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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Inter-state Agri trading via eNAM in 8 Indian states so far: Government of India

Eight states including Uttar Pradesh are offering inter-state trading via 21 electronic national agricultural market (eNAM) so far in the country, the Agriculture Department said. Under the eNAM, launched in 2016, agri-trading was initially allowed within a mandi and later inter-mandi within a state was permitted. So far, 10 states are offering inter-mandi trade within […]

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India’s sugar mills produce 39.7 lakh tonnes till Nov 30; set to reach another record

Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA), an industry body in its report has stated that Indian Sugar mills have produced 39.73 lakh tonnes of sugar till November 30, 2018. The figure is almost similar to the sugar production of 39.14 lakh tonnes during same period of previous year. According to a release issued by ISMA: “As […]

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Oil Millers ask focus to be shifted on groundnut meal exports to get rid of groundnut stocks in Gujarat

After NAFED found it difficult to sell off the groundnut heaps to millers, the latter are suggesting export of groundnut meal instead, a Hindu Business Line report confirms. Millers are suggesting to push groundnut meal exports, a by-product of groundnut after oil has been extracted from it.  It is considered a rich source of protein […]

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India’s NAFED finds hard to sell Gujarat groundnut stockpile bought at MSP

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The National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) is finding it difficult to sell groundnut stocks procured from farmers at minimum support prices (MSP) on behalf of the Gujarat government to oil millers and traders due to quality and price issues. At present, NAFED is selling the groundnut in Gujarat at Rs 3,500-3,600 per […]

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Spice Board of India tightens sampling rules for cumin seed exports after complaints

The Spice Board of India has tightened rules of sampling for jeera (cumin) exports after receiving several representations from importing countries on adulteration and poor-quality shipments from Gujarat. Surveillance sampling and testing conducted by the Board found adulteration in a cumin seed export consignment of 12.5 million tonnes in a Gujarat-based exporting unit. The Quality […]

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