Unxpected rains also prompted Maharashtra government to announce a compensation to farmers for farmers.
The company today introduced four variants of potatoes, which will be available in Delhi from this week, and soon introduce them in other metro markets.
By developing proper supply chain management, agriculturists can be given access to airports and railway stations to sell off their produce at reasonable prices
Badal, who is on a three-day visit to Tokyo leading an industry body CII delegation, today met Japanese Agriculture Minister Ken Saito to discuss ways to improve bilateral trade between the two countries.
Demonetisation impact seen in food inflation with vegetable, fruit and poultry prices decelerating in the main trade markets and mandis following the cash crunch
While the demonetisation scheme is acting as a hurdle for many sectors, for BigBasket it is a blessing in disguise. The company has upped its revenue projection by 20 percent in the financial year 2017.
According to a company official, foreign investment of Rs 100 crore is sought to be put in by existing investors, including an overseas venture capital fund.
Vegetable and food prices in Mumbai have surged about 30-60 percent in the past couple of days after APMC market traders have gone on strike to protest the Maharashtra government's decision to exclude vegetable and fruits from the list of regulated products.
As per the motion passed in Maharashtra cabinet last week, the farmers can now sell their produce outside APMC markets. Under the APMC rule, the farmers until now were bound to sell only via traders licensed by the APMC at the price decided by them.
Exports fell for the 18th month in a row in May by 0.79 percent, but the pace of decline has narrowed mainly on account of positive growth in key sectors like engineering and gems and jewellery.
In a notification, FSSAI said that it has proposed amendment in the regulations of Food Safety and Standards Act, for inclusion of use of ethylene gas for ripening of fruits.
Cereals, oil meals, oil seeds, fruits and vegetables, marine products, dairy and poultry products too recorded negative growth during the month, according to the Commerce Ministry. In all, 10 out of 13 main agriculture products that are closely monitored by the Commerce Ministry, were in the negative zone in July.
Inflation based on consumer price index (CPI) is likely to be around 5-5.5 percent this fiscal and rise in minimum support price (MSP) will have positive implications for the economy, Japanese brokerage firm Nomura has said.
Retail inflation for industrial workers in September declined marginally to 9.14 percent from 10.31 percent in previous month, mainly due to cheaper fruits and vegetables.
Researchers have discovered that turning certain fruits like kiwi and strawberry into powder can retain their health benefits.
Food inflation witnessed a sharp moderation to 8% for the week ended November 19, though prices of most agricultural items, barring potatoes, onions and wheat, continued to rise on an annual basis.
Eating plenty of raw vegetables and fruits can help lower the risk of heart disease in people who are genetically susceptible to it, says a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher.
ICRA has given comments on food inflation. As per research firm wholesale prices of pulses may continue to rise in the coming weeks.
Certain food products like milk, protein-based items and fruits were substantially costlier in March than in the previous month, according to the Consumer Price Index data released today.