Domestic edible oil sees decline in price except mustard variant

While international prices of edible oils are soaring, the domestic market has reported a declining trend in prices with an exception, informed the Department of Food and Public Distribution (DFPD).   Though the international prices of edible oils have gone up in the range of 1.95 per cent to 7.17 per cent ...Read more


Over 11,000 stockholders declare pulses stock on Centre’s portal

At least 11635 stockholders have registered to declare 3097694.42 MT of stock of pulses on the official portal of the Department of Consumer Affairs as of September 20, 2021.   The Department of Consumer Affairs under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution is monitoring the retail an...Read more


IPGA welcomes govt's move on import policy for tur/pigeon peas and urad

Bimal Kothari, Vice Chairman, India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA) said, “The disruption in monsoon for about three weeks between June and July compounded by the excessive rainfall is expected to hamper the production of tur, urad and moong this year which could result in severe shortage in domestic pr...Read more


Farmers to benefit from NFSM- Nutri Cereals initiative by govt

The government, under the Sub Mission on National Food Security Mission (NFSM)- Nutri Cereals is creating awareness among farmers for nutri cereals (millets) such as ragi, sorghum, bajra and small millets through demonstration and training. This information was given by Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers W...Read more


IPGA critical of govt's move on reduced import duty on masoor dal

The government has recently reduced the effective customs duty payable on imports of Masoor Dal from 30 per cent to 10 per cent. The Finance Ministry citing ‘public interest’ said that the move will bring down the retail price of the lentil and boost domestic supply and check rising prices.Bimal Kothar...Read more


Union Agri Minister inaugurates 28th regional workshop of KVKs in MP

Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar virtually inaugurated the 28th Regional Workshop of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) in Madhya Pradesh. The Government of India is working on a priority for the progress of farmers in the villages and to develop village infrastructure across the c...Read more


Wheat procurement increases all time high

Hitting an all-time high, 433.32 LMT of wheat has been procured from most of the wheat procuring states after the conclusion of Current Marketing Season RMS 2021-22. The procurement has exceeded the previous limit of 389.92 LMT of RMS 2020-21. Wheat has been procured against last year corresponding purchase of 387...Read more


Experts bat for policy intervention to promote millet cultivation

Apex industry body ASSOCHAM hosted a Virtual Session on Millets 2021: Status & Way Forward to the status, challenges and way forward of the millet industry in India. The discussions invited views on policy interventions required to promote the production of millets crops in India and increasing its area under ...Read more


IPGA welcomes govt's move on amended stock limits notification

India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA) has welcomed the government's move on amended stock limits notification.    Bimal Kothari, Vice Chairman, IPGA, reacting to the amended stock limits notification said, "IPGA has been following up with the Department of Consumer Affairs and had urged for a...Read more


Importers of pulses exempted from stock limits

The Centre has taken steps to crack down on the rising prices of pulses that would help farmers in a big way. Considering the softening of the prices and feedback received from state governments and various stakeholders, the government has relaxed stock limits for millers and wholesalers and exempted importers fro...Read more


IPGA jointly conducts webinar on pulses with IMCC

India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), the nodal body for India’s pulses trade and industry along with the India Myanmar Chamber of Commerce (IMCC) co-hosted a webinar on tur, urad and moong scenario in India and Myanmar under the aegis of ‘The IPGA Knowledge Series.'   IPGA recently signed...Read more


Outline strategy to keep retail price in sync with wholesale price: IPGA to govt

India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA) – the nodal body for pulses and grains trade and industry in India - has sought to initiate immediate measures to curb the skyrocketing prices of pulses and grains in the retail market. According to IPGA, retail prices have been traditionally higher than wholesale p...Read more