Agarwal was addressing the inaugural session of the 32nd International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) Congress-2019 being held here.
"The Israeli Government plans to work together with Goa in various areas like agriculture, Smart City, eco-tourism and business," said Daniel Carmon, Ambassador of Israel. Carmon, on his first visit to Goa, was talking to media persons at Porvorim near here.
In its expanded role as regulator of the commodities derivative market, Sebi is working on a robust mechanism to ensure fair price discovery of agri products and curb excessive speculative activities.
While on-the-ground prices in March were contained and are not yet a significant cause for inflation concern, the past four episodes of unseasonal rain suggest that there are upside risks to food inflation, and therefore CPI inflation, in the next three months, Varma added.
Dani Commodities has come out with its report on Soybean. According to the research firm, the NCDEX futures pared 1.52 percent in open interest indicating long liquidations by traders. Technically, selling is likely to continue from Rs 3840-3845 levels while supports are likely at Rs 3780-3790 levels in the near term.
Angel Commodities has come out with its report on Guar Seed. According to the research firm Guar prices in the intraday may trade higher as output is expected to be lower than the earlier estimates posted by the Ministry of Agriculture.
The government today said it is not considering any proposal to shift pesticide management to the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) from Ministry of Agriculture, which is governing it at present.
Area under organic farming has grown many-fold in six years to 2009-10 in India on the back of thrust given to the chemical-free mode of cultivation.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the government will focus on modernising the agricultural marketing system and brining in private players to this sector in the 12th Five Year Plan beginning 2012.