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A vendor fills a bowl with tomatoes at a vegetable market

Tomatoes cost Rs 70/kg from Rs 4/kg a month back due to early monsoon & supply shortage

Prices of tomatoes across Delhi could rise to Rs 80/kg as the crop arrival from Himachal Pradesh and Haryana has been hampered since last week.
Labourers unloading sacks of onion in Azadpur mandi in Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Wholesale vegetable prices soar as demand rises, retail rates to spike too if supply gap stays

Wholesale traders cite a nearly 20% increase in demand for vegetables as restaurants, dhabas, canteens and other eateries have opened since 1 June.
Representational image. A woman packs plums at Bhuntar, during the ongoing Covid-19 nationwide lockdown, in Kullu district. PTI

Wholesale Price Index inflation falls by 3.21% in May, but food prices soar

Inflation in food articles during May stood at 1.13 per cent, as against 2.55 per cent in April, according to a statement released by the commerce and industry ministry.
Vendors selling vegetables at Azadpur Mandi in New Delhi. | Photo: Sravasti Dasgupta/ThePrint

Few goods, fewer customers — Asia’s largest wholesale market Azadpur Mandi is a ghost town

With 15 Covid cases in Azadpur Mandi, Asia's largest wholesale market sees fears in traders about sales. Authorities say there is no supply disruption.
Labourers unloading sacks of onion in Azadpur mandi in Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Vegetable prices could double in Delhi as supply to Azadpur Mandi falls amid Covid cases

As Asia’s biggest vegetables and fruits market sees 15 Covid cases, supply falls from adjoining states. The market’s APMC chief, however, denies supply issues.
A vendor sits at a fruit stall at Crawford Market in Mumbai (Representational image)

Banned fruit from coronavirus-hit China could force closure of wholesale markets in India

Traders in Kolkata, Patna, Delhi are in panic over the presence of dragon fruit and banned Fuji apples from China in markets even as they face fall in sales and exports.

November recorded the lowest WPI inflation of 4.64% in three months

Food articles witnessed softening of prices with deflation at 3.31 per cent in November, as per released government data.
Vegetable vendors

Wholesale inflation eases to 5.09% in July as prices of fruits and vegetables drop

The retail inflation eases to a nine-month low of 4.17 per cent in July, from 4.9 per cent in June, data shows Monday.

On Camera

File photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Facebook/NitishKumarJDU

The curious case of Nitish Kumar — 87% anger, 100% victory

In the supposedly most-politicised state in India, people say they don’t have ‘options’ this election.
RBI

RBI reschedules Monetary Policy Committee meeting, new dates to be announced soon

The panel was scheduled to meet for three days beginning 29 September for RBI's bi-monthly monetary policy review. RBI did not give any reason for rescheduling the meet.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.