NAFED issues international tender to buy, import 100,000 tonnes of corn

NAFED has issued an international tender to purchase and import up to 100,000 tonnes of corn (maize), European traders revealed to Reuters. The corn should be sourced from Ukraine, they said. The tender closes on December 3 with offers having to remain valid up to December 24. NAFED, the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of […]

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India expects 1,000 tonnes of onion imports by the end of November 2019


Private traders have placed orders for importing onions and at least 1,000 tonnes are expected by month end, which will help ease retail prices that is still ruling high at over Rs 60/kg, a senior government official said. The retail prices of onion had soared to Rs 100/kg a week back in the national capital, […]

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India extends relaxed fumigation norms for onion imports till December 31, 2019

The Agriculture Ministry on Wednesday extended relaxed fumigation norms for imported onions up to December 31, in a bid to improve domestic supply and check prices that have skyrocketed up to Rs 100 per kg, PTI reports. On November 6 this year, the ministry had liberalised fumigation provisions under the Plant Quarantine (PQ) Order, 2003 […]

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Heavy untimely rains hit 54 lakh hectare of crops in Maharashtra


Preliminary estimates by the agriculture department of Maharashtra reveal that standing crop spread over 54 lakh hectare has been damaged by the unseasonal rains. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has directed officials to conduct Panchanamas so that the government can assess the total damage and consider compensation for farmers. Farmers have demanded immediate Panchnamas to help […]

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India estimates 2019-20 kharif crop output at 140.57 million tonnes

India’s food grains production during the rainfed Kharif season (2019-20) is estimated at 140.57 million tonnes – 0.8 per cent down from the total output estimated in 2018-19 Kharif. However, it is 6.38 per cent more than average foodgrain production of previous five years’ (2013-14 to 2017-18). As per the first advance estimate released by […]

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