Food & Edible Oils

18 Nov 16
Demonetisation: Vegetables find few buyers in major mandis
12:51 AM
A deserted APMC market in Vashi (Pic: Dilip Kumar Jha)Vegetable markets across the nation have few takers and surplus vegetables are being dumped wherever possible. Prices in mandis have crashed because traders do not have money.
17 Nov 16
Liquidity crunch sours milk economy
02:02 AM
The Centre’s demonetisation move is choking the country’s milk economy.
16 Nov 16
MSP of pulses should be realistically fixed if Centre wants to double farmer's income
12:52 PM
The Centre on Tuesday announced a hefty increase in Minimum Support Price (MSP) of all rabi crops in which wheat is keenly watched because of its vast impact in Northern India.
12 Nov 16
India sweet tooth just got more expensive as sugar output slides
12:07 AM
Satisfying the sweet tooth of the world's biggest sugar-consuming country is getting a lot more expensive.
30 Oct 16
Commodity picks: 30 October 2016
11:10 PM
Red chilli is currently trading at Rs 10,733 per quintal. Ongoing arrivals of new crop in Madhya Pradesh (MP) and Guntur are keeping prices under pressure. Production in MP has increased sharply from the previous year.
24 Oct 16
Commodity picks- 24 October 2016
06:01 AM
Jeera is trading at Rs 17,300 per quintal in the Unjha market. Prices are expected to trade higher towards Rs 17,500 in a few weeks on lower availability and festive demand.
21 Oct 16
Govt weighs in cut in sugar import duty
04:32 AM
The government on Thursday said it was looking into the possibility of a reduction in import duty on sugar to check prices and also assured it would not let the prices of sweetener and of chana dal to rise.
18 Oct 16
Tea Board halts new e-auction settlement process for 4 weeks
12:40 AM
To address the concerns of stakeholders on tea auctions, the Tea Board has decided to halt for four weeks the new settlement process introduced after pan-India electronic auctions.
13 Oct 16
GM crop is as safe as any other form of breeding. It's probably safer: Mark Lynas
12:37 AM
In the 1990s, Mark Lynas, was one of most vocal critics of genetically modified (GM) technology and an ardent environmentalist crusader.
07 Oct 16
Centre aims to achieve e-mandi network target before deadline
12:09 AM
The central government plan to integrate 585 wholesale markets (mandis) into an electronic National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) would be done by December 2017, before the target date of March 2018, said agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh.
Hedge funds' ballooning bet on sugar sparks worries on bust
12:02 AM
The story behind the best gains in commodities this year isn't just about supply and demand.
03 Oct 16
Planters demand higher subsidy for orthodox tea
10:34 PM
While Indian tea producers are keen to boost the production of orthodox tea, which could help the stressed tea sector to better its global price realisation, the producers are asking for a higher subsidy on production of this tea variant from the Tea
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