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  • Panels to monitor supply of pulses at subsidised rates

    Panels to monitor supply of pulses at subsidised rates The Tamil Nadu government has constituted State-level and district-level monitoring committees to oversee the supply of pulses under the Central scheme at a subsidy of ₹15 per kg. In line with the policy guidelines framed by the Centre, the Chief Secretary

  • Drought Impact: Weak tur output may send ‘pulse’rate soaring in Maharashtra

    Drought Impact: Weak tur output may send ‘pulse’rate soaring in Maharashtra Arhar (tur) prices are likely to remain firm and go upwards in Maharashtra on the back of shortage of supply for the pulse due to drought in the state. Traders fear the situation will be similar in other states

  • Pulse prices are rising, but only a little

    Pulse prices are rising, but only a little The prices of pulses may have improved slightly since government agencies began procurement, but normalisation of market prices may have to wait till the end of the year, experts have said. “The government’s efforts of encouraging farmers through higher minimum support prices

  • Fall in output may raise pulses prices

    Fall in output may raise pulses prices Prices of pulses are likely to remain firm in the coming days, with an expected shortfall in the production of pulses this year. Retail prices of moong and tur have already jumped Rs 4-10 a kg in the past 15 days. “There is

  • Different types of beans

    Different type of beans Beans are said to have been introduced to the local cuisine by the missionaries. They were popularized because, in addition to being a source of proteins, which were scarce in most African diets, they also contain carbohydrates. This means that the missionaries were killing two birds

  • Saskatchewan researcher hopes to slow down pulse crop killer

    Saskatchewan researcher hopes to slow down pulse crop killer A Saskatchewan research scientist believes she has found a way to help slow down a well know pulse crop killer. Dr. Michelle Hubbard, who works at Agriculture Canada’s Swift Current research centre, has been studying the benefits of intercropping. Intercropping is the

  • Uptick in demand lifts chana futures by 0.40 pc

    Uptick in demand lifts chana futures by 0.40 pc Chana prices were up by 0.40 per cent to Rs 4,294 per quintal in futures trade Monday after participants created fresh positions, driven by a pick up in demand at the spot market. Besides, drop in arrivals from producing regions fuelled the uptrend.

  • State govt extends procurement duration of moong, urad

    State govt extends procurement duration of moong, urad The period of purchase (procurement) of moong, urad, groundnut, sesame and Ramtil on Minimum Support Price in Kharif Year 2018 has been increased from January 19 to January 25, 2019. An order to this effect was issued to all district collectors by

  • Chana up in futures trade on spot demand

    Chana up in futures trade on spot demand Chana prices spurted by 6 per cent to Rs 4,255 per quintal in the futures trade Wednesday after speculators widened their bets, driven by strong demand from dal mills at the spot market. At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for

  • Rally in tur continues

    Rally in tur continues Rally in tur continued on weak availability, decline in sowing area and lower crop estimate with tur (Maharashtra) new rising to ₹5,400-5,500 a quintal, while tur (red) quoted at ₹5,600. Tur (Madhya Pradesh) new was ₹5,100; tur (Madhya Pradesh) old ruled at ₹4,600-4,800. Tur dal (sawa no.) fetched ₹6,100-6,200; tur dal