South Asia must ramp up COVID-19 action to protect people, revive economies – World Bank

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Amid the mounting human toll and global economic fallout triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, South Asian governments need to ramp up action to curb the health emergency, protect their people, especially the poorest and most vulnerable, and set the stage now for fast economic recovery, the World Bank said in its twice-a-year-regional update. Released today, […]

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India, a big contributor in the rise of global black tea production

Global black tea production so far this calendar has increased by 23.81 million kg (million kg), thanks to India heading towards a record output even though Kenya has recorded a loss in production. “According to our compilation of the latest production data received from various producing countries, the global black tea output so far this […]

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Strong monsoon rains in India not always good news for farmers

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India, one of the world’s biggest agricultural producers, experienced its heaviest monsoon rains in 25 years this year. While rain would normally cheer the agricultural heartland, the monsoon was erratic and has left many crops damaged. India is the world’s biggest producer of sugar, cotton and pulses and the second-biggest producer of wheat and rice. […]

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India imposes stock limit on onion trade; bans exports

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In view of sustained high price of onions in the market, Central Government has imposed stock limits on onion traders to facilitate release of stocks in the market and prevention of hoarding by traders. Further, the government of India has banned export of onions with immediate effect till further orders for improving domestic availability. Recently, […]

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