Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
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Topic: Pulses

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.

RSS’ farm affiliate BKS demands Modi govt must roll back ‘free import of pulses’ order

BKS says these pulses are to be sown in kharif season beginning soon, and if farmers are worried about low prices due to imports, it’ll affect govt’s ‘atmanirbhar’ push.

Modi govt plans to procure more pulses this year to guard against inflation & help farmers

Price Stabilisation Fund Management Committee recommends increase in buffer stock of pulses due to continued inflation in market prices & increasing y-o-y production.

India set for record foodgrain production, nearly 9% higher than last 5 years’ average

Sugarcane production is set to surge by 7.3% to 397.66 MT, while foodgrains, oilseeds and other crops will likely hit record levels too.

Kharif crop expected to be hit as excessive monsoon rain floods fields, sparks pest attacks

The excess rainfall is likely to damage crops such as soybean, onion, urad and moong in major production states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka.

Chana dal prices set to spike, Kabuli chana could cost Rs 100/kg in festive season

Prices are already increasing as hotels & restaurants reopen, govt acquires large quantities for distribution under Covid plan, and demand rises further.

Govt procures 3 times as much chana dal as last year to meet massive food aid requirement

NAFED has procured 21.43 lakh metric tonnes of chana dal, as Modi govt has promised 1 kg per month free to every ration card-holding family until November.

‘Govt sabotaging atmanirbhar plan’ — farmers criticise masoor duty cut as global prices rise

Modi govt reduced the import duty on masoor to less than half on 2 June. Farmers and traders allege move is to aid influential trading groups.

Modi govt promised free pulses to 20 crore, only 18% have got them so far

There are many factors at play that are inhibiting the effective distribution of free pulses under the PM Garib Kalyan Yojana, meant to aid the poor.

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