Water-smart practices needed to boost agriculture: WBCSD

The Hindu Businessline | August 9, 2017 A kilo of rice that you consume today has often devoured at least 3,000 litres of water in the process of its growth from seed to a harvested crop. Staggering as that number is, it is how rice farming has been carried out for centuries. But with water [...]

August 9th, 2017|Agricultural|

Agriculture Exports Decline To $33.87 Billion In FY17

Economictimes.Indiatimes| Aug 09 2017 India's Agricultural Exports Have Declined To $33.87 Billion In 2016-17 From $43.23 Billion In 2013-14, Parliament Was Informed Today. The Primary Reasons For Decline In Export Of Agricultural Commodities Are Low Commodity Prices In The International Market, "Which Has Made Our Exports Uncompetitive," Commerce And Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Said In A [...]

August 9th, 2017|Agricultural|

Rupee Weakens To 63.84

The Hindu Businessline| Aug 09 2017 The Rupee Weakened By 21 Paise To 63.84 Against The Us Dollar Due To Mounting Tensions Between Us And North Korea.North Korea Said On Wednesday It Is “Carefully Examining" Plans For A Missile Strike On The Us Pacific Territory Of Guam, Just Hours After Us President Donald Trump Told [...]

August 9th, 2017|Economy|

Iraq Top Oil Exporter To India For Fourth Straight Month

Hellenic Shipping News| Aug 09 2017 India’s Oil Imports From Iraq Rose 31.5 Percent In July From A Month Ago, Shipping Data Showed, Allowing The Middle Eastern Country To Retain The Top Supplier Spot For The Fourth Consecutive Month Amid Declines From Sellers Like The United Arab Emirates, Venezuela And Iran. India Took 954,400 Barrels [...]

August 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Logistics Data Bank Project To Expand To South India

The Hindu| Aug 09 2017 The Logistics Data Bank (LDB) Project, Unveiled In July 2016 To Make India’s Logistics Sector More Efficient Through The Use Of Information Technology, Will Soon Expand Operations To The Country’s Southern Region. So Far, It Had Covered Only The Western Logistics Corridor.The Facility — Where Every Container Is Attached To [...]

August 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Tur, Arhar Growers Need Procurement Support

The Hindu Businessline| Aug 09 2017 Months After Heavy Financial Damage Was Inflicted On Tur/Arhar (Pigeon Pea) Growers Following A Collapse In Farm-Gate Prices Below The Minimum Support Price, New Delhi Has Begun To Take Cognisance Of The Problem.Import Of Tur/Arhar Has Been Shifted To The Restricted Category With A Ceiling Of Two Lakh Tonnes… [...]

August 9th, 2017|Agricultural|

Metals Scrips Hit Yearly Highs On Sharp Increase In Prices

Timesofindia.Indiatimes| Aug 9, 2017 Even As Key Sectoral Indices Ended The Day In The Red, Shares Of Companies Engaged In The Metals Business Hit New Highs On The Bourses On The Back Of A Strong Rally In The Prices Of Steel, Iron, Aluminium And Copper. Tata Steel, Hindalco And JSW Steel Were Among The Stocks [...]

August 9th, 2017|Non Agri Commodities|
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