Bengal paddy output seen higher; prices firm on exports

The Hindu Businessline |Oct 04,2017 Heavy rains notwithstanding in several paddy producing districts of West Bengal, production is expected to be better than last year.Heavy showers had flushed away paddy seeds from most of the agricultural land in south Bengal districts of Burdwan, Hooghly, Nadia, Purulia, east Midnapore and west Midnapore. The districts of Cooch [...]

2017-10-05T17:10:57+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Agri Commodities|

Winter crops at risk as muted monsoon cuts water level

Economic Times |Oct 04,2017 India’s winter crops may be at risk this year as insufficient showers in some key regions reduced dam levels.The country’s 91 main reservoirs held 103.43 billion cubic meters of water as of Sept. 28, down 13 per cent from the 10-year average, according to the Central Water Commission. The total volume [...]

2017-10-05T17:09:24+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Agri Commodities|

Setback for Maharashtra sugar mills on cane payment; here is what commissioner has done

Financial Express |Oct 04,2017 Sugar mills in Maharashtra may now have to pay interest on delayed cane payment from the 2017-18 crushing season. The sugar commissioner of Maharashtra has sought details for the calculation and payment of interest to cane growers in case the payments are delayed by millers.As per the Cane Control Order 1966, [...]

2017-10-05T17:06:32+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Agri Commodities|

In a first, India to export rice to Bangladesh as neighbouring country hit by shortfall

Financial Express |Oct 04,2017 In a first of its kind arrangement between India and Bangladesh in recent years, India would be exporting around 5 lakh tonne of parboiled rice to Bangladesh for meeting its domestic demand and creating a buffer stock.Sources told FE that the India government has authorised agri cooperative Nafed to export rice [...]

2017-10-05T17:01:15+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Agri Commodities|