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Govt asks dal millers to import pulses by Oct 31, industry seeks time till year-end

    

NEW DELHI: The government has asked dal millers to import pulses by October 31 to ensure availability and keep a check on the domestic prices, but the industry has sought time until the end of the year saying high global prices have delayed signing of...

India sets quality standards for global potato trade

    

NEW DELHI: Quality standards proposed by India will apply to global trade in potatoes. The Codex Alimentarius Commission, an international food standards body established jointly by the Food and Agriculture organization and the World Health Organization,...

North-East monsoon likely to begin between October 17 to 23

    

Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are set to receive more rains The conditions are expected to become favourable for the complete withdrawal of the South-West monsoon and commencement of North-East monsoon over the South Peninsula during October...

Excess rains trim soyabean output by 18 per cent to 89.9 lakh tonnes, says SOPA

    

Excess rains in key producing states of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan have shrunk the soyabean crop for 2019 kharif season by close to a fifth, according to the processing industry. In its preliminary crop estimates, the Indore-based Soyabean Processors...

IFFCO reduces retail prices of non-urea fertilisers by Rs 50/bag

    

Leading fertiliser cooperative IFFCO on Friday reduced the retail prices of its complex fertilisers including di-ammonium phosphate (DAP) by Rs 50 per bag, amid easing raw materials and manufactured fertilisers prices globally. “We have cut the...

Safal to sell puree packs to soften rising tomato prices

    

To soften the impact of rising tomato prices in Delhi and other parts of the country, the government has directed Mother Dairy’s fruits and vegetable retail chain Safal to make tomato puree widely available. The prices of tomatoes have soared to ₹80...

Why strong monsoon rains are not necessarily good news for Indian farmers

    

The combination of a prolonged dry spell followed by heavy rainfall has hit the agriculture sector hard India, one of the world’s biggest agricultural producers, experienced its heaviest monsoon rains in 25 years in 2019. While rain would...

Soil health still far from ideal; excessive use of urea fertilisers continues

    

Given Centre’s incentives to urea manufacturers, Soil Health Card scheme has only marginally improved ground reality The Centre’s efforts to improve soil health by getting farmers to check the excessive use of nitrogenous fertilisers have...

WTO fisheries talks this week to bridge differences

    

World Trade Organisation member countries will meet again this week in Geneva to take forward the discussions on curbing fisheries subsidies that has divided participants over its scope, coverage and exemptions and rendered the Negotiating Group on Rules...

After onions, now tomato price soar to ₹80/kg

    

Tomato prices have increased due to floods and heavy rains in the key growing states, that has affected the supply After onion, retail price of tomatoes shot up to ₹80 per kilogram in the national capital on Wednesday due to supply disruption...

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