Pineapple farmers upbeat over rising prices

Increasing prices of pineapple have brought the hopes of stable returns for the farming group this harvest year immediately after two consecutive years of distress.

“Since January, we are receiving improved prices with farm gate rate of GI-tagged Vazhakulam pineapple unique grade fetching ₹29 per kg and the normal green selection ₹26. Ripe fruits command ₹30. Retail prices have also doubled from the farm gate level,” Infant John, president, Pineapple Growers Association Keralam, informed BusinessLine.

He attributed the northward rate movement to a fifteen per cent fall in output from previous year’s figure of four lakh tonnes. Numerous little and medium farmers have stayed absent from pineapple cultivation immediately after suffering losses due to floods in the previous two years.

The 12 months 2018 was distressing for the sector due to the fact of floods, glut in the market place and extraordinary climatic conditions. Local climate transform had produced

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HUL to Relaxo Footwears: Analysts upbeat on consumption-related stocks

Caught in the midst of a absence-of-desire-pushed slowdown, consumption stocks have experienced a bumpy ride therefore far in calendar 12 months 2020 (CY2020). In the run-up to the Union Finances for 2020-21, stocks these as Avenue Supermarts, Bharti Airtel, Crompton Greaves Customer Electricals, Relaxo Footwears, Dabur, and Hindustan Unilever (HUL) rallied among 7 and 20 for each cent on hopes of a stimulus bundle to spur desire.

Nevertheless, as the Finances dashed hopes of any fast consumption revival, stocks, including ITC, Web site Industries, Marico, Zee Entertainment, and Britannia Industries corrected up to 14 for each cent among February 1 and twelve. ITC, in individual, misplaced seriously on the government’s proposal to levy National calamity contingent obligation (NCCD) on cigarettes.

Nevertheless, the proposals meant to double the farmers’ earnings, liberalise the agriculture sector, and double the milk processing capability (to handle rural distress), and earnings tax slabs rejig in a

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