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Monday, October 20, 2008

PRESS DIGEST - India Commodity News - Oct 20

MUMBAI, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Indian newspapers carried the following stories in their print or Web editions on Monday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* The anticipation of a bumper soyabean crop, a major vegetable protein source in poultry feed, the poultry industry is heaving a sigh of relief as it hopes prices will cool during the festive season.


* With rising input costs and a bumper rice harvest which has dampened open market prices of rice, farmers in Haryana and Punjab are demanding an increase the minimum support price from the current 850 rupees to 1,500 rupees per quintal.

They also want a bonus of 100 rupees per quintal.

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