Canada has expressed concern over the 50 per cent levy imposed on import of yellow peas. It has taken up the matter with India, as it fears the move will depress global pulses prices.
Uttar Pradesh, India’s largest sugar producing state, is all set to hit a record 10 million tonnes (mt) production this season.
The prime minister has asked Niti Aayog member Ramesh Chand to study pulses and oilseeds sectors and suggest steps to make the country self-sufficient in these two commodities.
As the smog chokes every person’s breathing system in the NCR region, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal sought an appointment with his counterparts in Haryana and Punjab through twitter to discu
Satpal, a farmer in Behrol village of Gautam Buddha Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh, gets philosophical when it comes to demonetisation.
For the past one year, small scale industries have been facing a severe slump in demand.
The edible oil manufacturers and refiners were pinning their hopes on the government slapping a higher import duty to check the falling prices of oilseeds.
The government is in a sticky situation as commodity prices have slumped and the price farmers get doest not even cover cost of production.
The government may soon open up a window for private companies aimed at ensuring farmers get guaranteed price for their produce.
Amidst mounting pressure from farmers’ groups, the government may allow people to avail loan from banks at 4 per cent interest rate to buy cows and for facilitating fish farming.