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29th january,2014 daily global rice e newsletter by riceplus magazine
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29th january,2014 daily global rice e newsletter by riceplus magazine
29th january,2014 daily global rice e newsletter by riceplus magazine
29th january,2014 daily global rice e newsletter by riceplus magazine
29th january,2014 daily global rice e newsletter by riceplus magazine
29th january,2014 daily global rice e newsletter by riceplus magazine
29th january,2014 daily global rice e newsletter by riceplus magazine
29th january,2014 daily global rice e newsletter by riceplus magazine
29th january,2014 daily global rice e newsletter by riceplus magazine
29th january,2014 daily global rice e newsletter by riceplus magazine
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  • 1. 29th January , 2014 TOP Contents - Tailored for YOU Latest News Headlines… Asia and Pacific officials to finalize rice strategy scoop PhilRice: Little investments in R&D slows down agricultural productivity Customs authorities probe alleged abuse of rice import permits Senate told 50K tons of rice smuggled into PH weekly PM faces impeachment charge for continuing rice support scheme Thailand's rice subsidy scheme comes under scrutin Thai govt seeks $5 billion in loans to fund rice-buying scheme Paddy harvest on 50,000 acres in Cuddalore district affected Nagpur Foodgrain Prices Open-Jan 29 TABLE-India Grain Prices-Delhi-Jan 29 NACC decides on 'speedy' PM rice probe Yingluck to fight rice scheme probe Upcoming Event: World AG EXPO 2014 NEWS DETAILS: Daily Rice E-Newsletter by Rice Plus Magazine www.ricepluss.com News and R&D Section mujajhid.riceplus@gmail.com Cell # 92 321 369 2874
  • 2. Asia and Pacific officials to finalize rice strategy scoop 29.01.2014 Senior government officials and development partners from Asia met today to finalize a regional rice strategy.Convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the ―Consultative Meeting on Rice Strategy for Asia and the Pacific,‖ has attracted more than 40 participants from some 17 countries of the region and representatives from development partners.The participants are considering the contents of a draft ―Rice strategy for sustainable food security in Asia and the Pacific region,‖ that once adopted, would have an impact on the prospects for food security for future generations. The delegates are drawn from major rice exporting and consuming countries including India, Thailand, Viet Nam, Indonesia and Philippines.In 2012, the FAO‘s member states called upon the Organization to help them formulate a regional strategy that would benefit both net exporters and importers of rice – a staple food source across the Asia-Pacific region.―Having such a strategy in place will considerably facilitate the formulation of national rice strategies, policies and investment plans to address emerging challenges and benefit from new opportunities,‖ said Hiroyuki Konuma, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific. ―Thus, the formulation of an Asia-Pacific regional rice strategy is (our) direct response to the call by the member states. While it is recognized that each country must have its own strategy – a single regional policy cannot provide a one-size-fits-all solution – there is a need for guiding strategic options for future rice sector development toward 2030.―Hence, our work and efforts will not end by the formulation of a regional strategy, but they will contribute to the betterment of people in this region, especially smallholders, the majority of whom depend upon rice for their livelihoods - economically, socially and environmentally,‖ Konuma added.Across Asia, especially in the wake of the 2008 rice price crisis, coordination and sustainability of such a vital crop has been the centre of much debate. The issues range from productivity to resource use efficiency, to trade, cultural heritage and the effects of climate change.―For the people in this region, rice is a crop of life, culture, stability and sustainable development,‖ Konuma added.The regional rice strategy will be presented for consideration in March at the FAO‘s 32nd Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. PhilRice: Little investments in R&D slows down agricultural productivity Category: Agri-Commodities 29 Jan 2014 Written by Ramon Efren R. Lazaro / Correspondent STUDIES by economists at the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) showed that low investment in research and development (R&D) slows down agricultural productivity.Flordeliza Bordey and Sergio Francisco Daily Rice E-Newsletter by Rice Plus Magazine www.ricepluss.com News and R&D Section mujajhid.riceplus@gmail.com Cell # 92 321 369 2874
