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Govt decides to lift 6-month old ban on onion exports; prices expected to fall sharply due to bumper rabi crop
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Govt decides to lift 6-month old ban on onion exports; prices expected to fall sharply due to bumper rabi crop

India, the world’s biggest exporter of onion, banned exports of onions in September last year to keep domestic supplies intact after flooding in several states worsened seasonal shortages, leading to a spike in local prices

Onion prices at eye-watering Rs 150 per kg; imports underway to boost domestic availability, check rates
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Onion prices at eye-watering Rs 150 per kg; imports underway to boost domestic availability, check rates

In metros, retail price of onion was ruling at Rs 120 /kg Kolkata, at Rs 102/kg in Delhi and Mumbai and at Rs 80/kg in Chennai, as per the data maintained by the consumer affairs ministry.

Centre asks states to act against onion hoarders, create buffer stocks, distribute imported edible bulbs at reasonable rates
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Centre asks states to act against onion hoarders, create buffer stocks, distribute imported edible bulbs at reasonable rates

The Centre has already banned onion exports and decided to import 1.2 lakh tonnes of onions, besides imposing stock holding limit on traders

Delhi air pollution: Crucifying Arvind Kejriwal alone for bad air is unfair; Centre, Haryana, Punjab are equally responsible
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Delhi air pollution: Crucifying Arvind Kejriwal alone for bad air is unfair; Centre, Haryana, Punjab are equally responsible

What is more alarming is the fact that choking of Delhi post-Diwali is an annual phenomenon while the Union environment ministry and the state governments of Punjab and Haryana, who should have ensured to take care of their bit, have again been found napping.

Onion prices shoot to Rs 70-80 per kg despite govt measures; Centre mulls imposing stock limits
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Onion prices shoot to Rs 70-80 per kg despite govt measures; Centre mulls imposing stock limits

There is a disruption in supply of onions in the wake of excess monsoon rains in the major growing states

Union Budget 2019: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to do a tightrope walk; giving tax relief to common man may be on the cards
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Union Budget 2019: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to do a tightrope walk; giving tax relief to common man may be on the cards

The Budget is expected to boost spending at the cost of short-term slippage in fiscal deficit targets as Sitharaman lays down the Modi 2.0 government's road map for the economy

Drought in Rajasthan: From unemployment to school dropouts, Barmer sees exodus for works as crops fail
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Drought in Rajasthan: From unemployment to school dropouts, Barmer sees exodus for works as crops fail

Barmer is reeling under what is claimed to be the severest drought of the decade as rains have evaded the district for the fifth consecutive year.

Onion agony: Nashik farmer donates meagre earning to PMO fund to highlight plight, but prefers to stay mum on hoarding
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Onion agony: Nashik farmer donates meagre earning to PMO fund to highlight plight, but prefers to stay mum on hoarding

The reality is that old onions, from last summer’s crop is not fetching any price in the market as there is no demand for it.

Narendra Modi govt's hike in MSPs for kharif crops well below ones announced under UPA: RBI
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Narendra Modi govt's hike in MSPs for kharif crops well below ones announced under UPA: RBI

The government had announced the hike in MSPs in July for the summer or the kharif crop, following a budget announcement affirming a 50 percent mark up to farmers over the cost of produce.

Three days into retreat of monsoon, India left with driest September in 17 years; unexpected heavy rain damaged crores worth of kharif crops
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Three days into retreat of monsoon, India left with driest September in 17 years; unexpected heavy rain damaged crores worth of kharif crops

The dry spell, and now the heavy rainfall, raised concerns over the production of kharif, or summer-sown crops, especially in north and central India

Punjab's farmers say hike in MSP for paddy not enough to relieve debt, doesn't match Centre's promise
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Punjab's farmers say hike in MSP for paddy not enough to relieve debt, doesn't match Centre's promise

Farmers' organisations in Punjab on Wednesday claimed that the Rs 200 per quintal hike in the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy does not match the claims of the BJP government at the Centre, which had promised to increase it to 1.5 times the cost of production.

Union Cabinet meet today to approve increase in MSP for Kharif crops ahead of 2019 polls: All you need to know
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Union Cabinet meet today to approve increase in MSP for Kharif crops ahead of 2019 polls: All you need to know

The Centre is set to radically increase the minimum support price (MSP) for Kharif crops as a move to fulfill its budget promise and address farmers' concerns about the cost of crops.

Marathwada Diary: With farm returns falling, farmers brave health risks, low wages to toil as labourers in sugarcane fields
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Marathwada Diary: With farm returns falling, farmers brave health risks, low wages to toil as labourers in sugarcane fields

Marathwada's farmers are now working as labourers in sugarcane fields, despite health risks, low wages, and the loss of their children's education.

Budget 2018: By hiking minimum support price, Modi govt makes good 2014 promise, but all is not as it seems
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Budget 2018: By hiking minimum support price, Modi govt makes good 2014 promise, but all is not as it seems

By taking a lower cost as the baseline for computing minimum support price, the government is resorting to sleight of hand, moreover one that most farmers are unlikely to miss.

Narendra Modi's failure to deliver electoral promise has cost us Rs 2 lakh crore, says farmer's body
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Narendra Modi's failure to deliver electoral promise has cost us Rs 2 lakh crore, says farmer's body

Narendra Modi's failure to implement his electoral promise of 50 percent profit above the cost of production has resulted in about Rs 2 lakh crore loss to farmers this kharif season, farmers unions said.

MP farmers' unrest: State constitutes commission to regulate crop cost, marketing
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MP farmers' unrest: State constitutes commission to regulate crop cost, marketing

MP govt has constituted a commission to make recommendations for providing beneficial pricing and marketing of agricultural produce in the state.

Rainfall deficit in 37% districts of India despite ‘normal’ monsoon; September crucial: IMD data
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Rainfall deficit in 37% districts of India despite ‘normal’ monsoon; September crucial: IMD data

After two consecutive droughts, India received normal rainfall — 2 percent less than the 100-year average —by the end of August 2016

Onion prices fall below Rs 50/kg at Lasalgaon on export curbs
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Onion prices fall below Rs 50/kg at Lasalgaon on export curbs

However, retail onion prices across the country continue to rule as high as Rs 80 per kg.

Agriculture can be highly profitable, but the gains are not easy to sustain
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Agriculture can be highly profitable, but the gains are not easy to sustain

India's farmers are good at production. Their Achilles' Heels are marketing and nature's waywardness. If the government could be more proactive, farming can be viable for many, though not all, farmers