Pandemic triggers demand for immunity-boosting food, tipping market dynamics


The Covid-19 pandemic is changing food habits in India, and food and dairy companies are getting into the game by launching new products that they say help boost our immune systems to prepare us better to battle the coronavirus, Shampa Bahadur reports. Boosting immune system has never felt more urgent. Since the outbreak of the […]

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Prices of dairy products in India unlikely to rise in short term after lockdown hits demand, says CRISIL

Supply chain disruptions in the early weeks of the two-month nationwide lockdown and bread-and-butter issues for hotels, restaurants and cafes that had to shutdown, have materially reduced demand for dairy products in India, ratings and research firm CRISIL said in a report. This is despite supply of most dairy products continuing during the lockdown, since […]

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India admits only 26-33% wheat harvested so far during current season


The Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, under the Ministry of agriculture has announced that during the rabi season 2020, only 26-33 per cent of wheat against total sown area has been harvested till now. This has amounted to one lakh million tonnes of harvested wheat. The government also announced oilseeds procurement worth Rs. […]

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Dairy industry severely hit by Coronavirus lockdown; Assam farmers throwing away thousands litres of milk each day

The dairy industry in Assam is facing lots of hurdles which has severely impacted the livelihood of thousands of dairy farmers in the state. The farmers are left with no option but to throw away thousands litres of milk each day. As per reports, dairy farmers in Jorabat area of Kamrup district are waiting for the state government to ease restrictions […]

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Mother Dairy says ready with contingency plans to deal with Coronavirus disruptions; milk supplies in place


Dairy major Mother Dairy, which has a dominating presence in India’s national capital region (NCR), said it had drawn up contingency plans to keep its supply chain intact to meet with any demand pressure in the coming weeks, reports Ritwik Sinha. All of India is currently under a three-week lockdown declared by the government in […]

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