Flooding in eastern India raises concerns about crop size for world’s largest rice exporter

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Heavy monsoon rains over the Indian subcontinent have raised concerns whether the world’s largest exporter of rice will be on track for another record crop. Parts of India’s eastern states of Assam and Bihar have been inundated, with heavy rainfall in the catchment areas of Nepal’s Gandak river submerging nearby areas. Both the states are […]

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Lockdown relief to agricultural activities lifts sentiment of farmers and investors

The ease of lockdown for farmers and agricultural sector has made not only farmers happy, investors were thrilled too by the government’s move. Stocks of agriculture-related firms — such as fertilisers, chemicals, seeds, and equipment makers — were on the up, after the government provided relaxation to farming and rural activities after April 20. The […]

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India’s domestic steel firms set to hike prices by Rs 1,000 a tonne from March 1, 2019; third rise since February 2019

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Prompted by strong demand growth in the domestic market, steel producers are set to hike product prices by Rs 1,000 a tonne from March 1. This will be the third rise in prices since February 1, Business Standard reports. A growing demand for steel across sectors is prompting large producers of steel to go ahead with  yet another price […]

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