Food Inflation

  • No fall in onion prices, tomato prices shoot up in Delhi, Chandigarh 07-11-2013 02:31 PM

    New Delhi: The festival season is over, but there is still no sign of vegetable prices coming down. After onions, now tomatoes have become too expensive to handle. Prices have shot up to Rs 70 and 80 per kg in Delhi and Chandigarh. In other cities the prices are hovering...
  • KV Thomas to meet Sharad Pawar as onion prices touch Rs 100 per kg 24-10-2013 09:26 AM

    New Delhi: Despite a sharp drop in onion prices at the wholesale markets, retail prices in most cities continue to hover around the Rs 100-mark. Food Minister KV Thomas will meet Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Thursday to discuss the options before the government. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will...
  • Onion prices in Delhi shoot up to Rs 80 per kg again 22-10-2013 11:04 AM

    New Delhi: Onion prices are playing a spoiler this festive season and are now between Rs 80 and 90 per kg in Delhi. It is an increase of almost 30 per cent from last week, when prices were Rs 60 per kg. Traders attribute the increase in prices to limited...
  • September WPI inflation higher at 6.46% vs 6.1% in August 14-10-2013 12:33 PM

    Mumbai: The Wholesale Price Inflation for the month of September has increased to 6.46 per cent as against higher-than-forecast of 6 percent by analysts and 6.1 percent in August. It has been rising since May 2013 - it was 5.79 per cent in July, 5.16 per cent in June and...
  • No need to panic, onion prices will stabilise by Oct: Food Minister 19-09-2013 03:51 PM

    New Delhi: Food Minister KV Thomas has tried to play down the rising onion price crisis saying that there was no reason to panic. He said onion prices were being reviewed and will stabilise by October. Imports are taking place from Afghanistan, China and Egypt. "Either by the end of...
  • I'm not dealing with this, says Sharad Pawar on onion price rise 19-09-2013 12:31 PM

    New Delhi: The onion price rise remains a huge worry for the government and the common man. But Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar refused to react to this as CNN-IBN questioned him. "I'm not dealing with this. The consumer affairs ministry is dealing with this," Pawar said when asked for a...
  • Ask the trader, govt not selling onions: Sibal on price rise 18-09-2013 02:08 PM

    New Delhi: The government is washing its hands off rising onion prices with union ministers not sounding too sympathetic. After Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said rising onion prices were good for farmers, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has said the prices have nothing to do with the government. "Why don't you...
  • Will rising food prices be the key factor that will cost UPA 2 the next elections? 17-09-2013 11:00 PM

    Household budgets have been hit again as onion prices have soared following an acute shortage in supply. Onion prices are at a whopping Rs 70 to 80 per kg in New Delhi. The story of the humble onion which brings tears to consumers can defeat the most powerful leaders as...
  • Food inflation to ease soon, says economist Rangarajan 16-09-2013 06:49 PM

    Indian economist C Rangarajan has said that inflation can ease soon as rupee has stabilized and important commodities in terms of rupee will also come down. ...
  • Rise in rural incomes fuelling food inflation: RBI Governor 07-04-2013 08:28 PM

    Bangalore: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor D Subbarao sparked a controversy when he said rise in rural incomes was fuelling food inflation in the country. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Left and even the Congress party have condemned his remark saying it is an insult to the...
  • Food inflation turns negative; drops to -3.36 pc 05-01-2012 12:58 PM

    New Delhi: Food inflation entered the negative zone at (-) 3.36 per cent for the week ended December 24 as prices of essential items like vegetables, onion, potato and wheat declined. "There has been substantial improvement. Food inflation has turned negative for the first time in recent memory," Finance Minister...
  • Food inflation falls to 6-year low of 0.42 pc 29-12-2011 12:21 PM

    New Delhi: Food inflation fell sharply to a six-year low of 0.42 per cent in the week ended December 17 as prices of essential items like vegetables, onion, potato and wheat declined. Food inflation, as measured by Wholesale Price Index (WPI), stood at 1.81 per cent in the previous week....
  • Food inflation falls to 4-year low of 1.81 pc 22-12-2011 12:19 PM

    New Delhi: Food inflation fell sharply to a near four-year low of 1.81 per cent for the week ended December 10 as prices of essential items like vegetables, onion, potato and wheat declined. This is the lowest rate of food inflation since the week ended February 9, 2008, when it...
  • Inflation to fall to 6-7 pc by March 2012: Pranab 18-12-2011 05:23 PM

    Bangalore: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said headline inflation in the country remains "perilously close" to double digits but is expected to moderate to 6 to 7 per cent by March if the present declining trend continues. "So far as inflation is concerned, yes, I do agree headline inflation...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 15-12-2011 10:34 PM

