Day: March 15, 2020

Farmers jittery as mustard oil demand plummets

Projections of a even larger crop for Rabi 2019-twenty, coupled with the prospective buyers of weak demand from customers amidst the coronavirus crisis, have made mustard farmers jittery.

Spot prices in Bharatpur district, the most significant mustard increasing location in Rajasthan, are down by in excess of ₹600 per quintal to ₹3,850 from ₹4,five hundred quoted about a month ago.

This implies the prices have tumbled below the minimal assist cost (MSP) established by the federal government at ₹4,425 per quintal even before new arrivals hit the marketplaces in bulk. As per the NCDEX data for Jaipur place marketplace, mustard

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Pepper trade concerned over slippage of imported pepper in domestic market

The complete pepper trade has voiced their concern over the slippage of duty totally free imported pepper into the domestic market place, notably for the reason that of the existence of Salmonella microorganisms as very well as pesticide residues.

The import figures in February displays that a complete of 1243 tonnes have been imported for re-exports. Of this, 440 tonnes are from Brazil, Vietnam (659 tonnes), Sri Lanka (70 tonnes), Ecuador (73 tonnes). Nevertheless, imports for domestic use at MIP stood at 38 tonnes. Significant importers are from Delhi and Mumbai, claimed Kishore Shamji of Kishor Spices.

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‘Cashew apple value addition to help farmers’

Worth addition of cashew apple by self-help teams can help farmers, in accordance R Selvamani, Main Executive Officer of Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat.

Speaking at the ‘Constitution Day’ celebration at the Directorate of Cashew Investigate (DCR) at Puttur in Dakshina Kannada district on Friday, he said the institution of cashew farmers’ cooperative culture and the enhancement of the value of cashew apple through self-help teams would help clear up most of the problems of the farmers. He also gave information on the rewards prolonged by the governing administration for cashew processing activities in rural locations.

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Copra MSP: Mixed reactions from producers

The 4.61 per cent improve in minimum aid selling price (MSP) for the milling copra range at ₹9,960 per quintal for the 2020 year around the former year has introduced cheers to producers and the processing marketplace in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Having said that, the producers of ball copra range in Karnataka are let down with the 3.83 per cent improve at ₹10,300 a quintal.

Hailing the MSP hike, Thalath Mahmood, president of Cochin Oil Merchants Association (COMA) reported the selection would advantage coconut farmers. This would give a self confidence among the farming neighborhood on the aid extended

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Cashew growers seek MIP on cashew kernels used in SEZs, EOUs

The Karnataka-dependent All India Cashew Growers Affiliation (AICGA) has urged the Centre to put into action minimum amount import price tag (MIP) on cashew kernels applied in the models coming less than SEZs (particular economic zones) and EOUs (export-oriented models).

In a memorandum to the Prime Minister, the president of AICGA, Nanya Achyutha Moodathaya, said that the customers of the affiliation appreciate the actions taken by the Federal government in preserving the fascination of the farmers and the business by applying MIP on cashew kernels, imposing 70 for every cent obligation on import of cashew kernels, and the like.

Memorandum

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