Food & Edible Oils

30 Nov 16
China allows 14 Indian firms to export rice
01:01 AM
China has agreed to import basmati rice from 14 companies in India, opening a new vista for the country’s rice exports.
29 Nov 16
UP sugar output up 7-fold, crosses 750,000-tonne mark
06:17 PM
Sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh have accelerated their cane crushing operations, notching up production volumes that are already seven times the output achieved during the previous 2015-16 crushing season.
28 Nov 16
India imports 17.2 lakh tonnes of wheat this year
05:30 PM
Indian flour mills have imported 17.2 lakh tonnes of wheat from Ukraine, Australia and France so far this crop year to meet domestic shortages.
26 Nov 16
Edible oil import to slow down as demonetisation hits consumption
08:21 AM
Edible oil imports are expected to slow down, with domestic consumption and offtake taking a huge hit following demonetisation.
Rabi sowing: Acreage more than 2015, but sowing pace slows further
12:50 AM
Rabi crops were sown on 32.76 million hectares till Friday, which was 4.6 per cent more than the same period last year, but the pace of planting slackened further and from November 18 to 25, the acreage rose by just 35.5 per cent.
25 Nov 16
Demonetisation: Vegetable growers feel the pinch
01:11 AM
Onion prices in most retail markets have softened by Rs 1-3 a kg in the past fortnight. Tomatoes have become cheaper by Rs 3-10 a kg since the Centre's demonetisation disruption.
24 Nov 16
Farmers go cashless in APMCs
01:28 AM
The demonetising of high-value currencies had initially disturbed trade at agricultural mandis (wholesale markets). Now, farmers seem to have begun accepting payment for their produce through banking channels, setting the stage for cashless agri-trade.
23 Nov 16
Sugar prices at wholesale market fall by Rs 55 per quintal in New Delhi
04:02 PM
Sugar prices declined by Rs 55 per quintal at the wholesale market in the national capital on Wednesday following persistent supplies from mills amid slackened demand from bulk consumers.
21 Nov 16
Demonetisation: Govt relaxes rules, allows farmers to use Rs 500 notes to buy seeds
02:03 PM
The government on Monday decided to relax the rules to allow farmers across India to use demonetised Rs 500 banknotes to buy seeds for rabi-seasonsowing.
20 Nov 16
Commodity picks: 21 November, 2016
10:18 PM
Guar seed prices in the Jodhpur market are trading at Rs 3,279 per quintal. Prices are expected to trade higher towards Rs 3,400, following lower production and steady export demand. A weak rupee is positive for exports.
18 Nov 16
UP hikes sugarcane price by Rs 25/quintal for 2016-17 crushing season
01:45 PM
Parubai Govind Pawar, a 55-year-old female worker cuts sugarcane in a field.
Early start to sugar season
12:58 AM
The sugar crushing season has started earlier this time. As on Tuesday, 222 mills had started crushing, as against 175 in the season at the same time last year.
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