    The Opposition's demand for Chidambaram's resignation over 'conflict of interest' cornered the Lokpal-hit UPA further. ...
  • Food inflation eases to 4-yr low of 4.35 pc 15-12-2011 12:20 PM

    New Delhi: Food inflation fell to a nearly four-year low of 4.35 per cent during the week ended December 3, reflecting a decline in prices of essential items like vegetables, onions, potatoes and wheat. This is the lowest rate of food inflation since the week ended February 23, 2008, when...
  • 'Food inflation may fall below 3 pc soon' 14-12-2011 12:43 PM

    New Delhi: Buoyed by a continuous decline in food inflation over the past five weeks, Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu on Wednesday expressed hope it may fall below 3 per cent in a month's time. "I do expect the food inflation to come down below 3 per cent within a...
  • Food inflation falls sharply to 6.60 per cent 08-12-2011 12:23 PM

    New Delhi: Food inflation fell sharply to 6.60 per cent for the week ended November 26, reflecting a decline in prices of essential items like vegetables, onions, potatoes and wheat. Food inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), stood at 8 per cent in the previous week ended...
  • FM expects inflation to moderate to 6-7 pc 01-12-2011 01:41 PM

    New Delhi: Encouraged by a steep fall in food inflation to 8 per cent, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said the overall rate of price rise will moderate to around 6-7 per cent by March, 2012. "If this trend continues, perhaps we may have the year-end inflation at around...
  • Food inflation drops from 9.1 pc to 8 pc 01-12-2011 12:29 PM

    New Delhi: Food inflation witnessed a sharp moderation to 8 per cent for the week ended November 19, though prices of most agricultural items, barring potatoes, onions and wheat, continued to rise on an annual basis. Food inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), was 9.01 per cent...
  • Inflation to fall sharply in next few months: PM 30-11-2011 08:14 AM

    New Delhi: India's inflation rate will fall sharply over the next few months and the country's economy should hold up despite the global economic slowdown, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Tuesday. India's headline inflation in October hovered above 9 per cent for the 11th month despite a 20-month cycle...
  • Food inflation falls to single digit at 9.01 pc 24-11-2011 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: Food inflation fell sharply to single digit at 9.01 per cent for the week ended November 12 even as prices of most agricultural items, barring potatoes, onions and wheat, continued to rise, on an annual basis. Food inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), was 10.63...
  • Govt hopes March end inflation will be at 6.7 pc 22-11-2011 01:36 PM

    New Delhi: As opposition geared up to move a an adjournment motion on the issue of price rise, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee admitted that more needs to be done to get desired outcomes on inflation control, hoping it will come down to 6-7 per cent by March end. "While there...
  • Expect relief from inflation soon: Pranab 17-11-2011 12:36 PM

    New Delhi: With food inflation easing by over a percentage point during the week ended November 5, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said that if the trend continues, 'some relief' can be expected on the price front. "At least on the food front, we may expect to have some...
  • Food inflation dips to 10.63 pc from 11.81 pc 17-11-2011 12:16 PM

    New Delhi: Food inflation eased to 10.63 per cent for the week ended November 5 even as prices of agricultural items, barring onions and wheat, continued to rise on an annual basis. Food inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), stood at 11.81 per cent in the previous...
  • Inflation rises to 9.73 per cent in October 14-11-2011 12:03 PM

    New Delhi: India's wholesale price index (WPI) rose 9.73 per cent in October from a year earlier, government data showed on Monday. The figure was higher than the median forecast for a 9.61 per cent rise in a Reuters poll. The WPI is more closely watched than the consumer price...
  • PM firm on fuel hike, says subsidies unsustainable 13-11-2011 07:19 AM

    On Board Air India One: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh returned from Maldives on Saturday night where he attended the SAARC Summit and held a bilateral meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani. The Prime Minister stood firm on the issue of the petrol hike, saying subsidies are already unsustainable....
  • Food inflation declines to 11.81 per cent 11-11-2011 12:53 PM

    New Delhi: Food inflation declined marginally to 11.81 per cent in the week ended October 29, but the slight moderation in the rate of price rise provided little respite to consumers burdened by high prices of essential kitchen staples like vegetables and pulses. Food inflation, as measured by the Wholesale...
  • 'Food inflation should be addressed seriously' 06-11-2011 11:29 PM

    Chennai: Noted agricultural scientist MS Swaminathan on Sunday voiced concern over the rising food inflation and said it should be taken seriously. "We must fight food inflation. We can purchase other commodities but what will happen if there is an inflation in food articles," he said addressing a session at...