Cabinet approves import of 1.2 lakh tonnes onion: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to the Food Ministry’s recent decision to import 1.2 lakh tonnes of onions in a bid to improve the domestic availability of the key kitchen staple and check prices. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman informed about the decision at a media briefing after the Cabinet meeting. On … Read more Cabinet approves import of 1.2 lakh tonnes onion: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Flooding in major onion producing states leads to spike in prices

Heavy unseasonal rainfall has locked latest onion produce in wet fields throughout onion growing states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Telangana. As a ripple effect, onion prices increased everywhere in the country. The politically sensitive bulb’s prices however are set to ease in coming months, sparking fears farmers will not get fair prices for their crop. … Read more Flooding in major onion producing states leads to spike in prices

Groundnut output likely to be 40% more than last year

NEW DELHI: Due to bumper production in Gujarat in this Kharif season, the groundnut output in the country is expected to be around 40% more than last year. According industry body Solvent Extractors Association (SEA), which keeps track on oilseeds production in the country, the groundnut production is likely to be around 5.1 million tonnes … Read more Groundnut output likely to be 40% more than last year

Wholesale onion prices fall below Rs 30/kg at Lasalgoan after govt measures

MUMBAI: Onion prices declined below Rs 30 per kg level at Lasalgoan in Maharasthra, Asia’s largest wholesale market for the bulb crop, after the government banned export and imposed stock limit on traders. The maximum wholesale rate of onion at Lasalgoan in Nasik district have declined from the peak of Rs 51 per kg during … Read more Wholesale onion prices fall below Rs 30/kg at Lasalgoan after govt measures

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar expresses concern over delay in sowing of kharif crops

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Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar Monday expressed concern over the delay in sowing due to deficient rains. (File Photo) Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar Monday expressed concern over the delay in sowing due to deficient rains but said there is still time for planting of Kharif (summer-sown) crops. The Centre is in touch with the … Read more Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar expresses concern over delay in sowing of kharif crops

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