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  • Rabi crop acreage down across States

    Rabi crop acreage down across States Rabi acreages so far still traillast year's levels, even though the pace of planting has been progressing steadily, reducing the gap, as witnessed early this month. According to the Agriculture Ministry, the total acreages, so far, stood at 476.12 lakh hectares, down 5.2 per

  • Mixed trend in pulses

    Mixed trend in pulses Barring chana, the majority of pulse seeds and pulses in Indore mandis ruled stable with masur (bold) quoted at ₹3,875-3,900 per quintal, while masur (Madhya Pradesh) ruled at ₹3,600. Masur dal (medium) quoted at ₹5,000-5,100, while masur dal (bold) ruled at ₹5,200-5,300 per quintal. Moong (bold) quoted at ₹5,500-5,700, while moong (medium) ruled

  • Chana futures fall on muted demand

    Chana futures fall on muted demand Chana prices declined 0.67 per cent to Rs 4,425 per quintal in futures trade Tuesday after participants reduced their exposure amid subdued demand at spot market. Profit-booking at higher levels also weighed on the sentiment. At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for delivery in

  • Rabi sowing down by 32 lakh hectares till this week

    Rabi sowing down by 32 lakh hectares till this week Crop coverage slipping across the board; some gains in oilseeds but the pace is dropping. The looming threat of drought has become more pronounced as the area planted during the current rabi season dipped further by 32 lakh hectares (lh)

  • Chana futures slide 1.07% on profit-booking

    Chana futures slide 1.07% on profit-booking Chana prices dipped by 1.07 per cent to Rs 4,612 per quintal in futures trade Thursday as speculators booked profits at prevailing levels amid easing demand at the spot market. At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for delivery in December fell by

  • Chana futures fall 0.55 per cent on muted demand

    Chana futures fall 0.55 per cent on muted demand Chana prices declined by 0.55 per cent to Rs 4,670 per quintal in futures trade Wednesday after participants reduced their exposure amid subdued demand at spot market. Profit-booking at higher levels also weighed on the sentiment. Read More At the National Commodity and

  • More areas under pulses

    More areas under pulses A variety of crops will be grown in 97,700 hectares in rabi season, the DDA said. Seeds will be provided through PACS at the village level. Read More DHENKANAL:  The district administration has assured farmers that commercial banks and cooperative societies will sanction agricultural loans for cultivating

  • India faces heat over import curbs on pulses

    India faces heat over import curbs on pulses India is facing increased heat at the World Trade Organization for continuing with its quantitative restrictions (QRs) on import of certain pulses to check falling prices in the domestic market. Australia, Canada and the US, who had complained about the restrictions imposed

  • Import curbs on pulses may continue till March.

    Import curbs on pulses may continue till March. Import restrictions on pulses are likely to be extended till March as the government looks to ensure that farmers get remunerative prices for their produce. In April, the government had allowed traders to import 1 lakh tonnes of yellow peas, 2 lakh tonnes

  • 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