Vegetable prices surge ahead of mandi closure despite surge in arrivals


Vegetables prices went up further today despite increased arrivals of key produce in the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Vashi, as the market decided to remain closed tomorrow in order to facilitate disinfection and protect participants from coronavirus (Covid-19), reports Business Standard. Total vegetable arrivals in the mandi surged to 830 vehicles, holding about nine tonnes each, and […]

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India to harvest record wheat production of 106.21 million tonnes in 2019-20: Ministry of agriculture


India is set to harvest a record wheat production of 106.21 million tonne in the 2019-20 crop year on the back of good rains, according to latest government data. Wheat production has been rising year-on-year and the previous record of 103.60 million tonne was achieved during the 2018-19 crop year (July-June). Wheat is the main rabi (winter) crop, harvesting […]

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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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Garlic prices in India soar ahead of winter demand due to supply crunch


Garlic prices have risen by as much as 55 per cent since June in retail markets, due to a sharp increase in stockists’ demand and reduced supply ahead of winter season, reports Business Standard. Data compiled by the government-owned National Horticulture Board (NHB) showed that garlic prices shot up at the highest rate of 55 per cent in […]

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Onion prices rise by up to 76% on reduced supply from flood-hit states

Onion prices jumped by up to 76 per cent in the last one month due to reduction in arrivals in the agricultural mandis across the country, following floods in major supplying states such as Maharashtra, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh. Data compiled by Nashik-based National Horticultural Research & Development Foundation (NHRDF) showed the highest jump of 76 […]

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Indian government plans open market sale to deal with rising food grain stocks

With food grain stocks held by state-owned Food Corporation of India (FCI) in the central pool hitting a six- year high, the government plans to increase allocations to below-poverty-line (BPL) families and raise the open market sale scheme (OMSS) to liquidate inventory. The Union Ministry of Food is reported to have convened a meeting of all stakeholders, including officials from the […]

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India says foodgrains output may fall by 1% to 281.37 million tonnes in 2018-19

India’s foodgrains production is estimated to decline by 1 per cent to 281.37 million tonnes in 2018-19 despite record rice output, as the country is likely to harvest lower coarse cereals and pulses crops, the government said. The country had produced 284.83 million tonnes in the 2017-18 crop year (July-June). “Total foodgrains production in the […]

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India’s foodgrain production, procurement may hit record high in FY19

India’s foodgrain production is estimated to grow to an all-time high of 284.83 million tonnes in the 2017-18 crop year ending June, driven by record output in wheat, rice, coarse cereals and pulses after a normal monsoon, according to the Agriculture Ministry. “As per the fourth advance estimates on September 26, 2018, wheat production is […]

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