Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: vegetables

Why don’t Indian fruit sellers make it big despite good profits? Imperfect competition, says study

Study by Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee & other scholars from US, UK and Canada found that fresh produce vendors charge high mark-ups but fail to adopt competitive market practices.

Vegetable prices shoot up in Delhi due to high transportation cost amid fuel price hike

Lemon prices are ranging between Rs 300 and Rs 350 per kg. While tomato is being sold at Rs 40-45 per kg; it used to be sold for Rs 30-35 per kg, vendors said.

Don’t trust the ‘superfood’ label. Here are five common foods to boost your health

Watch out for ‘superfood’ labelled packaged foods. It's a brand new trend in the diet industry without any substantial evidence.

Pomegranate to prawns — how Barmer is moving beyond desert staples bajra & cumin

Scientists of Krishi Vigyan Kendra have helped farmers in Rajasthan's Barmer district grow fruits and vegetables never grown here before, and earn up to five times more.

Food combining ‘ayurvedic’ taboos are back as fad. It’s ok to mix fruits with vegetables

Popular tips on ‘food combining’ are floating on social media and are followed by many. But are we ready to look into the evidence?

It’s not such a happy Dussehra or Diwali this year as tomato, onion, potato prices surge 100%

Traders say the spurt in prices is the result of several factors, including surging fuel prices, crop damage in heavy rains, as well as festive demand.

SubscriberWrites: Organic food is not healthier for you or for animals & nature – just far more expensive

It’s a fad for the woke generation but something the poor and needy do not have the luxury to enjoy, writes Hindol Roy.

How WhatsApp & Baba Ramdev are making mustard oil and lemon prices soar

Wholesale price of mustard oil went up from Rs 12,187/quintal on 12 April to Rs 16,116/quintal on 12 May in Mumbai, while in Delhi, price of lemons rose from Rs 35/kg on 3 April to Rs 100/kg on 3 May.

Good news from the farms — fruit, vegetable prices set to ease with big jump in production

Ministry of Agriculture’s estimates, however, show that production of apple, spices & tomato is estimated to decline in 2020-21 as compared to previous year. 

Respite for RBI – interest rates seen staying low as vegetable prices begin to cool

Economists see declining food prices — which account for 54% of the consumer price basket — helping ease price gains from November onward.

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.