Consumer affairs ministry seeks removal of import bar to check pulses price hike

New Delhi: The consumer affairs ministry has recommended removal of quantitative restrictions on import of pulses to preempt any price rise because of low production, a senior official said. This year, the government has allowed 400,000 tonnes of tur dal import and the window closes on Friday. The import window for urad and moong closed … Read moreConsumer affairs ministry seeks removal of import bar to check pulses price hike

Rising onion prices fueling India inflation, not rates

By Anirban Nag India’s headline inflation probably breached the central bank’s 4% medium-term threshold last month, but that surge — driven by high onion prices — is unlikely to distract monetary policy makers from their focus on growth. Economists pegged the gains in consumer prices at 4.35% in October, according to the median of 33 … Read moreRising onion prices fueling India inflation, not rates

Centre To Import 1 Lakh Tonne Onions To Check Price Rise: Union Minister

The government is also trying to facilitate import of onion through private traders (File) New Delhi:  The government on Saturday said it will import 1 lakh tonnes of onion to control prices that have risen sharply to around Rs 100/kg at some places, including the national capital. While state-owned trading firm MMTC will import onions, … Read moreCentre To Import 1 Lakh Tonne Onions To Check Price Rise: Union Minister

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 moreFlooding in major onion producing states leads to spike in prices

Centre To Get Onion Imports From Egypt, Turkey, Iran Amid Soaring Prices

Onion supplies are running short and are priced at Rs 80 per kg (Representational) New Delhi:  With supplies running short and onion prices at Rs 80 per kg, the Consumer Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday that the government will act as a facilitator for onion imports to ease the process and ensure a quick and … Read moreCentre To Get Onion Imports From Egypt, Turkey, Iran Amid Soaring Prices

Nashik: Onion markets remain shut as traders and farmers protest against export ban

Due to a dip in onion sowing ares in Maharashtra and Karantaka, prices have soared in the last few months. Trade in most of the onion markets in Nashik districts remained suspended on Monday as farmers took to the roads to protest again the export ban on the bulb. Protests are expected to intensify in … Read moreNashik: Onion markets remain shut as traders and farmers protest against export ban

As prices soar, govt bans export of onions ’till further orders’

The government on Sunday prohibited the export of all varieties of the bulb vegetable with immediate effect. In order to curb rising onion prices across the country, the Ministry of Commerce & Industry on Sunday prohibited the export of all varieties of the bulb with immediate effect. A notification issued by the ministry read, “Export … Read moreAs prices soar, govt bans export of onions ’till further orders’

Amid price rise, onions worth Rs 1 lakh stolen from farmer’s store house in Nashik

Based on his complaint, a case of theft has been registered and search is on for his stock in local markets as well as in neighbouring Gujarat (Express Photo By Mayur Bargaje) Amid the spiralling onion prices, a farmer in Maharashtra’s Nashik district has complained that his stock of the key kitchen staple worth around … Read moreAmid price rise, onions worth Rs 1 lakh stolen from farmer’s store house in Nashik

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