February 2020 crude steel production showed a 2.8 per cent increase over February 2019: Worldsteel

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 143.3 million tonnes in February 2020, a 2.8 per cent increase compared to February 2019. China’s crude steel production for February 2020 was 74.8 million tonnes, an increase of 5.0 per cent compared to February 2019*. India produced 9.6 million […]

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Fifty Six APMCs shut in Maharashtra; Pune market to remain shut till March 31

Agriculture Produce Market Committees (APMCs) in Maharashtra have begun shutting down services in the wake of Section 144 imposed by the state government to curb the spread of coronavirus. Around 56 market committees in the state remained shut in Maharashtra on Monday, according to a daily survey conducted by the Maharashtra State Agriculture Marketing Board (MSAMB). […]

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National Fisheries Policy to improve income of fishermen: Giriraj Singh

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The proposed New National Fisheries Policy will focus on bringing new technology and ways to deal with the threat from cyclones as part of the overall objective to improve the income of fishermen,  informed Union Fisheries Minister Giriraj Singh in the Rajya Sabha. The proposed policy will incorporate the provisions of the existing National Policy […]

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Domestic firms need to boost capacity to meet steel policy goals: Anil Kumar Chaudhary, Chairman, SAIL

Having implemented its Rs 72,000-cr expansion programme to a large extent, SAIL has in its crosshairs the Centre’s target of 300-MTPA capacity by 2030-31, chairman Anil Kumar Chaudhary said to the Financial Express. The Steel Authority of India, the country’s largest public sector steelmaker, has been in the steel business for more than 60 years. […]

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Fuel demand drops in India as coronavirus strikes; petrol diesel purchases drop

India’s fuel demand has dropped by a steep 10-11 per cent in the first two weeks of March as the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) led to the cancellation of flights and reduction in industrial activity. The country had consumed 19.5 million tonnes of petroleum products in March 2019, official data showed. Assuming consumption in two […]

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