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  • Chana futures fall 0.89% on muted demand

    Chana futures fall 0.89% on muted demand Read More Chana prices fell 0.89 per cent to Rs 4,475 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

  • Pulses traded low on slack demand

    Pulses traded low on slack demand Barring moong, the majority of pulse seeds either ruled stable or traded low on slack and subdued demand. Moong gained ₹300 at ₹5,800-6,000 a quintal with demand outstripping availability, while moong (medium) ruled at ₹4,800-5,000 a quintal. The rise in moong also lifted its dal with moong

  • India allows 650,000 tonnes of pulse imports this fiscal year

    India allows 650,000 tonnes of pulse imports this fiscal year India has issued a combined 650,000 tonne import quota for pulses for the fiscal year to March 2020, a government order said, allowing overseas purchases of protein-rich pulse varieties that are a staple of Indian cuisine. Read More

  • Low yield may up prices of pulses

    Low yield may up prices of pulses Dal mills have begun stocking from fresh harvest anticipating jump in prices led by lower pulses output in the country. Arrivals of chana, masoor and tur have begun in market and dal mills have commenced procurement to encash on current prices that is anticipated

  • Maharashtra crop crisis: Farmers’ response to chana procurement remains poor

    Maharashtra crop crisis: Farmers’ response to chana procurement remains poor Even as the government’s procurement of chana under the minimum support price (MSP) commenced from Monday, farmers’ response to online registration has been very poor. Senior government officials said that farmers are yet to receive money from the government for

  • As procurement remains low, MSP offers little for growers

    As procurement remains low, MSP offers little for growers The Centre’s effort to boost farmers’ income by announcing an up to 25 per cent increase in the minimum support prices (MSP) of kharif pulses and oilseeds doesn’t seem to have achieved its goal. According to the latest data from the

  • Weak demand drags chana

    Weak demand drags chana Amid a rise in arrivals of the new crop and weak physical demand, chana (kanta) quoted at ₹4,000-4,050 a quintal, while chana (vishal) ruled at ₹4,100 and chana (desi) at ₹3,900. Chana dal (average) quoted at ₹5,000-5,100, chana dal (medium) at ₹5,200-5,300, while chana dal (bold) ruled at ₹5,400-5,500 a quintal. Read

  • FCI disposes of almost entire pulses stock of 2.98 lakh tonne

    FCI disposes of almost entire pulses stock of 2.98 lakh tonne State-run Food Corporation of India (FCI) has disposed of 2.97 lakh tonne of pulses, nearly the entire stock it procured in last two years, to various states and to bulk consumers, according to an official data. FCI had a

  • Pulses rates go below MSP.

    Pulses rates go below MSP. Rates of one more crop have gone below the minimum support price (MSP) level this year. After sluggish rates of cotton,the main crop of Vidarbha, left farmers here disappointed,prices of tur have also slid. Since beginning of harvest season in January, rates of tur,which is grown

  • India’s MSP programme for pulses under WTO lens

    India’s MSP programme for pulses under WTO lens India’s minimum support price (MSP) programme for pulses has come under greater scrutiny at the World Trade Organization (WTO) with the US, Canada and Australia serving it a formal counter-notification, alleging that the subsidy involved was much higher than the permitted cap.