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Govt taking measures to bring down inflation: Sitharaman

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 15:39

Expressing commitment to ensure price stability, the government on Friday said it is taking measures to bring down inflation.

No plan to amend food security law at present: Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 19:20

There is no proposal to amend the landmark food security law at present, Parliament was informed on Tuesday.

Govt plans to amend Act to make hoarding non-bailable offence

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 18:08

Holding hoarders responsible for the recent spurt in food prices, the government plans to amend the Essential Commodities Act to make hoarding a non-bailable offence and setting up special courts to try them.

Price rise: Paswan seeks punitive measures against hoarders

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 15:22

The Essential Commodities Act should be amended to raise imprisonment for hoarders from six months at present to a year, he said.

Onion output estimated to rise 15% to 19.3 MT in 2013-14

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 17:39

Onion production in the country is estimated to increase by 15 percent to 19.3 million tonnes (MT) in 2013-14, Parliament was informed Friday.

Dubai bourse to relist Indian rupee options contract

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 17:55

The new EOS platform will help the exchange to support high volumes in innovative products such as Indian rupee options. 

Paswan asks states to rise above politics to control prices

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 17:38

The current price rise is a temporary phenomenon created by hoarders, he said.

Govt puts stock limits on onion and potato to check prices

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 20:45

Cracking down further on hoarding, the Centre on Wednesday put onion and potato under purview of the Essential Commodities Act and imposed stock holding limits in a bid to improve availability and rein in prices.

CCEA may consider today stock limits on onion, potato

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 09:37

Currently, stock limits are imposed for pulses, edible oils and oilseeds till September 2014, while for rice and paddy upto November this year.

NCDEX hikes transaction charges on agri-commodities

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 12:58

Leading agri-commodity bourse NCDEX has hiked transaction charges on agri-commodities effective this month, a move which experts say is aimed at improving the financial viability of the exchange that has taken a beating due to falling trade volumes.

China to rein supreme in world commodities in 2014: Report

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 18:13

Grains, metals, meat: these are just three of the commodities being sucked in by the voracious Chinese economy which is set to be the key driver on raw materials markets this year.

EU ban on select Indian fruits, veggies unfortunate: Ficci

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 15:36

Earlier this week, the EU temporarily banned imports of Alphonso mangoes, the king of fruits, and four vegetables from India from May 1.