• Prices end steady in thin trade

    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 at the previous levels. Traders said, adequate stocks positions against sporadic demand kept pulses prices steady. Following are today's pulses' rates (in Rs per

  • India’s pulses exports rise by 18 per cent during Apr 17- Feb18

    Outward-bound shipments of pulses from India rose by 18 per cent in volume during the April-February 2017-18 period to around 1.34 lakh tonnes against the corresponding previous year’s 1.13 lakh tonnes, as per provisional data released by the Agricultural and Processed Food Export Development Authority (APEDA). Exports of pulses are

  • Farmers demand government support as black gram prices go down

     Farmers are a worried lot as the prices of black gram is continued to fall forcing them to sell their produce at a loss. While the Tamil Nadu government announced to procure pulses through direct procurement centres (DPCs), farmers are sceptical whether to sell their produce in the open market or

  • Select pulses slide on low demand

    Prices of select pulses ended lower by up to Rs 100 per quintal at the wholesale pulses market today owing to slackened demand against sufficient stocks position. Traders said, besides easing demand from retailers and dal mills, ample stocks position on increased supplies from producing regions, mainly kept select pulses

  • Gram, its dal soften on weak demand

    Prices of gram and its dal fell by up to Rs 100 per quintal at the wholesale pulses market today on muted demand from retailers against adequate stocks position. However, other pulses settled around overnight levels after moving in a narrow range in scattered deals. Traders said, subdued demand from

  • Govt must support pulses & oilseeds, too, not just rice and wheat: Crisil

    The government may have to shift its focus on procurement from rice and wheat to other crops such as pulses and oilseeds to arrest falling agricultural profitability, an industry watcher said on Tuesday. “There are a number of crops such as urad, tur, maize, groundnut, soyabean, bajra, rapeseed and mustard

  • Pulse weekly outlook: Monsoon outlook bearish for Canadian crop

    CNS Canada — India is forecasting an average monsoon rainfall this year, making the chance of India importing Canadian pulse crops slim. “Given the tariff scheme and the protectionist attitudes India has displayed this year, I think it will take a major weather influence to hurry up the correction to (imports),”

  • Weak futures drags chana

    Weak futures and physical demand in pulses have dragged chana pricesin the past one week by almost ₹200 a quintal with chana (kanta) declining to ₹3,500-3,525, while chana (desi) ruled at ₹3,450. Chana dal (average) went for ₹4,200-4,300, chana dal (medium) at ₹4,600-4,700, while chana dal (bold) ruled at ₹4,700-4,800 respectively. Dollar chana traded at ₹5,000-6,000.Read more

  • Chana futures remain weak, shed 0.73 pc on fall in demand

    Chana prices went down by 0.73 per cent to Rs 3,694 per quintal in futures market today as participants engaged in trimming positions amid easing demand from dal mills in the spot market. Besides, adequate stocks position on increased arrivals from producing belts weighed on prices. At the National Commodity and Derivatives

  • ‘Chana farmers to lose Rs 6,170 crore’

    PUNE : Chana farmers stand to lose Rs 6,170 crore as they have not received the government assured minimum support price (MSP) for a good chunk of their crop, according to the ‘loot calculator’ of Jai Kisan Andolan (JKA), a movement which works for farmers’ rights.  The Andolan, launched by