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Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann announces MSP for moong dal, but with a rider

May 07, 2022 6:40 am

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said this was the first time that the state government had promised to purchase a crop other than paddy or wheat on MSP.

With one-day bandh, letters to Centre and stalled procurement, traders protest stock limits on pulses

July 08, 2021 8:35 pm

To curb rising prices of pulses, the central government had introduced stock limits on holding of pulses. As per the directive, wholesale traders and importers can now stock up to 200 tonnes (with a cap of 100 tonnes for a single pulse) and retailers can stock 2 tonnes of pulses.

In bid to control price of pulses, Centre imposes stock limits

July 03, 2021 8:17 am

On Friday, the Centre brought into effect Stock Limits and Movement Restrictions on Specified Foodstuffs (Amendment) Order 2021, wherein stock limits have been imposed on wholesalers, retailers, millers and importers of pulses.

Explained: How Centre is hunting with hounds and running with hares in pulses

June 15, 2021 7:45 am

While the government is encouraging an increased cultivated area of pulses, barely a month back, an all-out war had begun to control its prices.

Three pulses you must add to your summer diet

May 04, 2021 2:27 pm

Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar talked about the pulses one should eat during summers and their health benefits

Do you know about the three rules of eating pulses or dals?

March 04, 2021 2:44 pm

Taking to Instagram, a celebrity nutritionist explained the importance of having a balanced diet with the inclusion of pulses and cereals as part of her ongoing 12-week fitness project

Ahead of harvest, pulses trade below MSP

September 03, 2020 3:19 am

Across mandis wholesale prices have been correcting themselves even as the harvest is yet to hit the market. In case of Moong, prices have shown a sharp correction in August, which has dampened the chances of any drastic price rise in immediate future.

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.

Maharashtra loves matki; have you tried it?

March 11, 2020 3:01 pm

While matki can also be made dry or in the form of a salad, here is a quick recipe for spicy amti which goes well with rotis and rice.

Food data raises alert: Indians are consuming less pulses and milk

February 24, 2020 8:44 am

Veteran agriculture economist Ashok Gulati feels the stagnant consumption trend in both milk and pulses is largely due to incomes, which aren’t rising as before. This is especially for the poorer sections, whose spending on protein-rich “superior” foods tends to increase even more with higher incomes.