Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
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Topic: Pulses

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.

Modi govt imposes stock limit on pulses to rein in surging prices

Prices of pulses have seen sustained inflation this year, hovering above the Rs 100/kg in the retail market. Govt move comes ahead of gradual unlocking, with the festival season just weeks away. 

Dal farmers & traders fear big losses, dip in production after Modi govt allows free imports

Govt officials say there will still be MSP procurement, but farmers say imports will make prices crash. Traders also won’t earn much on stored stocks due to lower prices.

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Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

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