The decision was taken in a review meeting on Thursday, even as the prices of onions and shallots (small onions) have risen to Rs 90 and Rs 120 respectively in the last week
Women bearing brunt of COVID-19 as household chores increase manifold, finances contract and health suffers
Women have unique and evolving nutritional requirements, while they may need fewer calories than men to fulfil their daily requirements, their needs for essential vitamins and minerals are much higher.
Onion crisis: MMTC places yet another import order of 4,000 tonne kitchen staple from Turkey; govt to issue three more tenders
MMTC is importing onions on the behalf of the government, which is trying to check prices of the onion by improving domestic supplies through various modes, including imports.
Onion prices shoot up to Rs 80 per kg; govt to facilitate imports of kitchen staple from Iran, Egypt, Turkey
Onion prices have remained high in most retail markets of Delhi and other consuming states for last more than a month because of supply disruption following heavy rains in main growing states like Maharasthra.
There is a disruption in supply of onions in the wake of excess monsoon rains in the major growing states
Onion prices touch record Rs 4,500 a quintal, steepest since December 2017; rates triple since July this year
The price of onions has almost tripled since 31 July this year, when the rate was recorded at Rs 1,250 per quintal at Lasalgaon.
Onion price rise temporary phase, country has buffer stock to meet shortage; govt boosting supply: Ram Vilas Paswan
Among metros, onion was quoting at Rs 34 per kg in Chennai, Rs 43 per kg in Mumbai, Rs 44 per kg in Delhi and Rs 45 per kg in Kolkata on Friday, the ministry data showed.
‘We will preserve, protect them’: Satya Pal Malik justifies restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir, says it was done to prevent any loss of life
He also justified the imposition of severe restrictions after Centre abrogated provisions of Article 370
Farm distress: Not just debt, small landholding and poor access to market are also killing farmers: Report
The NIRDPR cited poor implementation of agricultural marketing reforms and low reach of minimum support price (MSP), which was adding to the farmers' distress.
Congress accuses Gujarat government of Rs 4,000-crore scam in procurement of groundnuts, demands judicial probe by SC
Addressing a joint press conference, Congress leaders Rajeev Satav and Paresh Dhanani alleged that the multi-crore scam had links to the chief minister's office and other higher-ups in the BJP, who were trying to bury it.
Research on agrarian distress is inadequate; we need some proper indicator, says Ramesh Chand of NITI Aayog
Most researchers are arriving at this conclusion of agrarian distress by citing farmers suicides. We are just using this emotional indicator, says Ramesh Chand of NITI Aayog
The Maharashtra government on Thursday assuring complete support to cultivators, and said it would take steps for the procurement of all their farm produce.
India extends relief to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: History, humanitarian operation and three-way diplomacy
By offering solace and humanitarian relief to Rohingya refugees, India earned points in Bangladesh while maintaining its strategic interests in Myanmar.
Yashwant Sinha stands ground in Akola, says he won't leave protest site till farmer demands are accepted
A defiant BJP veteran leader Yashwant Sinha, who was detained in Akola on Monday while leading a protest by farmers, vowed not to move out of the place where he spent the night till demands of cultivators of Maharashtra's Vidarbha region are accepted
Onion prices have been under pressure since August, but they have now touched high level that the government is trying all means to improve the availability and control prices.
The assistance to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh is being provided by New Delhi as part of its humanitarian aid.
Marathwada Diaries: Devendra Fadnavis govt's failure to buy tur puts Maharashtra farmers in distress
After several years, farmers in Marathwada moved away from the water guzzling sugarcane and instead sowed tur, a traditional food crop.
The sharp decline in the wholesale onion prices due to the increase in supply and unsold stock at Lasalgaon Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) is seen as the lowest in the recent years. Are tussles in Maharashtra BJP and Centre and procedural lapses to blame?
The MEP on potato was imposed in June 2014 at $450 per tonne to increase domestic availability and cool prices.
It is alleged that HSDC wanted to purchase nearly 10,000 tonnes of wheat seeds from private suppliers in case cooperative agencies—NCCF and NAFED—did not have enough stocks with them.