• Rabi sowing down by 32 lakh hectares till this week

    Rabi sowing down by 32 lakh hectares till this week Crop coverage slipping across the board; some gains in oilseeds but the pace is dropping. The looming threat of drought has become more pronounced as the area planted during the current rabi season dipped further by 32 lakh hectares (lh) till this week compared with […]

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  • Chana futures slide 1.07% on profit-booking

    Chana futures slide 1.07% on profit-booking Chana prices dipped by 1.07 per cent to Rs 4,612 per quintal in futures trade Thursday as speculators booked profits at prevailing levels amid easing demand at the spot market. At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for delivery in December fell by Rs 50, or 1.07 per […]

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  • Chana futures fall 0.55 per cent on muted demand

    Chana futures fall 0.55 per cent on muted demand Chana prices declined by 0.55 per cent to Rs 4,670 per quintal in futures trade Wednesday after participants reduced their exposure amid subdued demand at spot market. Profit-booking at higher levels also weighed on the sentiment. Read More At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for delivery […]

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  • More areas under pulses

    More areas under pulses A variety of crops will be grown in 97,700 hectares in rabi season, the DDA said. Seeds will be provided through PACS at the village level. Read More DHENKANAL:  The district administration has assured farmers that commercial banks and cooperative societies will sanction agricultural loans for cultivating more pulses, vegetables and other […]

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  • India faces heat over import curbs on pulses

    India faces heat over import curbs on pulses India is facing increased heat at the World Trade Organization for continuing with its quantitative restrictions (QRs) on import of certain pulses to check falling prices in the domestic market. Australia, Canada and the US, who had complained about the restrictions imposed in April, have submitted fresh […]

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  • Import curbs on pulses may continue till March.

    Import curbs on pulses may continue till March. Import restrictions on pulses are likely to be extended till March as the government looks to ensure that farmers get remunerative prices for their produce. In April, the government had allowed traders to import 1 lakh tonnes of yellow peas, 2 lakh tonnes of arhar and 3 lakh […]

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  • Tur and chana farmers in Maharashtra to get Rs 480-crore grant

    Tur and chana farmers in Maharashtra to get Rs 480-crore grant The Maharashtra government has decided to give a grant of Rs 480 crore to Chana and Tur farmers who had registered under the government’s procurement scheme last season but their produce was not procured. The government has decided to give an endowment of `1,000 […]

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  • Pulses, beans imported into India safe for consumption: FSSAI

    Pulses, beans imported into India safe for consumption: FSSAI Pulses and beans imported into India are safe for consumption with no presence of glyphosate, the country’s top food regulator said putting to rest concerns about contamination of these commodities with harmful toxins. “There is no concern regarding the the presence of glyphosate in these commodities. This […]

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  • Drought seen impacting kharif pulses

    Drought seen impacting kharif pulses After languishing for almost two years, the prices of pulses such as tur/arhar and urad have rebounded over the past few weeks as production has been impacted by scanty rains in the key growing regions of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Over the past two-three weeks, the prices of […]

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  • Chana up in futures trade on spot demand

    Chana up in futures trade on spot demand Chana prices spurted by 1.48 per cent to Rs 4,648 per quintal in futures trade Thursday after speculators widened their bets, driven by strong demand from dal mills in spot market. At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for delivery in November jumped Rs 68, or 1.48 per […]

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