Bt cotton accounts for 60 per cent to 70 per cent of the total turnover of the rapidly growing seed industry in the country.
To further increase the 'ease of doing business' Maharashtra government will make changes to the Factories Act 1948 which will free up more than 14,000 units from the 'inspector raj'.
Paddy farmers in West Bengal and Kerala have also been hit. Bengal farmers say the government is yet to announce compensation.
The National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (Nafed) too has started procurement of onions in Lasalgaon in Maharashtra.
With close to 80 per cent of the total farmed area dependent on rainfall, all the kharif crops of 2014-15 have suffered a loss ranging from 40 per cent to 60 per cent.
Production of mangoes and oranges face a brunt as unseasonal rains and prevailing droughts make life difficult for cultivators.
Demand for motorcycles, consumer goods and garments has dropped 25-50% in rural areas, at a time when sales surge as farmers usually have surplus cash after harvesting winter-sown crops.
Handpicked as single unopened bud of the tea plant, white tea is considered to be healthier than even the green tea. It's a niche product.
The venture plans to invest Rs 4000 crore-Rs 4,500 crore in the next five years to set up 25 integrated irradiation plants with advanced cold storage facilities.
India's vegetable oil import increased by 24% in last five months: Solvent Extractors' Association of India
According to SEA, Import of vegetable oils during March 2015 is reported at 1,062,031 tons compared to 835,424 tons in March 2014.
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