  • 3. of the PhilRice Socioeconomics Division, author of the 12-monograph series Productivity Growth in Philippine Agriculture said the country‘s ability to feed an increasing population or total factor productivity is declining.Reports from the budget division of the Department of Agriculture showed R&D had a 0.08-percent share of public spending compared to infrastructure, regulatory services, and production support in 2001. This less than 1-percent share declined to half in 2002 and 2003. It increased to 0.06 percent in 2004 and 0.05 percent in 2005.The book showed the country has low public investment in R&D compared with Indonesia, Malaysia, India and China.In 2002 Indonesia spent $177 million; Malaysia, $424 million; India, $1,355 million; China, $2,574 million; and the Philippines, $141 million. ―The conclusions from the studies imply that the decline in productivity growth is caused by the inability of the country to allocate its resources efficiently, and to policies that intervened in the process of resource allocation,‖ the authors said.With their findings, they concluded R&D investments in agriculture in general have not received priority attention from the government.―The continued under investment would have a negative implication on productivity. This needs to be addressed to realize the high benefits from agricultural R&D,‖ the authors said.In the case of rice, the economists found that among public investments in R&D, extension, production subsidy and irrigation, only R&D generated cost savings or was able to spend less money than the expected cost. Despite spending less, R&D activities had improved agricultural productivity through researches and technologies.Meanwhile, PhilRice also reported that local executives in the country are prioritizing measures that will reduce rice wastage as commitment in sustaining the National Year of Rice 2013, which will be launched this year as the Be RICEponsible campaign.It noted that last year, around 130 towns and cities pledged to support policies that would promote responsible rice consumption for the country to be rice selfsufficient and for the Filipinos to have better health.Hazel Antonio, director of the National Year of Rice 2013 campaign, said dialogues with the food-service industry and discussions at the local legislature are now being conducted to implement the default serving and availability of half rice to prevent wastage. ―The goal of default serving and availability of half-cup rice is not to limit the rice consumption of Filipinos, but rather to give consumers more freedom to order what they can only eat,‖ Antonio said.The rice institute also noted that food establishments in some provinces including La Union, were required to include half cup of rice in their menu.Based on a 2008 data of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute, every Filipino wastes around nine gram of cooked rice daily.The wastage is equivalent to 13 percent of our rice imports in 2010 and can be valued at P6.2 billion, enough to feed 2.6 million Filipinos for a year. ―We cannot solve the issue on rice wastage by forcing people to eat beyond what they can. The solution is to provide them with smaller serving options and by serving half-cup as default especially during conferences or meetings where plated meals are served,‖ Antonio said.―In the end, this will not only reduce wastage in rice but also on money as people will not be forced to pay for something that they do not want to eat,‖ Antonio said. Customs authorities probe alleged abuse of rice import permits Wed, January 29 2014 14:48 | 568 Views Daily Rice E-Newsletter by Rice Plus Magazine www.ricepluss.com News and R&D Section mujajhid.riceplus@gmail.com Cell # 92 321 369 2874
  • 4. Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian customs authorities are investigating the alleged abuse of permits to import Vietnamese rice, which had sparked a polemic at the Cipinang wholesale market in East Jakarta."The Directorate General of Customs and Excise will soon take anticipatory steps in response to the alleged abuse (of the rice import permits) at an operational level in the customs service and supervision system," Director General of Customs and Excise Susiwijono Moegiarso stated in a press statement released on Tuesday. He noted that the import of 16.9 thousand tons of rice complied with the standing procedures and rules, the given import approvals, surveyors reports and the automated reconciliation from the Indonesian National Single Window portal.However, he did not rule out the possibility of the import permits being abused on the grounds that the permits used written approvals intended to import special rice instead of general rice which can be imported by state logistics board (Bulog)."This has happened as the HS codes of the two types of rice are the same: 1006.30.99.00. The Directorate General of Customs and Excise is investigating the alleged abuse of the import permits, including the