India to facilitate onion imports for quick supply as domestic prices rise

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The Department of Consumer Affairs (DoCA) through an inter-ministerial committee has again reviewed the prices and availability of onions. During the meeting it was informed by officials that supply disruptions are mainly due to rain and two cyclones and it is expected to improve in the coming days. With supplies running short and onion prices […]

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India imposes stock limit on onion trade; bans exports

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In view of sustained high price of onions in the market, Central Government has imposed stock limits on onion traders to facilitate release of stocks in the market and prevention of hoarding by traders. Further, the government of India has banned export of onions with immediate effect till further orders for improving domestic availability. Recently, […]

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Government of India might impose Minimum Export Price on onions to curb price rise

As onion prices witnessed a sudden spurt over the past week, the government has threatened to re-impose the minimum export price (MEP) on the commodity to improve domestic supply if traders try to hoard the edible bulbs to exploit the situation. Apprehending a potential fallout of the price rise of the politically-sensitive commodity, the government […]

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NAFED and FCI procure nearly 38 lakh tonne oilseeds and pulses under PM-Aasha

Nafed and Food Corporation of India, among themselves, have procured nearly 38 lakh tonne of oilseeds and pulses under the flagship PM-Aasha scheme during both kharif and rabi seasons of 2018-19 crop year (July-June), as more and more farmers prefer to sell their crops to government agencies for getting the MSP benefit, says a report […]

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NAFED to procure 20 lakh tonnes each of pulses, oilseeds at MSP

India’s central government’s National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) is planning to buy 20 lakh tonne of mustard and 15-20 lakh tonne of pulses in the ongoing rabi (winter-sown) harvesting season at the minimum support price (MSP). NAFED will buy pulses and oilseeds on behalf of the government to provide MSP to farmers. The co-operative […]

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India’s NAFED to set up 100 bio-CNG plants under public-private partnership (PPP) model

National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED), the apex organisation of marketing cooperatives for agricultural produce in India, plans to set up 100 bio-CNG manufacturing facilities, with an estimated investment of Rs 5,000 crore, across the country, under the public-private partnership model. NAFED has also entered into an agreement with Indian Oil Corporation […]

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NAFED and FCI Oilseeds, Pulses procurement at extreme slow pace

Food Corporation of India (FCI) and National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED), which have a target to procure 33 lakh tonnes of oilseeds and pulses under the Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan (PM-AASHA) in the 2018-19 marketing season ending March, have only been able to procure 3.75 lakh tonnes so far. […]

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India’s NAFED to begin selling buffer stock of onions

India’s National Agriculture Co-operative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED), which procured onions from Lasalgaon in Maharashtra and other wholesale markets in the state over the past four months, is now set to dispose nearly 13,000 tonnes of the buffer stock from its various storage facilities across Nashik district, top officials said. The central government had […]

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