Mining dependents in Karnataka, India, ask Supreme Court panel to allow free iron ore trade


A group of mining dependents in Karnataka has requested the Supreme Court-appointed panel to allow free iron ore trade and give preference to local ore over imports, stating that various restrictions on mining in the state have made their livelihood uncertain. Mining dependents pointed out caps on mining volume, e-auction and other restrictions have lowered […]

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Extreme weather adversely impacts coffee output in last 4 years


Coffee-producing South Indian states have been witnessing a series of extreme weather events in the last four years. Extreme rainfall causing heavy flood and large-scale landslides in August 2018 in coffee producing areas of Kerala and Karnataka led to a dip of around 20 per cent in the total coffee production. South Indian states like […]

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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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Indian state of Karnataka threatens to cancel NMDC’s Donimalai mine lease in levy dispute

Indian state of Karnataka warned NMDC Ltd. (National Mineral Development Corporation) that it will cancel the lease of its Donimalai iron ore mine if the state-owned miner refuses to pay an additional levy on the sale of its ore. Karnataka’s threat to cancel the lease stems from a dispute between government of India-owned NDMC, India’s […]

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India to procure green gram from Karnataka; rice export price declines on weak demand

The Indian government will procure up to 23,250 tonnes of green gram from the southern state Karnataka at minimum support price under the Price Support Scheme (PSS) to protect farmers from falling prices. Pulse growers in the state of Karnataka are in distress as green gram prices have fallen below the minimum support price (MSP) […]

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Indian coffee growers worry over harvest misfortune

Coffee growers in India’s southern Karnataka state are worried about fall in international Coffee prices and heavy endless rain, which could lead to black rot disease and increase in berry droppings. This year’s intensified monsoon has raised concerns among coffee growers who find it virtually impossible to spray fungicide. Black rot is considered the second […]

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