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Cotton, yarn, rajma trade with China comes to a halt

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 1:15 PM

Cotton and yarn prices have fallen by 4% while rajma prices have increased by 8% in the past 10 days due to market uncertainty after the outbreak of coronavirus in China. Prices are expected to remain volatile in the short-term before a clear picture emerges, industry bodies and traders said. As per industry estimates, India annually imports 50% of its rajma requirement from China.
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Export demand key for guar seed prices

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 8:31 AM

Guar seed area in Rajasthan has been picking up in recent weeks due to good-rains in producing districts. Guar area increase by about 55.8% within a week to 22.6-lakh hectares (ha) as on first week of August from 14.5 lakh ha during the end of June as per data from the state-agriculture-department. The sudden increase in area has been keeping the prices under pressure.
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Paddy stubble catalyses employment, business in Punjab, Haryana

Saturday, November 24, 2018, 8:43 AM

Paddy stubble, a cause of air-pollution due to open burning, is driving new avenues in business and employment in the hinterlands of Punjab and Haryana. In the two-breadbasket states of India, agricultural remnant has become a dominant-fuel for a string of biomass projects. Entrepreneurs, mostly well-heeled farmers, have set-up firms to collect stubbles from farms by employing modern equipment and deliver to power plants.