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Budget 2019: Govt will invest widely in agri infrastructure

    

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said the government will invest widely in agriculture infrastructure and support private entrepreneurship for value addition in farm sector. Presenting the Union Budget for 2019-20, Sitharaman said the...

Monsoon rain below average for fifth straight week

    

India's monsoon rains in the week ending on Wednesday were below average for the fifth time in a row, although the deficit was the lowest since the start of the season, after it revived in central and western regions. Monsoon rains are crucial...

Minimum Support Price hikes evoke mixed reaction

    

The quantum of increase in the minimum support price (MSP) for the kharif 2019 season has evoked a mixed reaction from farmer groups across the country. While cotton and oilseeds farmers have welcomed the MSP hike, pulses growers feel disappointed with...

Import, domestic production of pepper show decline in 2018-19

    

While the import of black pepper witnessed a decline of 15.9 per cent in 2018-19, domestic production of the commodity too fell by 12.32 per cent. The Centre’s initiative to prohibit imports below a minimum price of ₹500 a kg helped bring...

UPASI opposes demand for duty cut on rubber imports

    

The United Planters Association of South India (UPASI) has opposed the tyre industry’s demand for zero import duty on natural rubber, saying that any attempt to disturb the import duty structure will be counter-productive in augmenting domestic...

Telangana faces deficit as paddy, cotton, maize sowing takes a hit

    

Reservoir levels have fallen sharply; three districts have received almost no rainfall With the monsoon playing truant and causing a deficit of 36 per cent in rainfall, Telangana reported very poor sowing in June. Due to the deficit, about 23 districts...

Sugar production for 2019-20 projected to be 14% lower at 28 mt: ISMA

    

Sugar production in the forthcoming sugar season is projected to be around 28.2 million tonnes (mt), about 4.7 mt, or 14 per cent, lower than the current season’s production of 32.95 mt, said Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) on Monday. The...

Andhra farmers demand remunerative prices for low-grade tobacco

    

Tobacco farmers in Andhra Pradesh are distressed over the low prices that their low-grade tobacco is fetching in the ongoing auctions. Thus they are demanding that trade should pay at least ₹100 per kg for such tobacco to support the farmers. According...

June ends with rain deficit at 33%, but monsoon gains second wind

    

IMD expects a low-pressure area taking shape to intensify into a depression over the next two days The first monsoon-month of June ended with a rain deficit of 33 per cent with as many as 30 Met subdivisions in the red, five in the ‘normal’...

India pushes for tobacco exports to China

    

China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of Tobacco. India has made a strong pitch for the export of its high quality and organically-cultivated tobacco to China, home to 350 million smokers, the world’s largest. A delegation...

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