Monday, 28 November, 2022
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Topic: Pulses

Lower kharif plantings due to uneven rains a growing concern, says report

Area under rice and pulses lower than last year, while oilseeds acreage has marginally increased in the June-October Kharif crop season.

5% GST to be levied on pre-packaged and labelled cereals, pulses, flour less than 25 kg

The Union Finance Ministry also clarified that for a commodity measured in litres like curd and ‘lassi, the limit is 25 litres.

Festive season sees drop in pulses prices from June peak: How Modi govt made that happen

The prices of pulses like tur, urad and moong are hovering near the Rs 100/kg mark in retail and wholesale markets. This is around 10-15% lower than the peak this year.

India enters into agreements with African nations to import pulses to meet domestic demand

Addressing the India-Africa Agriculture and Food Processing Summit, MoS for External Affairs V Muraleedharan also said food security is a common thread that binds India and Africa.

Modi govt hikes rabi crops’ MSP, pulses and oilseeds see bigger jumps than wheat

MSP for mustard is up 8.6%, followed by masur (7.84%) and gram (2.54%). Wheat MSP has just risen by 2.02%, as govt attempts to encourage crop diversification.

Erratic monsoon hits cereal, pulses, oilseed sowing in top producing states amid inflation

Deficient rainfall has hit sowing of crops like moong, urad, and soybean, which has severely pushed up food inflation marked by high prices.

Modi govt relaxes pulses stock limit rules within 2 weeks amid strong opposition

Modi govt has now increased the permissible stock quantity of pulses allowed for wholesalers and millers with a complete exemption for importers.

How Modi govt’s stock limit move could hurt long-term stability in domestic pulses market

Pulse traders allege government stock limit intervention goes against the spirit of free import and will impact the ongoing sowing of pulses.

Kabuli chana price set to rise, could cost Rs 130/kg ahead of festive season as states unlock

The prices of pulses have witnessed sustained inflation this year, hovering above Rs 100/kg in the retail market.

Why Modi govt’s prized food scheme went from ‘dal of choice’ to no dal at all

PMGKAY’s latest version completely does away with free allocation of pulses to households. But this isn’t good news for those struggling to meet their nutritional requirements.

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
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GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

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.