ITC to focus on expanding dairy business by targeting eastern India

Cigarette-to-soap maker ITC, which forayed into the pouch milk category two years ago, will focus on expanding its range and footprint of fresh dairy products in eastern India in the next few years, the Financial Express newspaper reported. The conglomerate produces fresh dairy products like pouch milk, pouch curd, paneer and lassi, ghee and milkshakes. “For […]

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Ten states in India want distribution of free foodgrains to be extended for further three months

India’s Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said that around 10 states have written to the ministry to extend the distribution of free foodgrains under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY) for three more months. Paswan was meeting officials to discuss the progress of the implementation of the National Portability […]

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West Bengal starts the largest tree plantation and restoration drive in history this monsoon to restore the cyclone’s damage

Super Cyclone Amphan has caused huge destruction in Kolkata. It left battered trees on the streets, among other environmental damages. Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has taken an initiative to plant numerous saplings and restoring uprooted trees. This could be the largest restoration drive ever in the state’s history. The super-cyclone Amphan literally devastated everything that […]

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Distribution of free pulses under key government scheme in three Indian states lag behind other states

Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and West Bengal are among the states that have fallen behind in distributing their April quota of free pulses under the Prime Minister’s Garib Kalyan package, even though two months have lapsed since the scheme came into force, according to a report in Business Standard. Overall, states have managed to distribute less than […]

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COVID-19 lockdown disrupts India’s tea industry; output seen falling 10% this year

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The national lockdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic that kept pluckers away from the plantations in key tea-growing states of Assam and West Bengal is likely to lower production by about 10 percent this year, a top industry official said. Sujit Patra, Secretary, Indian Tea Association told indoasiancommodities.com in an interview that production could drop […]

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