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Goan cashew industry loses crunch

Cashew nut prices in the state have crashed leaving farmers worried. All in all, the current 2020 cashew season lacks flavour due to the looming presence COVID-19, reports Shoma Patnaik Coronavirus infection continues to play spoilsport on Goa’s cashew trade.  On the heels of significantly decreasing the earnings of local growers the pandemic impact is now on the cashew processing …

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No impetus to real estate industry from RBI policy measures, says CREDAI

RBI’s booster dose on May 22, has failed to enthuse the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI).    The apex body of real estate developers reacted unfavorably to the policy measures of the RBI and said that, it did not provide any real impetus to the sector. In CREDAI’s view, the move of moratorium extension is a …

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Good market for kate kange

The month of May is when cultivation of kate kange in the state by local farmers commences, reports Bhiva P Parab Farmers have to take good care of the kate kange seed so that they are available during the next season for cultivation. Kate kange’ (hairy potatoes) are priced higher than the sweet potatoes which mostly come from outside the …

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Exporters need to identify niche mkts: Suresh Prabhu

Former union minister Suresh Prabhu has exhorted exporters to identify niche markets and key products for shipments at a time when the the global market is going through a severe crisis due to COVID-19.   In view of the present pandemic crisis, he said, the first and foremost work for exporters is to find the markets where demand support is …

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Agricultural reforms thrust welcome

By DM Deshpande The Atmanribhara Plan as enunciated in the economic package contains a few remarkable reforms. One of them pertains to agriculture. It is good to see that the some of the long standing fundamental reforms in agriculture being addressed. These changes, if carried out in the spirit of the announcements made by the Finance Minister, will usher in …

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Audit firms lose credibility: survey

In more troubles for the auditing fraternity, an investor survey has found that 57 per cent large investors and analysts do not have any faith in the Big-4 audit firms as they have lost credibility. According to a survey by Institutional Investor Advisory Services (IIAS) of 63 large investors and 89 analysts, conducted online between April 13-21, as much as …

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The story of the painted tiger

By Tensing Rodrigues The markets crashed in the last week of March 2020; in the second week of May,  they were at least 25 per cent higher. Imagine what an opportunity it was. But did we grab it? Even if we had the money with us would we have betted on it? Most of us probably were not in a …

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Glenmark-Goa extends support to overworked police force during pandemic

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Goa, focussed on the underserved while helping the state in pandemic times. The company delivered grocery baskets containing rice, pulses, flour, oil, and biscuits to old age homes like Karunalaya, Pirna and  Sant Gadge Maharaj Ashram, Bicholim. Grocery baskets were also provided to the ASRO orphanage and families in Guirim.    The company donated Rs 20 lakh to …

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Builder to repair defects even after eight years of giving possession: State Commission

By Adv Jatin Ramaiya  Aditya Constructions, Dabolim, a partnership real estate developer, approached the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission challenging the order passed by South Goa District Forum that partly allowed the complaint filed by Shekh M Sharif and directed Aditya Constructions to pay costs of Rs 1000 along with direction to rectify the defects in respect of the leakage …

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Using social media for COVID-19 relief efforts

SBI Life Insurance, a prominent private life insurer launched a social media drive encouraging citizens to thank the healthcare workers who are tirelessly working on the front-lines during the ongoing pandemic. An extension of the company’s ‘We can, We will’ initiative the social media drive provides a unique platform for citizens to take part in COVID-19 relief effort while observing …

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