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November 25,2016

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Today Rice News Headlines...

Imported rice in Australia: pesticides and chemicals found to be


above safe standards
Basmati rice stocks gain; Kohinoor Foods, LT Foods up over 5%
JULY-OCTOBER RICE EXPORTS DOWN 19 PERCENT YOY
EXPO/SEMINAR FOR PROMOTION OF SME FINANCING
ON 19th DECEMBER 2016
Govt rice loans find few takers
Sustainable agriculture summit serves up challenges,
opportunities
World's horticultural scientists hear growing vegetables not rice
is key to ending hunger and poverty
Demonetisation to hit wheat productivity as cash crunch forces
farmers to use last years seed
The food and drinks twist and turn at the Independent
Smart Rice Cooker Sales Global Market Research Report 2016

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Imported rice in Australia: pesticides and chemicals


found to be above safe standards

Dr.Malik Mohammad Hashim

Assistant Professor, Gomal


University DIK

Dr.Hasina Gul

Assistant Director, Agriculture KPK

An SBS investigation has revealed some imported rice available in


Australias mainstream supermarkets and South Asian shops contain
pesticides and fungicides at levels that breach Australian food standards.

Dr.Hidayat Ullah
Assistant Professor, University of

Swabi

Dr.Abdul Basir
Assistant Professor, University of

LanguageEnglish
Swabi

By SBS Punjabi

Zahid Mehmood
PSO,NIFA Peshawar

Source: SBS Punjabi


24 NOV 2016 - 12:33 PM UPDATED YESTERDAY 12:33 PM

Falak Naz Shah

Head Food Science & Technology


2
ART, Peshawar

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Two out of four samples of rice tested by SBS fail to comply with Australian regulations.
Imported from Pakistan and from India, these basmati rice samples were found to be in breach of
levels accepted by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ).
The tests commissioned by SBS were carried out by Australias National Measurement Institute,
a food-testing lab accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities.
Exclusive: SBS Testing reveals worrying levels of chemicals in foods available for sale in
Australia
Worrying and in some cases illegal levels of heavy metals, carcinogenic insecticide and arsenic
has been found in multiple foods being imported into Australia as revealed by independent
testing commissioned by SBS Punjabi Radio as part of a special investigation into the safety of
Australias food import industry.
SBS journalists chose samples produced in different nations to explore if the country of origin
made a difference in the quality of the product. The samples were bought in Australia but only
one was produced in this country; the other three came from Pakistan, India and Thailand.
The SBS investigation discovered the Indian produced Kohinoor Basmati rice contained
Buprofezin, an insecticide that is not permitted in rice in Australia.

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It also revealed that Pakistani produced Indus Basmati Rice contained Chlorpyrifos. Its presence
in rice constitutes an apparent breach of the Australian and New Zealand food code.

The Kohinoor Basmati rice bought in Melbourne contained 0.014 milligrams of the insecticide
Buprofezin per kilogram.
Monash University Professor Brian Priestly says the sample tested of this rice fails the test,
because there is no prescribed Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) for Buprofezin in the Australian
food standards. He says if an MRL is not set for a particular pesticide or chemical for a product,
it should not be detectable in that product.
However, this doesnt imply that there would be a health effect from consuming the product,
explained Dr. Priestly.
The MRLs are generally set to limit exposure to contaminants and are not necessarily set as
health-based limits. Checks are made to ensure that if a food is consumed according to normal
dietary patterns over a lifetime, the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI for pesticides) or Tolerable
Daily Intake (TDI for other contaminants) is not exceeded.
Dr. Priestly explains that the MRL for a pesticide is set on the basis of Good Agricultural
Practice (GAP), which means that the MRL is a residue level that should not be any higher when
the pesticide is used in accordance with regulatory restrictions and label instructions.
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What does it mean to exceed an MRL?


