Apple prices crashed in Kashmir after market intervention by Nafed, says Raju Shetty
"Farmers had to wait for 10 to 12 days for their turn to sell to Nafed, which rejected or offered lower prices on various grounds. Nafed could transport apples out of the valley only after loading 400 to 500 trucks as army army could extend protection to only a big convoy. This heavy arrival in markets led to fall of apple prices," said Shetty.
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Speaking to ET, Mohammad Ayub, an apple grower in South Kashmir in Sopore says their biggest hurdle is lack of communication channels.
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Analyst said the hike in prices was due to anticipation of lower kharif crop.
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Onion prices have gradually increased in the last one month due to supply disruption from flood-hit onion-growing states like Maharashtra.
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Farmers and stockists are slowly releasing stock at firm prices, said traders.
Apple traders worry about advance paid to J&K growers
The government has asked the Nafed to procure apples in the wake of terrorists threatening growers.
Nafed is procuring lesser quantities of pulses, oilseeds this season
This has prompted farmers to sell their produce in the open market for better returns.
Poor response to MMTC tender delays maize imports
"A few big players have also applied for import of maize in large volumes," said Babu.
Pulses, oilseeds procurement at 50% of target with two weeks left
The procurement of winter pulses and oilseeds, which is likely to be completed by July this year, is also showing slow progress.
Govt to create 1 lakh tonnes of onion buffer stock in 2020
The government had created a buffer stock of 56,000 tonnes for the current year but it was not sufficient.
Nafed to offload 200 tonnes of onion daily in Delhi to check prices
Retail prices of onion, the main kitchen stable, have shot up to Rs 30-40 per kg because of tight supplies from the producing states, as per the trade data.
Oilseeds, pulses procurement progressing at a snail’s pace
According to government officials, Nafed and FCI have started procurement only in a few selected districts of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.
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