World cereal production to increase in 2019, but stocks to still decline slightly in 2019/20, says FAO


Early prospects point to a likely rebound of 2.7 percent in global cereal production in 2019, following a decline registered in 2018, the U.N. food agency said in its latest report. “Based on the conditions of crops already in the ground and on planting intentions for those still to be sown, and assuming normal weather […]

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Exports of certain commodities to Maldives exempted from restrictions in FY20

Exports of specified quantity of essential commodities to Maldives have been exempted from any kind of domestic restrictions or prohibition in the current fiscal, PTI reported, citing an official notification. “Export of potatoes, onion, rice, wheat flour, sugar, dal and eggs has been permitted to Maldives under bilateral trade agreement between India and Maldives during […]

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Sprinng Foods brings gluten-free cake and cookies to Indian tables, fills critical gap

“More than gluten-free, we specialise in delivering guilt-free delicacies at Sprinng Foods,” says Tarun Khanna with an unmistakable entrepreneurial glint in his eyes. Indeed, the gluten-free Sprinng Cake this author tasted was devoid of any gluten, and mouth-watering delicious to the boot! What’s gluten? How does it affect us? Wheat and rice have always dominated […]

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India’s GDP may grow at 7.3% in FY20: Ind-Ra

India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has revised India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth estimate for fiscal 2019-20 to 7.3 per cent from 7.5 per cent earlier. The predicted lower-than-normal monsoon, the continued agrarian distress and the loss of momentum in the industrial output growth are being cited as the key reasons for the downward revision. […]

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India produces 32.11 million tonnes of sugar in Oct-Apr: ISMA


India’s sugar production reached 32.11 million tonnes in the first seven months of the ongoing marketing year that started October 2018, and the total production could touch a new record of 33 million tonnes, the industry body Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said in its latest report. The country’s sugar output during the 2017-18 marketing […]

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