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Raghavendra Verma

Articles by Raghavendra Verma

Wheat among crops to see export caps liftedIndia eases restrictions on organic exports 3 April 2017

India is easing restrictions on its exports of organic agricultural products to boost output and increase its international market share.

India could see changes to nutritional labellingIndia mulls new rules on nutritional labelling 19 March 2017

Regulators in India, witnessing rising rates of obesity and diabetes, are in talks over possible new regulations on nutritional labelling.

Patanjali Ayurved plots exports push to Bangladesh, China, Africa 17 March 2017

India's fast growing consumer goods company Patanjali Ayurved is launching a major international expansion initiative with plans to export products to China, Bangladesh and some African countries, just-food has been told.

India wants to increase dairy production to meet growing demandIndia launches fund to boost dairy processing 2 February 2017

India's newly-announced INR80bn (US$1.18bn) government fund for the country's dairy sector is designed to increase milk production by 8% every year, just-food has been told.

India's government reported to be considering fiscal measures on 'junk food'India's food sector concerned at 'junk-food tax' talk 23 January 2017

India's food processing industry is calling for detailed discussions on reports the central government is planning to impose sugar and fat taxes on what it regards as ‘junk food’.

Ruchi Soya saw sales and profits fall in first half of financial yearRuchi Soya denies talk of Patanjali Ayurved deal 23 January 2017

India-based edible oil producer Ruchi Soya has denied reports it has struck a co-branding and distribution deal with Patanjali Ayurved.

Patanjali Ayurved targeting US$15bn in sales by March 2020, Balkrishna saysPatanjali Ayurved MD Acharya Balkrishna on rise of India's FMCG disruptor - interview 6 January 2017

Fast-growing Indian consumer goods company Patanjali Ayurved was described this week as "the most disruptive force" in the country's FMCG market. Set up in 2006, Patanjali Ayurved's mix of food and personal care products, combined with its strategy of promoting the Ayurveda system of medicine, has enjoyed rapid growth - and the business has ambitious plans. Raghavendra Verma met Patanjali Ayurved managing director Acharya Balkrishna to find out more.

Patanjali censured in home statePatanjali Ayurved to appeal fine for misbranding 5 January 2017

Fast-growing Indian consumer goods group Patanjali Ayurved is to appeal a fine for misbranding certain food products, managing director Acharya Balkrishna has told just-food.

In a surprise move, India pulled INR500 and INR1,000 notes from circulation last monthHow will demonetisation affect India's food industry? - analysis 14 December 2016

Last month, India pulled from circulation INR500 and INR1,000 banknotes, in a bid, the country's government said, to clamp down on counterfeiting, corruption, drug use and smuggling. The demonetisation move has proved controversial and has affected consumer spending, with smaller traders facing pressure, although many of the largest food companies operating in India believe it will benefit the country's economy. Raghavendra Verma reports from New Delhi.

Amul looking to grow presence in US through Amazon tie-upIndian dairy Amul in US tie-up with Amazon 30 November 2016

India's largest milk brand Amul has partnered with Amazon to try to grow the sales in the US for its more specialised dairy products, including clarified butter ghee and Indian dessert gulab jamun.

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