Government of India might impose Minimum Export Price on onions to curb price rise

As onion prices witnessed a sudden spurt over the past week, the government has threatened to re-impose the minimum export price (MEP) on the commodity to improve domestic supply if traders try to hoard the edible bulbs to exploit the situation. Apprehending a potential fallout of the price rise of the politically-sensitive commodity, the government […]

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Air pollution from India’s stubble burning leads to $35 billion economic losses: IFPRI Study

Air pollution from intense crop residue burning (CRB) leads to an estimated economic loss of over USD 35 billion annually, claims a study by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Additionally, CRB is also a leading risk factor for acute respiratory infection (ARI), especially among children less than five years, particularly in the northern parts […]

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India’s NAFED to set up 100 bio-CNG plants under public-private partnership (PPP) model

National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED), the apex organisation of marketing cooperatives for agricultural produce in India, plans to set up 100 bio-CNG manufacturing facilities, with an estimated investment of Rs 5,000 crore, across the country, under the public-private partnership model. NAFED has also entered into an agreement with Indian Oil Corporation […]

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