Press Trust Of India / New Delhi August 02, 2008, 3:52 IST

The government will review the ban on the exports of non-basmati rice next week after taking a stock of the total availability of the grain.

"We are having a meeting of the (empowered) Group of Ministers which is going to review food stock, crop availability and will take a decision' Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath said.

He said all the parameters like the total procurement and the production would be considered by the eGoM.

Chandan Kishore Kant / Mumbai July 18, 2008, 0:36 IST

Step will help ensure a balance between demand and supply

ACC, UltraTech Cement and other Indian cement makers may cut capacity utilisation by as much as 8 per cent in the financial year ending March 2008 as demand slows and new capacities are added, industry experts and analysts said.


Commerce minister Kamal Nath said he's disappointed that World Trade Organization talks are being held up and raised reservations about completing the Doha Round of negotiations by the end of the year.

The contentious issue of land acquisition for industry cannot be resolved justly without a "precautionary principle' approach that respects livelihood rights. GOING by the number and intensity of protests against displacement under way in numerous States, land acquisition for industrial, mining and infrastructure projects has become India's single most contentious issue. Land is now the main site of struggle as popular movements confront predatory capital, which can only accumulate through dispossession. At stake are thousands of square kilometres of land on which at least a few million livelihoods depend. For instance, the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) which have received formal or "in-principle' approval will alone need over 2,000 square kilometre. If the even larger swathes typically involved in mining leases, plots earmarked for industry, and areas claimed by highway development, and above all, by suburban housing

This can happen only in India. Introspection is always with retrospective effect. On June 23, 2005, the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Bill was passed by Parliament into a law.

Hrishikesh Joshi / Pune May 06, 2010, 0:50 IST

A little over two weeks after European Union (EU) authorities rejected a 52,000-tonne export consignment of Indian grapes worth Rs 300 crore, the issue is yet to be resolved.