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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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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Government of India estimates 2018-19 rice procurement at record 45 million tonnes


The government of India, which is already sitting on a record stockpile of rice expects procurement of the food grain to touch a new high of about 45 million tonnes in the current procurement year that ends September 2019. The government had bought more than 37 million tonnes rice from farmers in the kharif season, […]

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India’s wheat production estimated at 25.16 million tonnes


The government of India has estimated the country’s wheat production at 25.16 million tonnes in the 2018-19 Rabi crop sowing season. The estimate came in a meeting of the Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA). The FCA, which was tasked with overseeing strategic measures to ensure food security in the country, reviewed harvests of Rabi crops […]

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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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