India, Oman identify new sectors for deeper relations, says Envoy

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India, Oman identify new sectors for deeper relations, says Envoy

To further strengthen the already strong trade ties, both India and Oman have identified new sectors for expanding bilateral relations in sectors like cybersecurity, outer space, food security, renewable energy, and pharmaceuticals. Oman is in the midst of pushing `Tanfeedh’ programme for economic expansion in which India is playing a very important role. Since Economic […]

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Kazakh seeks Bengal investors to boost its economy

Business giants in Kazakhstan are eyeing opportunities in Bengal to shore up the economy of the world’s largest landlocked country that rakes in around 60% of Central Asia’s GDP. Industrialists have mooted a plan to make Kolkata one of their trading hubs with their targeted business sectors like agriculture, tourism, mining and steel booming in […]

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Govt launches repository of diverse crops across 128 agro-climatic zones

A repository of diverse crops across 128 agro-climatic zones in India was launched on Monday by the Women and Child Development Ministry to provide insights on traditional crop varieties and promote dietary diversity. Union WCD minister Smriti Zubin Irani along with Bill Gates, co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, launched the Bharatiya Poshan Krishi […]

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State has huge export potential

 Even as merchandise exports from Bihar, valued at 1.35 billion US $ in 2017-18 fiscal, shows a remarkable improvement in the last five financial years, there still remained an untapped potential of nearly 900 million US $, Exim Bank chief manager (research and analysis) Jahanwi Singh said at an interactive meet with stakeholders here on […]

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Exotic vegetables being grown in apple belt of Shimla

 For the past three years, the scientists of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Shimla, which functions under the management of Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni, have worked on introduction and promotion of the cultivation of various exotic vegetables in the Shimla districtExotic vegetables like snowpeas, lettuce, pok choi, kale, courgettes, cherry […]

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Exporters body keen on value added exports to Japan

The Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) has said that Indian exporters should export value added products to Japan in order to utilise the full potential of the East Asian country. The current export does not reflect the true potential of trade between India and Japan. The untapped export potential for Japan is more than […]

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Govt considering more steps to boost consumer demand, economic growth: CEA

India plans to take more steps to boost consumer demand including injecting liquidity through banks and simplifying personal taxes, a top government economic adviser said on Friday, in a bid to raise economic growth from six-year lows. Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser at the finance ministry, said the government had slashed corporate taxes to attract […]

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Kashmiri apples to be exported to Middle East

The famed Kashmiri apples are being exported to the Middle East market.  The LuLu Group, which runs more than 180 hypermarkets and shopping malls across the Middle East, shipped 10 containers (200 tonnes) of three apple varieties on Saturday, a company spokesperson said.  This initiative is the direct result of meetings held during the recent […]

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India to produce record cotton crop for 2019-20, predicts USDA

India is set to retain its numero uno position in cotton cultivation globally. The latest United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimate for the marketing year 2019-20 has projected India’s cotton crop at 305 lakh US bales (each of 217.7 kg), which works out to 390 lakh India bales (each of 170 kg). Last season […]

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Paddy and basmati see increase in sown area over last year

Paddy acreages in the current fiscal have grown by 6.5 per cent and basmati acreages have increased by a whopping 36 per cent in comparison to kharif 2018 but the increased cultivation may turn out to be a challenge due to growth concerns at the global level and within India. National Collateral Management Services conducted […]

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