• IPGA seeks inclusion of pulses in PDS to help farmers

    NEW DELHI, OCT 20:   Pulses industry body IPGA has demanded that the government should supply pulses through ration shops to provide better price realisation to farmers and ensure the country’s nutritional security. India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA) has written a letter to Consumer Affairs Ministry seeking inclusion of pulses

  • Bring pulses under public distribution system: IPGA

    NEW DELHI: Pulses industry association Indian Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA) has demanded that pulses be brought under the public distribution system (PDS). According to IPGA, doing so would be beneficial both to farmers’ incomes and citizens’ nutrition. The demand has been placed with the consumer affairs ministry through a

  • IPGA seeks inclusion of pulses in PDS to help farmers

    New Delhi, Oct 20 () Pulses industry body IPGA has demanded that the government should supply pulses through ration shops to provide better price realisation to farmers and ensure the country’s nutritional security. India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA) has written a letter to Consumer Affairs Ministry seeking inclusion of pulses in

  • Women can propel India to second green revolution: Agriculture Minister

    Women can propel India towards second green revolution provided they get opportunities and adequate facilities, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said today. He said that the government through its various policies is providing opportunities to women such as organic farming, self-employment scheme and Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana. Women play an important role in

  • Venkaiah Naidu pitches for more investment in agriculture

    New Delhi: Vice-president M. Venkaiah Naidu has pitched for more governmental investment in agriculture, as he bemoaned that “not enough” was being done by the Parliament, politicians and the press to address the issues related to farmers. India is still an agriculture-dominated country but even after 70 years of Independence,

  • Will bumper yield of pulses derail India’s deal with Mozambique?

    New Delhi: A bumper crop should ordinarily mean good news but a record harvest of pulses in India last year has led to a problem of plenty. So much so that India seems unable to keep a commitment it made to Mozambique last year to import pigeon peas—a popular pulse variety

  • Select pulses remain weak on muted demand

    New Delhi, Oct 12 () Select pulses led by gram drifted further down by up to Rs 200 per quintal at the wholesale pulses market today on sluggish demand. Traders said easing demand from retailers against adequate stocks position on increased supplies from growing regions mainly kept pressure on gram

  • The case for a rural stimulus

    The fact that the economy is on a downward slide is no longer a matter of debate. It is neither a technical issue nor is it a transient blip which will go away on its own. However, matters are complicated as far as the reasons for the slide are concerned.

  • Purchase of pulses begins across 101 centres in Rajasthan

    Purchase of moong, urad and soybean has started in 101 purchase centres in the state and efforts are being made to seek the government’s permission for purchasing groundnuts, cooperative minister Ajay Singh Kilak said. Till now, 52,000 farmers have registered themselves online of which 20,000 farmers have been allotted the

  • Farmers sell pulses at a loss as wholesale prices dip below MSP

     Wholesale prices of just harvested kharif pulses have dropped below the government’s minimum support prices (MSP) despite a lower crop output, forcing farmers to sell their produce at a loss in states such as Rajasthan. For instance, price data from wholesale markets available on the Agmarket website showed that on