Chhattisgarh says won’t build new coal power plants in the state

The central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, home to the country’s third-largest coal reserves, will not build any new coal power plants, Shailendra Kumar Shukla, chairman of Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company, a state-owned utility, told Quartz India. This comes only days after the government in the western state of Gujarat announced it will not give […]

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Amul ramps up milk supply to Maharashtra to bridge deficit after floods; Kerala eyes Karnataka for milk

Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), owner of the Amul brand, has ramped up its milk supply to Mumbai and other cities in Maharashtra to bridge the deficit due to the death of nearly 1,000 milch animals and an acute shortage of fodder due to the recent floods in the western parts of the state. The floods […]

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India’s cotton imports may rise 80% this year; China to sell 800,000 tonnes of cotton from state reserves

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India’s cotton imports are likely to rise by 80 per cent this crop year (October 2018 to September 2019) to 2.7 million bales (one bale equals 170 kg) as compared to 1.5 million the previous year, according to latest data compiled by apex industry body, Cotton Association of India (CAI). “The major reason is unavailability […]

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India’s rapeseed production may hit record 8.5 million tonnes in 2018-19: SEA

Rapeseed production in India in 2018/19 is expected to rise nearly 19 per cent from a year earlier to a record 8.5 million tonnes due to conducive weather and as higher prices prompted farmers to expand areas under planting, a leading trade body Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEA) said in a statement. Rapeseed mustard […]

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