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Niti Aayog member bats for liberalisation in marketing of fruits, vegetables

Can horticulture sector adopt a lesson or two from the success of India's white revolution? Agriculture expert Ramesh Chand, member of the government think tank Niti Aayog, thinks so.

An investigation into soaring dal prices reveals how big dealers are creating a crisis leading to rise in prices. Here's how the cartel operates.
The government has been pushing mills to sell sugar on the international market and use the proceeds to clear huge debts they owe farmers for sugarcane.
Made secretly and given names that sometimes resemble the original, counterfeits account for up to 30% of the $4 billion pesticide market, shows the study.
The overall retail inflation eased to 4.41 per cent in September, helped by falling commodity prices, but rural inflation was at 5.05 per cent, mostly due to food prices.
Under this programme, tur will be sold at this rate at 10 rural and 9 urban centres from Friday onwards.
The government is looking at raising the import duty from the current 10 per cent to curb cheaper imports from Australia and France.

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