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Retail inflation hits 6-month high of 6.3 pc in May on costlier food, fuel

Wholesale price-based inflation too accelerated to a record 12.94 per cent in May

14 Jun 2021 11:55 PM

Govt estimates kharif crop output at 140.57 MT in 2019-20

Foodgrains production stood at 141.71 million tonnes (MT) in the kharif season of the 2018-19 crop year (July-June).

23 Sep 2019 4:48 PM

Kharif sowing hit by deficit rains; acreage down 27 pc so far

Rice, the main kharif crop, was sown in 52.47 lakh hectare till last week, down from 68.60 lakh hectare in the year-ago period.

07 Jul 2019 12:18 PM

FCI sells almost entire pulses stock of 2.98 lakh tonne

FCI is the central nodal agency that undertakes mainly the procurement and distribution of wheat and rice at the MSP.

11 Mar 2019 5:27 PM

BJP hails Centre’s discount on pulses

The saffron party said the decision would directly benefit the poor and would strengthen the public distribution system in states.

11 Aug 2018 12:57 AM


Govt to provide Rs 15 per kg discount on pulses for poor

Government will spend Rs 5,237 crore for implementation of this scheme.

09 Aug 2018 6:41 PM

Here's why you should include lentils in your diet

Swapping half a portion of starchy dishes for lentils can significantly improve body's response to carbohydrates.

20 Jun 2018 8:36 AM

Eating potatoes helps you lose weight faster

According to researchers, the foods fill dieters up quicker so they have fewer cravings for snacks and junk food and end up eating less.

10 May 2018 11:10 AM

Govt disposes of 7 lakh tonne pulses from buffer stock

The government, for the first time, in October 2015 decided to create a buffer stock of pulses.

30 Mar 2018 2:43 PM

IMD takes back warning of hailstorms in north Maharashtra

IMD also mentioned that, the weather pattern is changing over the region now.

24 Feb 2018 7:20 AM


Find out what to eat to beat diabetes

From greens, pulses and legumes, here are right dietary requirements to reverse effects of diabetes.

02 Feb 2018 1:46 PM

Govt to dispose of 5 lakh tons of pulses buffer stock by March

About 20 lakh tonnes of buffer were created through local procurement and imports.

14 Nov 2017 9:11 AM

Finance Ministry asks PSU banks to act swiftly to deal with NPAs

NPAs of PSBs have increased to Rs 7.33 lakh crore as of June 2017, from Rs 2.78 lakh crore in March 2015.

14 Nov 2017 9:07 AM

Pulses, oilseeds MSPs include bonus of Rs 100-150 a quintal

Government had announced the bonus during last two years in a bid to boost production of pulses and oilseeds.

06 Nov 2017 4:57 PM

Govt hikes wheat MSP by Rs 110 per quintal; pulses, Rs 200 per quintal

To encourage the cultivation of gram and masoor, their MSPs have been raised by Rs 200 per quintal.

24 Oct 2017 12:51 PM


'Govt to dispose of 5.5 lakh tonnes pulses from buffer stock'

Around 2 lakh tonnes of pulses will be given for consumption under various central welfare schemes.

04 Oct 2017 5:26 PM

Govt lifts ban on export of tur, urad and moong dal

However, exports of these varieties of pulses can be undertaken after taking permission from agri export promotion body APEDA.

16 Sep 2017 10:25 AM

Centre must curb pulse price volatility, says Crisil

Profit margins of all pulses except gram declined an average 30 per cent in agriculture year 2016-17.

11 Sep 2017 6:11 PM

Kharif crop sowing contracts for 2nd straight week: report

So far this season 95.8 per cent of the full-season area has been cultivated -- largely similar to that of last year.

28 Aug 2017 5:21 PM

Paddy sowing area up 6 per cent; pulses rises 23 per cent in kharif season

Total sown area as on July 7, 2017, as per reports received from states, stands at 404.27 lakh hectare.

07 Jul 2017 8:14 PM