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Government to export two million tonnes wheat


July 4th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Facing shortage of storage space, the government has decided to export two million tonnes of wheat at a base price of $228 per tonne, ... Read more...

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Onion export ban was not panic decision: Minister


September 21st, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Facing flak over the two-week ban on onion exports that was lifted Sep 20, Food Minister K.V. Thomas said it was not a "panic" decision ... Read more...

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Mamata tames pricey hilsa?


July 20th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) By a curious coincidence, within days of new Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee shooting off a missive to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to help lower the ... Read more...

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Karat attacks UPA on fuel price hike, threatens countrywide protests (Roundup)


January 17th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Flaying the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for failing to control rising food inflation and repeatedly hiking petroleum prices, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday said ... Read more...

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Brinda Karat lashes out at Central government over JPC issue


December 30th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri, Dec 30 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat has slammed the central government for not presenting a reasonable argument against constituting a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) over ... Read more...

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Govt. taking all measures to curtail onion price rise: Thomas


December 23rd, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.23 (ANI): Expressing concern over the escalating prices of onions across the country, Minister of State for Food and Agriculture K.V. Thomas on Thursday said that the government is taking ... Read more...

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Onion prices slide as export ban takes effect (Roundup)


December 22nd, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Onion prices, which ballooned to Rs.100 a kg in some parts of India, began sliding Wednesday as a ban on exports took effect and imports were allowed ... Read more...

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India formally bans onion exports, allows import at zero duty


December 22nd, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) In a bid to bring down the spiralling prices of onions, India Wednesday formally notified a ban on its exports while permitting imports at zero duty with ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh expresses deep concern over sharp rise in onion prices


December 21st, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Tuesday expressing deep concern over the skyrocketing prices of onions said effective steps should be taken to bring down ... Read more...

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Dikshit to discuss onion prices crisis with officials


December 21st, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Worried over the sky-rocketing prices of onions, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will Tuesday evening chair a high-level meeting to decide on ways to tackle the crisis.The ... Read more...

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Pawar says onion prices will fall after three weeks


December 21st, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said that prices of onions are likely to fall only after three weeks."Situation will be normal in two to three ... Read more...

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Onion prices soar, curbs imposed on exports


December 20th, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The central government Monday banned fresh permits for onion exports till Jan 15 following a big jump in its price in local markets.Onion is currently selling between ... Read more...

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Govt. suspends onion exports till Jan. 15 next year


December 20th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 20 (ANI): The Government on Monday decided to suspend onion exports till January 15, 2011, in the wake of rising prices of the commodity, which is being sold at ... Read more...

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Nafed monitoring markets to check onion prices


November 26th, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Agri-cooperative Nafed is monitoring the rates of onions to keep prices under check, and increased arrivals from Maharashtra will ease prices, the agriculture ministry said Friday."Nafed is ... Read more...

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Treat basmati rice as a niche product, government urged


November 11th, 2009 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Rice exporters Wednesday urged the government not to interfere in the export of basmati rice and treat the rice variety as a "niche product". "We urge ... Read more...

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Government to lift ban on wheat exports after elections


March 5th, 2009 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The government Thursday agreed in principle to lift the two-year-old ban on wheat exports once elections end in mid-May this year, said a top official. The ... Read more...

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India planning to lower base price for basmati exports


February 5th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) The government is looking at another cut in the minimum export price (MEP) for basmati rice to help domestic players compete with their counterparts from Pakistan, Commerce ... Read more...

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India has procured over 10 mn tonnes of paddy so far


October 31st, 2008 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The government Friday said it had procured over 10 million tonnes of paddy during the current kharif marketing season (KMS), starting Oct 1 this year.The Ministry of ... Read more...

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On the menu: Sizzlingly fast hilsa supply to India


October 22nd, 2008 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 22 (IANS) Officials in Bangladesh and India are working out ways to quicken the supply of the much-sought-after hilsa fish to India, an export that fetched Dhaka $9.24 million in ... Read more...

