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Mar 13, 2015

Mills seek government incentives to export white sugar

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s money-losing sugar mills are looking for another round of government incentives to export refined products as a supply glut hammers global and local prices, with no end in sight.

Trade minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday agreed with the producers body, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) that exports had become uneconomical due to record output in top producers Brazil, India and Thailand.

Mar 13, 2015

Indian mills seek government incentives to export white sugar

NEW DELHI, March 13 (Reuters) – India’s money-losing sugar
mills are looking for another round of government incentives to
export refined products as a supply glut hammers global and
local prices, with no end in sight.

Trade minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday agreed with the
producers body, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) that
exports had become uneconomical due to record output in top
producers Brazil, India and Thailand.

Mar 4, 2015

India signs first deals to export 50,000 T new-season sugar

NEW DELHI, March 4 (Reuters) – Indian mills have been
contracted to export 50,000 tonnes of raw sugar in the first
overseas sale in the season that began in October, two trade
sources said, after the government last month approved
incentives to boost the trade amid a global glut.

Deals have been signed for prices of $340-$365 a tonne free
on board and up to 20,000 tonnes have already been shipped, said
the sources, who were directly involved in the contracts. The
entire quantity is headed to Africa, one of the sources said.

Mar 2, 2015

Heavy rain in India’s wheat bowl may clip output

NEW DELHI, March 2 (Reuters) – Heavy and untimely rain in
northern and central India’s wheat bowl over the past two days
could trim output from the new season crop, but government
scientists said the absence of hailstorms meant there should not
be any significant damage.

Coupled with high wind, the precipitation has disrupted
normal life in states such as Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh,
Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.

Feb 27, 2015

Monsanto says GM corn trial in final stage in India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Monsanto’s Indian subsidiary expects to submit final trial results for its genetically modified (GM) corn to lawmakers within a year for the government to then decide on a commercial launch, the company’s country head said on Friday.

India does not currently allow the growing of GM food crops but the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, keen to improve farms’ productivity, has encouraged open field trials after a five-year de facto ban.

Feb 24, 2015

Sugar mills to struggle to export raws despite subsidy

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian mills are likely to struggle to export raw sugar, despite a government subsidy to boost shipments, as global prices remain weak with large supplies from top producer Brazil set to flood the market soon.

Lower exports by India, the world’s biggest consumer of sugar, should take some pressure off benchmark New York prices that are mired near a 5-year low of 14.08 cents per lb.

Feb 24, 2015

Indian sugar mills to struggle to export raws despite subsidy

NEW DELHI, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Indian mills are likely to
struggle to export raw sugar, despite a government subsidy to
boost shipments, as global prices remain weak with large
supplies from top producer Brazil set to flood the market soon.

Lower exports by India, the world’s biggest consumer of
sugar, should take some pressure off benchmark New York prices
that are mired near a 5-year low of 14.08 cents per lb.

Feb 22, 2015

Modi bets on GM crops for second green revolution

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – On a fenced plot not far from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home, a field of mustard is in full yellow bloom, representing his government’s reversal of an effective ban on field trials of genetically modified (GM) food crops.

The GM mustard planted in the half-acre field in the grounds of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi is in the final stage of trials before the variety is allowed to be sold commercially, and that could come within two years, scientists associated with the project say.

Feb 22, 2015

Insight – Modi bets on GM crops for India’s second green revolution

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – On a fenced plot not far from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home, a field of mustard is in full yellow bloom, representing his government’s reversal of an effective ban on field trials of genetically modified (GM) food crops.

The GM mustard planted in the half-acre field in the grounds of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi is in the final stage of trials before the variety is allowed to be sold commercially, and that could come within two years, scientists associated with the project say.

Feb 22, 2015

Modi bets on GM crops for India’s second green revolution

NEW DELHI, Feb 22 (Reuters) – On a fenced plot not far from
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home, a field of mustard
is in full yellow bloom, representing his government’s reversal
of an effective ban on field trials of genetically modified (GM)
food crops.

The GM mustard planted in the half-acre field in the grounds
of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi is in
the final stage of trials before the variety is allowed to be
sold commercially, and that could come within two years,
scientists associated with the project say.

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      "At Reuters, I have been covering India's vibrant and burgeoning commodities market since September 2006. Before joining Reuters, I helped NEWSWIRE18 (formerly CRISIL MarketWire), India's first and only real-time news agency, launch its commodity wire. NW18 is part of India's Network18 group which runs CNBC news channel. Between 2000 and 2005, I covered leading car and consumer durable companies for the Press Trust of India, the country's premier news agency."
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