Indian mangoes dropping early after cyclone

After the recent cyclone ravaged many farms in Tamil Nadu, farmers are still suffering the after effects. Farmers in Muthalamada are reporting that their mangoes are falling much earlier than normal and are rushing to harvest the early bloomers. ‘‘Though there is no expert confirmation on the role of Vardah…

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India aims for 20% increase in grape exports

In the Nashik district in the state of Maharashtra, the pruning activities have already begun in vineyards and the grape harvest season is expected to begin from the second half of December 2016. Speaking to Times of India, Jagannath Khapre, president, Grape Exporters' Association, said, "We had a very good…

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India refuses to increase import duty on apples

In the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, apple growers have demanded an increase in the import duty on apples, because large-scale apple imports are adversely affecting their business. The Union government have declined their request, saying the duty can be increased no further. The state's apple industry is estimated to be…

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Onion prices expected to decline further from current two-year lows

Onion prices are expected to decline further from their current two-year low level owing to arrival of late kharif crop in good numbers in most parts of the country. With the government removing all restrictions on export in anticipation of a glut, Indian produce is dominating all major international markets…

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First Nagpur orange export to Sri Lanka

The first consignment of the Indian local orange variety, Nagpur mandarin, is set for export and expected to reach Sri Lanka by Wednesday. The local orange variety will be used to produce orange juice by the Nanded-based Citrus India plant by the end of the month. A seedless variety of…

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