All posts by sarveshgeetha

May 12, 2018
“Day Zero,” when at least a million homes in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, will no longer have any running water, was originally scheduled for April. It was recently moved to July. The three-year long drought hasn’t ended, but severe water rationing—limiting people to a mere 13 gallons (50 litres) per person per day—has made […]
May 12, 2018
THE pre-Green Revolution diversified agriculture of Punjab has turned into a wheat-paddy cycle. The so-called high yielding variety (HYV) seeds of wheat and paddy are giving high yield because of their high degree of responsiveness to water and chemical fertilisers. The area under paddy in Punjab increased from 2.27 lakh hectares in 1960-61 to 11.83 […]
May 12, 2018
A nationwide protest has failed to convince the Government to ban the bottling of freshwater for export or charge a higher price for it. Environment Minister Nick Smith said today that protesters had a “bee in their bonnet” about a relatively small water user, the bottled water industry. Speaking in Parliament, he said 9 million […]
May 12, 2018
Kerala Bottled Water Manufacturers Association (KBWA has decided to reduce the retail price of bottled water to ₹12 from the current rate of ₹20 with effect from April 2. The current price reduction was in consideration of moral obligations and requests from the government post-implementation of GST. Hence, from the announced date, one litre of bottled water […]
May 10, 2018
Slow growth in India’s exports has prompted the government to promote merchant exporters, who contribute almost a third of India’s exports in value terms but can’t avail of some incentives meant for manufacturer exporters. Merchant exporters do not own manufacturing facilities but buy goods from manufacturers here and sell to overseas customers. They have the […]
April 30, 2018
India is set to lose the gains made in garlic exports in the last couple of years with the fall in prices of the spice from China. Asurge in Chinese garlic prices saw Indian exports spiral, recording the largest growth among the spices in 2016-17 at 92 % to reach a new peak of `307 […]
April 20, 2018
“The coffee exports were at all-time high in FY 2017-18 because of increased shipments of value-added products, especially instant coffee,” a senior board official told PTI.   Coffee exports from India, Asia’s third-largest producer and exporter, reached an all-time high at 3.95 lakh tonnes in the 2017-18 fiscal on strong demand for instant coffee, according […]
April 19, 2018
Bill Shorten has demanded a suspension of shipments of live sheep during the northern summer and blasted the Coalition for failing to update standards to protect sheep. On Thursday the bipartisan consensus to wait for a series of reviews before intervening in the industry began to fracture, with the Liberal MP Sussan Ley proposing a private member’s […]
April 18, 2018
Oil prices extended gains on Wednesday, lifted by a reported decline in U.S. crude inventories and the risk of supply disruptions. Brent crude oil futures rose 87 cents to $72.45 a barrel by 1143 GMT, while U.S. WTI crude futures rose 95 cents to $67.47. “Yesterday evening saw the API report a surprising decrease in […]
April 17, 2018
Indian government is unlikely to give any export subsidy to sugar mills even as it has asked mills to give priority to clear sugar arrears to farmers, which has mounted to more than Rs 18,000 crore. “At present there is no proposal by the government to give any export subsidy to sugar mills,” a food […]
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