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November 1, 2012

Rajasthan Governor seeks FCI report on complaints of poor quality wheat

JAIPUR, Thursday, Nov 01, 2012: Rajasthan Governor Margret Alva has sought a report from the Food Corporation of India (FCI) on complaints of bad smell emanating from wheat transported here by the procurement agency. The poor quality wheat transported to Jaipur from Punjab was arrived at Kanakpura railway station near here. Tapesh Panwar, principal secretary, Food Department Rajasthan, said, “We asked the FCI authorities here for a report, as directed by the Governor. Though it is an…

Govt allocated 30% funds for development of women farmers: Sharad Pawar

NEW DELHI: The government has allocated 30 per cent funds for the development of India's women farmers under various schemes, as announced by Minister of Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Sharad Pawar. In the overall agricultural operations ranging from land preparation to post-harvesting operations, rural women play a pivotal role. Citing the same, there is need to enhance their access to productive assets like seed, water, credit, and subsidy. At the Meeting of the…

SEMINAR: Agricultural Commodities Physical Trading on PMEX

NOVEMBER 1, 2012: COMMODITIES POST BIGGEST LOSS IN 5 MONTHS TO TRAIL STOCKSPMEX PLANS TO ESTABLISH PAKISTAN COLLATERAL MANAGEMENT COMPANYWHEAT PROCUREMENT DRIVE TO CONTINUE TILL ACHIEVING TARGET: PASSCO MD Pakistan Mercantile Exchange Limited (PMEX), Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) and Institute of Capital Markets (ICM) are jointly holding an investor awareness seminar on “Agricultural Commodities Physical Trading on PMEX” Venue: KSE Auditorium, Stock Exchange Building, Stock Exchange Road,…

Punjab government criticised for sugarcane price

November 01, 2012: Kisan Board Pakistan (KBP) Chief Sardar Zafar Hussein Khan reacting to the announcement of the Punjab government to fix minimum purchase price of sugarcane at Rs 170 per maund has claimed it is not sufficient enough to even recover the input cost of the growers. 'Sugarcane growers have to suffer a loss of Rs 15,000 to 20,000 per acre at the minimum price notified by the Cane Commissioner Punjab,' Zafar said in a statement issued here on Wednesday. He severely criticised…

Punjab Forum for referendum in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa over Kalabagh dam

M RAFIQUE GORAYA November 01, 2012: The Punjab Forum has sought a referendum in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the issue of Kalabagh dam as majority of people supports this project which is so vital for national survival. The referendum will expose the claims of the so called nationalists who are playing with the fate of 180 million people, it added. KBD is neither a technical nor a political issue, rather it is an issue relating to humanity and national survival which is being…

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