audit of the surveyors reports," he explained. Under the Trade Ministers Regulation No.06/M-DAG/PER/2/2012, the import of rice, with headings 1006.30.99.00, can be done only by Bulog with approval from the ministry to stabilize price, cope with a state of emergency, provide subsidized rice for the poor, or address food scarcity issues.Last year, the ministry issued a permit to import 16.9 thousand tons of special rice, consisting of 1,845 tons of the Basmati variety and 14,997 tons of the Japonica variety.According to the Directorate General of Customs and Excise, the rice imports from Vietnam were shipped 83 times and involved 58 importers other than Bulog. The rice was imported via Tanjung Priok port in North Jakarta and Belawan port in North Sumatra.The rice imports were supported by import permits and surveyors reports. On Tuesday, Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan pledged to take stern measures against abusers of the rice import permits, explaining that the permits were issued according to the standing procedure and recommendation from the Agriculture Ministry.However, he added that the Trade Ministry had yet to find evidence pointing toward the abuse of rice import permits. (S012/INE), Reporting by Satyagraha EDITED BY INE (KR-BSR/O001) Editor: Jafar M Sidik Senate told 50K tons of rice smuggled into PH weekly By Michael Lim Ubac Philippine Daily Inquirer 2:12 am | Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 MANILA, Philippines—Some 2,000 container vans with 50,000 metric tons of rice were smuggled into the country weekly in 2013 (or 2.6 metric million tons annually), a customs official told the Senate ways and means committee.t the hearing initiated by Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara to reform the graft-ridden Bureau of Customs Daily Rice E-Newsletter by Rice Plus Magazine www.ricepluss.com News and R&D Section mujajhid.riceplus@gmail.com Cell # 92 321 369 2874
  • 5. (BOC), Deputy Customs Commissioner Agaton Uvero said that this massive smuggling of rice was reportedly stopped last October, when the new leadership appointed by President Aquino began to assume the helm of the bureau. Angara is the chair of the Senate ways and means committee.Uvero, the new deputy customs commissioner for assessment and operations coordinating group, made the revelation while being quizzed by Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile.―Roughly … 50,000 tons a week … at its height,‖ Uvero said, citing ―anecdotal accounts‖ and government data.Uvero said the favorite ―landing sites‖ for smuggled rice were the ports in Davao, Cebu and Manila.This practice, however, has been stopped ―based on data,‖ he said.―I don‘t have data right now,‖ Uvero later told reporters. He said he was not ―authorized to talk.‖Angara was appalled by the magnitude of rice smuggling, telling reporters in an interview after the hearing that revenue that could have been collected by the BOC would have gone to rehabilitating areas hit by Super Typhoon ―Yolanda.‖ Angara said it was ―too early to wave the white flag. We [in the government] should do what we can. [The new leadership] should do things differently.‖He said the new BOC leadership was still going through the learning curve. ―So let‘s give them a chance [to do their job].‖Angara conducted the hearing to seek the inputs of industry players and concerned government officials on the measures filed in the Senate seeking to reform the BOC—Senate Bill Nos. 168 (the proposed Customs and Tariff Modernization Act), 442 (a proposed Act Amending Certain Provisions of Presidential Decree No. 1464 or the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines), 456 (a proposed Act Instituting Reforms in the Bureau of Customs, Increasing Penalties for Smuggling), 741 and 882 (a proposed Act Amending Certain Provisions of Presidential Decree No. 1464). Running out of time? At the hearing, Enrile doubted whether the Aquino administration was on track to eliminating smuggling.―You have only two years of administration and I hope you will stay there forever … once this administration exits. What can you do in two years?‖ Enrile asked Uvero.The senator asked if the BOC could reform the BOC in the remaining years of Aquino‘s presidency.―Why don‘t you [just] implement the law? Forget reformation,‖ Enrile said. ―We have a basic problem of management [at the BOC].‖Noting that Uvero and the new set of officials led by Customs Commissioner John Philip Sevilla were just four months on the job, Enrile said: ―You have my sympathies, best … of success.‖Uvero represented Sevilla at the hearing. Bucket full of holes Sevilla was appointed last December, but Aquino named the five deputy commissioners in October of 2013.―It‘s really rooted in the old system,‖ Uvero said, explaining the underlying reason for the inefficiencies that continued to plague the BOC despite the computerization of the collection system.Enrile noted that ―smuggling is worsening‖ under the present administration.―It has grown now. The level is 30 percent of the imports, of the market, [are] smuggled products,‖ Enrile said. ―Why is it you‘re groping in the dark? It seems to me anyway.‖To which Uvero responded: ―I believe the priorities of previous administrations have been different. We‘re talking of reforms [now],‖ he added.Uvero likened the BOC to a bucket full of holes. ―You Daily Rice E-Newsletter by Rice Plus Magazine www.ricepluss.com News and R&D Section mujajhid.riceplus@gmail.com Cell # 92 321 369 2874
