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Monsoon revival brings mix of misery & cheer for farmers
The southwest monsoonhas entered a vigorous phase, soaking dry fields in central and western India and filling up depleted reservoirs but unrelenting showers have swamped farms and plantations in the south and may cause yet more damage in other regions in the next two weeks

Apple price in India mellows as imported varieties sell cheaper
Wholesale sale price of Indian apple is subdued by imported varieties that are selling at 15-20 per cent cheaper compared to the domestic produce. A higher stock of foreign apples and rains affected supply to Southern states has mellowed wholesale price of apple to Rs 110-120 per kilogram from 130-140 kilogram a fortnight ago. Despite selling at premium over imported versions the prices are less than the last year Basant Nayak, business head, Adani Agrifresh Limited told ET

Tea plantations express concern over three-day strike called by trade unions
The Consultative Committee of Plantations Association (CCPA) on Thursday expressed concern on the three-day strike from August 7 in West Bengal tea gardens called by the Joint Forum of Trade Unions demanding immediate finalization of minimum wage.

Swaminathan panel report being implemented: Agriculture minister
The government is implementing the Swaminathan Commission report for improving living standards of farmers and upliftment of farm sector said agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh. In order to implement policy reforms and new schemes in agriculture, in the past few years the government has taken several measures and a budgetary provision of .211694 crore has been made, he added.