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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

Govt strict on Pulse's businessman, to take action for not maintaining supply orde. Watch complete news story of News Tonight for getting detailed updates!

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.

Ground analysis of the downfall in pulses price

Ground analysis of the downfall in pulses price. Watch this special segment and get to know more here.

'Food prices may cool on kharif sowing; rate cut unlikely'

Experts and industry said kharif sowing trends indicate cooling of food inflation in the coming months, even as chances of a rate cut in the near-term are low, given the rise in WPI and retail inflation.

Price rise: FM Jaitley counters Rahul Gandhi, says bluster no match to statistics

Price rise: FM Jaitley counters Rahul Gandhi, says bluster no match to statistics

Countering Rahul Gandhi's broadside on Prime Minister on inflation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said any form of "bluster" is not a substitute for statistics as he reeled out numbers to assert that the government has brought down prices substantially.

 

FM Jaitley hits back at Rahul Gandhi, says price rise was at its peak during UPA regime

FM Jaitley hits back at Rahul Gandhi, says price rise was at its peak during UPA regime

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday countered Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi`s assertion that the NDA government only make false promises and asked the latter to introspect the ten-year-rule of the former UPA regime when price rise was at its peak.

Centre asks states to remove taxes on pulses and edible oils

Centre asks states to remove taxes on pulses and edible oils

Government has asked the states to remove all local taxes on essential food items, like pulses and edible oils, among other steps to ensure supplies at affordable prices.

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Costlier food items push June WPI inflation to 1.62%

Costlier food items push June WPI inflation to 1.62%

Costlier vegetables, pulses and sugar pushed WPI inflation for the third straight month in June to 1.62 percent, queering the pitch for the Reserve Bank to reduce rates in its August policy meet.

Govt taking measures to control prices of pulses

Govt taking measures to control prices of pulses

With pulses still ruling as high as Rs 200 per kg, the government said it is taking several measures to boost domestic output and imports, besides taking action against hoarders to control rates. 

How to tackle rising Dal prices? Baba Ramdev has a solution

How to tackle rising Dal prices? Baba Ramdev has a solution

While the country is grappling to deal with the sky-rocketing pulses price, yoga guru Baba Ramdev has come forward with an unique idea to deal with the situation.

Pulses, tomato prices remain high

Prices of pulses continued to rule high at up to Rs 200 per kg, while two key vegetables - tomato and potato - stayed costly at up to Rs 80 and Rs 35/kg despite multi-pronged efforts by authorities to check the rise.

Govt studies option of growing pulses in African nations

Govt studies option of growing pulses in African nations

Government is exploring the feasibility of contract farming of pulses in African countries -- Mozambique, Tanzania and Malawi -- as it looks for a long-term solution to domestic shortage and high prices.

Pulses race to Rs 200/kg; Govt orders crackdown on hoarders

Pulses race to Rs 200/kg; Govt orders crackdown on hoarders

Prices of pulses inched close to Rs 200/kg Thursday even as the Centre has decided to increase the buffer stock by over five times to 8 lakh tonnes for retail sale at a highly subsidised rate of Rs 120/kg.