Exceeding an MRL indicates improper use. MRLs are generally only set for foods where use of
the pesticide is permitted. This means that you will not find MRLs in Australian regulations
where use of that particular pesticide on relevant food crops is not permitted.
However, there may be MRLs set by the international Codex process, that allows for MRLs to be
set where there are permitted uses in other countries in order to facilitate international trade.
SBS consulted the Australian importer of Kohinoor Basmati rice, Aarkay International, but they
declined comment on the high levels of insecticide found. It says it only pays to test its products
when Australia's authority asks it to do so.
After the publication of a related story on Food Imports the All India Rice Exporters
Association sent a written statement to SBS saying that its their understanding that

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Buprofezin is allowed for use in Australia claiming and that the lack of specified MRL in a
product does not means it is pro-actively banned.
Since much of the South Asian community considers rice and wheat as staples, what effect could
regular consumption of the products have?
RMIT University health-science professor Marc Cohen, a registered medical practitioner, says it
is difficult to predict, even if they are consumed in the low doses regarded as acceptable by Food
Standards.
Cohen says this is a problem for toxic-chemical regulation worldwide because it doesn't take into
account the effects where very small doses can have a large effect because they disrupt the
endocrine system.
"It's not just a linear curve that, lower the dose, lesser the effect," Cohen explains. "You can have
two chemicals which, on their own, do nothing, there's no observable effect, but, when you put
them together in a body, they do have an effect, because they have a synergistic, or cocktail,
effect."
One other test result that has raised concern is Indus Basmati rice, a product of Pakistan
purchased from a well-known Australian supermarket.
EXCLUSIVE: Australian supermarkets revealed to be selling dangerous or banned foods
Australians consume diverse food items, mostly imported from overseas. But, are we sure these
foods are safe? How is Australia controlling their quality?
The lab tests reveal it contained traces of the insecticide Chlorpyrifos, which is not allowed in
Australia according to the Department of Health and Human Services of Victoria.Melbournebased, land-use researcher Anthony Amis argues Australia should have zero tolerance for
substances like Chlorpyrifos because, it impacts on the nervous system.""Essentially how it
works is that it kills the insects by essentially frying their nervous system," says Amis, a
researcher with Friends of the Earth, has studied chemical contamination in food for over 10
years."The problem with that is that the same mechanism in the insects is exactly how it works
with humans."
To understand how these imported rices are available in Australia, SBS journalists investigated
the importation process works.
In Australia, authorities test only those five per cent identified as so-called "surveillance"
foods.The two (out of four) rice samples tested by SBS were among the 95 per cent that were not
tested.This leaves the question, had they been tested, would they have made it to the supermarket
shelves, where they are still available?

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With the volume of international trade increasing, and greater emphasis on simplifying business
procedures, even importers agree fewer food samples seem to be tested these days.Harjinder
Singh owns a retail grocery business in Dandenong, in south-east Melbourne. He says, out of
every hundred products imported, only the rare one is sent for testing.The Department of
Agriculture and Water Resources, reached by SBS, says food businesses importing food are
subject to the requirements of the relevant state or territory government.
The department says where concerns around the integrity of a particular food business are
identified, they are investigated and appropriate action is taken.SBS asked the Department of
Health and Human Services of Victoria if they were considering recalling the products identified
by SBS investigation or increasing the tests for these foods in future imports, but they declined to
comment.
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Basmati rice stocks gain; Kohinoor Foods, LT Foods up over
5%
Kohinoor Foods up 20% at Rs 54.35, while LT Foods surge 12% to Rs 280 on BSE in intra-day
trade
SI Reporter | Mumbai November 24, 2016 Last Updated at 14:16 IST

LT Foods rallies on acquisition of 817 Elephant rice brandLand routes opened for basmati
exports to Bangladesh, NepalMalaysian partner to pick up stake in NHC FoodsHeritage Foods
hits record high; stock zooms over 70% in two monthsGI Registry holds meeting to decide on GI
tag for Basmati rice from Madhya PradeshShares of basmati rice exporters have rallied by up to
20% in intra-day trade on BSE in otherwise weak market.KRBL, LT Foods and Kohinoor Foods
were trading higher between 4% and 20% on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), as compared
to 0.72% decline in the S&P BSE Sensex at 01:44 pm.Kohinoor Foods is locked in upper circuit
of 20% at Rs 54.35 on BSE with only buyers were seen on the counter.

