Crop arrivals to mandis rise after Supreme Court stays the three farm laws

Arrivals of several crops in the organised mandis have picked up ever since the Supreme Court stayed the implementation of the three contentious farm laws on 12 January, 2021, according to official data on the Union agriculture ministry’s Agmarknet portal. Of the ten major kharif crops, mandis have seen increased arrivals in five crops – […]

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Heavy rains affected crops like paddy, pulses, oilseeds, vegetables in India, says minister

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Heavy rains in some parts of the country have affected standing crops including paddy, pulses, oilseeds, spices, fruits and vegetables, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha. “There have been extreme weather events in the form of heavy rains in some parts of the country which affected the standing crops,” he said.  Tomar […]

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High prices of pulses may affect nutrition security in India: Tata-Cornell Institute study

Food habits during coronavirus (COVID-19) may have shifted from diverse and nutritive diets to staple foods such as wheat and rice as the prices of vegetables, pulses and eggs rose sharply after the lockdown while those of cereals remained relatively stable, according to a new study by the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition in […]

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Centre to offload 8.47 lakh tonne Pulses from buffer stock to boost supply, control prices

The government has decided to offload 8.47 lakh tonnes of pulses from its buffer stock and will sell foodgrains to states at market price to boost domestic availability and ensure stability in prices. The average prices of pulses are ruling at Rs 60-95 per kg in major cities, but maximum rate of urad is as […]

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India’s wholesale inflation rises to 2.93% in February 2019

Inflation based on wholesale prices rose to 2.93% in February over the previous month due to hardening of prices of primary articles, fuel and power, according to latest government data. According to India’s commerce ministry’s latest release, the price of betel leaves, maize, arhar, bajra, barley, jowar, poultry chicken, moong, masur, wheat, paddy, urad, pork, […]

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