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Elephant in the room: Food inflation shadow over June 6 RBI rate meeting

Between December 2018 and April 2019, annual wholesale food price inflation rose from –0.42% to 7.37%

If food prices rise

Reversal of low food inflation trend may not be good news for new government. But there are things it must not do.

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First challenge for next govt: Food inflation set to return

The past couple of months have seen prices of a host of farm commodities surge, mainly on the back of drought in large parts of western and southern India, coupled with an early and harsher-than-usual summer.

How food prices lost their bite

Food inflation has been low for an extended period. What can it mean, economically and politically?

Inflation in negative zone for 17th month, at -0.85 per cent in March

Food inflation stood at 3.73 per cent in March compared with 3.35 per cent in February.

The link between food inflation and malnutrition, plotted for Andhra

Between 2002 and 2006, the proportion of wasting in children in Andhra fell from 19% to 18%.

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Pulse of the matter

Government sends right signal by raising MSP for pulses. It needs to underline the message.

Government gives lower MSP hikes, barring for pulses

The Centre has effected a moderate Rs 50 per quintal hike in the minimum support price for paddy compared to an average annual increase of around Rs 76 during the 10 years of the UPA rule.

More dal, less bhaat

Government should devise a crop-neutral incentive structure to attract farmers to pulses over paddy.

Against the grain

In a country like India, inflation targeting could create anti-farmer policy bias.

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'Railways in crisis going from bad to worse': Dinesh Trivedi

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Former railways minister Dinesh Trivedi wished Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu all the best for the upcoming Railways Budget. He said he was little worried about the railways because railways is a basic system anywhere in the world, which adds to half percent to the GDP. If the railways doesn’t do well, you cannot contain even your food inflation.

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