Saturday 16 Mar '13Floating solar panels, commercial plan for coconut toddy, agri-malls and natural gas crematoriums are some of the plans in the 32 programmes that the Oommen Chandy government listed in Kerala's budget on Friday.
Friday 08 Mar '13Kerala is likely to be the first state to tap the Union Budget's Rs.1,000-crore Nirbhaya corpus, scouting for social innovation products such as electronic bangles, to boost gender safety.
Thursday 07 Mar '13Immediately after Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy confirmed that the Union finance ministry is about to notify a hike in the import duty of natural rubber, from R20 per kg to R34 per kg, the rubber-consuming industry roped in 4,500 rubber SMEs to join its clamour to shout down the hike.
Saturday 09 Feb '13It’s the turn of a coir pillow with jasmine fragrance to prop up slowing coir export growth. A coir pillow for the ailing is the latest product to catch the world’s attention at the natural fibre expo Coir Kerala.
Thursday 24 Jan '13Despite a slowdown in demand at coir export counters in Europe and the US, Kerala, which accounts for 99% of India's finished coir products, targets to achieve total sales of R7,500 crore (including domestic and overseas) in five years.
Thursday 20 Dec '12With price of natural rubber (NR) shrinking to two-thirds of last year's rates, growers have pressed the panic button against the rising imports, which they say is eating into the market viability of rubber cultivation.
Monday 16 Apr '12Satyanarayan Gangaram Pitroda (popularly known as Sam Pitroda) may now be dubbed as the new dark horse for the presidential race, but for the southern state of Kerala, this techie son of Gujarat is emerging as a white knight who could give it a much-needed infrastructure kick.
Monday 16 Jul '07Finally, Tata Tea hits back over Kerala chief minister VS Achuthanandan’s heated words at rain-chilled Munnar. The company has even rushed its ace troubleshooter Percy T Siganporia, managing director,