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A combined 887,342 shares changed hands and there were pending orders for 171,920 shares on
the BSE and NSE.LT Foods, the company engaged in the manufacture and sale of rice under the
brand DAAWAT, has rallied 12% to Rs 280 on BSE in intra-day after the company said it has
entered into Joint Venture (JV) with KAMED SEIKA of Japan to manufacture and market rice
based snacks in India.The said JV will start manufacturing the snack range in Sonepat later in the
financial year 2017-18, it added.KRBL was up 5% to Rs 274 on BSE in intra-day on back of
heavy volumes. A combined 275,905 shares changed hands so far against an averages sub
50,000 shares that were traded daily in past two weeks on BSE and NSE
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JULY-OCTOBER RICE EXPORTS DOWN 19 PERCENT


YOY
Friday, 25 November 2016 11:07
Posted by Madiha Shakeel

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RIZWAN BHATTI
KARACHI: Pakistan's rice exports declined sharply by 19 percent during July-October of this
fiscal year (FY17) mainly due to stiff competition in the world market. Exporters said on
Thursday that the exports of the country's second largest foreign exchange earner are on the
decline for the last two years and need immediate attention of the government to overcome the
current crisis.According to Pakistan Statistics Bureau, Pakistan's overall rice exports posted a 19
percent sharp decline in first four months of this fiscal year. The country earned foreign
exchange amounting to $391.65 million in July-October of FY17 compared to $484.478 million
in the corresponding period of last fiscal year (FY16), depicting a decrease of $92.822 million.
During the period under review, exports of Basmati rice fell by 34 percent to $103.743 million.
Non-Basmati rice exports declined by 12 percent to $288 million. Rice exports not only declined
in terms of value, but also decreased in terms of quantity. Overall, some 883,074 tons of rice
(Basmati and Non-Basmati) was exported during the first four months of the current fiscal year
against one million tons in the same period of last fiscal year.
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However, month-on-month basis, rice exports showed some improvement. The country's total
rice exports mounted by 79 percent during October 2016 compared to September 2016. During

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October 2016, Pakistan earned $149 million by exporting rice (Basmati and Non-Basmati)
compared to $83 million in September 2016. In addition, rice exports in October 2016 are also
one percent higher than October 2015 exports, in which overall rice exports stood at $147.5
million.
Mahmood Moulvi, Chairman Rice Exports Association of Pakistan (REAP), told Business
Recorder that due to lower international prices and rising competition in the world market, this
year will remain very challenging for the country's rice trade. "Some appropriate and timely
measures are required to save the country's second largest export," he added. He said China is the
world's largest rice importer and mainly buying from other countries as Pakistani rice is costlier
in the international market.
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EXPO/SEMINAR FOR PROMOTION OF SME


FINANCING ON 19th DECEMBER 2016
The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) welcomed and appreciated the State
Bank of Pakistan (SBP) for organizing to hold the Expo/Seminar for promotion of SME
financing on 19th December at Karachi aimed at creating awareness among SMEs and other
stakeholders about banks and DFIs financing facilities for SMEs.Zulfikar Thaver president
UNISAME and chairman Working Group Capacity Building (WGCB) of the Technical
Committee (TC) of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) said the seminar will
certainly give an opportunity to the various institutions to inform and enlighten the sector about
the facilities available for the SMEs and to what extent the banks and DFIs are available and the
access to finance which can be enjoyed by the entrepreneurs.
He said it will also be an opportunity for the SMEs to connect with the SME promotion and
development institutions and the commercial banks and put forward their expectations and
requirements. Many SMEs are not aware of the various facilities available and it is very
important that they are informed about the facilities which they can avail.Thaver said UNISAME
will participate along with its committee members and SMEs representatives from rice, spices,
commodities, textiles, light engineering goods manufacturers, food stuffs, value addition units
and service providers.
The Infrastructure, Housing and SME Finance Department of the SBP has informed UNISAME
that the deputy governor SBP Saeed Ahmad will be the chief guest and prominent speakers will
make presentations. Banks and DFIs would showcase their products and services beneficial for

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the SMEs.The invitation further said that the event will be a good platform for stakeholders to
update audience and visitors about their products, services and initiatives for SMEs.