  • 6. remove people. If the system is still there, there‘s still smuggling.‖ He said the BOC was looking at systemic solutions using regulations, legislation and manpower solutions.One such measure was to drastically bring down the number of employees from 6,200 to 3,500, and yet he noted that lately the volume of (import) shipment had improved ―tremendously.‖ Work of entire government Enrile told Uvero that it was difficult to cleanse the BOC without the full backing of Malacañang.―You can‘t stop smuggling without the participation of Malacañang. And I‘m talking from experience. I succeeded somehow during my time not because of myself but because I had the full backing of the Palace. I‘m sure the President is interested (in reforming the BOC),‖ said Enrile, who once headed the BOC.Enrile said defeating smuggling was the work of ―the entire government, not just one agency,‖ and this would include the Coast Guard, Navy and police.―You‘re absolutely right. As already indicated, [this] has been an interagency effort to curb smuggling in the country,‖ Uvero responded.―We have the full backing of Malacañang,‖ said Uvero, who was an international trade expert before his appointment to the BOC.Uvero said that just in the last two weeks, the BOC had caught a lot of incidents of misdeclaration of imported items that passed through X-rays, which were purchased by the government at a cost of $140 million.―We have been able to reorganize people in Customs in December. We‘re moving people around,‖ he said.But Enrile was unconvinced. ―By doing that, I know that your revenue went down, and it will continue to go down. Moving people in the BOC will not mean anything to us, to me anyway.‖Uvero disagreed, saying revenue actually went up in January.―The November-December (2013 revenue) showed a 19-percent increase, compared to year on year, month on month,‖ he said.He said the 19 percent was way better than the 6percent increase in BOC revenue for the whole 2013. Accreditation ‘payoff’ Asked by Enrile if the BOC was already meeting its target, Uvero said: ―Not yet. But we have very good numbers.‖At the same hearing, Jesus Arranza, the Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) chair, disclosed the alleged ―payoff in the accreditation‖ of importers.―I have nothing against the broker but I have a friend who is not working now. He put up his own company. So the first time he would like to import, he called a broker,‖ Arranza said.The broker then presented a list of 10 companies.―[The broker] told him, ‗Here are the 10 companies. They are already registered, accredited in Customs. Just choose what you want to use,‘‖ Arranza said.He then proposed to the committee that the accreditation of importers or companies be done by the Department of Finance.It was FPI that earlier disclosed that the government had lost more than P1.33 trillion in revenue in nine years, from 2002 to 2011, due to technical smuggling in the country‘s ports. PM faces impeachment charge for continuing rice support scheme Date : 29 มกราคม 2557 Daily Rice E-Newsletter by Rice Plus Magazine www.ricepluss.com News and R&D Section mujajhid.riceplus@gmail.com Cell # 92 321 369 2874
  • 7. BANGKOK, 29 January 2014 (NNT) - The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has resolved to investigate Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for negligence of duty in the controversial rice support scheme. If found guilty by the NACC, Ms Yingluck will be subject to impeachment. NACC Member Wicha Mahakhun said the commission would launch a probe against the premier in her capacity as chairperson of the rice support program which allegedly caused significant losses to the government. The PM‘s charges might lead to criminal punishment and/or impeachment, the official said. The NACC‘s investigation against the premier came after 146 Democrat MPs requested the commission to remove her from office for carrying out the rice subsidy program. The party had grounds to believe that the program not only caused great losses, its government-to-government rice distribution was also a fraud. The NACC will send a letter inform the premier of her charges within this week and will summon former Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom