The scheme, which was launched in 1999, stipulates a minimum deposit of 500 gm (1/2 kg) which takes it beyond the reach of most households.
Exporters now want the government to restore an interest subvention scheme discontinued in March 2014 to help them.
American chicken legs may not make it to your dinner plates in the future, regardless of a World Trade Organization order .
"Sugar crushing will start the by third week of November. Some mills in West UP will start crushing by November 10," said Subhash Chandra Sharma, the state’s cane commissioner.
Authorities have told ports along the Gujarat coast, including Mundra, Kandla, Mandvi and Porbander, to be prepared for any eventuality.
The storm, named Nilofar, on October 26 lay centred over 1,270 km southwest of Mumbai and 910 km east-southeast of Salalah in Oman.
A cyclonic storm hurtling towards the north Gujarat coast is expected to make its landfall on Friday morning with a sustained wind speed .
Government is likely to raise MSP for wheat by Rs 50 per quintal, to encourage farmers to cover more area under staple crop in ongoing rabi season.
Last week, the government had asked Nafed and Small Farmers’ Agribusiness Consortium to explore the possibility of importing potato from Europe.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) director-general Laxman Singh Rathore got a telephone call earlier this week from Pakistan.
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