• Posted On Wednesday, December 23, 2009

    Rice production estimates revised upwards by 2 mt December 16, 2009, New Delhi: Based upon reports on estimates of area, production and yield of major kharif crops received from State Agricultural Statistical Authorities (SASAs) and scrutiny of these estimates through field visits to state governments as well as feedback from other agencies, the 1st Advance Estimates about production of major khar....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, December 23, 2009

    December 18, 2009, New Delhi: The government will engage the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) in a big way in giving relief to the common man from the price rise of essential commodities. This was stated by the minister of state for agriculture, consumer affairs, food and public distribution, Prof KV Thomas while inaugurating an exclusive shop-in-shop of NAFED for sa....

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  • Posted On Monday, December 21, 2009

    GoI notifies Food Safety and Standard Act, 2006 to ensure the availability of safe and wholesome food products for human consumption Lok Sabha November 19, 2009, New Delhi: The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MFPI) has no proposal to implement a new law in place of Food Safety and Standard Act, 2006. However, the government has notified Food Safety and Standard Act, 2006, which envisage....

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  • Posted On Friday, November 06, 2009

    November 04, 2009, New Delhi: Subodh Kant Sahai, minister of food processing industries, has underlined the need for modernised food industry to enhance the quality of meat and poultry products in the country. Speaking at the inaugural session of the National Conference on Meat and Poultry Processing Industry, the minister said that the government has launched a comprehensive scheme for modernisa....

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  • Posted On Friday, October 23, 2009

    Processed food and all primary agricultural products including staples such as rice, atta and dal should be put in a zero rated category after the government has adopted the Goods and Service Tax (GST). According to the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), these products will be escaping central excise. The representation sent to Union Finance and Food Processing Min....

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  • Posted On Tuesday, October 13, 2009

    The Centre and states can work together in seizing the opportunities in the food processing sector of India, says Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Minister for Food Processing Industries, Subhodh Kant, indicated that Rs 1,00,000 crore is to be invested in the food processing industry by 2015. According to the Prime Minister, inadequate infrastructure and the structure of taxation are the major....

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  • Posted On Friday, October 02, 2009

    The Government of India (GoI) has released Rs 10 crore to National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) as first instalment for the Dairy Venture Capital Fund(DVCF) this year. The DVCF Scheme aims at generating self-employment and creating infrastructure mainly in the unorganised sector for making improvements in quality. This is likely to result in food safety and will also help to....

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  • Posted On Tuesday, September 22, 2009

    RNCOS has recently added a new Market Research Report titled, Indian Food and Drinks Market: Emerging Opportunities to its report gallery. With a vast population base, growing middle class and a strong macro-economic environment, the Indian food and drinks market has emerged as the one of the fastest growing segments in the Indian retail industry. Rapid transformation in lifestyle, particularly am....

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  • Posted On Friday, September 18, 2009

    Sep 17, 2009: The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for extending the validity of the Central Notification as given below :(i) The validity of the Central Notification No. S.O.905(E) dated April 02, 2009 and S.O. No.906(E) dated April 02, 2009 issued in respect of pulses, paddy, edible oilseeds and rice have to be extended further for a period starting from October 01, 2009 to September 30, 20....

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  • Posted On Friday, August 14, 2009

    Aug 7, 2009, New Delhi: The Union Government has undertaken the following steps to encourage the cultivation of sugarcane and increase sugar production in the country: Statutory Minimum Price (SMP) of sugarcane for the sugar season in 2009-10 has been increased to Rs 107.76 per quintal, with an additional premium of Rs 1.13 for every 0.1% point increase in the recovery above 9.5%. T....

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  • Posted On Saturday, August 08, 2009

    Aug 3, 2009, New Delhi: In recent times, the Government of India (GoI) has been announcing a number of incentives for the development of the food processing industry in the country. Prominent among these are inclusion of food processing industries in the list of priority sector for bank lending; automatic approval for foreign equity up to 100% for most processed food items, except alcohol and bee....

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  • Posted On Monday, July 20, 2009

    July 14, Shanghai: Fi Asia-China, China's premiere event for professionals in the food ingredients industry was held in Shanghai, China, on June 2325, 2009. Health Ingredients (Hi) and Natural Ingredients (Ni), two niche shows that were very successful last year, ran alongside Fi Asia-China and proved to be a major attraction for the thousands who visited. Ingredients for Healthy Living Ni ....

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  • Posted On Thursday, July 16, 2009

    Although agricultural production in the country is in tune with the demand for food grains, the government is looking at ways to increase overall agricultural production July 3, 2009, New Delhi: The agricultural production in the country has been increasing in the recent past. As compared to an estimated production of 208.60 million tonnes during 2005-06 and 217.28 million tonnes during 2006-07....

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