COVID-19: Around 55 inmates of Guwahati Central jail test positive
Leader of Opposition Debabrata Saikia stated that the Legal Department of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) will provide assistance to activist Gogoi and others of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) during his future bail hearings in the High Court.
North Indian states facing rain deficit
The situation is still manageable as most parts of north India received adequate rainfall in June, ex...
Nafed procures 25,000 tonnes of onion so far to create buffer stock
Nafed on Sunday said it has procured 25,000 tonnes of onion so far from f...
Govt launches PM FME scheme to help micro food processing enterprises
Food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said the scheme will be implemented for five years until 2024-25. It will generate investment of Rs 35,000 core, generate 900,000 jobs and help 800,000 units, she said.
Centre releases Rs 1,160 cr to Nafed for buying pulses, onion
The fund has been made available through the Price Stabilisation Fund (PSF) operated by the consumer affairs ministry. Under the PSF, commodities are purchased at market prices. The government has set a procurement target of 50,000 tonnes of onion, 5.5 lakh tonnes of tur dal and 1.5 lakh tonnes of masoor dal for the buffer stock purpose.
Retail inflation for industrial workers eases to 5.1 per cent in May
"Inflation based on all items stood at 5.10 per cent for May, 2020 as compared to 5.45 per cent for the previous month (April 2020) and 8.65 per cent during the corresponding month ( May 2019) of the previous year," a labour ministry statement said.
Tomato in Delhi plunges to Rs 1-2 a kg, onion to Rs 8
Tomato prices have crashed to Rs 1-2 per kg while onions have fallen to about Rs 8 per kg in Delhi’s wholesale market because of weak demand and strong supply in the harvest season, which will keep prices low, traders said.
ITC sets sights on contract farming
ITC’s business head for agriculture and information technology S Sivakumar said international buyers were diversifying their sources of supply in the wake of the pandemic.
Horticulture production in 2019-20 estimated 3.13% higher than last year
The second advance estimates also places total horticulture production in 2019-20 to be at 320.48 million tonnes - 3.13% higher than last year.
Government completes disposal of 35,857 tons of imported onions
Imported onions were dispatched to states such as Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Telangana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Uttrakhand, Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal, and Goa among others.
Govt to give 50% subsidy for fruit, vegetable transport to help farmers cut post-harvest loss, avoid distress sale
Subsidy will be disbursed if the price in notified production clusters falls below the average of the preceding three years or if it falls more than 15% from last year’s price at the time of harvest. It will also be given if the price falls below the benchmark price for procurement, for a specified period.
Govt should remove technical difficulties in existing export promotion schemes: Exporters of agricultural commodities
“The HACCP code for export of shrimp has been changed in November. It has not yet been updated by the concerned government department that decides about incentives,” he added.
Softening the blow: How #VirusPeVijay campaign helped one of the most vulnerable groups tide over the COVID-19 crisis
The fight against COVID-19 especially during the lockdown, needed many hands and partners, as the world entered a global paralysis of sorts, the fight against this pandemic was too big for the government to handle alone
The lockdown has been an unusual time of frayed nerves and bonding for millennials
South Asian parents have a tendency to infantilise their grown-up children, particularly if they feel they have the upper hand, says Ruchita Chandrashekar, a trauma therapist, who is currently counselling eight-nine people a day, many of whom are seeking therapy for the first time.
Cabinet nod to two ordinances on agri trade, modern tech
It also cleared an amendment to the Essential Commodities Act, to remove commodities such as cereals, pulses, oilseeds, edible oil, onion and potatoes from the list of essential commodities. This will lift any restrictions on stocking these commodities by processors, millers, importers, exporters and traders.