Food inflation can be curbed by halting wastage: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Strengthening of backward and forward linkages will help in controlling the food wastage, which is estimated at over Rs 40,000 crore, and also aid in curbing inflation, Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said on Thursday.

El Nino leads to higher food inflation? Not necessarily: UBS

Forecasts of 2014 being an El Nino year have caused concerns around its impact on monsoons, thereby on agri output and thus food inflation, though this theory sounds "logical" it is not necessarily going to follow the same pattern this year though, says a UBS research report.

Institutional changes needed to curb food inflation: President

President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday called for institutional changes in agricultural marketing to bridge the gap between wholesale and retail markets to arrest food inflation.

Hike in petroleum products price led to rise in food cost: WB govt

The Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal today blamed the Centre for "huge" rise in prices of food items and other essentials, and claimed that hike in prices of petroleum products has led to the situation.

Population explosion responsible for food inflation: Najma Heptullah

BJP leader Najma Heptullah says India’s inflation woes are directly related to its ever growing population.

Raje demands apology from RBI governor

BJP Rajasthan president Vasundhara Raje on Monday demanded apology from RBI Governor D Subbarao for his comment on the rise in food inflation.

Food inflation rises to 8.76% on April 16

Food inflation inched up marginally to 8.76 percent for the week ended April 16 on the back of rising prices of fruits, protein-based items and onions.

Rising food prices a matter of deep concern: FM

The rising food prices are a matter of deep concern and the Central government has taken measures to improve the situation, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here on Sunday.

Food inflation to decline in coming months: Pranab

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday said prices of essential commodities have started softening and food inflation will decline in the coming months.

Food price inflation rises to 17.94 percent

Food inflation rose to 17.94% for week ended January 30 from 17.56 per cent a week ago.

Food inflation down one percent to temper at 17.28%

India`s annual food inflation based on the wholesale price index stood at 17.28 percent for the week ended January 2, showing signs of a tempering in the galloping prices, as per official statistics released on Thursday.

Sugar, wheat prices dip on government measures

Wholesale rate of sugar, wheat and rice on Thursday fell by up to Rs 50 a quintal in Delhi.

Food inflation to ease next month: Montek

The Planning Commission on Monday said
food inflation will come down next month from a more than a
decade`s high of around 20 per cent, as apprehensions about
adverse effect of drought were easing.

Food inflation rises to 15.58%

Food inflation rose to 15.58 per
cent for the second week of November from 14.55 per cent in
the previous week as potatoes and pulses turned costlier.

Hoarding, poor monsoon drive up food inflation by 16.32%

At a time when the WPI-based inflation is hovering below 1 one percent, the food inflation has surged to 16.32 percent for the week-ended September 19 mainly on account hoarding and fears of shortage due to poor monsoon.

Govt will use its might to contain food inflation: PM

Faced with the dichotomy of overflowing granaries and rising commodity prices, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said the government will do "everything possible" to put the lid on food inflation.