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Wednesday, May 25, 2022



Tur prices above MSP, most farmers not keen to sell their produce

January 28, 2022 7:37 am

🔴 Officials expect 25 per cent drop in production due to winter rain. Under the open general license, around 6.5 lakh tonnes of tur has arrived in the country.

Nafed likely to procure 8 lakh tonnes of tur in the country this season

December 26, 2021 12:12 am

SK Singh, additional managing director, Nafed, while speaking to The Indian Express, said this year their preparations for the procurement are complete with all the agencies having been asked to start working.

Maharashtra agri commissioner flags lack of transparency in NAFED onion procurement

November 11, 2021 8:41 am

The matter assumes significance as the government has invested in onion storage structures across the state.

Ahead of kharif season, government steps in to check pulse price rise

May 25, 2021 10:35 am

Damaged crop and reduced per acre yield has seen pulses trading either at or above the government declared Minimum Support Price (MSP). Thus growers of urad and moong as well as tur had seen good realizations despite the increase in sown area.

Gujarat: Packing requirements lowered for groundnut procurement

October 15, 2020 5:16 am

Usually, NAFED mandates packing of 35 kg groundnut per bag. However, an exception was made in 2018 and 2019 when the government had revised its standard procedure to allow packing of 30 kg groundnut per bag.

MahaFPC eyes retail grocery shops with launch of e-kisan mandi

September 04, 2020 12:22 am

Yogesh Thorat, managing director of MahaFPC, said this e-mandi is aimed at allowing FPCs to tap into retail grocery shops in and around Pune for the supply of specific commodities.

Only 10% free pulses under govt scheme distributed to poor so far

April 24, 2020 8:01 am

According to sources, the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED), which comes under administrative control of the Agriculture Ministry, has been tasked with ensuring supply of pulses from the buffer stocks it maintains.

Waiting to leave: Truckers in Kashmir live in fear as attacks on non-Kashmiris rise

November 03, 2019 7:21 am

Since Oct 14, there have been a series of attacks on outsiders by suspected militants in South Kashmir. For Hashim and his brothers, truck drivers from Mewat, the fear is real, but now they have little option but to wait for their trucks to be loaded.

Centre begins procuring groundnut from Gujarat

November 02, 2019 6:01 am

The Centre has appointed National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited (NAFED) as the nodal agency for procuring the oilseed from farmers of Gujarat.

First time in 30 years, why NAFED faces challenge

September 11, 2019 7:07 am

NAFED has been tasked with purchasing all the apples that growers bring to sell at mandis in the Valley. A bumper crop, for which there would hardly be any private buyers with all the current movement restrictions, makes it all the more challenging.