Cloudy weather without any rainfall is highly favourable for their development cautioned RS Gill, head, Department of Entomology, PAU.
91 key reservoirs held 64.55 bcm of water as of March 2, about 32 per cent more than a year earlier and 2 per cent higher than the 10-year average of 63.12 bcm.
"We had positive interaction. The Japanese government and companies are keen to strengthen ties in the food processing sector."
The government last year allowed 100% FDI in food retailing, but dropped plans to include some general merchandise, such as soaps and shampoos, in the policy.
Mustard seed prices in Rajasthan and Haryana mandis had breached MSP and were at Rs 3,570 a quintal on Thursday.
The 91 key reservoirs held 68.741 billion cubic metres (bcm) of water as of February 23, about 31% more than a year earlier and 3% higher than the 10-year average of 66.98 bcm.
Currently the company has 10 such centres in the Madhya Pradesh which it plans to expand to 100 by end of 2017 through the franchise route.
A senior official in the ministry said that they have also asked the millers to keep releasing the sugar stocks periodically and not hoard.
Oils surpass dairy as India's largest packaged food item, as consumers prioritise health over expenses
Sales of cooking oils increased 22 per cent at Rs. 1.05 lakh crore, outpacing dairy that was below Rs.1 lakh crore during 2016, according to Euromonitor International.
Since 2007 till 2015, there was no import duty on wheat. It was imposed in December of 2015 and by December 2016 it was again brought to zero to increase its availability in domestic market.
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