Govt rice loans find few takers


Fri, 25 November 2016
Cheng Sokhorng

An employee pours rice into a machine to be milled at a processing facility in Phnom Penh last year. Heng Chivoan

It has been over two months since the government made available a $27 million emergency loan
package to the beleaguered rice sector, yet only 5 percent of the funds have been
disbursed.Officials from the state-owned bank in charge of issuing the loans claim the low figure
is proof that rice millers claims of facing imminent bankruptcy were overblown, while rice
industry players charge it is because the lending comes with onerous strings attached.Kao Thach,
CEO of the Rural Development Bank (RDB), insisted yesterday that the rice industry was not, as
it has claimed, in dire need of capital.
The RDB expected that loan applications, especially for fragrant rice harvesting, would have
increased, but now with 40 percent of the fragrant rice paddy harvest completed, the application
rate has not increased, he said.Based on the flow of loan requests, the rice sector is still not
facing a shortage of capital.In September, the government transferred its share of the $27
million package to RDB so that the bank could disburse loans to rice millers that would allow
them to purchase rice paddy from farmers.According to Thach, however, the bank has released
just $1.5 million in emergency loans to three millers, and in total has received requests from just
five millers.

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Two of the millers who submitted requests for funding withdrew their requests for personal
reasons, he said.Thach stood by the notion that the RDBs loans offered at 7 percent annual
interest and on the condition that millers purchase rice paddy from farmers for no less than $208
per tonne compared favourably to those offered by private financial institutions.
He noted, for example, that while bank loans typically take up to a month to process, RDBs
loans to millers took just two to three days to receive approval, provided millers had sufficient
collateral in the form of paddy stock.Our requirements are simple and fast compared to
traditional banks, he said. The shortage of capital that rice millers complained about was just
something for them to yell about when in reality they still have plenty of capital on hand.
However, Song Saran, CEO of Amru Rice and a member of the Cambodian Rice Federation
(CRF), the industry body that had championed for the emergency lending package, stood by his
earlier statements that the funding was a lifeline, especially for the countrys smaller millers.He
attributed the low response from millers to the RDB requirement of putting up paddy stock as
collateral, which he said was overly stringent.I still believe that rice millers are faced with a
shortage of capital, and if the RDB made it easier to get loans the flow of applications would
increase, he said.
The main impediment to access the credit lines, he said, was due to the payment terms offered
and that rice millers do not have large enough storage and drying facilities to apply.Amru Rice
is one of the countrys largest rice exporters. Saran said, however, that the company would apply
for a loan from RDB as soon as it runs out of capital and has exhausted its investment into
expanding its rice storage capacity.
[Rice millers], based on their business plans, will ask for loans if they are confident that they
can make a profit and repay the loan, he said.Yang Phirom, a business advisor for Cambodian
Centre for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC), said that the RDBs 7 percent
annual interest rate was too high.Based on our observations, the interest rate of loan from the
RDB is still high compared to other countries that are offering lower interest rates, he said.
Most of the rice millers would not dare to apply for the governments loans as they are not
confident that they will be able to pay them back.
Additionally, he said that the sector was still faced with large quantities of illicit milled rice
coming in from Vietnam, while paddy rice was going out, skewing Cambodias rice prices and
its ability to compete even domestically.These challenges still have not been addressed,
Phirom said.
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Sustainable agriculture summit serves up challenges,
opportunities
Wednesday,Posted Nov 23, 2016 at 12:41 PM
USA Rice members and partners ADM, BASF, Bunge, California Rice Commission, Ducks
Unlimited, Dow AgroSciences, John Deere, Kellogg, Mars, PepsiCo, Riceland Foods, RiceTec,
Syngenta, Mosaic, and Unilever all participated in the two-day event.
By Peter Bachmann / USA Rice Federation
The annual Sustainable Agriculture Summit held here this week, in combination with Field to
Market's fall meetings brought together more than 500 attendees from across the U.S.
agricultural supply chain. Participants ranged from farmers, to input manufacturers and suppliers,
to processors and retailers. The livestock, row crop, and specialty crop sectors were all
represented among the Summit's various panels and breakout sessions where talk of partnerships,
success stories, innovations, and new research studies contributed to the excitement that ran
throughout the conference.
USA Rice members and partners ADM, BASF, Bunge, California Rice Commission, Ducks
Unlimited, Dow AgroSciences, John Deere, Kellogg, Mars, PepsiCo, Riceland Foods, RiceTec,
Syngenta, Mosaic, and Unilever all participated in the two-day event.
Arkansas rice farmer and USA Rice Sustainability Committee Chair Jennifer James, who also
serves as USA Rice's Field to Market voting member, left the Summit feeling confident about
the rice industry's sustainability work. James said, "Based on the work the Sustainability
Committee has lined up for 2017, we could return to this Summit next year and bring rice into
the spotlight as a real power player in the ag industry. We're really ramping up our representation
in this arena and folks are starting to notice. Since this meeting last fall, rice has tripled its
representation and we're going to continue to grow as the Sustainability Committee works
through our Sustainability Plan."
James added, "One thing I've learned through our work with other agriculture commodities is
that we still have a ways to go as we focus on continuous improvement within the industry.

