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Wheat production likely to touch record 98 MT this crop year

New Delhi: Wheat production is set to touch a record 98 million tonnes (MT) in the ongoing 2016-17 crop year ending June, on account of higher yields.

In its second estimate, the agriculture ministry had pegged a record wheat output of 96... Read More

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Govt aims to end APMC monopoly with new model agri-mkt law

Mumbai: In a major move to liberalise agri-markets, the Centre has come out with a draft model law that seeks to end monopoly of traditional APMC mandis and allow private players and others to set up wholesale markets.

It would be a major agri-reform... Read More


FSSAI develops cheap testing kits to check Milk quality

New Delhi: Milk adulteration is more in north India compared to southern states, food safety regulator FSSAI said today... Read More


IIP contracts 1.2% in February; retail inflation hits 5-month high of 3.81% in March

New Delhi: Industrial output contracted by 1.2 per cent in February while the retail inflation rose to 3.81 per cent in March, prompting the industry to pitch for more reforms to deal with economic woes.

The industrial output, according to data relea... Read More

Sakal Review on Sugar industry

Govt allows duty-free import of 500,000 tonnes raw sugar

New Delhi: India has allowed duty-free imports of 500,000 tonnes of raw sugar, a government official said on Wednesday, as drought has curtailed production below consumption levels for the first time in seven years.

The duty-free imports will be allo... Read More


Govt likely to impose 25% wheat import tax

New Delhi: Government could impose a 25 percent import tax on wheat by the middle of March, two government sources said on Wednesday, reinstating the tariff after a gap of nearly three months in response to recent large purchases from overseas.

India... Read More

Retail Inflation

Retail inflation cools to 3.41 percent in December

Mumbai: India's annual consumer price inflation eased to 3.41 percent in December, its lowest level in more than two years, helped by a sharp cooling in food prices, government data showed on Thursday.

Economists surveyed by Reuters had expected ann... Read More

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India’s April-September tea exports drop by 2%

New Delhi: India's tea exports declined by 2 percent to Rs 2,084.06 crore in the first six months of the current fiscal. In the April-September period of last year, the total value of tea exports was Rs 2,124... Read More

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Govt to further import 30,000 tonne tur, urad

New Delhi: Government directed state-run MMTC to import further 30,000 tonnes of tur and urad for the buffer stock, which is being sold in the open market at a highly subsidised rates to provide relief to consumers.

Despite repeated requests, the sta... Read More


State-Run traders floats tenders to import 330,000 tonnes of corn

Mumbai: Two state-run trading firms have floated two tenders to import 330,00 tonnes of non-genetically modified corn, as the government tries to improve supplies of the grain to keep a lid on local prices.

PEC Limited has opened a tender to import 2... Read More