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Raghavendra Verma

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India's new goods and services tax rates set to come into force in JulyIndia's new GST tax regime comes in for criticism - analysis 26 May 2017

India's pan-industry business association ASSOCHAM has hailed the central government's new GST regime, a move to standardise goods and services tax rates in the country, as the biggest economic achievement in the three years since Prime Minister Narenda Modi took office. However, as just-food reports, there is some concern about the new framework's potential impact on value-added products.


Amul planning to up production of value-added dairy linesIndian dairy major Amul to expand production 24 May 2017

India’s largest milk producer Amul has said it will be investing US$400m in creating new production capacity over the next three years, just-food has been told.


India placing number of products in higher tax bracket under new Goods and Services Tax regimeIndia releases GST tax rates for food as deadline looms 23 May 2017

Jam, instant cooking mixes, pasteurised butter and several other processed food items have been placed in a higher tax bracket under India’s new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, to be levied from 1 July.


Prataap Snacks owns Yellow Diamond brandIndia's Prataap Snacks plans IPO 22 May 2017

India-based savoury snacks maker Prataap Snacks is planning to float, raising money to invest in production and broaden its product range.


Brands including Milano biscuits will be sold under Platina umbrellaIndia's Parle Products launches "premium" sub-brand Platina 9 May 2017

India-based snacks manufacturer Parle Products has created a sub-brand, Platina, for its "premium", modern and more internationally-oriented products.


Heritage Foods invests in production in northern IndiaHeritage Foods pushes dairy operations into northern India 1 May 2017

Heritage Foods, the southern India-focused dairy business, today (28 April) announced its entry into the north of the country by setting up five new production units.


Bikanervala Foods markets snacks under Bikano brandIndian snacks firm Bikanervala Foods confirms talks over stake sale 27 April 2017

India’s snacks and confectionery manufacturer Bikanervala Foods has confirmed to just-food it is holding talks about the partial sale of an equity stake, but a final decision has yet to be made.


Heritage Foods in talks with unnamed Heritage Foods eyes German yogurt launch in India 26 April 2017

Indian group Heritage Foods plans to launch a German yogurt brand in the country, the company has confirmed to just-food.


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.


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