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MMTC floats tender for import of 10,000 tonnes onion

The tenders invited is for arrival of onions latest by September 15 via Wagah border, Kandla, JNPT and Chennai ports.

 
 
The retail onion prices have shot up to Rs 80 per kg in the national capital due to tight supply despite the government's efforts to keep a lid on prices.
A record production of pulses, oilseeds and coarse cereals is expected on higher acreage under these crops.
The government will spend Rs 50,000 crore over the next five years under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana.
According to IMD, the revival of monsoon rains in the grain bowl of northwest and central regions should help speed up the sowing of main summer crops.
 
 
A strengthening El Nino weather pattern trimmed rainfall raising fears of the first drought in six years.
There are about 7,000 mandis in the country regulated under the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Act.
Prabhu Pingali, Founding Director of Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative says the food security approach is skewed with focus on staples.
Weather forecasters are not convinced and have warned of severe dryness in the autumn months.

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