PK Krishnakumar

  • Men making beeline for beauty courses

    Men making beeline for beauty courses

    Attracted by rising salaries and overseas demand, men are making a beeline for beauty courses with the hope of making it big in the field.

    Amul's entry may brighten vanilla growers' prospects

    Amul's entry may brighten vanilla growers' prospects

    Amul has evinced interest in taking a stake in Kochi-based Vanilla India Producer Company. Commerce ministry has recently cleared Rs 13-crore subsidy plan to boost ice-cream makers in co-ops and PSUs for using natural vanilla.

    Vanilla growers wary over fall in production

    Vanilla growers wary over fall in production

    The production of dry vanilla beans is predicted to fall from around 200 tonnes last year to 130 tonne in the new season which begins with harvest in October. Lower crop has been attributed to heavy rains, disease and neglect by farmers frustrated by low prices.

    Cardamom e-auction to benefit

    Cardamom e-auction to benefit

    Cardamom traders and the Spices Board are keeping their fingers crossed as e-auction in cardamom is slated to begin on August 23 at Bodinaikkanur in Tamil Nadu.

    Vanilla growers cry foul over synthetic rival

    Vanilla growers cry foul over synthetic rival

    The vanilla farmers are stepping up their campaign against synthetic vanilla used in food products in the wake of an international company marketing it without labelling it as artificial flavour in India.

    Vanilla growers now count on domestic demand

    Vanilla growers now count on domestic demand

    With a glut in the global market driving down the natural vanilla prices, the domestic vanilla growers are eagerly looking for an internal demand to absorb the production.

    Now, blended coir yarn to boost exports

    Now, blended coir yarn to boost exports

    The new-blended coir yarn developed by the Central Coir Research Institute (CCRI) could lead to a surge in the value added exports.

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