Azadpur Mandi operators fear major disruption in supply

BY RITWIK SINHA Even as the wholesale sellers have not exactly downed their shutters at Azadpur Mandi (Asia’s biggest wholesale market for fruits & vegetables) following government’s announcement of lockdown for three weeks to combat Coronavirus crisis, the market operators are reporting situation increasingly turning out to be adverse for them. The wide fluctuation in […]

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National Fisheries Policy to improve income of fishermen: Giriraj Singh


The proposed New National Fisheries Policy will focus on bringing new technology and ways to deal with the threat from cyclones as part of the overall objective to improve the income of fishermen,  informed Union Fisheries Minister Giriraj Singh in the Rajya Sabha. The proposed policy will incorporate the provisions of the existing National Policy […]

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Subsidised LPG price hiked by Rs 35.55 per cylinder in 5 months: Oil Minister Pradhan

The price of subsidised cooking gas (LPG) has been hiked by Rs 35.55 per cylinder in the last five months, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said. As per government policy, LPG all over the country is available only at market price. However, households are entitled to buying 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg each at a subsidised rate […]

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Vegetable prices surge ahead of mandi closure despite surge in arrivals


Vegetables prices went up further today despite increased arrivals of key produce in the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Vashi, as the market decided to remain closed tomorrow in order to facilitate disinfection and protect participants from coronavirus (Covid-19), reports Business Standard. Total vegetable arrivals in the mandi surged to 830 vehicles, holding about nine tonnes each, and […]

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