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Prices of vegetables, including those of peas and tomatoes, saw a significant jump in the last one week in Punjab and Haryana, including Chandigarh, hit by a supply crunch.

India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed a USD 120 million loan pact to improve irrigation and water management infrastructure in Odisha.
They are 'hot' by all standards and they are much in demand. Green chillies from Uttar Pradesh are reportedly flying off the shelves in European supermarkets.
The consumer affairs department has started a campaign against these chit funds which are operating on a small scale in various parts of Bengal.
Amid quality concerns, the UAE has tightened norms for import of chili peppers, mango and cucumber from India from this month onwards.
Bayer wants to buy Monsanto for $62 billion, hooking up the German chemical and drug company with the St. Louis-based producer of seeds and weed-killers.
Maharashtra government has declared drought in over 29,000 villages of the state, most of them in parched Marathwada and Vidarbha regions.