Beijing has already cleared 19 Indian rice companies to buy rice from.
Govt said the Centre was encouraging establishment of bio-fertiliser production units by providing financial assistance to state governments.
In Maharashtra, government officials said the Swabhimani Shetkari Sangthana’s (SSS) milk-supply-stoppage call didn’t affect supplies to consumers on Tuesday.
India has increased the import duty on refined crude palm oil (CPO) to 44 per cent from 30 per cent.
To ensure framers a 50% return on their cost of farming, govt raised the MSP of paddy (by 13%), jowar (42%), bajra (37%), ragi (52%) and maize (19%) for this season.
The government also plans to give incentives to farmers who sell cane having recovery higher than 9.5 per cent.
Diammonium phosphate (DAP) prices currently are 20% higher at Rs 1,290 per bag of 50 kg over what farmers paid in the rabi planting season in 2017.
“We are in the process of finalizing the scheme and will be placing it before the Standing Finance Committee. Once approved, it will be launched by July,” said Jagdish Prasad Meena, secretary, food processing ministry.
For apples, the impact would be delayed because the new harvest is expected sometime in July.
Raw sugar is the second product after non-Basmati rice that China has decided to import, weeks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, in a move to reduce the $60 billion trade deficit with India.
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