Natural rubber prices touches low of Rs 156.50 per kg after a gap of around three years due to a decline in consumption.
India's dominance in paprika production is on the wane as lower productivity and intense competition from China drive growers to hybrid pungent varieties.
Chicken and egg prices have shot up by 40-50% in a week as suppliers have cut production to prune the excess stock following the recent bird flu scare.
RBI draft report recommendation to enhance loan to value ratio from 60% to 75% will enable us to improve our business: Gold loan companies
The step was to ensure a level-playing field withthe banks which were lending at 60% LTV ratio as against 80% or 85% at higher interest rates provided by NBFCs.
In December, global rubber prices climbed up by Rs 11 to Rs 175 per kg while domestic prices failed to move in tandem and dropped by Rs 6.
Indian coffee exporters are staring at a bleak year as global coffee prices tumble with Brazil and Vietnam, the two largest coffee producers, harvesting a bumper crop.
Disappointed with the low prices last year, growers have increasingly shifted to other crops like mustard and chana, which are fetching better prices.
Coconut exports have shown a 50% rise in quantity and a 22% increase in value till July this year and the trend has been continuing.
A team from the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology has been successful in isolating chromatophore from squid skin for use as natural pigment in lipsticks.
According to International Pepper Community (IPC), an inter governmental organisation of pepper producing countries, the new crop in India will come in January 2013.
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