India bans onion exports, Maharashtra farmers agitate for its removal

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A day after the Centre banned exports of onions to contain a spike in domestic prices, farmers in the largest onion cultivating state of Maharashtra, held agitations, calling the move “arbitrary”, seeking removal of the ban. Prices of onions at Lasalgaon, Nashik,  the country’s biggest onion market in Maharashtra, have doubled to Rs 3,000 per quintal […]

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India’s major ports’ cargo handling drops by almost 17% to 245 million tonnes in Apr-Aug, 2020

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Disruptions caused by COVID-19 and subsequent lockdowns, have caused a big drop in India’s major ports’ cargo handling capacity. According to the apex ports body IPA (Indian Ports Association), the cargo handling of the country’s major ports registered a dip of 16.56 per cent to 245.04 million tonnes between April and August this fiscal. Cargo […]

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Major ports’ cargo handling drops by 18% to 193 million tonnes in April-July, 2020

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COVID-19 disruptions and lockdowns caused major ports in  India to witness a continued fall in cargo handling. The cargo handling capacity of major ports registered a 18.06 per cent drop to 193.38 million tonnes between April and July this fiscal, according to the Indian Ports Association (IPA). Cargo volumes at these 12 major ports under […]

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Iron ore, finished fertilizers rescue Indian ports over declining coal cargo

Iron ore and finished fertilizers shipments have enabled major ports to tide over falling volumes in coal and other miscellaneous cargo. Iron ore shipped through major ports soared 39 per cent between April and January of this financial year. Growth in the finished fertilizers cargo too was robust at 21.55 per cent. Thermal or steam cargo shipments plunged 14.98 per cent […]

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MMTC contracts 4,000 tonnes of onions in addition to the 17,090 tonnes already contracted

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India’s state trading arm, MMTC has further contracted 4,000 tonnes of Onions from Turkey which is expected to arrive by mid-January, 2020. This 4,000 tonnes is in addition to the 17,090 tonnes of onions already contracted which includes 6090 tonnes arriving from Egypt and 11,000 tonnes from Turkey. The Department of Consumer Affairs has also […]

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