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  • Centre to announce new MSP of paddy, maize, summer sown pulses and other Kharif crops tomorrow

    Centre to announce new MSP of paddy, maize, summer sown pulses and other Kharif crops tomorrow NEW DELHI: The Centre will on Wednesday announce new Minimum Support Price (MSP) of all Kharif (summer-sown) crops for the 2018-19 marketing season. As announced by the government in its budget, the Union Cabinet

  • Govt weighs proposal to sell pulses through PDS

    Govt weighs proposal to sell pulses through PDS New Delhi: Faced with the twin challenges of large public stocks of pulses and dismal nutritional indicators, the centre is considering a proposal to introduce pulses under the subsidised public distribution system (PDS). The idea behind the scheme is driven by the fact

  • INDIA EXTENDS CURBS ON PEAS IMPORTS UNTIL END-SEPT

    INDIA EXTENDS CURBS ON PEAS IMPORTS UNTIL END-SEPT MUMBAI, July 2 (Reuters) - India has extended restrictions on import of peas until the end of September, the government said in a notification on Monday, as the south Asian country tries to support prices of local pulses that plunged due to

  • Masoor, its dal prices weaken on sluggish demand

    Masoor, its dal prices weaken on sluggish demand New Delhi, Jun 27 () Masoor and its dal prices declined by Rs 30 per quintal at the wholesale pulses market today owing to easing demand from retailers against sufficient stocks. However, rajmah chitra found selective buying and finished tad higher. Marketmen

  • Govt plans to sell pulses at subsidized rates to poor families in 201 districts

    Govt plans to sell pulses at subsidized rates to poor families in 201 districts NEW DELHI: The government is working on a plan to supply pulses to poor households across 201 identified districts at subsidised rates. Sources said two kilogram pulses per family will be distributed to those covered under the National

  • Farmer angst stokes record pulses procurement in 2017-18

    Farmer angst stokes record pulses procurement in 2017-18 New Delhi: The central government procured a record Rs29,070 crore worth of pulses and oilseeds from farmers at minimum support prices (MSPs) in the 2017-18 crop season, arresting what could have been a sharper fall in wholesale prices. The procurement was unprecedented and

  • Hyderabad: Import of pulses will affect domestic market

    Hyderabad: Import of pulses will affect domestic market Hyderabad: Farmers in the Telugu states have demanded that the state governments and the Centre stabilise prices and ensure procurement at minimum support price (MSP) for all 24 commodities. The latest decision of the Centre to allow import of pulses will further affect

  • Chana futures slide 1.23% on profit-booking

    Chana futures slide 1.23% on profit-booking Chana prices moved down by 1.23 per cent to Rs 3,441 per quintal in futures trade today as participants booked profits at prevailing levels amid easing demand at the spot markets. At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for delivery in July fell by Rs

  • Chana futures slide 1.46% on profit-booking

    Chana futures slide 1.46% on profit-booking Chana prices moved down by 1.46 per cent to Rs 3,440 per quintal in futures trade today 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 the current month fell

  • Kabuli gram, other pulses climb up to Rs 400/qtl

    Kabuli gram, other pulses climb up to Rs 400/qtl Select pulses led by kabuli gram spurted by up to Rs 400 per quintal at the wholesale pulses market today on brisk buying by stockists, driven by pick up in demand from dal mills and retailers. Traders said, increased buying by stockists following upsurge in demand from dal mills