Jayashree Bhosale

  • The tear-jerker: Onion prices cross Rs 200/kg

    The tear-jerker: Onion prices cross Rs 200/kg

    Traders said they had not foreseen such an acute scarcity of onion, which happened mainly because of heavy rain. They said farmers were harvesting pre-mature onion to benefit from present high rates. Though onion prices are at their historic highs, it has barely helped many farmers recover past year's losses and get decent returns this year.

    India to export 4 million tonnes of sugar, says Marex Spectron

    India to export 4 million tonnes of sugar, says Marex Spectron

    The survey tried to answer three burning questions in front of the global sugar industry, which include the anticipated Indian sugar production during 2019/ 20, the anticipated exports from country and anticipated sugar production of Thailand.

    UP sugar mills not interested in converting old sugar to ethanol

    UP sugar mills not interested in converting old sugar to ethanol

    However, mills in Uttar Pradesh, the top sugar-producing state, are not keen on converting old stocks to ethanol. In Maharashtra, they are undecided about the benefits of the scheme, even though the state’s sugar industry had pushed for permission to convert old sugar into ethanol.

    Wholesale onion prices hit Rs 100/kg

    Wholesale onion prices hit Rs 100/kg

    Retail rates of best quality onion have been ruling above Rs 100/kg in most cities of south India and close to Rs 100/kg in north India.

    This winter will not be severe, says MoES secretary

    This winter will not be severe, says MoES secretary

    The high temperatures and heat waves of the current year are expected to have a role in reducing the winter chill. "Normally, a year after the El Nino event becomes one of hotter temperatures. The hottest year of 2016 was preceded by one of the strongest El Nino events of 2015," said M Rajeevan.

    At Rs 82/kg, wholesale onion prices hit record high levels in Maharashtra

    At Rs 82/kg, wholesale onion prices hit record high levels in Maharashtra

    The highest price of onion, normally fetched by only a few quintal onions, was Rs 82 per kg at Pimpalgaon Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC), India’s largest onion market. The lowest price of the day for good quality onion was Rs 45 per kg while it was Rs 22 per kg for inferior quality, rain damaged onion.

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