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Onion output in kharif, late-kharif seasons of 2019-20 may fall 26% to 52.06 lakh tonne: Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan

3 hours 56 minutes ago
"During 2019-20, there was a 3-4 weeks delay in sowing as well as decline in sown area of the kharif onion because of late arrival of monsoon. Further, untimely prolonged rains in the major growing states of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh during the harvesting period caused damage to the standing crops in these regions," Paswan said.

Income Tax department raids onion traders from Lasalgaon

1 week 1 day ago
The raid comes amid ballooning onion prices which have touched Rs 80/kg to Rs 90/kg as incessant rainfall in Maharashtra, the top onion producing state of the country, has delayed harvest and also damaged the quality of the kharif crop. The average wholesale prices at Lasalgaon market have been ruling around Rs 45/kg.

Prices of pulses rise on reports of crop damage due to heavy rains in central and west India

1 week 3 days ago
The prices of pulses have been rising over the past 2 weeks, due to crop damage brought on by heavy rains in western and central parts of the country. In Delhi, some pulses have become costlier by about 12%. Prerana Desai, head of research at Edelweiss Agri Services & Credit, said prices have risen in part due to the import restriction imposed by the government.
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