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Economic Survey 2013-14: 'El Nino likely to impact farm production, food prices'

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 14:47

After three years of bumper crop harvest, India's agriculture production may be impacted this year if a likely El Nino torpedoes monsoon rainfall, putting pressure on food prices, the Economic Survey said Wednesday.

PM takes stock of rising prices, asks states to take measures

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 21:38

The Centre has also called a meeting of state food and consumer affairs ministers to discuss measures to contain inflation, that rose to 6.01 percent in May.

Need centre-state coordination to deal with inflation: PM

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 20:56

Amid weakening of monsoon and rise in food prices, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday pushed for close coordination between the centre and states on implementing contingency plans and asked states to set up fast-track courts to deal with hoarders and black-marketeers.

Union Cabinet meeting on Inflation begins

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 08:51

A jump in prices of potatoes and onions last month drove inflation to 6.01 percent from 5.20 percent in April.

Arun Jaitley warns hoarders over food prices

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 15:29

Blaming hoarding of food articles for rising prices, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday asked states to take effective steps against "speculative hoarding".

India better prepared to deal with Iraq crisis fallout: Rajan

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 13:44

With the Iraq crisis threatening to spur oil prices higher and push inflation up, the Reserve Bank on Tuesday said the country has enough foreign exchange reserves and is better prepared to deal with any fallout.

Appropriate food management will bring down prices: Rajan

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 10:55

In May, wholesale prices rose a faster-than-expected 6.01 percent.

Inflation spurts to 5-month high of 6.01% in May

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 13:46

The rise in inflation has been mainly on account of 31.44 percent increase in prices of potato, 19.40 percent in fruits and 12.75 percent in rice, according to the official data on Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation.

Monsoon forecast not alarming but govt keeping watch: Mayaram

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 13:48

Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram on Saturday said the forecast of below normal monsoon is not "alarming" as of now but the government is keeping a watch.

Narendra Modi to meet ministers today on price rise issues

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 10:57

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting with his Council of Ministers on Friday to discuss about food prices , situation of monsoon in the country, among other issues.

Kerala: Opposition walkout over price rise of food items

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 16:05

CPI-M led LDF Opposition in Kerala on Wednesday staged a walkout from the Assembly in protest against the UDF government`s `failure` to contain price rise of essential commodities.

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.