Tuesday, 25 January, 2022

Topic: vegetables

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.

Wholesale price inflation rises to 1.32% in September from 0.16% in August

The WPI-based inflation appears to be moving in sync with CPI which shot up to an 8-month high of 7.34 per cent in September, mainly on account of rising prices of food items.

Potato, tomato prices to hover over Rs 50/kg as pre-monsoon rain, lockdowns hit supply

The arrival of potatoes in Delhi’s Azadpur Mandi has decreased by one-fifth in 10 days — from 548 tonnes on 10 July to 101 tonnes on 20 July.

Tomatoes could be Rs 100/kg in next few days as lockdowns, bad weather, fuel rate hit markets

Prices of other kitchen staples such as potatoes and onions have also increased in the last few days due to hike in diesel prices and destruction of crops.

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Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

Why German naval chief wanted West to respect Putin & what India-China have got to do with it

Western coalition will hope Schonbach’s sacking will mollify Ukraine. US doesn’t have the stomach to fight someone else’s war and India has more than a little skin in the game.
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Amazon, Netflix sign Rs 400-crore deal with Mumbai production house to boost Indian content

Production house Clean Slate Filmz, co-founded by actor Anushka Sharma's brother Karnesh Ssharma, will release 8 films & series on these OTT platforms among others in the next 18 months.


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Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.