Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicFruit trade

Topic: fruit trade

Why don’t Indian fruit sellers make it big despite good profits? Imperfect competition, says study

Study by Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee & other scholars from US, UK and Canada found that fresh produce vendors charge high mark-ups but fail to adopt competitive market practices.

With 25% subsidy & fixed fares, J&K administration eyes ‘air cargo’ boost for fruit trade

A new scheme brought by the J&K administration seeks to help fruit growers transport their perishable produce by air, to increase their profits.

Encephalitis, Covid, Yaas: Bihar litchi farmers face crisis after crisis, ‘50% losses’ for 3 yrs

Bihar is largest producer of litchi in India, with over 45,000 small and marginal farmers engaged in cultivating the fruit. State accounts for annual production of 3-4 lakh tonnes.

Like apples, J&K’s No. 2 fruit pear is struggling too — after a bumper crop & no returns

Pear trade in J&K is worth Rs 200 crore, but owing to the curbs in place this year, growers have been able to sell them for just 12.5% of the usual price.

On Camera

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Illustration by Manisha Yadav

How ThePrint courageously covered the Covid battleground and won the IPI award

Everyone who went to the field admitted that though the experience was harrowing, they had become better journalists, perhaps even better people because of it.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.