to testify soon. Thailand's rice subsidy scheme comes under scrutiny Thailand's National Anti-Corruption Commission will conduct impeachment and criminal investigations against caretaker prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, for her involvement in the country‘s rice subsidy scheme. KHON KAEN, Thailand: Thailand's National Anti-Corruption Commission will conduct impeachment and criminal investigations against caretaker prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, for her involvement in the country‘s rice subsidy scheme.Besides the probes, Ms Yingluck and her interim government are also facing pressure from farmers who participated in the programme but have not been paid for their grains.It has been a long wait for 84-year-old Onsa Sirichom, a rice farmer in Thailand's droughtstricken province of Khon Kaen.In 2011, his family voted for Ms Yingluck because they hoped her populist policies would make their lives better.But their hopes faded, as the government ran out of money to fund its rice-pledging scheme and failed to pay what they had promised farmers nationwide. Mr Onsa said: "We work and we want to get paid for it. Since we sold the rice grains to the government, we have been wondering when we will ever get the money."I have not been paid yet and I do not know what to do anymore. I will just keep working to pay off my debts."The rice-pledging scheme gained the ruling Pheu Thai Daily Rice E-Newsletter by Rice Plus Magazine www.ricepluss.com News and R&D Section mujajhid.riceplus@gmail.com Cell # 92 321 369 2874
  • 8. Party an electoral landslide.It guaranteed farmers a fixed price of nearly US$500 per tonne of white rice -- that is around 40 per cent higher than the global market rate.The subsidy programme, however, was followed by a huge loss, projected to exceed tens of millions of dollars, with a vast amount of grain left unsold and rotting in warehouses across the country.Amid criticism, the government is looking to borrow some US$4.3 billion to fund the controversial scheme, although the move will further increase the already high public debt. The delayed payment has also affected more than 1 million farmers, who can hardly make ends meet.Somsak Kunngern, chairman of the Coordinating Committee of the Northeast Agricultural Council, said: "Farmers have not been paid for over four months. They are severely troubled by that. Rice is their main source of income and the delay affects their lives."Mr Onsa said: "Life has become difficult. But it will still be ok as long as I have some rice to eat."The interim government is believed to owe farmers like Mr Onsa and his family around US$4.3 billion.If the money is not paid by the end of January, northeastern farmers said they will join forces with those in other regions to further pressure the administration.That is most likely to cause a drop in Ms Yingluck's popularity.Mr Somsak said: "The government's popularity in the north and northeast, which are their strongholds, will surely be affected. Farmers are already discussing about what to do with their votes if the government can't solve this problem before the election on February 2."The network of farmers in the northeastern provinces has threatened to file both criminal and civil court cases against the caretaker government for failing to make payments on time.They have also vowed to join the ongoing anti-government protests in the capital and to stage rallies in every province across Thailand until they get what they want.With the volatile situation at present, one misstep from Ms Yingluck could mean a massive loss of supporters, and that is probably the last thing she wants to see before the general election takes place on February 2. In Snap: File photo: A Thai farmer works in rice fields in Pathum Thani province. (AFP) Thai govt seeks $5 billion in loans to fund rice-buying scheme Published on Jan 29, 2014 4:10 PM BANGKOK (Reuters) - The Thai government, struggling to fund a controversial rice-buying scheme, will seek bridging loans of 130 billion baht (S$5 billion) to pay farmers who have been waiting months for their money, a state farm bank official said on Wednesday.Farmers have been blocking roads in protest at the late payment in some provinces and some have threatened to join anti- Daily Rice E-Newsletter by Rice Plus Magazine www.ricepluss.com News and R&D Section mujajhid.riceplus@gmail.com Cell # 92 321 369 2874
