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Sunday, March 29, 2020



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.

Yogendra Yadav: Doubtful if even an import ban in view of bumper crop will soothe farmers

February 27, 2020 3:06 pm

The Union Agriculture Ministry estimates that India’s chickpea production for 2019-20 will be at 11.22 million tonnes (mt), a sharp increase from last year’s 9.94 mt and marginally short of 2017-18's record high of 11.38 mt.

Bumper again

February 20, 2020 8:00 am

Pulses farmers are set to harvest a record chana crop, but their party could be spoiled by imports.

Global pulses body talks about collaboration for increased consumption and cultivation in India

February 13, 2020 12:03 pm

Cindy Brown, Global Pulse Confederation (GPC) president while talking to The Indian Express, said India's shift from being the biggest importer of pulses has affected the global markets also.

Don't like dal? Try this instead with rice, says celebrity nutritionist

February 12, 2020 12:35 pm

Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar took to Instagram to talk about the benefits of Metkut, a dry mixture of pulses.

India on track to become self-sufficient in pulses production: Agriculture Minister

February 10, 2020 5:53 pm

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar mentioned that the government has taken many measures including hike in the minimum support price and procurement of pulses to support farmers.

Khichdi: Say hello to this meal for all seasons

February 01, 2020 1:34 pm

There are various ways to prepare khichdi, one of the most popular being moong dal ki khichdi.

Govt has drought cover: A record stock of pulses

June 16, 2019 8:46 am

This will help prevent a repeat of prices going through the roof as seen before in 2015, ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections.

Govt disposes of seven lakh tonne pulses from buffer stock

March 30, 2018 3:15 pm

The country is expected to produce a record 23.95 million tonne in the current 2017-18 crop year (July-June), as against 23.13 million tonne last year mainly because of good rains and higher support prices.