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Private traders import 44 lakh tonnes wheat in Apr-Feb FY17

Private traders imported 44.10 lakh tonnes of wheat during the first eleven months of the last fiscal, the government said today.

PM rolls out slew of reforms, schemes to benefit poor; asks politicians to let go off 'holier than thou' approach

PM rolls out slew of reforms, schemes to benefit poor; asks politicians to let go off 'holier than thou' approach

Modi set out a stern warning of tough action against the "dishonest" people even as he announced a slew of sops for senior citizens, farmers, rural housing, women and small entrepreneurs to soften the blow of demonetisation.

Unseasonal rains to push CPI inflation to 6% in Q2 2015: Nomura

Inflation momentum is likely to increase in the coming months largely due to unseasonal rains which could push CPI inflation to nearly 6 percent in next three months, says a Nomura report.

Unseasonal rain adversely affected rabi crop output: Govt

In Rabi season of 2014-15 crop year, 535.35 lakh hectares were sown under foodgrains and 79.34 lakh hectares under oilseeds.

Govt fixes wheat procurement target at 30 million tonnes

Government today fixed wheat procurement target at 30.05 million tonnes during the marketing year starting April as against 28 million tonnes purchased by FCI during this year.

Rabi crop output may fall marginally: Minister

Rabi sowing starts from October, while harvesting begins from March.

India may set record wheat output this year on good rain: Govt

The government on Thursday said the country's wheat production this year may surpass the previous record of 94.88 million tonnes after good rains took water reservoir levels to a 10-year high.

Wheat output may dip marginally to 90 mn tonnes this year

India's wheat production is likely to fall by 4 percent to 90 million tonnes this year assuming normal weather conditions, think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) said Tuesday.