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BT cotton seeds effective: Monsanto to govt 18.1.2018 General News
Terming that industry body NSAI's threat to stop sale of BT cotton seeds as "irresponsible", US-based biotech major Monsanto's India JV firm MMBL has written to the government asserting that its BT technology seeds continues to be effective in controlling pest. National Seed Association of India (NSAI) has blamed the MMBL for loss of BT cotton crop in this Kharif season in Maharashtra due to pink bollworm infestation. It has asked the company to take the "complete responsibility" else its members will not sell any BT cotton seeds. Countering the allegations, Mahyco Monsanto Biotech (MMBL) -- which has sub-licensed Bt cotton seed technology to various domestic seed firms -- has written a letter to Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh saying that its Bollgard-II technology continues to be effective in controlling pest. "We categorically disagree with the NSAI's positions, find their threat to stop supply of cotton seeds with BG-II technology as completely irresponsible .
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The magic of human touch 18.1.2018 Hindu: Life & Style
How Weaverstory is working to revive Indian handlooms, through the looms of Banaras
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Sri Nachammai Cotton Mills to table results 18.1.2018 General News
On 12 February 2018
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Not Enough Cotton Or Wool, North Korea Makes Warm Fabric From Stone 18.1.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
For much of the world, it's a niche product. In North Korea, where winter temperatures are frigid and which cannot produce enough cotton or wool for clothing, the synthetic fibre developed after nylon...
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Private investment in agricultural sector: Modi govt weighing easier norms 18.1.2018 Business Standard: Today
Higher investments by companies including PepsiCo., Hindustan Unilever Ltd., ITC Ltd., which buy from farmers in some states, could boost incomes faster
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Threat to stop selling Bt cotton seeds irresponsible: Mahyco Monsanto 17.1.2018 HBL: Industry & Economy
The war of words between Mahyco Monsanto Biotech (India) Private Limited (MMBL) and the National Seed Association of India (NSAI) continues with MMBL issuing a rebuttal to the allegation made by the ...
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Huge quantity of 'Chinese kite strings' confiscated in Punjab 17.1.2018 General News
A huge quantity of 'Chinese kite strings', made from synthetic materials like nylon or plastic, was confiscated today during a raid by the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), officials said. The raid targeted shops selling kites in Patiala, Malout, Bathinda and Rajpura, a PPCB official said. The Punjab government had imposed a complete ban on manufacturing, sale, production, supply and use of kite strings made of nylon, plastic or other synthetic materials. Challans were issued to the erring shopkeepers, an official release said here. It was observed that synthetic thread used for flying kites caused fatal injuries to "humans, birds and cattle", the official said. Only a cotton thread, free from sharp metallic or glass components, adhesive and thread strengthening material, was permitted for flying kites.
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Structural reforms needed to boost farm growth: Ex-secretary 17.1.2018 General News
Structural reforms are needed to boost agriculture growth and enhance the income of farmers, former Union agriculture secretary Mohan Kanda said today. "If the Prime Minister's announcement (of doubling farmers' income by 2022) is to be converted into reality and Telangana's dream of golden Telangana to be realised, any number of steps need to be taken. "Fundamentally what is required is structural reforms in agriculture which we have not done," he said. Kanda, who had served as Chief Secretary in undivided Andhra Pradesh, was speaking at a workshop on 'doubling farmers' income'. "Let us have a mechanism, standing mechanism at the national, state and district levels which will look at agriculture. "At last count, because these things keep changing everyday... at least 18 Central ministries have to sit together if one decision has to be taken," he said. Citing an example, he said, Minimum Support Price for cotton was announced recently, but the decision benefited ...
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Bearish trend continues in cooking oils 17.1.2018 BusinessLine - Economy
Bearish trend continued in edible oils market on Wednesday in line with extended loss in foreign markets amid lack of demand. Activities were very limited for ready – weekly in resells. Local refiner...
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WPI inflation eases to 3.58pc in Dec, 2017 17.1.2018 Central Chronicle
Agencies, New Delhi The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly Wholesale Price Index for... more »
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Trump's immigration plan: Risks ahead for US govt as shutdown fears loom 17.1.2018 News
Two of the Republicans involved in the discussions complained on Monday that the days-long controversy over Mr. Trump's comment had imperiled hopes for an agreement
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Bayer confident of CCI approval for $66-Monsanto deal by May 2018 16.1.2018 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
German chemical and pharma major Bayer today expressed confidence that it would secure fair trade regulator Competition Commission of India's (CCI) nod by April or May for the USD $66 acquisition of US-based biotech major Monsanto.The deal couldn't ...
