Punjab CM blames Centre as shortage of gunnysacks hits wheat procurement

The state is facing a shortage of 1.65 crore gunnysacks even as wheat procurement is at its peak amid influx of wheat into mandis across Punjab. 

published on : 6th May 2019

Bumper crop: Centre hikes wheat import tariff to 40 per cent

India’s wheat production is estimated at a record 99.12 million tonnes in 2018-19 crop year, which runs from July to June, about 2 per cent higher than last year’s.

published on : 28th April 2019

With wheat production at record high, government raises import tariff on wheat to 40 per cent

'The higher duty will force milers who import a trickle of wheat to buy locally and help protect farm prices,' said Prof. Biswajit Dhar of the Jawaharlal Nehru University.

published on : 27th April 2019

Delhi government to hike MSP for paddy and wheat

Under the proposed Mukhya Mantri Kisan Mitra Yojna, MSP will be 50 percent more than production cost which is likely to be Rs 2,616 per quintal for wheat and Rs 2,667 per quintal for paddy.

published on : 25th February 2019

Your neighbourhood flour mill could soon be thing of the past

Flour mill owners in the city claim their business has gone down by 80 per cent as compared to two years ago.

published on : 14th February 2019

Rajasthan government to provide wheat at Re 1 per kg to BPL category people

Speaking on the promises made in the manifesto and its fulfilment, Gehlot announced that wheat at Re one per kg will be provided to BPL and state BPL, benefitting 1.53 crore people.

published on : 23rd January 2019

250,000 forced to flee Afghanistan, worst drought in years

The United Nations warned in October that at least three million people were in "urgent" need of food due to the dry spell mainly across northern and western Afghanistan.

published on : 7th December 2018

Lily James, Armie Hammer to star in new adaptation of gothic thriller 'Rebecca'

The film follows a newly married young woman who, upon arriving at her husband's imposing family estate on a bleak English coast, finds herself battling the shadow of his deceased first wife.

published on : 15th November 2018

Cabinet hikes minimum support price of wheat by Rs 105 per quintal for 2018-19

The MSP of wheat was Rs 1,735 per quintal in the 2017-18 crop year. 

published on : 3rd October 2018

Government delays wheat MSP decision as PMEAC, Niti oppose increase

Despite farmers group and union asking to raise procurement price, sources from Niti Aayog, has advised the centre against increasing MSP by 50 per cent.

published on : 28th June 2018

India sends first wheat shipment to Afghanistan via Iran's Chabahar port, bypassing Pakistan

With Pakistan has refusing land transit access through its territory, India and Afghanistan had launched an air freight corridor in June between the two countries. 

published on : 30th October 2017