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Father of White Revolution Verghese Kurien is dead (Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Anand (Gujarat), Sep 9 (IANS) Verghese Kurien, who brought milk revolution in the country, died Sunday in a hospital in Nadiad following a prolonged illness, an official said. He ... Read more...

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Verghese Kurien: the architect of India’s White Revolution (Obituary)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Anand (Gujarat), Sep 9 (IANS) He made the ordinary, neighbourhood 'doodhwala' (milkman) a key player in the country's struggle for economic development and progress at the grassroot level.Verghese Kurien, the ... Read more...

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Kurien an icon of dairy movement: PM


September 9th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday condoled the passing away of Verghese Kurien, the progenitor of the "white revolution in India", and lauded him as ... Read more...

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Amul’s India: The 50-year-campaign in fine print (IANS BOOKS)


June 15th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Onida devil has died and so has the Liril girl and Air India's Maharaja, but the Amul girl has made it to 50 and ... Read more...

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Amul to revamp its chocolate products


May 24th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Asia's largest dairy, the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which owns the Amul brand, is planning to revamp and reposition itself in the chocolate segment, ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh farmers earn record money in paddy sale


February 25th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 25 (IANS) Farmers in India's leading rice producing state of Chhattisgarh earned a record Rs.6535 crore by selling their paddy to state government through co-operative societies this year, ... Read more...

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Unscrupulous Left workers joining Trinamool: Congress


November 27th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 27 (IANS) The Congress' West Bengal unit Sunday alleged that several Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) workers have infiltrated the Trinamool Congress to jeopardise the relationship of ... Read more...

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Cotton farmers’ stir intensifies in Maharashtra


November 16th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Nov 16 (IANS) The cotton farmers protesting against the current minimum support price for raw cotton in Vidarbha region Wednesday intensified their protest by blocking the National Highway 6.They ... Read more...

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Agra IT commissioner arrested for graft


September 27th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested income tax commissioner Homi Rajvansh for corruption during his tenure in National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of ... Read more...

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Manifestos focus on economic issues in West Bengal


April 12th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) From rice at Rs.2 per kg for the poor to an 'employment bank' for job seekers, West Bengal's political parties have doled out economic sops to ... Read more...

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Delhi court asks CAG to probe NAFED accounts


March 16th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to probe alleged financial irregularities of Rs.900 crore in the functioning of the ... Read more...

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Nashik onion farmers demand lifting of export ban


February 10th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Nashik (Maharashtra), Feb 9 (IANS) Hundreds of farmers took to the streets here Wednesday and blocked the busy Mumbai-Agra highway to protest against the fall in onion prices caused by the ban ... Read more...

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Prices remain high in Delhi


January 21st, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Prices of edible oil increased and those of essential food commodities remained high in the national capital despite a slew of anti-inflationary measures undertaken by the ... Read more...

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Rising inflation would stabilise in next couple of days: Sheila Dikshit


January 14th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday asserting that the government is taking several steps to curb rising inflation, assured the citizens that the national capital ... Read more...

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Food prices: Exports regulated, action against hoarders (Lead)


January 13th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Worried over the frequent "unacceptable" rise in food prices, the government Thursday unveiled a slew of anti-inflation steps, including regulating exports and imports, sale of onions ... Read more...

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Highlights of measures announced to control prices


January 13th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The government Thursday announced a slew of measures to control prices of essential commodities. Following are the highlights: -- State-run National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) and ... Read more...

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Food prices: State to sell onions, crack down on hoarders


January 13th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Worried over the frequent "unacceptable" rise in food prices, the government Thursday unveiled a slew of anti-inflation steps, including sale of onions through government agencies, utilising state-run ... Read more...

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Nasik farmers angry at government’s decision to ban onion exports


December 22nd, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
By Nitin ChandramoreNasik, Dec.22 (ANI): Farmers have expressed their discontentment with the Central Government decision in Nasik to ban export of onions.The Union Agriculture Ministry on Monday banned exports until January 15, ... Read more...

