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Price rise likely to generate heat in Budget Session

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 17:19

The issue of price rise is likely to generate heat in Budget Session of Parliament beginning from Monday.

Hoarding to be non-bailable offence; fund to stabilise prices

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 13:03

Seeking to check rising prices, the government on Friday decided to amend the law to make hoarding a non-bailable offence and set up a price stabilisation fund to enable states to undertake market intervention.

Centre to discuss on food inflation with state food ministers today

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 08:50

In order to control food inflation, the Centre has called a meeting of state food ministers on Friday to discuss other possible ways to rein in prices effectively in the backdrop of poor monsoon this year.

Centre to discuss on food inflation with State Mins Friday

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 18:37

In order to control food inflation, the Centre has called a meeting of state food ministers on Friday to discuss other possible ways to rein in prices effectively in the backdrop of poor monsoon this year.

Delayed monsoon hits dairies, souring inflation outlook

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 10:10

Soaring prices of basic goods such as milk and potatoes lifted retail food inflation in May to 9.40 percent.

Inflation to moderate further on govt measures: Mayaram

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 14:31

Retail inflation touched a three-month low of 8.28 per cent in May from 8.59 percent in April.

Curbing food prices govt's top priority: President

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 21:22

The new government, headed by Narendra Modi, will accord topmost priority to containing food inflation and take tough measures against hoarding and black marketing, President Pranab Mukherjee said Monday.

Retail inflation still elevated, says Rajan

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 14:55

Asserting that retail inflation excluding food and fuel is still at an elevated level, the Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday said it would endeavour to curb price increases.

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

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 13:58

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.

Costlier food items push inflation higher at 5.7% in March

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 13:27

The inflation in the food items, based on the wholesale price index (WPI), shot up by 9.9 percent in March as against 8.12 percent in the previous month.

March WPI inflation rises to 3-month high of 5.7%

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 12:16

The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly Wholesale Price Index (WPI), stood at 5.7 percent for the month of March as compared to 4.68 percent for the previous month.

Institutional changes needed to curb food inflation: President

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 17:55

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