Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicBasmati rice

Topic: basmati rice

In Punjab’s paddy fields, farmers hail a new low-cost, high-yield rice varieties ‘revolution’

Harvested for the first time this season — Pusa Basmati 1847, Pusa Basmati 1885 and Pusa Basmati 1886 — were developed by Indian Agricultural Research Institute.

India imposes export curbs on rice as domestic prices rise & paddy area shrinks

Twenty per cent export tax on several varieties of rice. 'Circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action', says revenue dept notification.

Agri trade is booming this fiscal, but April-Oct basmati exports fell 23% since last year

APEDA says basmati exports have dipped due to stock pile-up. But a top industry leader says high freight charges and issues over maximum residue levels in pesticides are to blame.

PM releases first non-GM herbicide-tolerant rice varieties. This is how they will help farmers

The herbicide-tolerant rice varieties were among 35 such new crops that PM Modi dedicated to the nation Tuesday.

Processed food can repeat India’s automobile export success

Despite Covid, agricultural exports boomed in 2020-21. Export earnings can go up if India shifts focus from primary processed agricultural commodities to value added processed food products.

India and Pakistan likely to settle for joint recognition of basmati branding rights in EU

The stand-off began when India filed a claim in the EU in September 2020, seeking GI tag for its basmati. But Pakistan soon responded with a counter-petition.

Pakistan to challenge India’s claim for exclusive GI tag to Basmati rice in EU

Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan said their country was a major grower and producer of Basmati rice and India’s application for exclusivity is unjustified.

India could lose basmati rice market in Iran to Pakistan as US sanctions disrupt payments

Tehran and New Delhi explore barter trading options even as Iran has stepped up importing basmati rice from Pakistan. 

Congress against MP farmers, Shivraj tells Sonia after Amarinder letter on basmati GI tag

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan wrote to Sonia Gandhi after Punjab CM Amarinder Singh sent a letter to PM Modi, urging him not to allow GI tag for MP basmati.

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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.