Food Prices

  • October inflation at 10.09 per cent 12-11-2013 06:13 PM

    New Delhi: Costlier vegetables and fruits, such as onions and tomatoes, drove retail inflation to 10.09 per cent in October, entering double digits after seven months. Inflation as measured by the consumer price index (CPI) was at 9.84 per cent in September and 9.52 per cent in the previous month....
  • Household budgets hit again, food inflation at a 3-year high 16-10-2013 07:30 PM

    The festive season is not bringing as much joy to people as prices of food commodities have pushed food inflation to a 3-year high of 18 per cent in August. ...
  • West Bengal: Prices of fish up by Rs 200 16-10-2013 11:11 AM

    Prices of fish have increased by over Rs 200 in Park Circus Market, Kolkata. Traders say that the torrential rain have led to the increase in fish prices. Price rise has become a dampener for millions of Indians this festive month. The prices of food commodities have pushed food inflation...
  • Rising food prices hit festivities 16-10-2013 11:03 AM

    As the country celebrates Eid on Wednesday, price rise has become a dampener for millions of Indians this festive month. The prices of food commodities have pushed food inflation to a 3-year high of 18 per cent in August. Onion is the main villain among vegetables, followed by cereals, egg,...
  • After Jaya's Idli, Mamata vows to provide chicken at reasonable rate 14-07-2013 07:06 PM

    Kolkata: Providing cheaper food is good politics for any government. And the Mamata Banerjee led West Bengal government has been doing just that by dotting Kolkata with mobile vans that provide fish, chicken, vegetables and fruits at reasonable prices to the consumer. A number of government "fair-price" mobile vans selling...
  • Floods push up vegetable prices in Delhi, Mumbai 04-07-2013 05:53 PM

    Following heavy rains and floods, vegetable prices have gone through the roof. ...
  • Hike in food rates likely for Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto 04-06-2013 08:52 PM

    New Delhi: After revising the food tariff for all trains except premier services in 2012, Railways have firmed up a proposal to increase the rates of food served in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto. As per the proposal, the overall increase in food item would be higher for passengers travelling in...
  • CPI inflation slows to 9.39 per cent in April 13-05-2013 12:40 PM

    New Delhi: After better than expected industrial production numbers, which came at 2.5 per cent for the month of March, inflation has also hit a 13-month low. Consumer Price Index for the month of April is at 9.39 per cent against 10.39 per cent in March. Rural inflation was also...
  • Consumer price inflation at 9.75 per cent in October: Govt 12-11-2012 12:03 PM

    New Delhi: India's annual consumer price inflation rose in October to 9.75 per cent, government data showed on Monday. India's retail inflation is the highest among the BRICS group of emerging economies - Brazil, Russia, China, and South Africa - and is way above what the Reserve Bank of India...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Govt to brainstorm solution to high food prices 31-10-2011 04:00 PM

    New Delhi: Concerned over high food inflation, the Food Ministry on Monday said that it will brainstorm with the finance and agriculture ministries to dentify areas putting pressure on prices and work out a solution to contain inflation. "We are highly concerned about high inflation. We will sit together (with...
  • Food inflation nears double-digit mark, at 9.80 pc 25-08-2011 12:20 PM

    New Delhi: Inching closer to the crucial double-digit mark, food inflation rose to 9.80 per cent for the week ended August 13 on the back of dearer onions, potatoes, fruits and protein-based items. Food inflation, as measured by Whole Price Index (WPI), stood at 9.03 per cent in the previous...
  • Food inflation rises to 8.31 per cent 14-07-2011 12:28 PM

    New Delhi: Snapping a two-week declining trend, food inflation rose to 8.31 per cent for the week ended July 2 on the back of soaring prices of protein-based items, cereals and vegetables. Food inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), rose by 0.70 percentage points during the week...
  • New UN food chief sees high food prices for years 27-06-2011 06:17 PM

    Rome: The newly elected chief of the United Nations food agency said on Monday he expected high food prices to last several years and cause problems for importing countries. "High prices will remain not only a few years. This is not only a temporary imbalance," Director-General Elect Jose Graziano da...
  • Food inflation rises to 9.13 per cent 23-06-2011 01:01 PM