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PM steps in as onion prices spiral (Roundup)


December 21st, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) With onion prices spiralling to Rs.70-80 a kg, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday demanded immediate action to deal with the crisis, but Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh expresses deep concern over sharp rise in onion prices


December 21st, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Tuesday expressing deep concern over the skyrocketing prices of onions said effective steps should be taken to bring down ... Read more...

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Onion prices to remain high for two-three weeks: Pawar


December 21st, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) As onion prices sky rocket to Rs.70-80 per kilo, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Tuesday said the situation may continue for the next two to three weeks ... Read more...

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We’ll crackdown on hoarders and black marketers: Dikshit (Lead)


December 21st, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) With onion prices touching the sky, the Delhi government said Tuesday it will crack down on hoarders and black marketers of the commodity and was also expecting ... Read more...

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Dikshit to discuss onion prices crisis with officials


December 21st, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Worried over the sky-rocketing prices of onions, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will Tuesday evening chair a high-level meeting to decide on ways to tackle the crisis.The ... Read more...

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Pawar says onion prices will fall after three weeks


December 21st, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said that prices of onions are likely to fall only after three weeks."Situation will be normal in two to three ... Read more...

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Onion prices soar, curbs imposed on exports


December 20th, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The central government Monday banned fresh permits for onion exports till Jan 15 following a big jump in its price in local markets.Onion is currently selling between ... Read more...

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Govt. suspends onion exports till Jan. 15 next year


December 20th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 20 (ANI): The Government on Monday decided to suspend onion exports till January 15, 2011, in the wake of rising prices of the commodity, which is being sold at ... Read more...

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The onion crisis is here again…


December 1st, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhulika Sonkar New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) With its retail prices soaring all across northern India, the humble onion has triggered a crisis that is worrying authorities. In a space of a ... Read more...

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Onion prices to fall further: NAFED


November 27th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The prices of onion are likely to fall further in the capital with the increase in the arrival of good quality onions at the wholesale Azadpur vegetable ... Read more...

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Minimum support prices for pulses, wheat raised


October 20th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The government Wednesday raised the minimum support prices (MSP) of gram and masur dal by Rs.340 and Rs.389 a quintal respectively and that of wheat by ... Read more...

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Israel Consul General visits GCMMF, Amul Dairy


October 8th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Anand (Gujarat), Oct. 8 (ANI-Business Wire India): Israel's Consul General in Mumbai, Orna Sagiv, visited Amul Dairy and the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. to understand the Amul model of cooperatives ... Read more...

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Government allows more agencies to procure oilseeds, pulses


September 24th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Expecting a higher production of oil seeds and pulses, the government Friday nominated the National Cooperative Consumer Federation of India (NCCF), the Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) and ... Read more...

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GCMMF announces record sales of Rs. 8005 crores


August 18th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Anand (Gujarat), Aug.18 (ANI-Business Wire India): Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), renowned for marketing milk and milk products under 'Amul' and 'Sagar' brands, today announced record Sales Turnover of Rs. 8005 ... Read more...

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AMUL plants 10 million trees in Gujarat under Amul Green Campaign on Independence Day


August 16th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
Anand (Gujarat), Aug.16 (ANI-Business Wire India): A new type of Green Revolution has begun in Gujarat. Three years ago, the 13 milk unions of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (better known as ... Read more...

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Court asks government to frame guidelines for NAFED restructuring


July 28th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the government to frame guidelines for the restructuring of the National Agricultural Marketing Federation (NAFED) and stop the embezzlement of public ... Read more...

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Sacked Managing Director of NAFED says a ‘farmland of corruption’


July 15th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 15 (ANI): C. V. Anand Bose, the sacked Managing Director of National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) on Thursday refuted the allegations of corruption levelled against him.Refuting the ... Read more...

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