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Results from our recent sustainability survey showed that most of us want to learn more about
sustainability because we realize that it's not going away anytime soon. The concept of farmers
being stewards of their land is no longer a fad, it's now an expectation when we take our crop to
market, and we have to embrace that."
The 2016 USA Rice Outlook Conference in Memphis next month will focus on the rice
industry's involvement and success in the evolving conservation and sustainability arena with a
series of panels, dialogues, and updates on the USA Rice Sustainability Plan.
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World's horticultural scientists hear growing vegetables not


rice is key to ending hunger and poverty

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By Charlie McKillop

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"If you want to grow your way out of poverty, don't plant rice or wheat. Grow vegetables."
Dr Dyno Keatinge's blunt message was delivered to the world's top horticultural scientists
gathered in Cairns, in far north Queensland, to tackle the challenge of poverty and hidden hunger
as part of the Global Horticulture Initiative.The Belfast-educated global expert in crop agronomy
made a compelling case for a greater role of horticulture in the fight against micronutrient
deficiencies in the world's poorest nations.
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AUDIO: Dr Dyno Keatinge says the pendulum is finally swinging towards vegetables in the
allocation of finite funds for aid. (ABC Rural)
He told delegates from 23 countries at the International Symposia for Tropical and Temperate
Horticulture: "It is no longer good enough to aim to feed the world. We must nourish it."

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The outgoing director-general of the
World Vegetable Centre said the
pendulum of the allocation of finite
resources for agricultural research and
development may finally be shifting
toward fruit and vegetables. "If you have
just a small landholding as most
people do in the developing world then
you can make good money out of
horticulture but if you grow rice, or you
grow wheat, you're likely to remain poor
forever," Dr Keatinge said."I believe if
people can be taught to farm effectively,
can have a proper distribution of crops within their farming enterprises, they can end up to be
more sustainable, more resilient, more profitable."
PHOTO: Dr Dyno Keatinge says growing and eating more vegetables would go a long way to
solving the world's health problems. (Charlie McKillop)
Dr Keatinge's remarks reflect a growing frustration in the horticultural science community at the
focus of major donor agencies in developed countries on the bio-fortification of rice, wheat and
maize.
A better balance was required if more appropriate and diverse diets were to be promoted.
"At the moment the lion share of all funding goes to staple cereals, it has done for the past 50
years," he said.
"But I believe the time has come for that to change and that more effort should be given to these
more nutritious, indigenous vegetables, for example, which are already nutrient dense and not a
huge amount of work is required."
Dr Keatinge said the impact of international vegetable research and development had already
shown the benefits of breeding improved lines of niche vegetables with an emphasis on open and
self-pollinated crops, such as tomatoes, peppers and pumpkins, as well as some indigenous
species with high nutrient density, such as nightshade or African eggplant.
PHOTO: Chilli trials in Taiwan where the World Vegetable Centre's genebank holds 442
species from 156 countries (Supplied: Dr Dyno Keatinge)
He said the genebank in the World Vegetable Centre in Taiwan was able to offer a great
diversity of germplasm to plant breeders working on solutions to threats to tropical vegetable
production.

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"We don't know yet enough about how to grow vegetables properly," he said."Insects and
diseases are the major problems for farmers today, they were yesterday and probably will be
tomorrow."But we have to have research to be able to keep pace with being able to cope with
these things."
Hidden hunger causes real pain
The availability and affordability of fresh fruits and vegetables remain major obstacles to
improving health in the world's poorest countries, with many diseases attributed to a lack of
vitamins and vital micronutrients.Vitamin A deficiency remains the main cause of preventable
blindness in children and a higher risk of death in pregnant women."Unfortunately many, many
children remain malnourished and many teenage girls and young woman who are about to
become pregnant are in a malnourished state and as a result of that, tend to have malnourished
foetuses as well.
"It's likely that when they become pregnant and become mothers, then they also will have
malnourished foetuses.
"It's a very difficult, vicious cycle to break into and the only way to do that is to make sure that
really well-balanced diets are given to young women and young men before they start
reproducing."In poor, developing countries, close to one billion people do not have enough to
meet their most basic nutritional needs; while in the first world, more than two billion people
suffer the debilitating effects of consuming too much of the wrong types of food.
Dr Keatinge said growing and eating a minimum of 400 grams of vegetables equivalent to the
weight of a standard, soccer ball would go a long way to resolving these complex and
contrasting health problems."If people understood the consequences of poor diets and the
economic cost to governments, they would radically rearrange their thinking."
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-25/vegetables-vital-to-ending-global-hunger-and-obesity/8054276

