• Pulses end steady in thin trade

    New Delhi, Jan 30 Steady conditions prevailed at the wholesale pulses market today as prices by and large moved in a narrow range on alternate bouts of trading and settled around previous levels. Traders said sufficient stocks position against sporadic demand mainly kept prices at previous levels. Following are today's

  • Chana futures climb 2.45 pc on speculators buying

    New Delhi, Jan 29 (PTI) Chana prices surged by 2.45 per cent to Rs 3,808 per quintal in futures trade today as speculators created fresh positions, driven by uptick in demand from dal mills at the spot market. At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for delivery in March

  • India to become self-sufficient in pulses in FY19, on record rabi output

    Saddled with imports until last year, India is set to achieve self sufficiency in pulses in FY 2018-19, wth a high kharif output and likelihood of record rabi season production due to an all-time high acreage and favourable agro climatic condition.Until last year, that is 2016-17, India remained heavily dependent on import of pulses of different varieties, including chick peas from Australia, tur from

  • Chickpea prices bounce 10% in a week, on ‘surprise’ Pakistan demand

    “Surprise” demand from Pakistan has prompted a sharp recovery in Australian chickpea prices from a slump engendered by an Indian import levy, with prices rebounding by some 10% over the past week. Australian chickpea prices - which slumped by some Aus$100 a tonne in little over a week after India

  • Select pulses slip on muted demand

    New Delhi, Jan 25 Weak conditions prevailed at the wholesale pulses market today as select prices declined by up to Rs 200 per quintal due to easing demand from retailers. Traders said besides fall in demand from retailers, adequate stocks position on increased arrivals from producing belts weighed on select

  • Low tur rates bring no cheer to growers

    NAGPUR: Tur, the last hope for farmers in Vidarbha, has begun reaching the markets but the rates are far below levels profitable for farmers. According to initial trends, the yield is better than average but rates are ruling at as much as Rs1,000 below the minimum support price (MSP). MSP

  • Pulse weekly outlook: Australia makes progress with India, Canada waits

    CNS Canada –– Pulse crop prices in Western Canada are holding steady while questions remain about the future of trade with India. India in November imposed a 50 per cent import tariff on peas and in December a 30 per cent tariff was placed on chickpeas and lentils. The tariffs

  • Lentils still a good choice for growers

    Good news for growers! Lentils are still a good option for growers to consider in future cropping programs on medium to heavy textured soils. Trials in 2017 produced seed yields of 1.5t/ha or above. This comes after the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development conducted trials, with Grains Research

  • Maharashtra seen buying 4.5 lt of tur under price support scheme

    The targeted procurement of 4.46 lakh tonnes of tur (redgram or pigeon pea) in Maharashtra is expected to commence on a full scale by February 1. The Nafed procurement process is delayed as farmers have been asked to first register online for selling their produce. Sources in the Nafed said

  • Robust demand lifts chana futures by 0.97%

    Chana prices moved up by 0.97 per cent to Rs 3,757 per quintal in futures trade today as participants raised bets on account of increased demand from dal mills.At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for delivery in March went up by Rs 36, or 0.97 per cent to Rs 3,757 per quintal with an