China accounts for 30-40% of India’s total jeera exports and it usually import large quantities in March and April.
The most vocal critics of the scheme are officials of West Bengal govt & ministers in Madhya Pradesh.
The all-India production touched 6,00,000 tonnes last year, of which Gujarat alone accounts for over 50%.
Farmers say the national rubber policy has been in limbo for four years. It was supposed to restrict imports, offer a minimum support price and regard rubber as agricultural produce.
Growers and traders said average prices touched a decade high of Rs 1,500 per kg this week from Rs 1,200 three months ago.
Seafood exporters are also facing pressure from US' seafood import monitoring programme (SIMP).
Industry is planning a branding exercise to revive the sector’s lost dominance in the US.
But plantation crops like rubber, coffee and pepper may face a bleak prospect
Coriander prices may rise next year as the sowing area of the spice in the major producing states declined due to inadequate rainfall and low prices.
Bumper crop in Brazil and Vietnam also seen weighing on exports.
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