Biscuit makers want a cut in GST rate to 12%
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Biscuit makers want a cut in GST rate to 12%

Biscuits eaten mostly by poor: IBMA The Indian Biscuit Manufacturers’ Association has called for a reduction in the GST rate on biscuits to 12% from the current 18%,…

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Govt extends mandatory jute packaging for foodgrains, sugar
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Govt extends mandatory jute packaging for foodgrains, sugar

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday extended the mandatory packaging of foodgrains and sugar products in jute bags for the year ending June 2018. The…

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24×7 free power to farm sector goes on stream
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24×7 free power to farm sector goes on stream

Chief Minister announces special increment to staff of power utilities Excited by the snag-free launch of the round-the-clock free power supply to the agriculture sector, Chief Minister K.…

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Low pressure area over Andaman sea likely to become depression
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Low pressure area over Andaman sea likely to become depression

There is a presence of associated cyclonic circulation extending up to 5.8 km above the mean sea level, it said. A fresh spell of rainfall is expected to…

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Food prices spur CPI inflation to 3.58%
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Food prices spur CPI inflation to 3.58%

Acceleration in Oct. retail price gains also driven by fuel and light segment as crude oil climbs globally Retail inflation accelerated to 3.58% in October on the back…

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Mapping the not-so-normal monsoon
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Mapping the not-so-normal monsoon

States where rainfall has been deficient make a difference to crop prospects If you’re statistically inclined, you may be celebrating the fact that the south-west monsoon for 2017,…

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Andrew Yule to set up bought leaf factories in Assam and Bengal
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Andrew Yule to set up bought leaf factories in Assam and Bengal

Diversified PSU Andrew Yule would set up two bought leaf factories in Assam and north Bengal to raise production, an official of the company said. “The company board…

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Centre gives nod to NABARD to raise funds for projects
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Centre gives nod to NABARD to raise funds for projects

The Centre today gave its nod to the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) to raise extra budgetary resources (EBR), up to Rs 9,020 crore, through…

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Farm loan waivers in three states have already started impacting most banks
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Farm loan waivers in three states have already started impacting most banks

Farm loan waivers in three states have already started impacting most banks’ balance sheets with a rise in non-performing assets (NPAs) in the first quarter ending June this…

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A bag of vegetables is fast slipping out of the ambit of a budget kitchen.
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A bag of vegetables is fast slipping out of the ambit of a budget kitchen.

From tomatoes and small onions to even the fresh greens, prices of most vegetables are up across the region A bag of vegetables is fast slipping out of…

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