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Food Park

Packaged food is a growing business. According to industry estimates, the Indian packaged food market is worth $39.7 billion (Rs 2,38,200 crore) and is expected to reach $65.41 billion (Rs 3,92,460 crore) by 2020. But, like many other product categories, it is highly competitive. Thus, retailers wor…

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Farmers Income Insurance

The government plans to introduce Farm Income Insurance (FII) scheme to give cover on earnings expected from crop yield, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said.

The minister also said that his Ministry would provide soil health cards to all farmers in the countr…

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The South America Crop Report for August 30, 2014

Argentina Crop Report

The price offered for soybeans in Rosario, Argentina’s largest grain port, closed the week between 2,300 and 2,320 pesos (US$273 and US$276). Exporters and other agribusiness around the Port of Rosario were impacted by a natio…

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Rural Innovation- The destination for optimum Supply chain in Agriculture

Small agricultural enterprises have been facing innumerable problems for many years. Many public policies have been suggested to try and alleviate them, but the root cause of most problems lies in the operational/managerial a…

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Indian Agriculture and Trade Liberalization

The situation of Indian agriculture (and of the whole society) is deteriorating very rapidly due to the globalisation process. The wave of suicides of peasants (since they cannot anymore compete on the market and are covered with debts) has stopped now (it will start again after the next harvest…

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Urea Out Of GST: FinMin Wish list

The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers has sought to exempt urea fertiliser from the proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) and to remove customs duty on import of plant and machinery for fertiliser projects. Non-urea fertiliser is mostly imported, which is why the GST proposal has only urea in m…

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Worlds top Rice Exporter: India

 India, a leading exporter of rice before a slew of domestic curbs came in the way, returned with a bang in the global markets in 2011-12, toppling traditional leaders like Vietnam and Thailand to emerge as the biggest exporter. However, sustaining this performance might be difficult. For, exporter…

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Farm Minister expects normal monsoon

The June-September monsoon, vital for agricultural output and economic growth, irrigates about 60 per cent of farms in India, the world’s second-biggest producer of rice, wheat, sugar and cotton. Agriculture accounts for about 15 per cent of Indias nearly $2-trillion economy, Asias …

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