Prices of key vegetables fall on robust supply at mandis across the country

Mandi prices of onion, garlic and tomato have witnessed a sharp decline compared to last year as supplies improved on the back of more than adequate monsoon rains in key producer states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Traders say that prices of these key agricultural commodities are expected to remain depressed in the […]

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India’s Food Ministry fear loss of tomato, onion and potato crops due to erratic weather

Erratic weather conditions like rains and hailstorms witnessed recently are likely to hit the yield of key vegetables such as potato, onion and tomato, thus pushing up their prices in the coming weeks, a market intelligence report prepared by the ministry of food processing industries (MFPI) has stated. Currently, mandis’ prices of the key vegetables […]

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


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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Kisan Rail marks its 150th run from Maharashtra to Malda carrying onions

The 150th Kisan Rail departed from Nagarsol in Maharashtra on 10 May 2021, carrying 246 tonnes of onions, to Malda Town of West Bengal. The South Central Railway had commenced the operation of Kisan Rail in the beginning of 2021. The first rail departed from Nagarsol on January 5. In about 126 days, 150 rounds have been completed. Till now, Kisan Rail has transported about 47,957 tonnes […]

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Rising food prices temporary, will be normal soon: DEA Secretary


The current trend of increases food prices, particularly vegetables like onions and potatoes is  a temporary phenomenon, Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj said. However, arrival of new crops and measures by the government to improve supply of essential commodities will soon put a stop to the skyrocketing prices, he added. Some commodities like onion, potatoes […]

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