FOOD ITEMS

  • Higher weight of food items causing high retail inflation: Government July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A higher weight of food items in the consumer price index has kept retail inflation at elevated levels in the country, according to official data. The high inflation in India owes to "higher weight for the food basket (about 50 per cent)" as against 14 per cent and 32...
  • Retail inflation falls to 30month low of 7.31 per cent in June July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Retail inflation fell to 30month low of 7.31 per cent in June, mainly on account of lower prices of food items, including vegetables, cereals and meat. The retail inflation, measured on consumer price index (CPI), was 8.28 per cent in May. Its lowest was 7.65 per cent in January,...
  • Ban on polythenepacked edible items in Himachal Pradesh June 30, 2013

    Shimla: The sale and storage of all nonessential edibles like potato chips and candies in polythene packs will be banned in Himachal Pradesh from Monday, officials said in Shimla on Sunday. Himachal will be the first state in the country to ban polythenepacked edible items in compliance with the order...
  • Import of food items from Japan suspended April 5, 2011

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday suspended import of food items from Japan, hit by a nuclear disaster, for three months or till such time as the radiation hazard in that country has subsided to acceptable limits. The decision to suspend the imports was taken at...
  • Inflation hits twoyear high at 6.5% February 9, 2007

    New Delhi: If you thought your monthly expenditure has been going up, here's the confirmation. The annual rate of inflation on the wholesale price index surged to 6.5 per cent for the week ending January 27, the highest rate since December 15, 2004. The annual rate of inflation continued...
  • No hopes, only pricey sugar for aam admi December 26, 2006

    New Delhi: As the year 2006 makes exit, curious onlookers assess how much hope did the year leave for the common middle class citizen of the country. The economy grew at a scorching pace, stock and commodity markets touched record highs and foreign investors made a beeline, but it was...