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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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

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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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Transportation and storage of perishable farm produce to receive 50% subsidy under India’s Operations Green

In the third installment of announcements of the special economic package, India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that Operation Greens would be expanded from tomatoes, onions, and potatoes, (TOP), to other fruits and vegetables too.  Operation Greens is a government-approved project that aims at maintaining the supply of tomato, onion, and potato crops (TOP crops) across India […]

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Supply chain breakdown leads to price rise in staples including potatoes, onions, pulses and sugar

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Supply disruptions and exodus of migrant workforce have already started having impact on prices of staples and vegetables all across the country. Wholesale prices of essential commodities, especially vegetables, have shown a sharp increase during the last few days. A three-week lockdown in India aimed at stopping the coronavirus is preventing perishables from reaching its […]

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Sharp rise in tomato prices after Maharashtra rains hit supplies, but unlikely to affect value-added food items

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While tomato prices had doubled in the last one month after supply reduced from Maharashtra, owing to incessant rains across major growing regions. However, the prices in the domestic market have started to cool from the highs it reached after massive crop loss due to floods and heavy rainfall in major producing states. The impact of […]

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