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Indian rice has lowest arsenic content : WHO
RICE grown in India has the lowest arsenic content, a recent survey on grains in the US has said. Co....
Non-iodised salt to be banned
Members in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday expressed concern over the governments move to ban the sale of....
Release of free-sale sugar
The Centre has released an additional quota of 100,000 tonnes of sugar for free-sale for August 05. ....
Relentless rains to knock coffee crop this year
The coming coffee crop (05-06) could be 10% less than the post-blossom estimate of 294,000 \ tonnes.....
Branded sugar does not lure Indian taste buds
Sugar manufacturers in India are in a dilemma, as the branded packet sugar does not seem to be quite....
TEA PRODUCTION TO ESCALATE
Tea production in the south rose 5.4% to touch 112.6m kg during Jan-July 05 against 106.8mKg recor....
Oman plants granular area to be imported
Kribhco has decided to market 4 lakh tonne of granular urea through Visakhapatnam port and one lakh....
Retail prices of onions in the four metros remain static
Retail prices of onion in the four metros remained static at an average of Rs 15 to Rs 22 per kg on....
Agriculture sector to have a new fertiliser market
As a major boost to the agriculture sector in India, a new fertiliser is likely to hit the market, w....
Agriculture ministry asks Fertilizer ministry to avail farmers of adequate ferti..
Concerned over complaints in some quarters that the wheat growing states are facing problem of ferti....
Groundnut oil gains
SPOT prices of oils and oilseeds showed a positive trend in Mumbai on Wednesday on brisk enquiries f....
Maharashtra government provides a financial assistance of rs 20 per bird
In an effort to help the ailing poultry industry in the state, the Maharashtra government will provi....
FMC becomes IOSCO associate member
The Forward Markets Commission (FMC), commodities market regulator, has been granted Associate Membe....
Cabinet approves fisheries board
On 16 Jun 2006, the Union Cabinet gave its approval for setting up of the National Fisheries Develop....
CTCRI launched Tapioca project
Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI), has launched a cassava (tapioca) project where CTCRI....
Low cost energy solution from ICL
Indian Compressors (ICL) and IIT Delhi signed a technology transfer agreement on bio-gas purificatio....
Special fund for plantations
After successfully launching a special purpose fund for tea plantation, the Union commerce ministry ....
Mansi Oil ties up with overseas co for biodiesel foray
Kolkata-based Mansi Oils and Grains Private is in the process of setting up a biodiesel plant with 4....
TN sugar mills allowed to export molasses
Sugar mills in Tamil Nadu expect to export over 1.85 lakh tonne molasses over the next few months. T....
D1 Oils, RPMC in pact for biodiesel manufacture
D1 Oils plc (D1), the UK-based biodiesel producer, has signed an oil supply agreement with Rural Pow....
MCX gets FMC approval for natural gas futures
The Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) has received approval from the Forward Markets Commission for lau....
Nabard to refinance crop loans at 2.5 pc interest
Nabard will provide refinance to co-operative banks at 2.5 per cent on the crop loans extended by th....
Indian cashew team to take part in Istanbul fair
`Exponut 2006 - an international trade fair of nuts, dried fruits, products and technologies - will ....
Sesame seed exporters bag Korea order
Indian sesame seed exporters have bagged an export order of 4,800 tonnes from South Korea through te....
Perishable product exports from North-East to get 50 pc assistance in airfreight
On 21 June 2006, the Government announced 50 per cent assistance in airfreight for transport of peri....
Duty-free wheat imports by pvt trade
On 22 June 2006, the Union Government allowed duty-free import of wheat by private parties and halte....
Expansion plan of Sakthi Sugars
Sakthi Sugars has commenced work on its expansion plans which is expected to be commissioned by Sept....
LT Overseas plans to launch flavoured rice soon
LT Overseas (LTOL), a Delhi-headquartered rice export house, plans to launch flavoured rice in the n....
Merino Group to enter RTE retail segment
Agri-Division of the Century Laminating Company, a Merino Group entity, has launched the product `Ve....
Japan lifts ban on Indian mangoes
On 23 June 2006, Japan formally lifted its 20-year-old ban on import of Indian mangoes. The move now....
Emami to locate Rs 100-cr bio-diesel plant in Haldia
Emami Group plans to set up a Rs.100 crore bio-diesel plant Haldia in West Bengal. The capacity of t....
Workshop on organic farming
The National Productivity Councils (NPC) mission on holistic rural development in Andhra Pradesh is ....
Separate panels to ensure farm debt relief, stable prices
The Kerala Government proposes to set up an Agricultural Debt Relief Commission and a separate Agric....
TNAU launches food processing biz incubator
Food Processing Business Incubator developed, as part of the inter-University collaboration between ....
Tata Coffee to acquire US company
Tata Coffee has signed an agreement for acquisition of Eight OClock Coffee (EOC) Company of the US f....
Nabard doubles crop loan refinance to co-ops
The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) will more than double its share of ....
FTC of PNB Farmers Welfare Trust
On 25 June 2006, The Union Finance Minister, Mr P. Chidambaram laid the foundation for the Farmers T....
Riga Sugar plans to raise Rs 35 cr thru GDRs
The Bihar-based Riga Sugar Co plans to raise Rs 35 crore through the GDR (global depository receipts....
ITC plans Rs 1,000-cr investment in Bengal
ITC has proposed to invest Rs 1,000 crore on a number of projects in West Bengal. The proposed inves....
MIDC signed an MoU for wine development project.
The MIDC has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indo-Italian Chamber of Co....
Eight OClock coffee brand for Russia
Tata Coffee plans to sell its instant coffees under the recently acquired Eight OClock brand in the ....
Jain Irrigation net profit doubles
Jain Irrigation Systems has announced a 42 per cent increase in revenues from Rs 604.81 crore to Rs ....
Karnataka Vikas cuts rates on crop loans
The Dharwad-based Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank - a regional rural bank sponsored by Syndicate Bank ....
Cabinet clears agri innovation project
On 29 June 2006, the Union Cabinet approved a slew of proposals including a National Agricultural In....
PM brings hopes to Vidarbha
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, visited to Vidarbha in Maharashtra. He told the farmers at Dh....
Cold-tolerant tomato gene
Dr William Selvamurthy, through Field Research Laboratory (FRL) at Leh, has done yeoman service to L....
`Post-harvest technologies can help tomatoes
Post-harvest technologies such as use of cold stores, delay of ripening, spray drying can go a long ....
Tea Board to join hands with Colombo auction centre
The Indian Tea Board and the Colombo Tea Auction Centre have agreed to collaborate for the introduct....
GEAC defers decision on Bt brinjal trials
The Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) has deferred a decision on granting permission to ....
Centre extends ban on export of pulses
The Centre has extended the ban on export of all types of pulses till 31 March 2007 but the trade is....
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Centre extends ban on export of pulses