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  • With higher output, lower prices and likely import curbs, wheat may go the pulses way

    The Indian wheat situation is turning worrisome, not because of the over-optimistic production estimate released by the Ministry of Agriculture recently, but because of the current price levels that provide no encouragement to farmers. Fraught with possibilities, the wheat may go the pulses way. The policy-makers may soon be forced

  • Pulses stay stable in thin trade

    Amid limited demand and buying support majority of pulse seeds and pulses in Indore mandis either traded low or ruled stable. Decline in buying support and rise in selling pressure dragged tur in Indore mandis in the past one week by ₹100 with tur (Maharashtra) declining to ₹4,200 quintal, while tur (Madhya

  • Traders urge Indian government to export 2.5 million tonnes of pulses to boost local price

    Despite India’s removal of restrictions on pulse exports, shipments have not increased because of a decade-long ban that led to loss of overseas markets. The traders have requested government to export 2.5 million tonnes of pulses and announce incentives for export to help boost domestic prices. Farmers are getting 24-40

  • Chana futures remain weak, shed 0.69% on low demand

    Chana prices eased further by 0.69 per cent to Rs 3,731 per quintal in futures market today as participants cut bets, tracking a weak trend at spot market on low demand. At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for delivery in April fell by Rs 26, or 0.69 per

  • Sudden rain spares standing wheat crops in Punjab, Madhya Pradesh

    But the standing crops could be at risk if rain returns with greater intensity.   The weather conditions do remain volatile, say experts. “There is a possibility of a strong western disturbance developing in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand in the next few days. This might lead to unseasonal rain and

  • India can benefit from global trade challenges: Prabhu

        India can benefit from the ongoing challenges in global trade provided it plays its cards well, Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Monday. He said some countries are taking steps which are testing the entire global trading system. “We are passing through a challenging but an

  • Chana futures soften by 0.50% on subdued demand

    Chana prices fell 0.50 per cent to Rs 3,807 per quintal in futures trade today as participants cut exposure amid muted demand at the spot market. At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for delivery in May fell by Rs 19, or 0.50 per cent, to Rs 3,807 per quintal with an open

  • Pulse – Non-profit organizations making a huge difference

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Non-profit organizations are making a huge difference in the lives of St. Louis area residents. Alpha Kappa Alpha Incorporated and the Kingdom House Agency are changing lives through much-needed services and programs. Find out what they’re doing to make our community better and stronger.  Guests: Coretta Bozeman, 84Th Central Regional Conference

  • Pulses remain steady in thin trade

    New Delhi, Apr 7 (PTI) There was not much activity at the wholesale pulses market today with prices moving in a narrow range in scattered deals and settling at previous levels. Traders said ample stocks position against sporadic demand mainly kept pulses prices unaltered. Following are today’s pulses’ rates (in

  • Export 2.5 MT of pulses to support local prices: Traders to centre

    PUNE : India may have removed restrictions on export of pulses but this has not led to a surge in shipments because a decade-long ban on exports led to a loss of overseas markets, millers and traders said, demanding that the government export 2.5 million tonnes of pulses to support