Demonetisation to hit wheat productivity as cash crunch forces


farmers to use last years seed
The cash crunch in the rural areas is likely to hit productivity of wheat, the principal rabi (winter)
crop, as farmers in Punjab and Haryana have been forced to use seeds saved from last year.
By: Sandip Das | New Delhi | Published: November 24, 2016 6:45 AM
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According to an official estimate, of 3 million tonne (MT) of seeds annually required for wheat
sowing, roughly half are old seeds.
The cash crunch in the rural areas is likely to hit productivity of wheat, the principal rabi (winter)
crop, as farmers in Punjab and Haryana have been forced to use seeds saved from last year.
According to an official estimate, of 3 million tonne (MT) of seeds annually required for wheat
sowing, roughly half are old seeds. The share of seeds from the previous year is expected to
substantially go up this year. This year especially in Punjab and Haryana, a large number of
farmers have been unable to buy seeds because of cash crunch. Though the government allowed
farmers to buy seeds from state-owned agencies using old R500 notes, this came a bit late,
Bhagwan Dass, director, Young Farmers Association, Punjab told FE.
Pritam Singh, a farmer from Panipat, Haryana echoed similar views. He said the government
should have allowed use of old R500 notes for buying seeds from November 8 itself.

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As per the data released by agriculture ministry last week, sowing of wheat, a key rabi crop in
main growing states of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have slowed down thus bringing
down overall sowing to 7.9 million hectare (MH), only marginally higher than last year. ccording
to a scientist with Karnal based Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research, the wheat sowing
should be completed in Punjab and Haryana over the next one week.Till last week, sowing of
rice was down by 2.3% while that of coarse cereals declined a sharp 11%. The area under pulses,
of which a record output was predicted, grew just 4.6%, while oilseeds did comparatively better
with an increase in area of 7.4%.

A scientist with Indian Council for Agricultural Research said that about 50% to 60% of sowing
in case of oilseeds (like mustard and groundnut) and pulses (gram and lentil) have been
completed and the cash crunch is unlikely to impact sowing of two critical rabi crops. The
mustard crop sowing in under control and progressing well, Umesh Verma, spokesperson of P
Mark mustard oil, a leading edible oil company said. The agriculture ministry would release the
latest rabi sowing data on Friday.
Farmers can buy fertiliser on credit
The government has directed the states to ensure that farmers do not face difficulties in
purchasing fertiliers because of cash crunch. States have been directed to ensure that all the
cooperative societies, private retailers or wholesalers provide fertilizers to farmers through all
modes of payments like on credit as well as through credit card, debit card, cheque etc, fertiliser
minister Ananath Kumar on wednesday said.
Kumar said that the government has directed fertilizers companies to see that in case any kind of
problem is noticed anywhere in the country due to non-availability of cash or banking services,
farmers should be provided fertilizers on credit.According to official data, there is an availability
of 4.1 million tone (MT) of urea this month against the requirement of 3.4 MT. He informed that
in the case of Diammonium phosphate (DAP), there is a opening stock of close to 2 MT in the

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country against overall all demand of 1.2 MT in the month of November. Similarly in case of
Potash and NPK fertilizers there are enough stocks available.
The government has not allowed farmers to buy fertiliser using old currency notes of R500 and
R1,000 despite demand from the Fertiliser Association of India.Supporting the governments
move on demonetisation, Kuber Seth, director, Asbah, a key Basmati rice brand, said it is well
known that the labour and transporters are paid in cash, with demonetisation of R1,000 and R500
note there are issues but we are sure that this will be overcome shortly.
The Financial Express

