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  • India's foodgrain output to rise 2% in 2020-21 to record 303.34 million tonnes: Govt Feb 24, 2021 07:36 PM IST

    India's foodgrain output to rise 2% in 2020-21 to record 303.34 million tonnes: Govt

    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar attributed the rise in production to efforts of the farmers and scientists as well initiatives of the central government.

  • Centre procures 3.75 lakh tonnes of pulses, oilseeds under PSS so far Apr 28, 2020 03:16 PM IST

    Centre procures 3.75 lakh tonnes of pulses, oilseeds under PSS so far

    The procurement is undertaken by nodal agencies like Nafed at minimum support price (MSP). Only fair average quality commodity is purchased.

  • India on track to become self-sufficient in pulses production: Agriculture Minister Feb 10, 2020 02:59 PM IST

    India on track to become self-sufficient in pulses production: Agriculture Minister

    The country had produced 23.40 million tonnes of pulses during 2018-19 crop year (July-June), still short of annual domestic demand of 26-27 million tonnes. The gap is met through imports.

  • Govt hikes wheat MSP by Rs 85/qtl; pulses up to Rs 325/qtl Oct 23, 2019 02:55 PM IST

    Govt hikes wheat MSP by Rs 85/qtl; pulses up to Rs 325/qtl

    The CCEA has approved the MSPs of all rabi (winter-sown) crops for the 2019-20 crop year (July-June) as recommended by the government's farm price advisory body CACP, the sources added.

  • Commerce ministry lays down procedure for import of certain pulses Apr 17, 2019 01:45 PM IST

    Commerce ministry lays down procedure for import of certain pulses

    "Procedure for import of 2 lakh tonne pigeon peas/toor dal, 1.5 lakh tonne urad dal, 1.5 lakh tonne moong dal and 1.5 lakh tonne peas (including yellow peas, green peas, dun peas, and kaspa peas) is laid down," directorate general of foreign trade (DGFT) has said in a notice.

  • India allows 650,000 tonnes of pulse imports this fiscal year Apr 04, 2019 09:27 PM IST

    India allows 650,000 tonnes of pulse imports this fiscal year

    Two straight years of drought pushed up pulse prices in 2015 and forced New Delhi to allow duty-free imports. But record imports of 6.6 million tonnes in the 2016/17 fiscal year led to a crash in local prices.

  • Dimishing India's stockpile of pulses will create opportunity for Australia: Pulse grower's body Apr 04, 2019 08:01 AM IST

    Dimishing India's stockpile of pulses will create opportunity for Australia: Pulse grower's body

    India, in 2017, implemented a number of tariffs on imported chick peas, a 30 per cent duty, and lentils in a bid to protect domestic production.

  • Govt procures pulses, oilseeds worth Rs 44,142 cr from farmers in last 4 years Dec 05, 2018 09:02 AM IST

    Govt procures pulses, oilseeds worth Rs 44,142 cr from farmers in last 4 years

    It had undertaken various interventions to boost the production of pulses and oilseeds during the last four and a half years to achieve self-sufficiency in the country, a release from the ministry said.

  • Commodities@Moneycontrol: Farmers protest in various states to end agrarian crisis Mar 12, 2018 06:08 PM IST

    Commodities@Moneycontrol: Farmers protest in various states to end agrarian crisis

    Cues from global markets pulled soya bean prices to a 2-week low, while there was added pressure over farmers protesting in India.

  • Commodities@Moneycontrol: Crop concerns as unseasonal rain, hailstorm hit Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra Feb 12, 2018 02:53 PM IST

    Commodities@Moneycontrol: Crop concerns as unseasonal rain, hailstorm hit Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra

    Unxpected rains also prompted Maharashtra government to announce a compensation to farmers for farmers.

  • Pulses sowing area up 9%, wheat area down 2% in rabi season Dec 16, 2017 10:30 AM IST

    Pulses sowing area up 9%, wheat area down 2% in rabi season

    Area under pulses was 138.19 lakh hectares so far in this rabi season as against 127.02 lakh hectares in the year- ago period, an official statement said.

  • India's wheat, pulses output seen rising, to curb imports Nov 29, 2017 09:32 AM IST

    India's wheat, pulses output seen rising, to curb imports

    Higher production will help the south Asian country reduce imports of pulses in the 2018/19 fiscal year starting April 1 and and could allow it to avoid buying overseas wheat for the first time in three years.

  • Govt removes restrictions on export of all types of pulses Nov 16, 2017 03:52 PM IST

    Govt removes restrictions on export of all types of pulses

    "Opening of exports of all types of pulses will help the farmers dispose of their products at remunerative prices and encourage them to expand the area of sowing," IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, who briefed the media after the Cabinet meet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.

