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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Rising demand lifts chana futures by 0.40 per cent

    Rising demand lifts chana futures by 0.40 per cent Chana prices went up by 0.40 per cent to Rs 4,051 per quintal in futures trade Thursday as participants expanded positions, driven by rising demand in the spot market. At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for delivery in December was trading

  • Imported pulses to be tested for glyphosate contamination

    Imported pulses to be tested for glyphosate contamination In order to address a lacunae in food-safety regulations, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has directed its imports division to test glyphosate levels in imported pulses in line with global standards. Noting that the Maximum Residue Limit (MRL)

  • Poor inflows lift pulses

    Poor inflows lift pulses Most of the pulses and pulse seeds edged up at the mandis in Indore amid weak arrivals. On Friday, moong (bold) new ruled at ₹5,500-5,700 a quintal, while moong (medium) new was ₹4,500-5,100. Urad (bold) new fetched ₹4,500-4,600, while urad (medium) new ruled at ₹3,600-4,000. Masur traded lower on sluggish

  • Chana futures soften by 0.10 pc as traders trim position

    Chana futures soften by 0.10 pc as traders trim position Chana prices eased by 0.10 per cent to Rs 4,156 per quintal in futures trade Friday as speculators reduced their exposure. At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for delivery in December fell by Rs 4, or 0.10 per cent, to

  • Chana futures gain 0.96% on strong demand

    Chana futures gain 0.96% on strong demand Chana prices went up by 0.96 per cent to Rs 4,212 per quintal in futures trade Monday, as participants enlarged their positions, tracking a firm trend at the spot market on surging demand. At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for delivery in October rose by

  • Procurement at MSP will surge under PM-AASHA, but won’t fuel inflation

    Procurement at MSP will surge under PM-AASHA, but won’t fuel inflation The Centre’s procurement of oilseeds and pulses this year is expected to reach record levels, thanks to the new scheme PM-AASHA (Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan). While nutri cereals or millets (maize, bajra, jowar and ragi) will be