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India has adequate rice, wheat stocks, says government


September 26th, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Amid fears of accelerating food crisis across the world, India Friday said it is comfortably placed with nearly 28 million tonnes of rice stock.In a statement, the ... Read more...

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No proposal to lift ban on non-basmati rice export: ministry


September 24th, 2008 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) There is presently no proposal under consideration for lifting the ban on export of non-basmati rice, the ministry of consumer affairs, food and public distribution said here ... Read more...

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India set to export record quantity of basmati rice


August 30th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) India looks set to export a record quantity of basmati rice in the current fiscal.Last month, the official agency monitoring the export of basmati rice issued 658 ... Read more...

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States asked to fix limits on grain stocks till April 2009


August 22nd, 2008 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The government has asked states to fix and maintain limits on food grain stocks till April 31, 2009 to keep their prices under control.The states are required ... Read more...

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Ban on rice, wheat exports extended till next April


August 21st, 2008 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) India on Thursday decided to extend the ban on exports of rice, wheat and pulses till next April in an effort to keep the staple food grain ... Read more...

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Higher prices force people in Kolkata to do without favourite Hilsa


June 13th, 2008 - 8:10 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, June 13 (ANI): This monsoon the Bengalis might even be deprived of Hilsa, which they consider as the king of all fish. A new rule by the Bangladesh government has ... Read more...

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India eyes Rs.269 bn export of agri, processed foods


May 28th, 2008 - 8:50 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) India's official agency to monitor exports Wednesday denied any adverse impact on basmati rice export, while setting Rs.269 billion export target for agricultural and processed food products ... Read more...

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Ban on rice exports to continue: commerce secretary


May 27th, 2008 - 8:42 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) India has no plans to relax the current ban on rice exports despite a bumper paddy harvest this year and record procurement expected by state-run agencies, Commerce ... Read more...

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India eases cement exports,stays curbs on rice (Lead)


May 27th, 2008 - 8:39 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The ban on cement exports imposed last month is being lifted given the slack season ahead, but restrictions on shipping rice outside will continue, India's Commerce Secretary ... Read more...

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Rice prices tipped to go up this year


May 8th, 2008 - 9:59 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Despite the government's measures to control inflation, prices of food grain, particularly rice, will continue to remain on the higher side, a senior government official said Thursday. ... Read more...

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Chidambaram hints at banning exports to curb inflation


April 22nd, 2008 - 10:49 pm ICT by admin
New York, April 22 (IANS) The Indian government is prepared to ban exports in more industries to control inflation, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has said while conceding that the nation's growth rate ... Read more...

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Inflation in India touches a new high of 7.41 %


April 11th, 2008 - 3:36 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Apr 11 (ANI): The data released by the Ministry of Industry for the week ending March 29, shows that the inflation has touched a new high of 7.41 per ... Read more...

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Steep rise in food prices will make inflation control difficult: Manmohan Singh


April 10th, 2008 - 10:03 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): At a time when consumers in India are bearing the blunt of spiralling inflation, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that a steep rise in ... Read more...

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Containing rise in food grain price is very difficult: Manmohan Singh


April 10th, 2008 - 9:21 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): At a time when consumers in India are bearing the blunt of spiralling inflation, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that containing soaring food grain ... Read more...

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Advani on inflation: Balloon of so-called Dream Budget has burst


April 7th, 2008 - 5:46 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Apr 7 (ANI): Criticising the Congress-led UPA Government for spiralling inflation that has touched a three year high mark, Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate L K Advani on ... Read more...

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Inflation to soar further, likely to touch 7.5 % mark: ASSOCHAM


April 6th, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by admin
By Ashwani UpadhyayNew Delhi, Apr 5 (ANI): It seems that consumers in India might not get relief from spiralling inflation in the near future, as ASSOCHAM on Saturday predicted that it ... Read more...

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