The centuries-old silvery jewellery industry of the state, immortalized in the Bollywood number on Bareilly's jhumkas(ear pendants), has not been able to harness its potential due to the lack of infrastructure facilities that come with organised trade. The approximate turnover of the silver jewellery business in Agra is more than Rs 10,000 crore.
Top trade bodies shared this observation at a webinar organised by Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on plans of expansion of the ban Chinese products campaign.
Sunil Sharma, General Secretary of International Society for Small & Medium Enterprises said that there is a need to implement certain short- to long-term plans to reduce our import dependence on China.
Traders object to govt's recent decision to advance last date of urad import, decrease in duty on masoor
Traders said the latest change in import policy for urad (black matpe), which advanced the last date of import by six months to August 2020 from March 2021, led to a sharp increase in international prices because Indian buyers were left with a smaller window for imports.
However, the overall demand in the textile industry remains sluggish. A Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) survey highlighted lack of demand is the main concern of the textile industry in the present circumstances.
Cattle and buffaloes account for more than 50% of the livestock population in India, according to the latest census. The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) is aggressively promoting use of ethno-veterinary medicine after seeing success in a pilot project run at Sabarkantha dairy in Gujarat.
The industry body informed that B-heavy molasses and sugarcane juice have been diverted away from sugar, to manufacture and supply 58 crore litres of ethanol to OMCs from in current year upto June 22.
"Based on the satellite images procured in the latter part of June 2020, the total acreage under sugarcane in the country is estimated to be around 52.28 lakh hectares in 2020-21 sugar season (SS), which is about 8% higher than 2019-20 sugar season’s cane area of around 48.41 lakh hectares," said a release from ISMA.
The technology has been licensed to NCL-start up GEnrich Membranes and the OEUs will be manufactured by Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL).
“Due to growing number of complaints about not getting fertilisers, I posed as a farmer and visited a shop. The shop owner refused to give me fertilisers despite having them in stock. I asked the officials to do panchnama of the shop and the godown,” tweeted Bhuse.
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