  • 9. government protests in Bangkok. The government, acting through the state Bank of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC), is paying farmers well above the market rate for their rice. This has priced Thai grain out of export markets and the government has been unable to sell enough to replenish the buying fund."The Finance Ministry will guarantee another 130 billon baht loan for the BAAC to borrow. We have sent invitations to domestic financial institutions and a first auction is due to start on Jan. 30," Mr Wanchai Siriwatanatrakul, a director in charge of government policies at BAAC, told Reuters. Workers at the Udon Permsin rice mill piling up sacks full of rice to for storage in the north-east province of Udon Thani, Thailand January 21, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS Paddy harvest on 50,000 acres in Cuddalore district affected Samba paddy crop in over 50,000 acres in Cuddalore district has not been harvested yet owing to acute shortage of labourers and non-availability of harvest machines.Crops that are otherwise ready for harvest well before Pongal festival are now withering in fields and if action is not taken on a war-footing, it would inflict heavy losses, say farmers. Paddy ought to be harvested within 15 days of maturity and if left exposed to the elements in the farms hulling would become difficult as the grains would fall off the stalks, resulting in much lower yield.Vice-president of the Cauvery Delta Farmers‘ Association K.V. Kannan told The Hindu that it was impossible to find labourers to harvest ripe paddy crop. Harvesting ought to be done within the next 10 days and it would require either 10,000 labourers or 700 harvest machines. But, it was a tall order to mobilise such a massive workforce and harvest machines in such as short a period. Mr Kannan pointed out that paddy crops on three lakh acres in the tail end delta region, including Chidambaram, Kattumannarkoil and Bhuvanagiri, attained maturity at the same time because of direct sowing and transplantation practices.n such a situation there was hardly any scope for spacing out the harvest. Mr Kannan noted that in earlier days, village artisans, including carpenters and ironsmiths, would join farm hands in harvesting paddy. Then they were paid in kind at the rate of seven ‗marakkal‘ (a measure) for every man and five ‗marakkal‘ for every woman for a day‘s work. Those days, paddy was precious for labourers who used to store grain at their house with utmost care. But, in the past 10 years, when distribution of either subsidised or free rice through Public Distribution System had Daily Rice E-Newsletter by Rice Plus Magazine www.ricepluss.com News and R&D Section mujajhid.riceplus@gmail.com Cell # 92 321 369 2874
  • 10. come into vogue, paddy seemed to have lost its value.President of Kollidam-Keelanai Paasanana Vivasayigal Sangam P.Vinayagamoorthy, who vouched for such a disturbing trend, said that labourers were being attracted to Tirupur, Chennai and other urban areas for taking up jobs other than agriculture or allied activities. Therefore, labour shortage had begun to put tremendous pressure on farmers and forced them to find recourse to harvest machines. But, on this score too, there was an unbridgeable demand-supply gap.Mr Vinayagamoorthy said that there were two types of harvest machines - track-chain type that could function with ease even in wet fields, and wheel type that could be comfortable only in dry farms. Agricultural Engineering Department in Cuddalore could boast of having only two such machines (one in each category) but even these too were either sent elsewhere or under disrepair.Mr Kannan noted that as against the requirement of 700 harvest machines, only about 300 (both government and private-owned machines put together) were available in the district. Therefore, Mr. Kannan and Mr. Vinayagamoorthy said that since paddy harvest did not brook any delay, authorities should mobilise as many harvest machines as possible to help the farmers. Keywords: Paddy harvest, Cauvery Delta Farmers, Cuddalore paddy, Kattumannarkoil, crop loss In Snap: The Hindu Paddy crops withering in a field at Kattumannarkoil. Nagpur Foodgrain Prices Open-Jan 29 Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:17pm IST Nagpur, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Gram prices in Nagpur Agriculture Produce and Marketing Committee (APMC) reported down in absence of buyers amid increased supply from producing regions. Downward trend on NCDEX and easy condition in Madhya Pradesh gram prices also affected prices, according to sources. * * * * FOODGRAINS & PULSES GRAM * Gram varieties ruled steady in open market on subdued demand from local traders amid ample stock in ready position. TUAR * Tuar black recovered strongly in open market on renewed demand from local traders amid weak supply from millers. Delay in overseas arrival also helped to push up prices. * Masoor varieties showed weak tendency in open market on lack of demand from local traders amid release of stock from stockists looking toward good crop position in this season. * In Akola, Tuar - 4,100-4,200, Tuar dal - 6,200-6,400, Udid at 6,000-6,300, Daily Rice E-Newsletter by Rice Plus Magazine www.ricepluss.com News and R&D Section mujajhid.riceplus@gmail.com Cell # 92 321 369 2874
