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| 12 August, 2020, 09:34 AM IST | E-Paper

    Jayashree Bhosale

    Special Correspondent, ET

    I write on agriculture, mostly from the grassroots level, on crops, their trends, the farms and farmers. Understand the villages and villagers, try to understand the emerging rural urban relationship ...

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    Demand for packaged sweets, dry fruits and pulses rise, likely to exceed pre-Covid levelsLocust swarms persist, no significant crop loss reported so far, says governmentSugar exported to refineries within SEZ to be eligible for export benefits: GovtLockdown fails to dampen sugar demand, proposed increase in MSP to support profitability
    Rs 700 crore ADB-funded project approved by government to help farmers in MaharashtraEdible oil industry divided over import policyMonsoon loses steam in Northern and Central India, raises concerns about crop outputPandemic induced labour scarcity increases demand for sugarcane harvesting machines in South India
    Praj Industries and Automotive Research Association of India sign MoU for biofuelsState-run fertilizer maker FACT uses coastal shipping to move cargoCopper prices touch highest level in 16 months, says ICRACotton Corporation of India (CCI) looks to boost cotton exports to Bangladesh, Vietnam
    Delay in reallocation of sugar export quota for 2019-20 worries industry, tradeCCI records largest single day sale of cotton in 5 yearsVashi APMC grains traders demand exclusion from centre's ordinance on market deregulationFarmers in Maharashtra hold protest as milk prices fall 40% after Covid outbreak
    Agri-sector industries demand export incentives as bumper kharif harvest expectedHigher demand of non-vegetarian food leading to increase in animal feed imports by 70%Put quantitative restrictions on edible oil imports at lower duties, demands SOPAIndian cotton spinning sector expected to contract 25%-30%: ICRA
    Low Indian cotton prices, weak demand and increased sowing worry traders, industryTo employ migrant workers, industry proposes setting up of jewellery park in Uttar PradeshIndian traders on Alibaba seeing more discountsMore trade bodies join campaign to boycott Chinese goods
    Traders object to govt's recent decision to advance last date of urad import, decrease in duty on masoorWorking from home increases export demand for night wearNDDB promotes 'pashu ayurveda' to control animal diseasesIndia achieved 5.09% ethanol blending from December 1 to June 22: ISMA
    Sugar output to rise 12% in 2020-21 season: Trade bodyCSIR-NCL and BEL manufacture Oxygen Enrichment Unit useful in Covid-19 treatmentMaharashtra agriculture minister raids fertiliser shop on complaints of hoardingNeed a humane solution to this wild problem
    CCI slashes cotton prices to boost salesRising floods, droughts & storms may hit India's food security, public health: First official report on climate changeDelhi traders consider voluntary lockdown as Covid cases spikeEnhanced import duty to give a big boost to agarbatti and bamboo industries in India: KVIC
    Lockdown wipes out demand for palm oil and maidaSugar industry expect new export policy for 2020-21Sugar, pulses, edible oil players expect sales revival in June after slump in MayEconomists demand a plan to turn crisis of reverse migration into an opportunity
    Rabi oilseeds production in 2019-20 to fall by 13.48%, says NBHCIndia's 2019-20 sugar production to be 270 lakh tonnes, says ISMAFood items back to pre-Covid prices
    Food items back to pre-Covid prices
    29 May 2020 11:40 PM IST
    Govt should remove technical difficulties in existing export promotion schemes: Exporters of agricultural commodities
    No quota allocated for yellow pea importsCovid-19 boosts local demand for premium fruits, vegetablesCotton Association of India cuts 2019-20 cotton production estimate by 7%Lockdown blues hurt king of fruits
    Lockdown blues hurt king of fruits
    23 May 2020 09:10 AM IST
    Prices of vegetable, pulses, grains, sugar fall on poor demandMajor reservoirs filled up to 165% of 10-year averageAgri industry demands independent body to use Rs 1 lakh crore Agri Infrastructure FundWest coast of India may get heavy rainfall; forecasts PIK
    Big global demand for fashion masks: Textile producersMumbai’s APMC to keep market shut for a weekSales of dairy products soar as people work & eat from homeExperts warn about food inflation as farmers begin reducing area under vegetables
    More traders test positive at Vashi APMC; market to remain openBayer ties up with AgroStar for home delivery of agri inputsLockdown puts rural economy under stressOnion prices at Rs 10/kg from Rs 100 in 2019 as demand falls
    Procurement of rabi harvest may get disturbed, warns AIMTC if NHAI doesn't waive toll during lockdownTrader from Vashi's grains market tests positive; market to remain openVashi grains market to start today after minister Eknath Shinde intervenesStates told to let farmers sell directly during lockdown
    Mumbai wholesale market opens on WednesdayFeel the pulse! Rice, oil prices begin to riseCall to shut APMC’s Vashi spices market after trader tests positive for coronavirusSeed supply woes may hit vegetable availability
    Fruit, veggie exports back to near normalMoong Dal prices up nearly 20%
    Moong Dal prices up nearly 20%
    02 Apr 2020 11:25 PM IST
    Food, medicine supply still choked; Transport bottlenecks show signs of easingFarmers left stranded with fruit and veggies lying in the fields
    Food inflation to trend under 4% over the next six months, says JM FinancialFruit, vegetable mandis expect supplies to normalise by weekendCOVID-19 scare: Transport hurdles, labour scarcity to hit supply of fruit, vegetablesPetrol pumps in Pune banned from selling petrol to common people to stop their movement
    Covid-19 impact: Fearful vegetable mandis threaten to shut shopGovernment of India has asked liquor manufacturers to make alcohol available for sanitiserMumbai, Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad, Nagpur to shut down till March 31 as coronavirus cases riseEpidemic Diseases Act to be used against people fleeing quarantine, says Anil Deshmukh
    Prices of agricultural commodities drop 20% post COVID-19 outbreakDomestic and export prices of sugar fall due to COVID-19 scareCoronavirus scare shoots up demand for India's raw turmericThe West is tucking into plant-based ‘meats’. But India has to find its own recipe.
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