Government plans to extend urad imports till June on likely domestic shortage: Sources
According to sources, "So far, only 2 lakh tonnes of urad has been imported. The pulses situation was reviewed recently by the concerned ministeries and a consensus has emerged to give time till June for undertaking the import of rest of the quota."
Maize prices fall 15% on the back of rising imports
Prices of the grain, which is largely consumed by the poultry feed and starch manufacture...
NBHC comes out with its final 2019-20 kharif crop estimates, most of the crops show decline
The total oil seeds production is estimated to be...
Kharif crops production likely to decline up to 53.3 per cent due to erratic weather
In the current assessment, coarse grains, pulses, oil seeds and sugarcane have marginally pushed themselves further in the negative region with an expected decline of 14.14 per cent, 14.09 per cent, 53.31 per cent and 11.07 per cent over the last estimate, respectively, according to a report by the National Bulk Handling Corporation (NBHC).
Broad-based market recovery key theme for 2020: Mahesh Patil
The cyclical recovery in the economy will prop-up earnings next year, says Patil.
Rains Hit Output: Millers seek urad, green peas imports
Urad prices are 30 per cent above the minimum support price of ₹70-80 a kg.
Group of ministers set up to review crop insurance scheme
The GoM includes home minister Amit Shah and agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar as members and other members include the ministers of state for agriculture, finance, tribal affairs and animal husbandry.
Onion at eye-watering Rs 150/kg; imports underway
Imported onions have started arriving. About 1,160 tonne has reached India. Additional 10,560 tonne of shipments are expected to arrive in the next 3-4 days Both red and yellow onions have been imported from Turkey, Egypt and Afghanistan. The shipments are landing at Mumbai port, the official said.
Onion prices may stay firm on low imports
Only a substantial increase in domestic arrivals of the crop can help significantly ease onion prices in the local markets.
Higher mandi prices for kharif crop, likely bumper rabi harvest spell gains for farmers: Crisil Research
In crop year 2018-19, farm profits jumped 26% on-year over a low base of the preceding year (2017-18), which had seen per-hectare profits decline due to low mandi prices following a bumper crop. The outlook for this year is muted in comparison, though a rise in mandi prices for kharif and higher productivity for rabi crop would lend support to overall profitability.
790 tonnes of imported onion reach India; some sent to AP, Delhi: Government official
An approximately 12,000-tonne of onion shipment is expected to arrive by end of December. Retail onion prices are ruling at an average Rs 100 per kg in major cities, but rates are as high as Rs 160 per kg in some parts of the country. Andhra Pradesh and Delhi governments have already placed their demands and have started lifting imported onions.
Higher wholesale prices, strong reservoir levels to help farmers in FY20
The central government's spending on the rural sector has increased 21% in the first seven months of fiscal 2020, the fastest growth in 11 years. All these factors, the unusually strong water reservoir levels and pick-up in rabi crop sowing activity, are initial signs pointing toward the rural sector bottoming out, Motilal Oswal says.
NCDEX relaunches bajra futures after 7 years
The futures contract of bajra will be available for trading for expiry in January, February, March and April.
Average onion prices jump five fold to Rs 101 per kg compared to last year
The MoS informed that all-India daily average retail price stood at Rs 101.35 per kg on Tuesday (December 10) as against Rs 55.95 per kg a month-ago and Rs 19.69 per kg a year-ago. As per Agriculture Ministry estimates, the storage of onion in 2017 and 2018 stood at 48.73 lakh tonnes and 50.05 Lakh tonnes, respectively.
Relaxed phytosanitary rules lead to surge in onion imports, help lower prices
At a meeting called by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade, traders assured officials that fears of foreign pests and disease impacting domestic onion crops due to relaxed phytosanitary norms were unfounded.
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