22 01, 2018

Open 250 direct paddy procurement centres: Nagai farmers in Tamil Nadu

2018-01-22T12:36:04+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Agri Commodities|

New Indian express | January 22, 2018 Anticipating a bountiful harvest, the Agriculture Department has placed a request with the Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation (TNCSC) to open 250 direct procurement centres (DPCs) this year. On Saturday 39 DPCs were opened, and farmers have urged TNCSC to open the remaining centres before February… Source:http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2018/jan/22/open-250-direct-paddy-procurement-centres-nagai-farmers-in-tamil-nadu-1760777.html

22 01, 2018

Various options available to fund HPCL deal: ONGC

2018-01-22T12:26:03+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Free press journal | January 22, 2018 New Delhi : State-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), on Sunday, said that various “options” including internal accruals and short-term borrowing are available to fund its acquisition of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL). “We have various options available with us to fund this deal,” Shashi Shanker, Chairman [...]

22 01, 2018

Rain to hit North India soon, to help wheat, mustard crops

2018-01-22T12:24:43+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Agri Commodities|

Economic times | January 22, 2018 Rains are expected in the northern plains in the coming days which will help the standing rabi crop as a continued warm spell would have damaged the crops. Traders and analysts had been concerned about the rising temperatures as major winter crops such as wheat, mustard and gram require lower [...]

21 01, 2018

State to certify OECD scheme seed

2018-01-22T12:43:24+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Hindu | January 21, 2018 The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare has revised the designated (nodal) agency wise area of jurisdiction for the implementation of seed certification under the Overseas Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) programme by reducing the number of designated agencies from 10 to five. In a circular issued on January 16, [...]

21 01, 2018

Liquid bio-fertiliser plant at Nellore Kisan SEZ soon

2018-01-22T12:40:37+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Deccanchronicle | January 21, 2018 In a bid to put an end to the criticism that they have gone back on their promise to setup a fertiliser plant in the 2,700 acres of land allotted by the government more than two decades back at Racharapadu near Nellore, fertiliser giant, Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Company (Iffco) is [...]

21 01, 2018

Aluminium makers want duty hike on scrap, abolition of coal cess

2018-01-22T12:37:36+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Non Agri Commodities|

business-standard | January 21, 2018 Worried over the surge in input costs and the unabated growth in imports of aluminium scrap, the domestic aluminium makers have pitched for a hike in import duty on scrap and abolition of the GST (Goods & Services Tax) compensation cess on coal.The GST compensation cess is currently charged at Rs 400 per tonne on coal. The aluminium producers feel this duty should be eliminated to support [...]

21 01, 2018

Centre to seek feedback on draft farm export policy

2018-01-22T12:34:29+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Hindu | January 21, 2018 Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu said on Sunday that the draft of the agricultural export policy proposed by the government was ready and would be uploaded on the ministry’s website soon for comments from people. He was speaking after inaugurating the new amenity building of Central Arecanut [...]

21 01, 2018

Response to investment in food processing huge’

2018-01-22T12:27:20+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Hindu | January 21, 2018 Andhra Pradesh Food Processing Society CEO Y.S. Prasad has said over 70% of the projects for which 462 MoUs were signed in the past three years for investment in the food processing sector have been grounded. Mr. Prasad, who was here to interact with prospective investors, told The Hinduthat as on [...]

20 01, 2018

Haryana govt decides to purchase maize also on minimum support price: CM

2018-01-22T12:41:56+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Agri Commodities|

Uni India | January 20, 2018   Karnal, Jan 20 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that after restarting the process for the purchase of bajra and sunflower seeds on Minimum Support Price (MSP) discontinued by the previous government, now it has been decided to purchase maize also on MSP and both bajra and [...]

19 01, 2018

Millet farming to be promoted: Minister

2018-01-19T11:05:06+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Hindu | January 19, 2018 Minister for Agriculture V.S. Sunil Kumar has said that the government is adopting steps to promote millet cultivation in the State, especially in tribal populated districts such as Wayanad, Palakkad, and Idukki.Speaking after inaugurating the closing ceremony of Pooppoli 2018, an 18-day international flori-fest and exhibition at the Regional Agricultural [...]