Kisan Rail marks its 150th run from Maharashtra to Malda carrying onions

The 150th Kisan Rail departed from Nagarsol in Maharashtra on 10 May 2021, carrying 246 tonnes of onions, to Malda Town of West Bengal. The South Central Railway had commenced the operation of Kisan Rail in the beginning of 2021. The first rail departed from Nagarsol on January 5. In about 126 days, 150 rounds have been completed. Till now, Kisan Rail has transported about 47,957 tonnes […]

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Lead and zinc miss out on the commodities super cycle party

While most industrial metals are glowing hot in a post-pandemic manufacturing recovery and an emerging commodities supercycle, lead and zinc have remained subdued. Copper has hit all-time highs above $10,000 per tonne, with London Metal Exchange (LME) three-month metal futures trading above $10,350 a tonne. Tin has hit a 10-year high and aluminum is charging up towards […]

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Agricultural exports shoot up 17.5% in 2020-21; pandemic shadow looms over repeat performance

India’s agricultural exports grew 17.5 per cent to cross $41.8 billion in 2020-21. In the corresponding period the country’s overall merchandise exports fell 7.2 per cent to $290.8 billion, from $313.4 billion in 2019-20, The Indian Express reported. The farm sector’s standout export performance, the best since the $43.25 billion of 2013-14, was thanks to […]

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