Vegetable prices surge ahead of mandi closure despite surge in arrivals

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Vegetables prices went up further today despite increased arrivals of key produce in the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Vashi, as the market decided to remain closed tomorrow in order to facilitate disinfection and protect participants from coronavirus (Covid-19), reports Business Standard. Total vegetable arrivals in the mandi surged to 830 vehicles, holding about nine tonnes each, and […]

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Genetically modified variety of corn could be cultivated in India shortly

The U.S. DowDuPont Inc, world’s second-largest chemical producing company, will conduct final field trial of genetically modified (GM) variety of corn in India once the regulatory system is ready to permit commercial cultivation of such food crops. India has so far permitted commercial cultivation of BT cotton and has imposed  a moratorium on Bt Brinjal. The […]

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