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Tea Export, India

Unrest in Darjeeling to hit tea exports: ICRA

New Delhi: Ratings firm ICRA on Wednesday said that the ongoing political unrest in Darjeeling is likely to have an adverse impact on tea exports from the region.

“Darjeeling is currently witnessing political unrest, which has led to suspension of op... Read More


Foodgrains, milk, veggies to be up to 5% cheaper under GST

New Delhi: The government on Thursday said foodgrains, flour, milk, vegetables and fruits will get cheaper by up to 5 per cent once the Goods and Services Tax is rolled out.

The government has exempted cereals, pulses, atta, maida and besan from the ... Read More

Tea_Production, India, Decreased

India’s Tea production hits record high

Kolkata: The tea production in FY 17 at 1250.49 million kg is the highest ever in Indian tea industry, Tea Board has said today. Production during the year was up by 1.41 per cent over compared to 2015-16 output of 1233.14 million kg.

North India's p... Read More


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

Online National Agri-Market

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