India will have 30-31 million tonne of sugar in the next sugar season (2016-17), which will be sufficient to meet the domestic consumption, the food ministry has said.
Cheese and other milk products made in India may soon be sold in stores in Russia.
Israel is in hot pursuit of the water business in India, and is eagerly awaiting Modi’s visit to the country, which will be the first by an Indian PM, Daniel Carmon has said.
The retail price of milk is unlikely to increase in the next two months as dairy companies are left with huge stocks of milk powder from last year and exports are unviable due to lower prices overseas.
India's major reservoirs had water only up to a fifth of their capacity this week, lower than a year earlier as well as the 10-year average.
The impact on the most active chana contract on NCDEX was immediate. From a high of Rs 5,544 a quintal (100 kg), the contract last traded at Rs 5,368.
The ban decision announced by the Maharashtra government was prompted by the severe drought situation the region is facing and sugarcane needing lots of water.
Govt is planning to make demand management a priority by funding drip irrigation, penalising overexploitation of groundwater, enacting a model water law.
The statement said that states and Union Territories have been empowered to impose stock limits on pulses to ensure ability and check hoarding.
Officials said Paswan will be in Chandigarh on Monday and is scheduled to meet Punjab food minister Adesh Partap Singh Kairon and FCI officials.
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