Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicFood inflation

Topic: Food inflation

Retail inflation dips to 6.58% in February from 7.59% in January

Inflation came down mainly due to easing in food inflation which came down to 10.81% in February from 13.63% in January.

Onions imported at Rs 58/kg being sold for Rs 6/kg after being rejected by states, Safal

There are few takers for over 90% of the 33,600 metric tonnes of imported onions, which threatens to translate into a loss of around Rs 200 crore for govt. 

Inflation at 7.3% and growth at 5% — is Indian economy facing stagflation?

Former PM Manmohan Singh had warned in November 2019 that the Indian economy was entering a stage of stagflation, with high inflation and stagnant demand.

WPI inflation rises to 2.59% in December due to increase in food prices

The price for food articles increased at a rate of 13.12% during December as against 11% in November.

It’s not inflation but economic stagnation that poses a bigger worry for India

Risk of economic stagnation combined with high inflation has risen, though former remains the dominant force. RBI shouldn’t get nervous and worsen it.

Secularists must self critique says Ramesh Venkataram, Talmiz Ahmad on Suleimani killing

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

Prices of potato, tomatoes, other vegetables also soar as winter rains damage crops

Farmers have already been roiled by the steep onion prices, currently being sold at Rs 100/kg. The govt has been working towards cooling prices, including banning exports.

Himanshu on food inflation crisis, Puja Mehra says India’s right not right on economy

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

Rising onion prices are fuelling India’s inflation, not low interest rates

Economists peg gains in consumer prices at 4.35% in October but that is not expected to stop policy makers from cutting rates again next month.

Wholesale inflation drops to 2.02% in June, hits 23-month low

The decline in wholesale price-based inflation was helped by a drop in prices of vegetables, fuel and power items.

On Camera

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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