VEGETABLE PRICES

  • Paswan seeks punitive measures against hoarders July 20, 2014

    Union Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday blamed hoarders for the "sudden" increase in prices of essential commodities and suggested framing of stern laws to deal with them. "It has been noticed that food and vegetable prices shoot as hoarders stockpile these commodities and make a kill...
  • Rising tomatoes prices push kitchen budget into the red July 17, 2014

    The humble tomatoes have pushed the kitchen budget into the red over the last few days. "These tomatoes that were selling for Rs 10 a kg at the wholesale market are being sold at Rs 45 a kg. These tomatoes will be sold at Rs 60 to Rs 80 a...
  • After onions, tomato prices soar due to delayed monsoon July 17, 2014

    A delay in monsoon is seeing vegetable prices soar. After onions, now tomato prices have shot through the roof in the metros. "The rising prices have severely affected our monthly budget," says a customer in Bangalore. ...
  • Common man faces the brunt of high vegetable prices July 16, 2014

    After onions, now it is tomato prices which have shot up in major cities. In the capital, tomato prices have gone from Rs 35 per kg last week to Rs 50 per kg this week. It has doubled from Rs 20 to Rs 4050 per kg in Hyderabad. ...
  • No shortfall in onion, potato stocks in city: Delhi government June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Wednesday said that the current stock of onions and potatoes which was recently procured from Maharashtra was more than adequate to meet the requirements of the city. As per directions of the Delhi Lt Governor, the Delhi Agricultural Marketing Board (DAMB) has started selling onions and...
  • Potato futures hit lower circuit, plunge 4% on FMC curbs June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Potato prices fell by 4 per cent to hit lower circuit at Rs 1,220.70 per quintal in futures trade today on offloading of positions by nervous speculators after commodity markets regulator FMC imposed restrictions in order to check rising prices in physical markets. Besides, increased supplies in physical markets...
  • Delhi LG holds meet to review onion, potato prices, announces steps June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Inflation is the biggest worry for the Narendra Modi government at the moment with the figure touching a 5month high. In Delhi, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung held a meeting to review the prices of onions and potatoes and has announced some steps to be taken by the Delhi...
  • November WPI inflation rises to 14month high of 7.52 per cent December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Costly vegetables, particularly potato and onion, pushed the November wholesale inflation to a 14month high of 7.52 per cent, making it difficult for the Reserve Bank to ease key policy rate. Vegetable prices shot up by 95.25 per cent in November as compared to 78.38 per cent in the...
  • Price rise a dampener this festive season, inflation at a 3year high October 16, 2013

    New Delhi/Srinagar: 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 3year high of 18 per cent in August. Onion is the main villain among vegetables, followed by...
  • Pawar calls vegetables price rise onceina year phenomenon August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as vegetables prices rise across the country, Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has defended the price hike, saying it is once in a year phenomenon. "Once out of 365 days of the year, we always see there is the problem of vegetables or onions. Immediately the whole media,...
  • Vegetable prices soar across North India due to heavy rains August 6, 2013

    Heavy rains across North India have sent vegetable prices soaring but wholesalers say that there is still a huge gap between wholesale and retail prices. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 5, 2013

    Watch the top stories of the day on India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey. ...
  • News 360: FBI says Ishrat may be a suicide bomber, claims IB letter July 5, 2013

    An Intelligence Bureau (IB) letter to the Home Ministry which says the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the USA had mentioned in 2009 that Ishrat Jahan could be a suicide a suicide bomber has been accessed by CNNIBN and Firstpost.com. ...
  • Vegetable prices go up by 100 per cent July 5, 2013

    The food has lost its flavour, in most middleclass households. This after the prices of most vegetables have shot through the roof by almost 100 per cent. ...
  • Reason behind vegetable price rise crop shortage or profiteering? July 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The rising prices of vegetables across parts of the country have become a huge concern among the consumers. Early monsoons have affected the crops resulting in lesser produce, but the consumers are also flummoxed by the marked difference between wholesale and retail prices. In the national capital, even...
  • News 360: Cong eyes early LS polls, tries to woo possible allies July 4, 2013

    The likely tie up of the JMM with the Congress is being seen as part of a wider electoral strategy of the Congress to bag as many allies as possible ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. ...
  • Floods push up vegetable prices in Delhi, Mumbai July 4, 2013

    Following heavy rains and floods, vegetable prices have gone through the roof. ...
  • Price rise: After petrol, it's vegetables July 21, 2012

    New Delhi: After petrol prices, it's the vegetables that are making the aam aadmi feel the pinch. Across the country, the prices of basic vegetables have increased by nearly Rs 1015. Those out grocery shopping now have second thoughts about what to cook. Delhi has seen the maximum jump with tomatoes...
  • 'Food inflation affecting our monthly budget' July 20, 2012

    The chief reasons behind the escalating food prices are poor production monitoring and abysmal storage facilities which are leading to decay. ...
  • Food inflation affects household budgets July 20, 2012

    The prices of vegetables, fruits and pulses have shot through the roof in major metros. ...
  • Vegetable prices shoot up in Delhi, Bangalore July 20, 2012

    New Delhi: There has been worrying news that is affecting all households. The prices of vegetables, fruits and pulses have shot through the roof in major metros. The chief reasons behind such escalating prices are poor production monitoring and abysmal storage facilities which are leading to decay. A shortfall in supply...
  • T'puram: Govt to take steps to curb veggie price May 23, 2012

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A highlevel meeting convened by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, along with Agriculture Minister K P Mohanan and Food and Civil Supplies Minister Anoop Jacob on Tuesday resolved to strongly intervene in the market to bring down vegetable prices.The facilities of the Civil Supplies Corporation, Horticorp and VFPCK will be...
  • Vegetable prices rise after unseasonal rainfall April 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Prices of vegetables are seeing a 10 to 15 per cent rise across the country due to unseasonal rainfall across north India. In Shimla, heavy hailstorm damaged a standing apple crop and caused huge losses. Farmers in the rest of Himachal Pradesh and Haryana too are suffering from...
  • Food inflation in negative zone at 1.03 pc January 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Food inflation remained in the negative zone for the fourth week in a row, at ()1.03 per cent for the week ended January 14, on account of cheaper vegetables. Food inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), was at ()0.42 per cent in the previous week. It...
  • Food inflation dips to 10.63 pc from 11.81 pc November 17, 2011

    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 week...
  • Food inflation rises sharply to 11.43 per cent October 27, 2011

    Food inflation has risen sharply to 11.43 per cent for the week ended October 15, from 10.60 per cent in the previous week. ...
  • Food inflation shoots up to 11.43 per cent October 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Food inflation shot up to 11.43 per cent for the week ended October 15 on the back of costlier vegetables, fruits, milk and proteinbased items. As measured by Wholesale Price Index (WPI), food inflation stood at 10.60 per cent in the previous week. The rate of price rise of food...
  • Food inflation eases to 9.32 per cent October 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Food inflation declined marginally, but was still high at 9.32 per cent for the week ended October 1 as prices of major kitchen staples continued to pinch consumers' pockets. Food inflation, as measured on the basis of the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), stood at 9.41 per cent in the...
  • Rising food prices a concern: Pranab Mukherjee September 29, 2011

    Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said that rising food prices was a major concern after food inflation rose to 9.13 per cent for the week ending September 17. ...
  • Food inflation rises to 9.13 per cent September 29, 2011

    New Delhi: Food inflation jumped to 9.13 per cent for the week ended September 7 from 8.84 per cent in the previous week, mainly due to a rise in prices of potatoes, pulses and poultry. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee termed the rise in food inflation as an area of "grave...