Potato prices jump by 25% due to crop damage, frequent hailstorms

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Potato prices have jumped by 25 per cent in a month due to crop damage and frequent hailstorms in major cultivating regions. The price currently stands at double than its quote around the same time last year, reports Business Standard. The data compiled by the Nashik-based National Horticultural Research & Development Foundation showed model potato price […]

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India’s sugar production till the end of February 2020 declines by 22% to 19.5 million tonnes

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Sugar production till February 29, 2020, in the current sugar season (SS: Oct 2019-March 2020) has declined by 22 per cent to 19.48 million tonnes (MT), against 24.93 MT produced in the same period last season. From October 1, 2019, till February 29, 2020, there were 453 sugar mills in operations, against 520 mills in […]

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No El Nino, but world still expected to be hotter due to climate change, says WMO

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Above average temperatures are expected in many parts of the globe in the next few months, even without the presence of a warming El Niño event, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). El Nino causes a surge in global temperatures but researchers have now found human-induced climate change is as powerful as the natural […]

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Wholesale onion prices firm up on lifting of ban on export; Shetkari Sanghatana rues government interference

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Wholesale Onion prices at Lasalgaon — the country’s largest wholesale market for the bulb firmed up last week by Rs 500 per quintal after Ram Vilas Paswan, Union minister of consumer affairs, food & public distribution tweeted that the government has decided to lift the ban on onion export. The minister tweeted that since the […]

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Alphonso mango exports from Maharashtra on the decline

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Alphonso mango exports from Maharashtra are on the decline, top officials of the Maharashtra State Agriculture Marketing Board (MSAMB) said, as per a report in the Financial Express. The Geographical Indication (GI) tag could become a major aspect for export and the Marketing Board has therefore decided to come up with several incentives for GI […]

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