Drought situation to hit sugar output hard in Maharashtra and Tamilnadu

Even as the International Sugar Organization (ISO) has raised its forecast for 2018-19 global sugar surplus to 1.83 million tonnes, up from its previous estimate of 641,000 tonnes, thanks to increased production in India and Thailand as well as a diminished outlook for sugar consumption, Maharashtra and Tamilnadu in India are reporting huge output cuts […]

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India’s merchandise exports to rise by 2.5% in Q1 FY20: Exim Bank

Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) has forecast that India’s merchandise exports will increase from 81.9 billion dollars to 84 billion dollars with an expected growth rate of 2.5% during the first quarter (April to June) of 2019-20 over the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Of this, non-oil exports are likely to increase from […]

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Indian government pegs foodgrains production at 283.37 million tonnes in 2018-19

India’s foodgrains production in 2018-19 is estimated at 283.37 million tonnes which is higher by 17.62 million tonnes than the previous five years’ (2013-14 to 2017-18) average production of foodgrain, but lower than the 285 million tonnes foodgrains produced in the previous year, according to the third advance foodgrain estimates released by the Agriculture Ministry. […]

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