The food and drinks twist and turn at the Independent


The day after Thanksgiving is usually devoted to leftovers, hangovers and the shopping frenzy
known as Black Friday, so you likely wont be dining out. Youd be wise, though, to bookmark
the Independent Restaurant and Bar in Placerville for future reference. Its the 5-year-old sister
of the popular 10-year-old Heyday Cafe, and like all siblings they have their differences.The
Heyday menu is eclectic, with Italian and French influences, said co-owner Jeff Thoma (with
wife Judy Thoma). Its focused around the wine, with pairings in mind.
The Independent owned by the Thomas and their son, Ben Carter is more a traditional bar
and grill with sauted items, buttermilk fried chicken and a lot of meat coming off the grill.The
layout of the Independent is three-dimensional: Theres the bright and cheery bar with more
bottles lined up than we recall seeing since a visit to the Bacardi factory in Puerto Rico. Frosted
glass panels separate the dining room booths from the bar area. The walls are done in paint that
might have been labeled Depressing Brown (echoed by the floors), a remarkable mismatch
with the imaginative spirit of the American fusion offerings. The third part, an outdoor patio,
presumably comes alive after dark, given the multitude of heat lamps.
Exploring the top-shelf libations menu can take a while. We counted 10 microbrews on tap, 13
bottled beers, 11 white and 20 red wines, 21 liqueurs, 13 tequilas, nine bourbons, five ryes like
that.
The reveal, though, was the list of 25 specialty cocktails with exotic names and ingredients. Is
911 on your speed dial? We want to be leading-edge, Jeff Thoma said. If somebody comes
from the city, they can appreciate our selection.As much as an upscale saloon as the
Independent appears to be, the lunch menu is a study in style and exploration ($6 to $18). For
instance, the burger is ground from Montana-sourced Hereford beef, not the usual Angus. Flash-

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fried calamari comes with basil marinara and lemon-caper aioli. A pastrami sandwich is dressed
up with Dijon aioli and poblano peppers. Sauces are made from scratch.
First up at our booth was earthy mushroom soup, a heap of meaty sliced mushrooms in a deeply
flavored broth that got better with each spoonful. Next was crispy, slightly oily tempura prawns
with honey-sambal (Indonesian hot sauce) and small-batch blue cheese-spiked coleslaw. The
secret ingredient that made the coating on the fried shrimp so light was vodka. I never met a
tempura prawn I really liked until now, said one lunch pal. Added another, I like the slaw
because the blue cheese stayed in the background. Excellent grilled prawns, white candied
walnuts and red strawberries gave color and flavor to an attractive salad of mixed greens, but the
feta cheese was a no-show. Flavorful raspberry vinaigrette was the right match.
A plate of thinly sliced leeks in light, crisp batter look marvelous, but became oily as they
cooled. We eagerly dipped the mildly flavored rings into a ramekin of pale wasabi-coconut
creme, which lacked both heat and sweet. Better was a trio of other sauces chipotle aioli, Cajun
barbecue and blue cheese. We wolfed the blackened salmon tacos, big chunks of expertly spiced
fresh fish, chipotle aioli, cabbage, cilantro and salsa in warm tortillas. The unexpected bonus on
the plate was a mound of perfectly cooked saffroned basmati rice.
Pulled pork shows up on too many menus, given its varying quality. The Independents moistcrispy shredded and sauted pork shoulder on ciabatta was a winner, with crisp bits of fried
onion and jalapeo slaw.
We agreed the lean half-pound Hereford burger should have been a show-stopper but wasnt,
despite Thomas later description: (The patty) is house-ground (from trim) off our filet mignon,
New York, skirt and rib-eye steaks. The flavor (of Hereford beef) is more back to the cow, as
they say. We found it under-seasoned and flat, with curiously dense texture.The burger came
with turnip fries, a change-up from gimmicky sweet potato fries. The crispy coating was fine,
but we reconfirmed what weve always known the best part of that particular root is the greens.
Well be back for the sage flatbread smeared with asiago garlic spread and the seared polenta
cakes with grilled portobello mushrooms. And maybe a Miss American Rye or a Sea of
Tranquility cocktail. The names themselves are enough to make them delectable.
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Notes:
Sales, means the sales volume of Smart Rice Cooker
Revenue, means the sales value of Smart Rice Cooker
This report studies sales (consumption) of Smart Rice Cooker in Global market, especially in
United States, China, Europe, Japan, focuses on top players in these regions/countries, with
sales, price, revenue and market share for each player in these regions, covering
Midea
Joyoung
Panasonic
PHILIPS
SUPOR
ZO JIRUSHI
TIGER
Povos
Toshiba
Market Segment by Regions, this report splits Global into several key Regions, with sales
(consumption), revenue, market share and growth rate of Smart Rice Cooker in these regions,
from 2011 to 2021 (forecast), like
United States
China
Europe
Japan
Split by product Types, with sales, revenue, price and gross margin, market share and growth
rate of each type, can be divided into
Single layer
Double layer
Three layers
Split by applications, this report focuses on sales, market share and growth rate of Smart Rice
Cooker in each application, can be divided into
Houshold
Others
Application 3
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Table of Contents
Global Smart Rice Cooker Sales Market Report 2016
1 Smart Rice Cooker Overview
1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Smart Rice Cooker
1.2 Classification of Smart Rice Cooker
1.2.1 Single layer
1.2.2 Double layer

