• Maharashtra govt to sell tur dal at subsidised Rs 55 a kilo through PDS system

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Tuesday decided to sell tur dal at subsidised rates through its public distribution system (PDS). A decision to this effect was taken by the state Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The Cabinet approved a proposal to sell tur dal after milling it, which had been procured through

  • Urad, kabuli gram weaken on muted demand

    New Delhi, Nov 20 () Prices of urad and kabuli gram fell by up to Rs 200 per quintal at the wholesale pulses market today owing to slackened demand. Traders said, easing demand from retailers against adequate stocks position, mainly weighed on urad and kabuli gram prices. In the national capital, urad

  • Chana futures extend gains, up 1.20%

    Chana prices advanced by 1.20 per cent to Rs 4,875 per quintal in futures trading today as participants built positions in response to rising demand in the spot market against tight supplies. Fresh enquiries from dal mills also fuelled the uptrend. At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for

  • India’s 2017 pulses output may cross 22MT for the second year

    The output of pulses this year would cross 22 million tonnes (MT) for a second time in a row, taking India closer to achieving self-sufficiency in the production of the protein-rich food crop, said a government official.  Last year, the production had increased to 22.6 MT from around 17-18 MT.

  • Agri Buzz: NCDEX Calls Permitting Pulses Export A Path Breaking Initiative

    The National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Ltd. (NCDEX) welcomed the government’s move to permit export of various pulses. This move would be a path breaking initiative by GOI, especially at the time when prices of pulses are ruling below MSP in most parts of the country. This is also the

  • NCDEX demands lifting ban on tur & urad futures

    New Delhi, Nov 18 () Commodity bourse NCDEX today demanded lifting of a decade-long ban on tur and urad futures trading as it welcomed the government’s move to remove export curbs on all kinds of pulses in the interest of farmers. Encouraging pulses export is a “path breaking” move at a time

  • Prices end flat in thin trade

    New Delhi, Nov 18 (PTI) Steady conditions prevailed at the wholesale pulses market today as prices by and large moved in a narrow range on alternate bouts of trading and settled at previous levels. Traders said adequate stocks position against sporadic demand mainly kept prices unaltered. Following are today’s pulses

  • Govt removes restrictions on export of all types of pulses

    The government today did away with restrictions on export of all kinds of pulses to help farmers get better prices for their produce. “Opening of exports of all types of pulses will help the farmers dispose of their products at remunerative prices and encourage them to expand the area of

  • Ban on export of all pulses lifted

    The government today removed prohibition on export of all types of pulses to ensure that “farmers have greater choice in marketing their produce and getting better remuneration for their produce”.The approval followed a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The CCEA

  • Government removes export restrictions on pulses, provides relief to farmers

    The government extended further relief to farmers, hit hard by plunging prices, removing export restrictions on all pulses on Thursday. Union IT and law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) had decided to do so to enable farmers to get more remunerative prices