Onion, tomato retail prices may decline 15% with fresh supplies
Wholesale onion prices in April are likely to fall from the current level of Rs 1,750 per quintal at Lasalgaon to the range of Rs 900-1,400, said Bhaskar Natarajan.
Government lifts ban on onion exports
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India to resume onion exports from March 15
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Harsimrat Kaur Badal launches a portal to monitor prices of tomato, onion and potato
“The government is aiming to strike balance between the interests of farm producers and consumers through this monitoring system that will generate nationwide database of agri commodities,” said food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal while launching the portal.
Government allows exports of Krishnapuram onions with certain conditions
The Commerce Ministry's DGFT said that the export is allowed only through Chennai port and the outbound shipment of the commodity should be completed by March 31 this year. Krishnapuram onions are not used in kitchen due to their size and pungency. The onions are imported by Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Singapore.
MPC meet: This time it's LIC, not onions on RBI's mind
Estimates went haywire this fiscal due to poor tax collection. The new divestment target looks too ambitious.
Trade demands opening up of onion exports as prices slide rapidly
Onion prices have been ruling around Rs 100 a kg in retail for close to three months as excess unseasonal rainfall damaged the delicate crop across the country. On Thursday, medium quality onion was selling at Rs 25/kg in retail in Maharashtra. On Monday, wholesale prices fell to an average of Rs 23 a kg.
Govt considering lifting ban on onion exports
The government is considering lifting ban on exports of onion as fresh arrival of the commodity has started softening its prices in the domestic market, an official said.
Should onions decide the course India takes? RBI Governor answers
Governor Das underscores the need for adopting a flexible inflation target for stability.
Has India recovered from the onion price shock? Here's what RBI had to say
Going forward, the inflation outlook is likely to be influenced by several factors like food inflation, crude prices and input costs for services, RBI said.
Govt plans to sell imported onion at Rs 22-23/kg to avoid rotting at port
The central government is currently offering imported onions to state governments at an average landed cost of Rs 58/kg for further distribution in the retail market. It is also bearing the transportation cost.
Govt pegs 7 per cent rise in onion output this yr; sees production fall in major fruits
Besides onion, production of potato -- another important kitchen staple -- is estimated to rise to 51.94 million tonne this year from 50.19 million tonne last year, while tomato production is also pegged slightly higher at 19.32 million tonne as against 19 million tonne in the said period. The ministry has projected marginal drop in production of beans, parwal, pumpkin and tapioca this year.
Farmers left stranded with fruit and veggies lying in the fields
Farmer leaders said the situation is worse than demonetisation, which only delayed payments and did not damage the crop. But now, they said, losses will mount because it is harvest time for grapes, watermelons, bananas, muskmelon, chana, cotton, chillies, turmeric, jeera, coriander, onion and potato.
States urged to lift onions imported from Egypt, Turkey
The cabinet secretary has urged states to procure imported onions after a few state governments reported to have withdrawn their demands on arrival of shipments from Turkey and Egypt.
Onion prices may stay firm on low imports
Only a substantial increase in domestic arrivals of the crop can help significantly ease onion prices in the local markets.
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