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FDI move will ruin Indian retail trade: CPI-M


September 21st, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government's policy notification on FDI is "the single biggest step" that will destroy the livelihood of those engaged in India's retail trade, the CPI-M ... Read more...

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Bengal rules out contact farming


June 4th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) The West Bengal government is preparing a draft to amend legislation regarding agricultural marketing but won't follow the centre's advice on adopting contract farming, a ... Read more...

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Submit second Green Revolution projects, Pranab urges eastern region


January 22nd, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Asking the governments of India's eastern states to quickly prepare projects under the Second Green Revolution, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said the central ... Read more...

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Difficult to meet 4.6 percent fiscal deficit target: Pranab


January 11th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) India is unlikely to meet the 4.6 percent fiscal deficit target for the financial year ending March 31, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Wednesday."It ... Read more...

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Comments from India Inc. on foreign equity in retail trade


November 25th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) India Inc. overwhelmingly welcomed the government decision to allow up to 51 percent foreign equity in multi-brand retail trade and 100 percent in single-brand format. ... Read more...

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Industry lauds decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail


November 24th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) India Inc Thursday welcomed the cabinet's decision to allow 51 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail and said it would help bring ... Read more...

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India opens doors to global retail chains (Roundup)


November 24th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) In a major push to reforms, India Thursday allowed global chains like Wal-Mart, Carrefour and 7-Eleven to bring up to 51 percent foreign equity ... Read more...

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Himachal invites private investment in apple production


November 11th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 11 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has invited investments in the private sector to develop apple production, the mainstay of the state's fruit economy, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said ... Read more...

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BJP blocking key economic reforms: PM


June 30th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of playing politics and blocking key economic reforms, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hoped key legislation in areas such ... Read more...

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Southern states lagging in growth: CII


June 16th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 16 (IANS) The growth rate of gross state domestic product (GSDP) of the four southern states has been slowing down in recent years and requires focused attention on ... Read more...

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India, Australia to double trade in four years


May 12th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) India and Australia Thursday agreed to double trade to $40 billion over next four years and said negotiations for a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) ... Read more...

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Budget: Mega food parks to help in storage


February 28th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Expressing concern at over 40 percent of the food production in India going waste due to lack of storage facilities, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday proposed ... Read more...

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India, France plan pact to boost food processing


October 7th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy's visit to India in December this year will see the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two countries to boost ... Read more...

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Government to treble food processing sector to reduce wastage


September 22nd, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, September 22 (IANS) The government said Wednesday it is envisaging trebling the size of country's food processing sector by raising the level of processing of perishables, value addition and share ... Read more...

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Government subsidy to set up cold chain facilities


June 15th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The National Horticulture Board will give capital investment subsidy of Rs.614.86 crore to 2,221 firms for creation, modernization or expansion of cold storage facilities at a rate ... Read more...

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Restaurant industry foresees high growth ahead


May 1st, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Indian restaurant industry anticipates a rapid growth in business in the next five years that will provide employment to about two crore people and provide increased ... Read more...

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West Bengal may modify agri-marketing act


October 3rd, 2009 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Barasat (West Bengal), Oct 3 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to modify its Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Act, Minister of Agricultural Marketing Mortaza Hossain said here Saturday. "The state is ... Read more...

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Increase import duty on apple juice concentrate: Himachal


July 4th, 2009 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 4 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has requested the central government to increase the import duty on apple juice concentrate to save the domestic industry. Himachal Horticulture Minister Narender Bragta Saturday met Commerce ... Read more...

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TVS, Shriram launch Rs.5 bn equity fund


July 2nd, 2008 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) The TVS and Shriram groups, both based here, have launched a Rs.5-billion private equity fund, the TVS Shriram Growth Fund. "The two groups have put in Rs.500 million ... Read more...

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Government to open 30 mega food parks


May 13th, 2008 - 8:28 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The government is setting up 30 mega food parks, complete with cold chains, to enable integration of the agriculture sector from farm gate to the retail outlet ... Read more...

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‘Large-scale investment a challenge in food processing sector’


March 10th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Large-scale investment in the food processing sector is increasingly becoming a challenge as global firms provide stiff competition to domestic producers, Subodh Kant Sahai, minister of state ... Read more...

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$150 mn investment in Indian organic farming: minister


February 23rd, 2008 - 8:38 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Organic farming in India is set to get a major boost with investments of over $150 million coming into the sector, Food Processing Industries Minister Subodh Kant ... Read more...

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