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Difficult to say Bt cotton crop yield loss due to pink 16.1.2018 General News
Seed industry body FSII today said it was "unfortunate" that the Maharashtra government has held seed firms responsible without any proper assessment for the losses suffered due to pink bollworm attack on Bt cotton crop this kharif season. It is "unfair" and "breach of principles of natural justice" to hold seed companies responsible based on "media reports", alleged the Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) in a statement. The FSII, in a letter to both the Centre and the Maharashtra government, expressed concerns over the problem faced by farmers but said the industry might close if the state asks seed firms to compensate the losses. "It is very difficult to establish that yield loss, if any, is due to attack of pink bollworm. It is an established scientific fact that crop yields depend on multiple factors... You are also aware of rampant cultivation of illegal GM cotton in Maharashtra this year. All these factors might have contributed to any possible yield ...
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Bayer expects CCI nod by Apr-May for $66 bn Monsanto deal 16.1.2018 General News
German chemical and pharma major Bayer today expressed confidence that it would secure fair trade regulator CCI's nod by April or May for the USD 66 billion acquisition of US-based biotech major Monsanto. India is one of the 30 countries whose approval is needed for the merger to go through. As many as 14 countries have approved the merger. The company has secured one approval in the US, while one more is pending. European Union's clearance is also awaited. "We are working with the regulator. We are confident of getting the CCI approval," said Richard van der Merwe, the senior Buyer representative, South Asia. Monsanto would add seed business to Bayer's already significant crop science and pharmaceutical business in India. While refusing to give details of the size of the merged entity, he said Bayer India had an annual revenue of 600 million euros (about Rs 4,700 crore) in 2017. He said Bayer hopes that all litigations involving Monsanto over royalty issues on sale of Bt .
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Rise in cotton prices, dearth of incentives make exports uncompetitive 16.1.2018 Latest News
Sharp rise in cotton prices in India has increased raw material cost of mills, exporters making export unviable and uncompetitive. In last two months cotton prices in India have increased by 11 per cent. International cotton prices are also up by 17 per cent but 2.7 per cent appreciation in indian rupee has nullified all the gains in global cotton prices. While cotton yarn and cotton fabric exports have seen a dismal growth of 0.38 per cent year-on-year in exports in dollar terms for the month of December 2017 as against December 2016, that for man-made yarn and fabrics grew by 6.77 per cent. As per the central government's quick estimates of exports for some of the major commodities for December 2017, cotton Yarn, cotton fabrics, cotton made-ups and handloom products, among others grew by 0.38 per cent to stand at $938.57 million in the said month, as compared to $935.05 million in December 2016.On the other hand, man-made yarn, man-made fabrics and made-ups, among others saw a ...
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Budget 2018: Arun Jaitley can't treat agriculture as just another sector; it needs targeted policy action 16.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Any set of solutions - and they will have to be a set - will have to address this volatility in growth and by extension, agricultural incomes.
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Grand regional poetry festival on Jan 20-21 16.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Grand regional poetry festival on Jan 20-21
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Maharashtra government to introduce textile policy in two months 15.1.2018 Latest News
The government of Maharashtra plans to introduce a Textiles Policy in two months. The aim is to attract entrepreneurs in the entire value chain, beside seeing that existing units do niot migrate to other major cotton growing states.Over and above the Centre's textile package, the technology upgradation fund scheme and other incentives, all major growing states have introduced their own textile policies to attract investment. The governments of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have announced a number of incentives for textile units. And, effective October 1, 2017, the government of Gujarat renewed its state textile policy, which was originally introduced for five years in 2012.The earlier policy of Gujarat had seen large migration of units into the state from across the country. Maharashtra saw migration of all types of business units in the sector, given the similar business environment in the two states."We have started taking inputs from co-operative and other ...
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EDII-incubated startups get Yes Bank funding of Rs.1.16 cr 15.1.2018 HBL: Home
Startups incubated at the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) have received debt funding of Rs. 1.16 crore from Yes Bank.Earlier this year, EDII had tied up with Yes Bank, India's...
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Trump says he is not racist 15.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
US President Donald Trump has said he was not a racist after he was criticized over his "sh**hole" characterisation of African countries.
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