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  • 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,

  • Centre to increase arhar dal import limit to 4 lakh tonnes

    Centre to increase arhar dal import limit to 4 lakh tonnes The government on Tuesday decided to raise the import limit on arhar dal to 4 lakh tonnes (LT) from the present 2 LT as there were media reports that the prices have gone up in the market. The decision

  • Sluggish trend in pulse continues

    Sluggish trend in pulse continues Amid weak physical demand from the millers, sluggish trend in pulses continued with tur (Maharashtra)quoted at ₹5,800-5,900 a quintal, while tur (Madhya Pradesh) ruled at ₹5,200-5,400. Tur dal (sawa no.) quoted at ₹7,200-7,300, tur dal (full) at ₹7,400-7,600, while tur mongar was quoted at ₹8,000-8,200. Moong (bold) quoted at ₹5,800-5,900, while

  • Tur import limit doubled to 4 LT for pvt traders till Oct; NAFED to sell 2 LT from buffer: Government.

    Tur import limit doubled to 4 LT for pvt traders till Oct; NAFED to sell 2 LT from buffer: Government The Centre on Tuesday decided to raise the import limit on tur dal to 4 lakh tonne for private traders till October and asked cooperative Nafed to offload 2 lakh

  • Downtrend in chana continues

    Downtrend in chana continues The downtrend in chana and other pulse seeds continued on weak demand in pulses from the millers with chana (kanta)quoted at ₹4,300 a quintal, while chana (desi) ruled at ₹4,350 and chana (vishal) at ₹4,200-4,300. Chana dal (average) quoted at ₹5,200-5,300, chana dal (medium) at ₹5,400-5,500, while chana dal (bold) ruled

  • Central Government takes a strong stand to control prices of pulses

    Central Government takes a strong stand to control prices of pulses This time, the government is monitoring the prices of pulses for control. There is no shortage of pulses in the country and the government is eyeing the prices. Some of the profiteers are charging profits by the scarcity of

  • Sluggish trend in pulses continues

    Sluggish trend in pulses continues Sluggish trend in pulse seeds and pulses continued on weak physical demand and buying support at the higher rate, with tur (Maharashtra) today being quoted at ₹6,000 a quintal, while tur (Madhya Pradesh) ruled at ₹5,300-Rs 5,500. The decline in tur also dragged its dal with tur