  • Govt pegs 2.77% fall in kharif foodgrain output at 134.67 mt Sep 25, 2017 03:26 PM IST

    Govt pegs 2.77% fall in kharif foodgrain output at 134.67 mt

    According to the first advance estimate released today by the agriculture ministry, production of all kharif foodgrains -- rice, pulses and coarse cereals -- is projected to decline from the record 138.52 mt last kharif.

  • Kharif rice output may dip by 1.9 mn ton; pulses down 70000 ton Sep 24, 2017 04:20 PM IST

    Kharif rice output may dip by 1.9 mn ton; pulses down 70000 ton

    The production of pulses and coarse cereals is estimated to have fallen, dragging the overall foodgrains output in kharif (summer-sown) season to 134.67 MT from record 138.52 MT in last kharif, as per the sources.

  • Rajasthan government to start pulses procurement from October Sep 15, 2017 03:50 PM IST

    Rajasthan government to start pulses procurement from October

    A total of 76 centres for procurement of moong will be opened in the state. Similarly, 28 centres for urad, 29 for peanuts and 25 for soybean will be opened, the release said. More procurement centres can be opened considering the interests of farmers and demand of people’s representatives.

  • India seen importing 800,000 tonnes of wheat in October-September: Traders Sep 07, 2017 01:40 PM IST

    India seen importing 800,000 tonnes of wheat in October-September: Traders

    The country is likely to receive 247,000 tonnes of wheat in September, the highest monthly arrival since February, according to Thomson Reuters agricultural flows data, with five vessels scheduled to arrive from Ukraine.

  • Govt revises up 2016-17 grain output to record 275.68 mn ton Aug 17, 2017 09:06 AM IST

    Govt revises up 2016-17 grain output to record 275.68 mn ton

    Record output has been achieved in rice, wheat, coarse cereals and pulses on the back of good rains in the said period. Foodgrain production had declined to 251.57 million tonnes in 2015-16 crop year (July-June).

  • NITI Aayog's agriculture road map for next 3 years stresses on pulse production Aug 09, 2017 07:50 AM IST

    NITI Aayog's agriculture road map for next 3 years stresses on pulse production

    Minister of State for Agriculture Purushottam Rupala shed light on the action plan in a reply in the Lok Sabha. The national food security mission - Pulses is being implemented in 638 districts in 29 states to make the country self sufficient in pulses production.

  • India may lift ban on pulse exports to deal with glut and price crash at home Jul 31, 2017 12:03 PM IST

    India may lift ban on pulse exports to deal with glut and price crash at home

    Opening up exports for the first time since 2006-07 will also allow the trading community and farmers to better manage abundant domestic stocks and realise better prices

  • India will become self sufficient in pulses, oilseeds: Agriculture Minister Jul 17, 2017 09:40 AM IST

    India will become self sufficient in pulses, oilseeds: Agriculture Minister

    The country imports over 5 million tonnes of pulses and about 14.5 million tonnes of vegetable oils (comprising edible and non-edible oils) every year to meet domestic demand.

  • 3 Years of Modi: Govt scores high marks on pulse control, low grades on fuel May 11, 2017 12:20 PM IST

    3 Years of Modi: Govt scores high marks on pulse control, low grades on fuel

    It has been three years since the NDA-led government came to power. It is time to take stock. The government deserves credit for taming runaway lentil prices, but stands guilty of denying cheaper petrol and diesel to millions of consumers.

  • Agri Min proposes hike in tur dal import duty to 20% May 07, 2017 12:25 PM IST

    Agri Min proposes hike in tur dal import duty to 20%

    Ahead of summer sowing, the Agriculture Ministry has proposed further hike in the import duty of tur dal (pigeon pea) from 10 per cent to 20 per cent in a bid to curb overseas purchase, arrest steep fall in wholesale prices and keep farmers' morale high.

  • Food Ministry favours hike in tur dal import duty to 25% Apr 24, 2017 02:32 PM IST

    Food Ministry favours hike in tur dal import duty to 25%

    Paswan's comments follow a meeting with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who sought hike in customs duty on tur dal saying farmers are struggling to get even the minimum support price (MSP) because of record output.

  • Here is Manisha Gupta's update on agro commodity space Mar 24, 2017 12:51 PM IST

    Here is Manisha Gupta's update on agro commodity space

    Watch Manisha Gupta of CNBC-TV18 speaking about the current trend and updates from the agro commodity space.

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