Vegetable prices soar across India; tomato crosses Rs 100/kg

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After petrol and diesel, prices of vegetables are spoiling the party in the kitchens of India. Amid the sky-rocketing prices of edible oil and pulses, increase in vegetable prices is testing the Indian consumer’s tenacity like never before. Price of peas and tomatoes, which are generally cheap in winter, have touched new highs. Against a […]

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Shifting away from coal mining, Chhattisgarh state experiments with developing forestry flora

For decades, mining has eaten into the forests of mineral-rich Chhattisgarh. But as the state moves away from opening coal mines, authorities have introduced measures to boost output of forest goods – from tamarind to cashew nuts and medicinal seeds. In the forests of Bastar in Chhattisgarh, women have been busy plucking the tan-coloured fruits […]

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