Onion prices in India threaten to rise again on fall in production fears and rise in festive season demand


Come October-November, onion prices may skyrocket, like they did last year and around the same time in many of the previous years, exposing the absence of a policy paradigm to ensure price stability of India’s staple vegetable, despite it being a political hot potato, Financial Express reports. Already, wholesale onion prices have nearly doubled within […]

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Strong chance of La Nina from September, but above-average temperatures to rule – WMO


There is a 60 percent chance of a weak La Niña event developing during September to November 2020, according to a new El Niño/La Niña update from the World Meteorological Organization. Despite the tendency for La Niña to have a cooling effect on global temperatures overall, above-average temperatures are expected to be predominant. The El Niño/Southern […]

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Global alert for La Nina; high chances of increased rainfall


Global weather forecasters have issued a La Nina alert, indicating high chances of rainfall in India. This will further increase monsoon rainfall and boost India’s rural economy with a record harvest. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) raised its El Niño-Southern Oscillation Outlook to La Niña ALERT status, meaning the chance of a La Niña occurring this […]

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Vegetable prices in India plunge by over 40% during the past three weeks on surge in arrivals


Vegetable prices have declined about 44 per cent over the past three weeks because of a sharp increase in arrivals of new crops. A new trend of farmers and aggregators supplying directly to consumers is being observed as there has been a reduction in mandi arrivals. The data compiled by the National Horticulture Board showed okra […]

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Monsoon keeps date with India; Met predicts normal rain this year


The critical southwest monsoon, which feeds the country’s key agriculture sector, hit the shores of the southern Kerala state, keeping its usual date with India and bringing hope for an economy devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in a statement that widespread rainfall had occurred over Kerala during past 2 […]

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