Rice industry seeks trace-ability to boost exports

The rice industry has urged the government to monitor traceability in paddy to boost exports and check rejections of overseas consignments. More than two dozen industry leaders, who attended a CII round-table on opportunities and challenges in the rice industry in...

Rice prices rise in India on demand from African buyers

India’s summer-sown rice output is seen at a record 93.88 million tonnes in the crop year to June 2017, 2.81% higher than last year, as plentiful monsoon rains help boost yields. Rice prices in India advanced this week as demand from African buyers improved and...

Basmati rice prices firm up as Iran lifts ban

Basmati rice prices are firming up because of demand from Iran that has lifted its five-month-old ban on imports of the grain from India two days ago. Iran is one of the largest importers of Indian basmati rice in recent years, and the prospect of high sales has...

Caustic soda, citric acid slip on sluggish demand

Caustic soda and citric acid prices were down at the wholesale chemical market in the national capital today following muted demand amid fresh supplies. Marketmen attributed the fall in caustic soda prices to increased arrivals amid withdrawal of support by soap and...

Chemical prices end steady in thin trade

New Delhi, Jan 18 (PTI) There was not much activity at the chemical market as prices by and large moved in a narrow range in scattered deals and pegged at last levels. Traders said ample stocks position against sporadic demand mainly kept chemical prices steady....