India’s rubber production hit by heavy rains in Kerala

India’s natural rubber (NR) production is expected to drop sharply in October and November, as heavy rains have been disrupting tapping activity in the country’s top NR producing state, Kerala. With production dipping India, the world’s second-biggest consumer of natural rubber, may have to increase imports in the coming months from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, […]

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Coal India to continue with fuel supply to power plants under import substitution in current fiscal

State-owned Coal India Limited (CIL) will continue with the supply of coal to the power plants under import substitution in the ongoing fiscal. The development assumes significance in the wake of the PSU earlier stating its drive for coal import substitution has gained tempo with consumers opting for about 90 million tonnes (MT) of indigenous coal in FY’21. “The […]

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Demand for natural rubber may revive in Q3 of 2020: ANRPC Report


The global demand for natural rubber (NR) is estimated to revive in the third quarter of 2020 after declining 14 per cent year-on-year during the first seven months (January-July), the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) said. The inter-governmental organisation of 13 rubber producing countries in its latest report said the global demand for […]

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Agritech startups innovating rapidly to connect with farmers

Agritech startups in India are innovating and making multiple changes to their processes to maintain connections with farmers, during the pandemic crisis. The startups, which have been working on helping farmers improve productivity, are helping farmers with access to raw materials and farming equipment. Some of them are also streamlining supply chain for better demand […]

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Vegetable prices surge ahead of mandi closure despite surge in arrivals


Vegetables prices went up further today despite increased arrivals of key produce in the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Vashi, as the market decided to remain closed tomorrow in order to facilitate disinfection and protect participants from coronavirus (Covid-19), reports Business Standard. Total vegetable arrivals in the mandi surged to 830 vehicles, holding about nine tonnes each, and […]

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