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US wins WTO poultry birdflu case against India

The WTO Appellate Body largely upheld a panel ruling last October that India's import restrictions were not based on international scientific standards on animal health and were discriminatory.

The agriculture sector posted two straight quarters of negative growth of 1.1 per cent each to March.

Allaying fears of food prices going up due to deficient rains he said that there are adequate stocks available.

Indian scientists have completed final trials of a genetically modified (GM) variety of mustard and will submit a report to the government in a month.
The government is ready with contingency plans in 580 districts to deal with poor monsoon, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Tuesday.
The government is considering importing pulses through state-owned trading firms such as MMTC to boost domestic supply and check the rise in retail prices.
India's biggest sugar producing state, Maharashtra, approved a subsidy of Rs 1,000 per tonne for raw sugar exports, a senior state government official said.