Fresh fruit export consignment from Afghanistan reaches India

Despite the Afghanistan and Taliban crisis, it doesn’t seem that there is a barrier when it comes to exporting agricultural produce. After dry fruits and fresh vegetables, now fresh fruits including Sharda (a melon variety), pomegranate, apple and grapes are being imported by India through the Integrated Check Post (ICP) near Attari border. Nearly 70 […]

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Vegetable prices soar across India; tomato crosses Rs 100/kg


After petrol and diesel, prices of vegetables are spoiling the party in the kitchens of India. Amid the sky-rocketing prices of edible oil and pulses, increase in vegetable prices is testing the Indian consumer’s tenacity like never before. Price of peas and tomatoes, which are generally cheap in winter, have touched new highs. Against a […]

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India’s exports of agriculture, processed food products up by14.7% to $ 11.65 billion in April-October 2021

Exports of agricultural and processed food products from India rose by 14.7 per cent to $ 11.65 billion during the April-October period on the back of healthy growth in commodities including rice, and fresh fruits and vegetables, the commerce ministry said. The export of rice has increased to USD 5.28 billion during the first seven […]

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More vegetables from the north east being brought under export basket under Operation Greens Scheme

Twenty two more vegetables are being brought under Operation Greens Scheme (OGS). The Centre’s move to increase the scope of Operation Greens Scheme (OGS) will act as a catalyst for exports of agri-perishables from the Northeast and four Himalayan states and Union Territories. OGS is currently applicable to tomatoes, onions and potatoes (TOPs). The Ministry […]

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India’s FDI to Colombia touches a billion dollars; trade surplus exceeds $ 730 million

Over a decade India’s FDI into Colombia has been around $ 1 billion in manufacturing and services of added value. India is an important trade and investment partner for Colombia. Despite COVID-19, in 2020-21, the total trade balance was $1.731 million. Colombia exported $795 million to India in products like oil and coking coal, wood, […]

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India’s agri exports jump by 22% to reach $ 7.9 billion during April-August 2021

Exports of 37 agriculture and processed products, promoted by Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (Apeda), jumped by 22% to touch $ 7.9 billion during first five months of the current fiscal. The export market saw a healthy demand for rice and other cereals as well as meat, dairy and poultry products. Exports […]

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COMMENT – Genome editing offers new ray of hope to tackle malnutrition


Plant-based diets have been recommended for better planetary health also as it would be more sustainable with lower environmental impacts and improving food and nutritional security of the generations. There is an urgent need to transform current diets for improving health of the population and to achieve equity in benefits at social, economic and environmental […]

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Interview: India has the best retail food hypermarket business potential


Grand Hypermarket, a major retail chain in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region which is part of Dubai headquartered business conglomerate Regency Group, is now eyeing for big ticket expansion in India – both in the consumer facing and procurement domains.  According to Dr Anvar Ameen, Managing Director of over $1 billion annual sales retail chain, Grand […]

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