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Govt okays kharif MSP; decision secret amid farmers protest

Govt okays kharif MSP; decision secret amid farmers protest

The government on Wednesday approved higher support price of 14 kharif crops including paddy and pulses in a bid to provide comfort to farmers who begin sowing in full swing from next month.

'Foodgrain output likely to touch new record next crop year'

Foodgrain output is likely to touch a new record in the 2017-18 crop year to begin from July, on hopes of normal monsoon for the second straight year, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Monday.

Retail inflation hits a low of 2.99% in April

Retail inflation hits a low of 2.99% in April

Retail inflation fell sharply to 2.99 percent in April, from 3.89 percent in March, due to lower cost of food items, including pulses and vegetables that showed a deflationary trend.

 

Agri Min proposes hike in tur dal import duty to 20%

Agri Min proposes hike in tur dal import duty to 20%

Ahead of summer sowing, the Agriculture Ministry has proposed further hike in the import duty of tur dal (pigeon pea) from 10 percent to 20 percent in a bid to curb overseas purchase, arrest steep fall in wholesale prices and keep farmers' morale high.

WPI inflation plunges to 5.70% in March vs 6.55% in February

WPI inflation plunges to 5.70% in March vs 6.55% in February

Wholesale inflation eased to 5.70 percent in March on softening prices of pulses, potato and onion, making the case for a rate cut in August even stronger.

Note ban has not affected prices of essential items: Ram Vilas Paswan

Note ban has not affected prices of essential items: Ram Vilas Paswan

The note ban decision has not affected the prices of 22 essential commodities, including foodgrains, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Bumper crop of pulses expected, still short of demand: Govt

Bumper crop of pulses expected, still short of demand: Govt

The country is expecting "bumper" crop of pulses this year but the supply will fall short of the demand, the government said on Friday, adding India will take two to three years to become self-sufficient in production.

Pulse prices fall 30% in the last one year; chana rates likely to ease

Pulse prices fall 30% in the last one year; chana rates likely to ease

The government had decided to create a buffer stock of 20 lakh tonnes of pulses after retail prices crossed Rs 200/kg.

India will be independent from pulse production in the next three years: Arun Jaitley

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Price rise: Govt to consider all options to check chana dal, sugar rates

Price rise: Govt to consider all options to check chana dal, sugar rates

With prices of chana dal and sugar continuing to rule high, Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha on Wednesday asked the Department of Consumer Affairs to consider all options to check their rates.

Govt can now fix retail prices of essential commodities

Govt can now fix retail prices of essential commodities

In order to check inflation, the government has amended the metrology rules which would allow it to fix retail prices of essential commodities like pulses and sugar in extra-ordinary situations.

Govt closely monitoring prices of sugar, other food items

Govt closely monitoring prices of sugar, other food items

The government is keeping a close watch on prices of sugar, pulses and edible oils to check hoarding and ensure adequate availability in the market in the festival season, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said Wednesday.

India seeks BRICS' cooperation to meet shortfall of pulses

India seeks BRICS' cooperation to meet shortfall of pulses

Faced with shortage in production of pulses and oilseeds, India on Friday sought cooperation from BRICS nations to meet the domestic demand.

 

Kharif foodgrain output seen at record 135 MT, pulses up 57%

Kharif foodgrain output seen at record 135 MT, pulses up 57%

India's foodgrain production is estimated to rise by 9 percent to an all-time high of 135.03 million tonnes in the kharif season (summer sown) of 2016-17 on record output of rice and pulses following a good monsoon.

 

Govt procures 3,273 tonnes of moong at MSP plus bonus rate

Govt procures 3,273 tonnes of moong at MSP plus bonus rate

Government has so far procured 3,273 tonnes of kharif moong directly from farmers at the support price plus bonus rate to protect the interest of growers.

Govt strict on Pulse's businessman, to take action for not maintaining supply order

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Govt to raise buffer stock for pulses to 20 lakh tonnes

Govt to raise buffer stock for pulses to 20 lakh tonnes

Government on Monday decided to raise buffer stock of pulses to 20 lakh tonnes from 8 lakh tonnes now through domestic procurement and imports in order to keep the prices stable and encourage farmers to grow dals.

Government agencies to buy pulses directly from farmers

The government Thursday directed procurement agencies, including NAFED, to buy tur, urad and moong directly from farmers in all producing states for creating buffer stock to supply lentils at cheaper rates and ensuring support price for growers.

October rate cut 'alive' if August CPI is at 5%: Citigroup

October rate cut 'alive' if August CPI is at 5%: Citigroup

August CPI inflation is likely to fall sharply to 5 percent mainly because of correction in vegetable and pulse prices, which in turn will open up the possibility of a 25 bps rate cut in the upcoming policy review, says a Citigroup report.

Fall in price of pulses to reflect in retail market soon: Govt

Fall in price of pulses to reflect in retail market soon: Govt

Wholesale prices of pulses are gradually falling and its impact will be reflected soon in retail markets as hoarders can not hold the stock for long with arrival of new crop from next month, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said Thursday.