  • 11. Udid Mogar (clean) - 7,000-6,200, Moong - 8,000-8,200, Moong Mogar (clean) 9,400-9,600, Gram - 2,600-2,700, Gram Super best bold - 3,600-3,800 for 100 kg. * Wheat, rice and other commodities remained steady in open market in thin trading activity, according to sources. Nagpur foodgrains APMC auction/open-market prices in rupees for 100 kg FOODGRAINS Available prices Previous close Gram Auction 2,500-2,730 2,530-2,770 Gram Pink Auction n.a. 2,100-2,600 Tuar Auction n.a. 4,300-4,380 Moong Auction n.a. 4,400-4,600 Udid Auction n.a. 4,300-4,500 Masoor Auction n.a. 2,600-2,800 Gram Super Best Bold 3,900-4,100 3,900-4,100 Gram Super Best n.a. Gram Medium Best 3,600-3,800 3,600-3,800 Gram Dal Medium n.a. n.a. Gram Mill Quality 3,400-3,500 3,400-3,500 Desi gram Raw 3,100-3,200 3,100-3,200 Gram Filter Yellow n.a. n.a. Gram Kabuli 7,900-10,300 7,900-10,300 Gram Pink 7,700-8,100 7,700-8,100 Tuar Fataka Best 6,800-7,000 6,800-7,000 Tuar Fataka Medium 6,200-6,400 6,200-6,400 Tuar Dal Best Phod 5,800-6,000 5,800-6,000 Tuar Dal Medium phod 5,400-5,600 5,400-5,600 Tuar Gavarani 4,400-4,500 4,400-4,500 Tuar Karnataka 4,500-4,600 4,500-4,600 Tuar Black 7,400-7,500 7,300-7,400 Masoor dal best 5,300-5,400 5,400-5,500 Masoor dal medium 5,000-5,200 5,100-5,300 Masoor n.a. n.a. Moong Mogar bold 9,500-9,900 9,500-9,900 Moong Mogar Medium best 8,800-9,200 8,800-9,200 Moong dal super best 8,600-8,800 8,600-8,800 Moong dal Chilka 8,100-8,500 8,100-8,500 Moong Mill quality n.a. n.a. Moong Chamki best 7,400-7,800 7,400-7,800 Udid Mogar Super best (100 INR/KG) 7,500-7,800 7,100-7,400 Daily Rice E-Newsletter by Rice Plus Magazine www.ricepluss.com News and R&D Section mujajhid.riceplus@gmail.com Cell # 92 321 369 2874
  • 12. Udid Mogar Medium (100 INR/KG) 5,800-6,600 5,400-6,200 Udid Dal Black (100 INR/KG) 4,700-4,900 4,600-4,800 Batri dal (100 INR/KG) 3,850-4,650 3,800-4,600 Lakhodi dal (100 INR/kg) 3,000-3,100 3,000-3,100 Watana Dal (100 INR/KG) 3,250-3,350 3,250-3,350 Watana White (100 INR/KG) 3,200-3,300 3,100-3,200 Watana Green Best (100 INR/KG) 4,200-4,500 4,200-4,500 Wheat 308 (100 INR/KG) 1,750-1,850 1,750-1,850 Wheat Mill quality(100 INR/KG) 1,850-1,875 1,850-1,875 Wheat Filter (100 INR/KG) 1,700-1,900 1,700-1,900 Wheat Lokwan best (100 INR/KG) 2,050-2,550 2,050-2,550 Wheat Lokwan medium (100 INR/KG) 2,000-2,100 2,000 -2,100 Lokwan Hath Binar (100 INR/KG) n.a. n.a. MP Sharbati Best (100 INR/KG) 3,100-3,600 3,100-3,600 MP Sharbati Medium (100 INR/KG) 2,500-2,900 2,500-2,900 Wheat 147 (100 INR/KG) 1,600-1,700 1,600-1,750 Wheat Best (100 INR/KG) 1,650-1,750 1,650-1,750 Rice BPT (100 INR/KG) 3,000-3,300 3,000-3,300 Rice Parmal (100 INR/KG) 1,800-1,850 1,800-1,850 Rice Swarna Best (100 INR/KG) 2,600-2,700 2,600-2,700 Rice Swarna Medium (100 INR/KG) 2,300-2,450 2,300-2,450 Rice HMT (100 INR/KG) 4,100-4,400 4,100-4,400 Rice HMT Shriram (100 INR/KG) 4,500-5,000 4,800-5,000 Rice Basmati best (100 INR/KG) 11,000-13,500 11,000-13,500 Rice Basmati Medium (100 INR/KG) 6,300-7,600 6,300-7,600 Rice Chinnor (100 INR/KG) 5,500-5,800 5,500-5,800 Rice Chinnor Medium (100 INR/KG) 5,100-5,300 5,100-5,300 Jowar Gavarani (100 INR/KG) 1,400-1,600 1,400-1,600 Jowar CH-5 (100 INR/KG) 1,700-1,800 1,700-1,800 WEATHER (NAGPUR) Maximum temp. 28.4 degree Celsius (83.1 degree Fahrenheit), minimum temp. 9.5 degree Celsius (49.1 degree Fahrenheit) Humidity: Highest - n.a., lowest - n.a. Rainfall : nil FORECAST: Mainly clear sky. Maximum and Minimum temperature likely to be around 28 and 10 degree Celsius respectively. Note: n.a.--not available (For oils, transport costs are excluded from plant delivery prices, but included in market prices.) Daily Rice E-Newsletter by Rice Plus Magazine www.ricepluss.com News and R&D Section mujajhid.riceplus@gmail.com Cell # 92 321 369 2874
  • 13. TABLE-India Grain Prices-Delhi-Jan 29 Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:17pm IST Rates by Asian News International, New Delhi Tel: 011 2619 1464 Indicative Previous Grains opening close (in rupees per 100 kg unless stated) ---------------------------------------------------------Wheat Desi 1,950-2,600 1,950-2,600. Wheat Dara 1,550-1,700 1,540-1,675. Atta Chakki (per 10 Kg) 210-215 210-215. Roller Mill (per bag) 1,550-1,650 1,540-1,620. Maida (per bag) 1,725-1,825 1,725-1,825. Sooji (per bag) 1,860-1,960 1,840-1,940. Rice Basmati(Sri Lal Mahal) 9,500 9,500. Rice Basmati(Lal Quila) 9,200 9,200. Rice Basmati(Common) 6,450-6,650 6,450-6,650. Rice Permal 2,100-2,200 2,100-2,200. Rice Sela 2,550-2,650 2,600-2,675. I.R.-8 1,550-1,650 1,550-1,650. Gram 4,170-5,010 4,220-5,050 Peas Green 2,750-2,850 2,750-2,850. Peas White 2,500-2,575 2,500-2,575. Bajra 1,450-1,650 1,450-1,650. Jowar white 1,500-2,100 1,500-2,100. Maize 1,450-1,650 1,450-1,650. Barley 1,350-1,450 1,350-1,450. Guwar 2,700-3,200 2,700-3,200. Source: Delhi grain market traders. NACC decides on 'speedy' PM rice probe Published: 29 Jan 2014 at 00.00 Newspaper section: News The nine-member National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) resolved yesterday to carry out impeachment and criminal investigations against the caretaker prime minister for failing to stop the loss-ridden rice-pledging scheme introduced by her government. Daily Rice E-Newsletter by Rice Plus Magazine www.ricepluss.com News and R&D Section mujajhid.riceplus@gmail.com Cell # 92 321 369 2874
