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Rajasthan to host mega agri-summit on November 9

The objective of the government sponsored mega tour is to expose the farming community to the technological advances and global best practices that are at display at the three-day Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM) that begins on November9.

 
 
India, the world's biggest sugar consumer, had made a similar move in April as two straight droughts in 2014 and 2015 reduced output while demand stayed high.
Government has said there is no scope for India to increase the import duty on apples without further negotiations under the WTO regime.
 
 
Edible oils are a common ingredient in Indian cuisine, used in everything from curries to samosas, with soyoil seen as more healthy than palm.

The analysis done by a satellite can easily assess the vegetation cover to field level.
Higher minimum support price (MSP) will increase the availability of pulses and help contain food inflation, Finance Ministry said on Thursday.
The consumer affairs department has started a campaign against these chit funds which are operating on a small scale in various parts of Bengal.
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