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Goa is hosting 5th edition of “Kaju India 2017- The Global Cashew Summit”

The 5th edition of “Kaju India 2017- The Global Cashew Summit has started at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Goa from September 17, which is organised by Cashew Export Promotion Council of India (CEPCI). In the 3-day summit, more than 450 delegates including 30 from foreign countries are participating in the event. The summit will bring ..

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The Gobindobhog rice gets Geographical Indication (GI) status

Gobindobhog rice from Burdwan district of West Bengal has recently got the Geographical Indication (GI) status. As a result of getting the GI tag, rice from other regions or rice of other varieties cannot be branded as ‘Gobindobhog’. Hence, the marketability of the rice would be strengthened, for the local, national and international markets. The ..

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India’s first Cherry Blossom Festival to be Celebrated in Shillong

Meghalaya became the first state in the country to start a Cherry Blossom Festival, which is widely celebrated in Japan. The four day festival in Meghalaya will be celebrated between 14-17 November. With the blooming of cherry blossoms, Shillong and the entire East Khasi Hills have turned into pink in this November. This event has ..

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Government increases MSP of major Kharif crops

The government increased Minimum Support Price (MSPs) of primary kharif crops for the 2012-13 by up to 53 % that triggered concerns about further rise in food inflation. Why this rise in MSP (as it will trigger concerns about further rise in food inflation)? The raise was recommended by Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices ..

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India, Trinidad ink MoU in coconut sector

MoU inked b/w India and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to boost and develop technical cooperation in the coconut sector. Objective: Transfer of technologies in production, post harvest management, value added products and mechanized palm climbing for a period of 2 years. The Coconut Development Board will provide technical support to rehabilitate coconut plantation ..

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