  • 14. Vicha: Denies bias in conducting inquiries According to anti-graft commissioner and NACC spokesman Vicha Mahakhun, the NACC will appoint itself as the probe committee. The resolution is in response to a complaint from Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva that Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in her capacity as the chairwoman of the National Rice Policy Committee failed to stop the losses of the rice-pledging policy, failed to release rice placed with the government and led fake government-to-government rice sales.Mr Vicha said the NACC would finish the investigation quickly as required by the constitution and it would inform Ms Yingluck of the resolution this week and ask if she plans to oppose it.The NACC usually assigns sub-committees to probe graft cases but the anti-corruption law allows it to handle important cases by itself right away.Pheu Thai spokesman Prompong Nopparit yesterday urged the NACC to be impartial in politics, saying the NACC in its rush to proceed with the case will send a signal to anti-government protesters to continue their demonstrations. "Several alleged corruption cases involving the Democrats have not made any progress. The Pheu Thai Party is requesting the NACC be impartial and treat every case the same," said Mr Prompong, referring to the GT200 explosives detectors scam, alleged corruption in the construction of Ratchaburi Hospital and procurement under the Thai Khem Kaeng scheme as well as the construction of 396 police stations.Mr Vicha denied the NACC is discriminating in its swift action against Ms Yingluck in comparison to its probe into the alleged corrupt rice case under the previous government of Mr Abhisit.He said the Yingluck government itself failed to supply the documents the NACC requested. Yingluck to fight rice scheme probe Published: 29 Jan 2014 at 19.09 Online news: Politics Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Wednesday she was ready to defend her role in the rice-pledging scheme.A farmer in Phitsanulok province announces his decision to sell his tractor in a rally in Muang district on Tuesday as he could not wait for payments in the rice-pledging scheme from the caretaker government. (Photo by Chinawat Singha).Ms Yingluck said she will fight the case before the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) and hoped for fairness from the anti-graft Daily Rice E-Newsletter by Rice Plus Magazine www.ricepluss.com News and R&D Section mujajhid.riceplus@gmail.com Cell # 92 321 369 2874
  • 15. agency. The NACC decided on Tuesday to probe the caretaker prime minister over failing to break up the scheme despite warnings of a huge loss of money. Ms Yingluck chairs the National Rice Policy Committee which oversees the scheme.She could face criminal charges and impeachment if the NACC finds she is culpable.The NACC will formally advise the caretaker prime minister of its next move next week to give her a chance to defend herself. It earlier found 15 people, including former commerce minister Boonsong Teriyapirom, culpable of alleged corruption concerning fake sales of rice to China under the government-to-government scheme.The caretaker government is facing pressure from farmers who demand immediate payments on their harvests pledged under the rice scheme.Payments have been delayed for months due to a shortage of money.The government is seeking loans of up to 130 billion baht from several financial sources to pay the arrears amid concern that the farmers' anger could dampen the popularity of the Pheu Thai Party.Ms Yingluck called for all sides to show sympathy to the plight of farmers as they are in need of money.''Please convey my message to them (farmers) that everybody, including the caretaker government, is not sitting idly by,'' she said of a plan to solicit money to end the overdue payments for farmers.The rice-pledging scheme was a flagship policy of Pheu Thai in the last election.NACC spokesman Vicha Mahakhun said on Tuesday that the probe would be quickly carried out. Upcoming Event: World AG EXPO 2014 Visit for more information http://www.worldagexpo.com/seminars Contact : events@farmshow.org,info@farmshow.org Daily Rice E-Newsletter by Rice Plus Magazine www.ricepluss.com News and R&D Section mujajhid.riceplus@gmail.com Cell # 92 321 369 2874

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