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The untimely rain and hail over the past week could reduce the yield of the crops as they ripen and force the government to raise imports of edible oils, pulses and wheat.

As India prepares to import corn for the first time in 16 years, at least one stipulation in its international tender has become much tougher to meet
The government directed the import of pulses to build upon the supply of tur as the domestic output has shown little improvement.

"On Onion - decision taken today to reduce the Minimum Export Price (MEP) of onion from $700 tonne to $400 a tonne," Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted.
Dharam Vira Gandhi of Aam Aadmi Party alleges that the ministry did not respond to his demand for giving out the results of the bio-safety studies.