Inconsistent policies, data affecting sugar sector
(3/28/2007, The Hindu Business Line)
There is something seriously wrong with our sugar sector policies and data.While policies - cane pricing, free-sale quota and export restriction - have left no stakeholder happy, changes in output data have led to confusion.
Minimum price guaranteed for Dindigul, Theni maize growers
(1/10/2005, The Hindu Business Line)
MAIZE growers in Dindigul and Theni districts will be ensured a minimum guaranteed price under a pilot project launched by the National Agriculture Cooperative Marketing Federation Ltd in association with the Agriculture Department.
Karnataka to implement scheme to recharge water table
(1/9/2005, The Hindu Bussiness Line)
THE Karnataka Government is planning to implement a programme to recharge the water table in the State. The Government will implement the `pond for every agriculture field' programme from the next financial year, according to the Karnataka Agriculture Minister, Mr K. Srinivasa Gowda.
Guarded optimism over foodgrain export policy
(1/22/2004, The Hindu Business Line)
THERE is mixed response within the exporting community to the Government's new foodgrain export policy, enabling exporters to undertake direct grain purchases and claim re-imbursement on freight and other `WTO-compatible' costs.
New rules throw farm imports out of gear
(1/14/2004, The Hindu Business Line)
WHILE the whole country has ushered in 2004 with a sense of robust optimism about economic prospects, agriculture commodity importers find themselves in a fix since the beginning of the year over a new set of rules and regulations governing imports of a wide range of agricultural products.
Govt turns new reforms leaf
(10/11/2003, The Indian Express)
For the first time winds of reform—so far limited to industry—are going to blow across the fields. Farmers who have to bring their grains, fruits, vegetables and oilseeds to the Government mandis can now directly sell their produce to the buyer.
Govt may hike import duty on edible oil
(9/30/2003, The Economic Times)
India, the largest importer of edible oils in the world, is seriously considering a hike in its import duty to protect farmer’s interests.
Wheat export prices raised
(5/23/2003, The Hindu Business Line)
THE effective export price of wheat for the crop year 2003-04 has been fixed at Rs 5,550 per tonne on the recommendations of the high-level committee.
Falling oilseeds crop threat to industry, consumers
(4/22/2003, Business Standard)
India’s total oilseed production is now being estimated to be as low as 15.44 million tonnes at the end of fiscal 2002-03 and industry experts believe that the actual crop may be even lower.
Potato, seed exports set to sprout
(3/18/2003, Business Standard)
Export of potato and potato seed to Asian and European countries can be raised substantially if domestic policies were suitably amended. Indian potato exports represented a fraction of the total potential.
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