Rising Covid cases in India boost demand for organic foods


When agriculture entrepreneur Sharmila Oswal learnt that her sister, best friend, and nephew were all affected by Covid, she was shaken and began thinking about what could be done to help people build up their immunity. She was convinced that unhealthy food was one of the main reasons for their vulnerability because the majority of crops in India […]

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Gold’s time to shine is not there yet


Gold prices have fallen by around 18% since their all-time high of $2,074.88/troy ounce reached in August last year.The precious metal has been hovering around $1,700/troy ounce as rising bond yields have tempted investors to switch their bets since the past few weeks. Part of the reason for the waning interest in gold has been […]

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Amul’s Sodhi draws out blueprint for India’s desire to become global dairy hub


Amul, the pioneer of India’s white revolution, is eyeing an opportunity to turn the country into a global dairy hub. Already accounting for a fifth of the world’s milk output, the country’s share is set to grow to about a third, said Amul’s Managing Director R.S. Sodhi. “In dairy, we have lot of export potential because […]

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China steel output seen near record levels despite capacity cuts


China has embarked on cuts in production in its largest steel-making city of Tangshan to check pollution, but its overall output will likely still remain near last year’s record levels, senior market analyst Hongmei Li, Editor of Mysteel Global, told Biman Mukherji in an interview. “In Tangshan, around 23 mills have been asked to cut capacity utilization by […]

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Interview: Health, wellness categories key to India’s top rice exporter for growth


After having established itself as the world’s largest rice miller and India’s leading exporter of fragrant and long-grained varieties of basmati rice, India Gate recently broke new ground by diversifying into health foods—chia and flax seeds.  Biman Mukherji spoke to Ayush Gupta, Business Head, India Gate Basmati Rice at KRBL Ltd, to understand the reasons as well […]

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COMMENT-As steel prices head south, India may like to thank China


New Delhi would without doubt be cheering Beijing’s crackdown on polluting steel mills towards the end of this week. The single action by China’s government has sent skyrocketing iron-ore prices crashing, which will translate into lower prices of the most important steel-making ingredient for Indian steel mills as well. New Delhi has been so troubled […]

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