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1.2.3 Three layers
1.3 Application of Smart Rice Cooker
1.3.1 Houshold
1.3.2 Others
1.3.3 Application 3
1.4 Smart Rice Cooker Market by Regions
1.4.1 United States Status and Prospect (2011-2021)
1.4.2 China Status and Prospect (2011-2021)
1.4.3 Europe Status and Prospect (2011-2021)
1.4.4 Japan Status and Prospect (2011-2021)
1.5 Global Market Size (Value and Volume) of Smart Rice Cooker (2011-2021)
1.5.1 Global Smart Rice Cooker Sales and Growth Rate (2011-2021)
1.5.2 Global Smart Rice Cooker Revenue and Growth Rate (2011-2021)
2 Global Smart Rice Cooker Competition by Manufacturers, Type and Application
2.1 Global Smart Rice Cooker Market Competition by Manufacturers
2.1.1 Global Smart Rice Cooker Sales and Market Share of Key Manufacturers (2011-2016)
2.1.2 Global Smart Rice Cooker Revenue and Share by Manufacturers (2011-2016)
2.2 Global Smart Rice Cooker (Volume and Value) by Type
2.2.1 Global Smart Rice Cooker Sales and Market Share by Type (2011-2016)
2.2.2 Global Smart Rice Cooker Revenue and Market Share by Type (2011-2016)
2.3 Global Smart Rice Cooker (Volume and Value) by Regions
2.3.1 Global Smart Rice Cooker Sales and Market Share by Regions (2011-2016)
2.3.2 Global Smart Rice Cooker Revenue and Market Share by Regions (2011-2016)
2.4 Global Smart Rice Cooker (Volume) by Application
Tables and Figures
Figure Picture of Smart Rice Cooker
Table Classification of Smart Rice Cooker
Figure Global Sales Market Share of Smart Rice Cooker by Type in 2015
Figure Single layer Picture
Figure Double layer Picture
Figure Three layers Picture
Table Applications of Smart Rice Cooker
Figure Global Sales Market Share of Smart Rice Cooker by Application in 2015
Figure Houshold Examples
Figure Others Examples
Figure United States Smart Rice Cooker Revenue and Growth Rate (2011-2021)
Figure China Smart Rice Cooker Revenue and Growth Rate (2011-2021)
Figure Europe Smart Rice Cooker Revenue and Growth Rate (2011-2021)
Figure Japan Smart Rice Cooker Revenue and Growth Rate (2011-2021)
Figure Global Smart Rice Cooker Sales and Growth Rate (2011-2021)
Figure Global Smart Rice Cooker Revenue and Growth Rate (2011-2021)

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Table Global Smart Rice Cooker Sales of Key Manufacturers (2011-2016)
Table Global Smart Rice Cooker Sales Share by Manufacturers (2011-2016)
Figure 2015 Smart Rice Cooker Sales Share by Manufacturers
Figure 2016 Smart Rice Cooker Sales Share by Manufacturers
Table Global Smart Rice Cooker Revenue by Manufacturers (2011-2016)
Table Global Smart Rice Cooker Revenue Share by Manufacturers (2011-2016)
Table 2015 Global Smart Rice Cooker Revenue Share by Manufacturers
Table 2016 Global Smart Rice Cooker Revenue Share by Manufacturers
Table Global Smart Rice Cooker Sales and Market Share by Type (2011-2016)
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