India’s sugar production till the end of February 2020 declines by 22% to 19.5 million tonnes


Sugar production till February 29, 2020, in the current sugar season (SS: Oct 2019-March 2020) has declined by 22 per cent to 19.48 million tonnes (MT), against 24.93 MT produced in the same period last season. From October 1, 2019, till February 29, 2020, there were 453 sugar mills in operations, against 520 mills in […]

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Potato cluster notified under Agri Export Policy by APEDA


Considering the potential of production of potatoes near Agra region in Uttar Pradesh, potato cluster has been notified under Agri Export Policy (AEP) of Government of India. For the development of clusters, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is organizing meetings in the notified clusters under the Agri Export Policy announced […]

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Sugar output falls 35% to 4.58 million tonnes till Dec 15: ISMA

India’s sugar production stood at 4.58 million tonnes till December 15 of the ongoing marketing year, down 35% from the year-ago period, owing to sharp fall in output in Maharashtra and Karnataka, industry body ISMA said. Sugar marketing year runs from October to September. Mills had manufactured 7.05 million tonnes of sugar in the same […]

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Coal block auction to start shortly; mines auctioned 4 years ago still behind production target

Union minister Pralhad Joshi Wednesday said the auction of coal blocks would commence “very shortly”. The coal minister also said that major policy changes would also be notified very shortly and expressed hope that the auction would be successful. However, coal mines, which were awarded through flagship e-auction during the BJP’s first term, are still […]

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


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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