Open acreage coal mining to create level-playing field, but may not trigger a rush of investors

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Opening the coal sector to private and foreign participation, a landmark reform initiated by the Narendra Modi government, marked the end of coal nationalisation and dubious captive mining era. In future, blocks will be awarded without any end-use restrictions. However, this may not trigger a rush for investments in the coal sector, says an article […]

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China’s growing domination of base metals continues: Reuters

A recent Reuters article suggests China’s domination of the base metals market was marching on relentlessly prior to the coronavirus outbreak. The headline, “China’s copper imports and aluminium consumption to drop again in 2020,” suggested otherwise, painting an initial image of a depressed market — but the reality is it is anything but. China’s imports […]

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India replaces Insecticides Act, 1968 with Pesticides Management Bill (PMB), 2020

India’s Union Cabinet approved “Pesticides Management Bill (PMB)” which will replace Insecticides Act 1968. The PMB is likely to be introduced in the present session of Parliament for its approval.  Mr. Pradip Dave, President of Pesticides Manufacturers & Formulators Association of India (PMFAI)  said, “About PMB, there are lot of concerns and confusions prevailing in Pesticide Industry […]

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Soil Health Card can increase farm income up to Rs 30,000 per acre: NPC Study

A latest government study has revealed that the use of soil health card has helped growers reduce substantially the cost of production & achieve higher production, thus boosting farm income up to Rs 30,000 / acre, depending on the crop.   The study that was conducted by the National Productivity Council (NPC) in 76 districts […]

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