Kharif production likely to decline by 53% due to heavy post-monsoon showers: NBHC

The country’s kharif food production could be much lower than the Centre’s first advance estimate of a marginal fall. Heavy post-monsoon showers are a key reason. The production of coarse grains, pulses, oil seeds and sugarcane is expected to decline in the summer season of 2019-20 due to late monsoon and erratic and heavy rains […]

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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

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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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