Onion importers demand relaxation in phytosanitary conditions to ease imports
The wholesale prices at Lasalgaon APMC in Nashik declined slightly this week and stabilised around Rs 40/kg.
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Consumer affairs ministry seeks removal of import bar to check pulses price hike
This year, the government has allowed 400,000 tonnes of tur dal import and the window closes on Friday. The import window for urad and moong closed on October 31. “Like onion, pulses may also see a steep price rise. Delay in allowing imports will not help,” said the consumer affairs ministry official.
Fruit, veggie exports fall 70% during lockdown
The average export was 4 lakh tonne a month in the previous year and now only 30% of that is happening said an APEDA official.
One third of Maharashtra’s cultivated area damaged due to unseasonal rainfall
The incessant downpour in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and parts of Telangana since October caused widespread damage to crops including soyabean, cotton, paddy, maize, jowar, bajra and ragi and high-value horticulture crops such as grapes, pomegranates and vegetables. Grape exports may be delayed or fall, while production of cotton and maize are expected to be lower 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.
Fruit, vegetable mandis expect supplies to normalise by weekend
Authorities and traders are working out meticulous plans to streamline flow of vehicles and people engaged in supplying these essential commodities amidst the nationwide lockdown, while crowds are being controlled by allowing entry only to large buyers, traders said.
COVID-19 scare: Transport hurdles, labour scarcity to hit supply of fruit, vegetables
Traders say the current situation will devastate farmers as their produce will start rotting, while urban consumers will face sky-high prices unless the authorities take urgent steps. Policemen say it is impossible to determine if a person or an empty commercial vehicle is engaged in trade of essential commodities.
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.
Wholesale onion prices fall below Rs 30/kg at Lasalgaon after govt measures
The average wholesale price of onion was Rs 26 per kg on Thursday at the Lasalgaon Agriculture Produce Market Committee, while the maximum rate was Rs 30.20 per kg and minimum rate quoted was Rs 15 per kg.
APMC Mumbai to shut fruit, vegetable markets every Thursday till month end
The closure would apply only to fruits and vegetables markets and that it would not result in any supply shortage as the stockists would pile enough inventory on the previous days to serve Mumbai.
Prices of agricultural commodities drop 20% post COVID-19 outbreak
Traders across the country are struggling to combat rumours about closure of markets and attempts to create artificial shortages. Except chicken, demand for agricultural commodities has not been affected due to coronavirus either in India or in the international market. However, farm-gate prices have fallen due to scare of Covid-19.
Centre removes export incentives for onion
Under MEIS, the government provides duty benefits depending on product and country.
Onion prices to calm down in next few days: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar
Onion prices have gradually increased in the last one month due to supply disruption from flood-hit onion-growing states like Maharashtra.