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No delay in pulses import due to Bihar elections: Balyan

No delay in pulses import due to Bihar elections: Balyan

Pulse prices have been ruling as high as Rs 180 per kg in the retail market across the country as their production slumped 2 million tonnes in the 2014-15 crop year on poor and untimely rains.


Govt to rope in private players for kharif rice procurement

Faced with inadequate storage facility, the Centre has decided to engage private players during the current kharif season for procurement of rice in Uttar Pradesh and four other eastern states.

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.

Drop in kharif output to put pressure on food prices: PMEAC

With kharif (summer crop) output being projected to drop by 10 percent this year, food prices will remain under pressure for some time, Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council Chairman C Rangarajan has said.

More rainfall in Sept, to help rice crop: Govt

Rainfall next month is expected to be better as monsoon is unlikely to be influenced by El Nino weather pattern, helping rice and other kharif crop, Agriculture Secretary Ashish Bahuguna said Wednesday.

Crop output likely to be better than 2009 drought year: Govt

Despite deficient monsoon rains, the country's foodgrains output this year is likely to surpass that of the 2009 drought year, the government said Thursday.

Kharif output likely to be impacted on weak monsoon: RBI

RBI on Monday expressed concern over the poor monsoon situation so far this year and said production of kharif crops, mainly coarse cereals and pulses, is likely to be hit due to 21 percent deficient rainfall.

Monsoon deficit at 21%, coarse cereals a concern

The government Friday said monsoon deficiency is at 21 percent so far and expressed concern about the slow pace of sowing of coarse cereals.