India successful in protecting interests of farmers and fishermen at the WTO meet: Piyush Goyal

India has completely protected the interests of farmers and fishermen in the recently concluded ministerial conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva, commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said. Goyal, who led the Indian delegation for the WTO talks, also said that the decisions taken in the conference will further strengthen the role […]

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Monsoon reduces cumulative rainfall deficiency to 5% from 25% in the last five days

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted an intense spell of rainfall along the west coast in the next five days. With the southwest monsoon entering Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, west Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar on Monday, cumulative rainfall deficiency so far has been reduced to 5% from 25% reported on June […]

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SEA calls for zero import duty on soyabean, sunflower oils till September this year

Stating that tariff rate quota (TRQ) for import of crude soyabean and sunflower oils could disturb smooth supply chain of edible oils, industry body Solvent Extractors Association (SEA) asked the government to reduce import duty to zero on these two key cooking oils till September 2022, instead of implementing the TRQ system,. TRQ is a […]

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APEDA attends London Wine Fair to promote India’s wine exports

In order to boost export of Indian wines in international markets, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), which works under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, along with ten domestic wine producers participated in the London Wine Fair, 2022. The London Wine Fair is considered one of the world’s most important […]

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Maharashtra closes 2021-22 season with record sugar production

Maharashtra closed its 2021-22 sugar season producing historically highest sugar, and already the state is staring at breaking this record in the next season starting October 1, said state’s sugar commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad. “Maharashtra’s sugar mills have produced 138 lakh tonnes of sugar, which is the highest quantity ever produced since the inception of the […]

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Punjab starts procurement of ‘moong’ crop at a MSP of Rs 7,275 per quintal

Procurement of summer ‘moong’ (green gram) from farmers at a minimum support price of Rs 7,275 per quintal has started in Punjab, an official spokesperson said. The AAP-led government had earlier announced that it would procure ‘moong’ crop at the MSP. The move was aimed to encourage crop diversification. “Summer ‘moong’ crop is being procured […]

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FCI to supply 17.5 million tonnes of fortified rice to 291 districts under Public Distribution System (PDS) in FY23

The Food Corporation of India (FCI) will distribute 17.5 million tonne (MT) of fortified rice under the public distribution system (PDS) in 291 districts in the current fiscal. To reduce anemia and micro-nutrient deficiency among large sections of population, the government has decided to cover “aspirational and high-burden districts” ranked as per the health and […]

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