The Nilgiris all set to go 100% organic

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The Nilgiris all set to go 100% organic

The Nilgiris is gearing up to become a total organic district. Recently, municipal administration and rural development minister S P Velumani had declared the Nilgiris an organic district. As a first step, 48 farmer producer companies (FPCs) in the district have been selected by the horticulture department for ‘scope certification’. ‘Scope certification’ is issued after […]

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Farm sector pitches for better market access

Farmers’ organisations on Tuesday urged the Finance Ministry to enhance market access besides taking steps to accelerate investment in the farm sector. Representatives of these organisations, office bearers of farmers co-operatives and companies engaged in the farm sector, and experts met Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for a pre-Budget consultation. The meeting was also attended by […]

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Export orders to give cardamom market a positive trend

A minimal export orders from gulf countries other than Saudi Arabia is likely to provide a positive trend in cardamom auction market on Wednesday at Bodinayakanur. This coupled with the surging upcountry demand especially from North Indian buyers for re-stocking would expect to create the market strong and steady, traders said. This is the fag […]

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Companies seek steps to push exports, easy labour laws

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday held discussions on regulatory environment impacting private investment and measures for promoting exports in a pre-budget consultation with stakeholder groups from industry, trade and services sectors. The representatives submitted suggestions concerning reduction of compliance burden and tax litigation, allowing self-certification in low risk industry, decriminalisation of tax and company […]

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Govt carrying out reforms to boost economy: Piyush Goyal

The government has carried out a number of reforms in various sectors and it is a continuous process for improvement in the economy, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal said in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. He said some of the reforms were by way of amendments in various acts such as the Finance (Amendment) Bills, the […]

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JNPT, COCOR start export train service from Ludhiana

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), in association with CONCOR, has commenced its weekly scheduled export train service from ICD Ludhiana to JNPT. This service, to be operated on every Saturday, is aimed at ensuring faster evacuation of export containers destined for JNPT. The Ludhiana ICD caters to a vast interior market that includes the States […]

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Centre asks states to lift pulses from buffer stock to cool rising prices

Amid rising prices of pulses, the Centre has asked states to place demand for subsidised pulses available in Centre’s buffer stock. Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan has written all state governments to lift pulses for their distribution through public distribution system (pds) or through other retail network. The government sells pulses including tur and chana […]

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No decline in exports under GSP tariffs after benefits withdrawn: Piyush Goyal

Commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday told Parliament on that so far the cumulative exports under the Generalised System of Preference (GSP) tariff lines have not declined in the post GSP withdrawal period (June – Oct 2019) as compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. In 2018, India exported goods worth […]

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Efforts are being made to boost exports: Hardeep Singh Puri

The government is aware of the problems faced by exporters and efforts are being taken to boost exports, including to emerging markets through preferential and free trade agreements, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Tuesday. Addressing an event organised by Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC), the minister said he had a meeting with member […]

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Saudi Arabia wants to be part of India’s goal of becoming a $5 trillion economy

v Saudi Arabia has given licence to 30 Indian companies in the first quarter of the total 267 foreign investors, according to Saud Al-Sati, Ambassador, Royal embassy of Saudi Arabia in India. In February, both countries also identified 40 opportunities for collaboration and investment across various sectors. Our current bilateral trade is approximately $34 billion, […]

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