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Rice exporters in India seek European pesticides norms

1 day 21 hours ago
“In many cases, pesticide manufacturers are unwilling to register their products in high potential markets as they find the process costly as well as cumbersome and that it leads to rejection of export samples,” said a leading rice exporter from Punjab, who did not wish to be identified.

India clocks record foodgrain production in 2018-19

6 days 11 hours ago
As per the final estimate for 2018-19 released by agriculture ministry, the country achieved record production of rice and wheat at 116.48 million tonnes and 103.60 million tonnes respectively. The production of coarse grains and pulses, however, are slightly down from 2017-18 at 43.06 million tonnes and 22.04 million tonnes.

Potato prices give jitters to traders, cold store owners

6 days 15 hours ago
Potato arrivals have picked up in January and brought drown prices by Rs 3-6 per kg. In the ongoing season, rainfall had impacted the sowing and harvesting process, pushing up prices since October. The price of cold storage quality of potato is more than Rs 12 per kg in Uttar Pradesh where the bulk purchase for cold storage is set to begin by next week.

Haryana to set up 2,000 Fisheries

1 week ago
The Agriculture Minister said that there are vast opportunities for fish farming in Haryana as geographically, saltwater and waterlogged areas are available in the State; therefore these areas should be used for fish farming.

Rabi Cereals production for 2019-20 to increase by 4.52 %

1 week ago
Availability of good soil moisture across major Rabi producing states has also laid the foundation for good produce. Keeping in consideration the large scale post monsoon developments and the sowing reports from various parts of the country, NBHC Pvt. Ltd. has come up with its 1st Rabi Crop Estimates for 2019-20.

Bajra prices rise on export demand, local consumption

1 week 1 day ago
​​Spot prices have increased up to 20% in the past two months and are currently Rs 200-400 per quintal more than the MSP of Rs 2,000 in most parts of the country. Demand for bajra is increasing from European countries and Gulf nations where the millet is used mainly as bird feed. Futures contracts of bajra for delivery in February are up 2% on the NCDEX.

Sugar production to bounce back soon

1 week 2 days ago
Though the next monsoon season will decide the final size of India's next sugarcane crop, industry leaders say that at present, India is likely to produce about 30 million tonnes of sugar in 2020-21 as against 26 million tonnes expected in 2019-20.

GoI may provide relief to tea gardens from TDS in cash withdrawal

1 week 3 days ago
“Following our discussion on the issue, the Finance Minister has taken it into her consideration. While agreeing to the problems of tea sector associated to the policy, she has assured to bring in proper reforms in it,” BJP Loksabha MP from the heartland of Indian tea Darjeeling Raju Bista, told ET at a event organized by Siliguri Tea Traders Association.
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