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Rajasthan launches policy to promote agro-processing industries

To attract investments, the Rajasthan Agro-Processing and Agri-Marketing Promotion Policy, 2015 places agri-marketing and processing on par with priority sectors such as tourism, textiles and energy.

The government has been pushing mills to sell sugar on the international market and use the proceeds to clear huge debts they owe farmers for sugarcane.
As per reports Shree Renuka Sugars have a total debt load of 3 billion reais ($735 million) after several years of losses amid low sugar and ethanol prices.

India's rabi crop output is seen at 132.78 mt in the current crop year versus 130.75 mt a year ago, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said.

Under this programme, tur will be sold at this rate at 10 rural and 9 urban centres from Friday onwards.
The government is looking at raising the import duty from the current 10 per cent to curb cheaper imports from Australia and France.

The union cabinet decided that farmers hit by the deficient monsoon this Kharif season would now get minimum assured employment of 150 days under the MGNREGS.
Laxman Singh Rathore, director general of India Meteorological Department (IMD), said the monsoon could start retreating this week.