher arrivals witnessed in the auctions last week. On Monday, the total quantity...

Nabard has still headroom to raise about Rs 35,000 crore this fiscal, says Chairman

    

  Nabard has headroom to raise about Rs 35,000 crore from the market during the remaining months of the current fiscal to fund its business growth and also support various agricultural and rural development schemes of the government, a top official...

Rabi sowing affected in Madhya Pradesh, Punjab; overall acreage down 11 per cent

    

Winter crop sowing in Madhya Pradesh, which received heavy rain towards the fag end of the monsoon season, has so far been subdued, with the State reporting lesser coverage in a number of crops including gram, wheat and mustard, the latest sowing data...

Indian rice falls on weak demand; cyclone damages fields in Bangladesh

    

Indian rice export prices extended losses for a second week as the rupee weakened and demand from Africa remained low, while a cyclone damaged paddy fields in neighbouring Bangladesh. Top exporter India's 5% broken parboiled variety was quoted...

For growers and mills in TN, sugar has turned bitter

    

The area under sugarcane in Tamil Nadu has fallen by more than half in the last five years from 2.63 lakh hectares in 2014-15 to 1.16 lakh hectares in 2018-19. Tamil Nadu’s cane production during this period slipped 59.2 per cent to 114.72 tonnes...

Edible oil prices zoom

    

The major palm oil exporting countries’ decision to increase bio-diesel content in auto fuel and crop damage due to heavy rains across the country have pushed up the prices of edible oils significantly in the last few weeks. “The supply...

Onion import norms relaxed till December 31

    

The government on Wednesday said the relaxation on fumigation and endorsement conditions for imported onions would be extended by a month till December 31. In a letter to officials at the Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine and Storage on Wednesday,...

Making spice farming sustainable for farmers

    

Indian spices, with an export base of Rs 17,000 crore, have a share of 40 per cent of all the global spice trade. The domestic market for spices is about Rs one lakh crore. But the spice farmers, by and large, don’t realise the real potential that...

Cashew manufacturers want DGFT to continue MEIS

    

Cashew processing industry in Karnataka has requested the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) to continue to accept applications under MEIS (Merchandise Export Incentive Scheme). In a memorandum to the DGFT at an outreach programme for promotion...

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