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  • Govt to enhance import limit on Tur Dal

    Govt to enhance import limit on Tur Dal Government has decided to enhance the import limit on Tur Dal from two lakh metric tonne to four lakh metric tonne for the year 2019 – 20. Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Danve Raosaheb Dadarao said this in a written reply in

  • Govt extends parched farm sector higher MSP manna

    Govt extends parched farm sector higher MSP manna With the monsoon playing truant, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday tried to alleviate the suffering of farmers by announcing new floor prices for major kharif crops. The hike in minimum support price (MSP) announced ranged from 1 per cent to 9 per

  • Pulses stable on sluggish demand

    Pulses stable on sluggish demand Barring tur, the majority of pulse seeds and pulses in Indore mandis on Wednesday traded low or ruled stable on sluggish demand. On Wednesday, tur (Maharashtra) quoted at ₹5,800-5,850 a quintal (up ₹100), while tur (Madhya Pradesh) ruled at ₹5,000-5,200. Tur dal remained stable with tur dal (sawa

  • Sluggish trend in pulse continues

    Sluggish trend in pulse continues The sluggish trend in pulse seeds and pulses continued on slack physical demand, with chana (kanta) quoted at ₹4,150 a quintal, while chana (desi) at ₹4,050 and chana (vishal) at ₹4,100. Chana dal (average) quoted at ₹5,050-5,150, chana dal (medium) at ₹5,250-5,350, while chana dal (bold) ruled at ₹5,450-5,550. Dollar chana

  • Weak demand drags chana

    Weak demand drags chana Speculation and weak demand have capped the uptrend in the prices of chana with chana (kanta) in Indore mandis quoted at ₹4,200- 4,250 a quintal, while chana (desi) ruled at ₹4,150 and chana (vishal) at ₹4,000- 4,100 a quintal. Chana dal remained stable with chana dal (average) quoted at ₹5,100-5,200

  • As on date Government is not planning to import pulses: Ram Vilas Paswan

    As on date Government is not planning to import pulses: Ram Vilas Paswan Government has approved creation of dynamic buffer stock of pulses of upto 20 lakh tonnes The Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan has informed in Lok Sabha that as on date Government is not planning

  • Farmers ready for kharif, hope for good rains

    Farmers ready for kharif, hope for good rains Farmers in the district expect a reasonably good monsoon and are gearing up for the kharif season, given the rainfall over the last few days. Tilling for kharif will start after another good shower. In the meantime, agriculture department authorities are gearing up

  • Indian chickpea imports unlikely for remainder of 2019

    Indian chickpea imports unlikely for remainder of 2019 THE LIKELIHOOD of India importing chickpeas for the rest of 2019 is limited as big carryover and new-crop stocks continue to quash demand from the world’s biggest pulse market. That was the message from of the National Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) additional

  • Maharashtra Survey sees farm growth returning in FY19

    Maharashtra Survey sees farm growth returning in FY19 The Economic Survey of Maharashtra for 2018-19 has a silver lining for the gloomy agriculture sector. The survey has reported that agriculture and allied activities are expected to grow by 0.4 per cent against last year’s negative 8.3 per cent due to

  • Government to sell 2 lakh tonne tur dal in the open market from pulses stock

    Government to sell 2 lakh tonne tur dal in the open market from pulses stock The government has decided to sell 2 lakh tonnes of Tur dal to open market from the buffer stock of pulses. The government has a buffer stock of 11.53 million tonnes of pulses. In addition,