    New Delhi: Food inflation in the country touched a two-and-half-month high of 9.13 per cent in the week ended June 11 on the back of costlier fruits, milk, onions and protein-based items. Food inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), stood at 8.96 per cent during the previous...
  • Food prices to fall by September: Montek 10-06-2011 04:16 PM

    Bangalore: Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Friday said he expects the monsoon rains and good macro management of the sector to bring down high food prices to "reasonable levels" by September and October. "Our current assessment is that food inflation at the moment is too high, but...
  • Food inflation up to a 2-month high of 9.01 pc 09-06-2011 12:40 PM

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding the government's projections of a moderation in the rate of price rise of food items, food inflation jumped to a two-month high of 9.01 per cent for the week ended May 28 on the back of costlier fruits, onions and protein-based items. Food inflation, as measured by...
  • Food inflation falls to 8.06 per cent 02-06-2011 12:18 PM

    New Delhi: Food inflation fell to 8.06 per cent for the week ended May 21 on the back of cheaper pulses, wheat and some vegetables, with the latest numbers likely to be seen by the government as a silver lining after the slowdown in economic growth during the first quarter....
  • Food inflation drops to 18-month low of 7.7 pc 12-05-2011 12:21 PM

    New Delhi: Food inflation dropped to 7.7 per cent for the week ended April 30, the lowest level in 18 months, due to a fall in the price of pulses and vegetables, especially potatoes. The rate of price rise in food items, as calculated on the basis of the wholesale...
  • Food inflation rises again, shot up to 8.74 pc 21-04-2011 01:15 PM

    New Delhi: Reversing a three-week declining trend, food inflation shot up to 8.74 per cent for the week ended April 9 from 8.28 per cent in the previous week on account of expensive fruits, protein-based items and onions, according to the official data released on Thursday. The surge from the...
  • Persistent inflation a cause of concern: PM 21-04-2011 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: Admitting that persistent inflation, especially in the food sector, is a cause of concern, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today emphasised on increasing the country's agricultural production to enhance food security. "We have to make a concerted effort to enhance our food security... Our economy has been in reasonably...
  • Inflation to clock over 13 pc by Dec: RBI 12-04-2011 05:07 PM

    Mumbai: Urban households expect inflationary pressure to sustain through 2011 and feel there may not be any softening of food prices, an RBI survey shows. While year end 2011 household inflation is expected to be 13.1 per cent, up from the perceived 11.8 per cent in December 2010, daily-wage workers...
  • Food inflation dips to 9.5 pc from 10.05 pc 31-03-2011 12:31 PM

    New Delhi: Food inflation fell to a single digit at 9.5 per cent for the week ended March 19 amid easing pulses prices, even as fruits and protein-based items remained costly. Food inflation based on the wholesale price index (WPI) had risen to 10.05 per cent for the preceding week...
  • Food inflation back in double digits to 10.05 pc 24-03-2011 10:57 AM

    New Delhi: Food inflation crept back into double digits at 10.05 per cent for the week ended March 12, breaking a three-week long downward spiral, as prices of vegetables, fruits and protein-based items increased. Food inflation stood at 9.42 per cent in the previous week. The latest rise marks the...
  • Budget 2011: What you can expect today 27-02-2011 09:14 PM

    New Delhi: As Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee rises to present the Union Budget 2011 on Monday, he has a challenging economic situation to contend with. On the plus side, there has been a rebound in growth. But global crude oil prices are near $ 100 a barrel, inflation is high,...
  • Know your onions 14-02-2011 08:18 PM

    1. The onion is probably one of the oldest vegetables that man consumed and has been traced back to about 5000 BC. In the land of the Pharaohs, the dead were buried along with onions as the Egyptians believed it would help bring breath back to the mummies. Onions also...
  • Food inflation inches up to 15.57 per cent 27-01-2011 03:22 PM

    New Delhi: Dearer vegetables pushed up the food inflation marginally to 15.57 per cent for the week ended January 15, prompting experts to say that RBI may go for yet another round of rate hike in its mid-quarterly policy review in March. Food inflation was 15.52 per cent for the...