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Adani to procure 22,000 tonnes apples


August 12th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) Agro commodities trading house Adani Agrifresh plans to procure 22,000 tonnes of apples in Himachal Pradesh this season, a company official said Sunday."This year's procurement will ... Read more...

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Early Himachal apple varieties fetch high prices


July 16th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 16 (IANS) The apple season in Himachal Pradesh, considered the country's apple bowl, has opened with the fruit fetching handsome prices, bringing smiles on the faces of growers.Trade ... Read more...

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Himachal’s apples - 70 percent less yield


November 1st, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 1 (IANS) With the apple season almost over in Himachal Pradesh, the overall apple production was just 30 percent of last year's bumper harvest, officials said here Tuesday."The ... Read more...

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Pawar calls for agriculture reforms


October 21st, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Friday called for reforms in agricultural marketing to enable farmers to get best prices for their products.The prevailing system of regulated ... Read more...

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Pakistan awaits Indian onions, tomatoes


October 5th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 5 (IANS) Pakistan is eagerly waiting for Indian onions and tomatoes after widespread floods ravaged the crops.Thirtyfive containers of onions will reach Karachi in the coming days, Asif ... Read more...

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Onion prices shoot up in Maharashtra


September 14th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Nashik/Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) Onion prices in Maharashtra have shot up yet again this week due to a supply crunch owing to growers' refusal to market their yield in protest ... Read more...

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Adani procures apples from Himachal growers


August 14th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) Agro commodities trading house Adani Agrifresh, has entered the market to procure apples directly from growers in Himachal Pradesh, a company official said here."This year the ... Read more...

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An apple a day to hit your monthly budget


July 24th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Kullu, July 24 (IANS) A box of Royal Delicious costed Rs.1,100 last year. But thanks to this year's dismal production, the same box costs a staggering Rs.2,200 in wholesale markets ... Read more...

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Himachal apples hit markets


July 10th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 10 (IANS) Famous for its apples, Himachal Pradesh has started getting the crop's early varieties. Traders from across the country have been camping in the state's wholesale markets ... Read more...

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Waive octroi, local taxes to curb inflation: PM


February 4th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said rising prices presented a strong case for waiving octroi and other local taxes as inflation was posing a "serious threat" ... Read more...

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Agriculture sector needs to improve to combat food inflation: CII Chairman


January 21st, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by ANI
By Pooja ShaliNew Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Chairman Rakesh Bharti Mittal has said that it is essential for the agriculture sector to move forward to combat food ... Read more...

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Onion prices: Delhi wholesale market to function Sunday


December 25th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) To ensure that onion and tomato prices remain stable over the weekend, the Azadpur wholesale market will remain open on Sunday, the market association announced Saturday.According to ... Read more...

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Don’t overstock onions, traders say


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) A grouping of traders Thursday urged people not to stock up onions, saying prices were set to fall.The Azadpur Agriculture Product Market Committee (APMC) said since the ... Read more...

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Juicy Kinnaur apples hit market


October 5th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 5 (IANS) Famous for its natural sweetness, colour and succulence, apples from Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district are selling well in markets in north India.Gian Singh Chandel, chairman of the apple ... Read more...

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Prices of quality Himachal apples bounce back


September 5th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 5 (IANS) Prices of superior quality apples have firmed up marginally ahead of the festival season, bringing cheers on the faces of growers in Himachal Pradesh. "The market has once again ... Read more...

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Rains upset applecart of Himachal growers


August 29th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) Rains and floods in north India have put a spanner on the transportation of apples from Himachal Pradesh, leading to a crash in the fruit's prices. Traders here ... Read more...

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Prices of better quality Himachal apples firming up


August 1st, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 1 (IANS) Prices of superior grade apples are slowly bouncing back, much to relief to the growers in Himachal Pradesh. "The market has started looking up with prices of superior grade ... Read more...

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Himachal apples no more apple of Nepali and Bangladeshi eyes


July 25th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 25 (IANS) Apples of Himachal Pradesh have failed to attract buyers from Nepal and Bangladesh this season because of their poor quality, traders said here Sunday. Every year a huge chunk ... Read more...

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Prices of Himachal apples fail to bounce back


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 22 (IANS) The prices of apples from Himachal Pradesh have failed to recover despite the arrival of the premium varieties in the market, traders here said Thursday. The prices had crashed ... Read more...

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Prices of vegetables, fruits shoot up in Ahmedabad


July 4th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, July 4 (ANI): The price rise in fuel has led to a rise in prices of vegetables and fruits in Ahmedabad as transportation rates of the commodities have increased.Consumers say that ... Read more...

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Jailed Chandigarh councillor faces cheating charge


January 6th, 2010 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 5 (IANS) Jailed Chandigarh Municipal Corporation councillor Devinder Singh Babla of the Congress faced further trouble as police Tuesday slapped fresh charges of cheating, criminal conspiracy and forging documents. ... Read more...

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Fugitive Congress councillor surrenders before police


December 29th, 2009 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 28 (IANS) After playing hide and seek with Chandigarh police for over four months, Congress councillor Devinder Singh Babla finally surrendered before the police late Monday evening. Babla, Congress councillor in ... Read more...

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Food Corp officials booked for wheat purchase irregularities


May 25th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 25 (IANS) Three Food Corp of India (FCI) employees including a manager have been booked in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh on the charge of committing irregularities while purchasing wheat ... Read more...

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Checkpoints lifted at Chandigarh grain market


January 9th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 9 (IANS) Following widespread protests by the trader community for the last one week, barricades and police checkpoints put up at the entry points of the vegetables and grain market ... Read more...

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Chandigarh traders threaten strike over checkpoints


January 5th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 5 (IANS) Local traders Monday threatened to go on an indefinite strike from Wednesday if barricades and checkpoints put up at entry points of the vegetables and grain market here ... Read more...

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Farmers protest fertilizer shortage in Andhra Pradesh


June 13th, 2008 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 13 (IANS) Farmers in different parts of Andhra Pradesh took to the streets Friday to protest the shortage of fertilizers and seeds, but the government maintained that there was no ... Read more...

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Wheat glut in Punjab grain markets


April 23rd, 2008 - 11:02 am ICT by admin
By Jaideep Sarin Khanna (Punjab), April 23 (IANS) Grain markets across Punjab are facing a problem of plenty as a near bumper crop has taken wheat arrivals to a new high. With the ... Read more...

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