Farmers who planned to buy inputs to plant rabi crops from wheat to chana with their receipts also felt being duped by shopkeepers who demanded higher rates.
In a statement issued by the ministry after a review meeting, Paswan said the country has started with a carryover stock of 7.71 million tonnes of sugar.
Weather scientists and Arvind Kejriwal say blame paddy stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana for hazardous levels of air pollution in the capital.
Delhi pollution: It will cost Rs 11,000 cr over years to combat the situation, says Punjab government
The Punjab government said it will cost Rs 11,000 cr over years to combat the situation while experts said the use of harvesters, which leave behind a stubble, is a necessity for farmer
The minister said the state government is watching what the environment ministry’s genetic engineering appraisal committee (GEAC) has to say on the matter.
Retailers say operating food-only retail stores does not make business sense because of the waferthin margins.
Compared to 2015, air pollution levels in Delhi were two to three times higher on an average at 200 microgram per cubic metre during Diwali.
Mahajan said that the general feeling in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh was against GM.
Apart from pulses, prices of cooking oils and vegetables have steadied, helping retail inflation moderate. Sugar prices, however, have increased nearly 40% year on year.
Prices of pulses, which led the spike in food prices, are already down, with tur and urad selling up to 25% lower than last year due to higher supply and favourable base effect.
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