Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicFood inflation

Topic: Food inflation

You’re not imagining it, Maggi to Vim bar—FMCGs are getting smaller. Shrinkflation is here

The chips, cola, detergent and namkeen you’re buying are getting more expensive. You’re just not noticing it, thanks to shrinkflation.

How food prices play out in India this year will depend on global inflation and local rains

While a lot has been talked about commodities that have become expensive, not much is being talked about commodities that are selling cheaper than last year.

Wheat prices soar, risk of food inflation spikes: Aftermath of India’s move to ban exports

India prioritised the domestic market even as the move risks its international image as a reliable supplier. Still, the government’s wheat procurement may not meet its needs.

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India bans immediate export of wheat to control rising domestic prices

The country’s retail inflation surged to 7.79% in April, an 8-year high.

Snacks packets get lighter as firms use ‘shrinkflation’ to cope with rising costs

Food companies are under pressure due to rising edible oil prices. Britannia had passed on 65% of its incremental input cost rises in 2021-22 by reducing weights on their existing price points.

Palm oil prices soar as Indonesia halting export threatens to fan global food inflation

The ban by Indonesia, which accounts for a third of global edible oil exports, adds to a raft of crop protectionism around the world since the war erupted in Ukraine.

Why India shouldn’t get carried away by wheat, rice export bonanza due to Ukraine war

Modi govt must assess food inflation and the domestic requirement of wheat and rice in a war-ravaged year. Data on procurement doesn't look good.

Why Indians have to resign to the fact that food prices will stay high this year

For India, food will be dearer in 2022. The tradeoff between high growth and high inflation is tricky, and RBI has the unenviable task of balancing it.

How Russia-Ukraine war is leading to Central Asian nations going hungry

Rising food prices—a result of both Western sanctions on Russia and of the integration of national economies—have set the alarm bells ringing across Central Asian countries.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.