Other Commodities

13 Feb 17
Government plans merger of commodity boards
03:05 AM
The Commerce Ministry is planning merger of the commodity boards and set up an umbrella organisation in order to improve production and exports of plantation crops like tea, coffee and spices.
09 Feb 17
Raw jute prices fall on 10% dilution plan
01:35 AM
Prices of raw jute are going downhill with the Union textiles ministry’s plan to go for dilution of the mandatory jute packaging order and dwindling crop supplies triggered by demonetisation.
05 Feb 17
Contract farming law may cover all agriculture commodities
04:25 AM
The proposed model law on contract farming, which Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced in his Budget speech on Wednesday, could encompass all the agricultural commodities and not restrict itself to only one or two commodities.
19 Dec 16
Flexible packaging makers react to polymer price rise
04:05 AM
Polymer prices are likely to rise by 10 per cent in the wake of a sharp increase in crude oil prices. This is already prompting users i.e. flexible packaging material manufacturers, to shift to value-added products.
15 Dec 16
Note ban takes away Pakistan cotton export relief cushion
02:27 AM
While Pakistan recently lifted the ban on cotton imports from India, Indian exporters are unable to capitalise on the move.
30 Nov 16
E-payments don't enthuse jute workers
07:15 AM
Despite the jute sector’s attempt at paying wages to 250,000-odd workers through electronic transfer to their bank accounts, a section of the workers are likely to face hardship as they don’t have bank accounts.
22 Nov 16
Jute mill owners want government procurement of crop
12:44 AM
The scrapping of high-value currency notes has halted the trade in raw jute and mill owners want government-run Jute Corporation of India (JCI) to procure the crop.
18 Nov 16
Demonetisation: Cash crisis hits cotton availability
01:02 AM
Cotton exports are being hit by the demonetisation effect. With farmers in a liquidity crisis and traders and wholesale markets not functioning in many places, arrivals have reduced.
17 Nov 16
Demonetisation hits cotton exports as growers remain wary
01:48 PM
Despite cotton exports having advantage of rupee depreciation against Dollar, cotton exports have not revived as farmers are not supplying their produce due to demonetisation.
12 Nov 16
Demonetisation hits business: Daily cotton arrivals fall by 50%
11:50 PM
Demonetisation of high-value currency notes by the government has created a cash shortage that is affecting the cotton trade.
28 Oct 16
Cotton export turns viable
12:24 AM
The crash in cotton prices over a month, due to a better than expected crop and increased arrivals, has had exporters starting to look at signing of contracts for future shipments.
Centre might intervene on arecanut price
12:22 AM
The government is planning a Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) for arecanut (source for the betel nut or supari) growers. Over two years, the price is down to about Rs 28,000 a quintal, from Rs 75,000 a qtl earlier.
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