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India's farm sector imports on a rise: Key facts

Last month, India made its first purchases of corn in 16 years. It has also been increasing purchases of other products, such as lentils and oilmeals, as production falls short.

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.
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 Agriculture Ministry has proposed an average premium of upto 2.5 per cent for foodgrain and oilseeds crops and 5 per cent for horticulture crops.
The new BJP government in Haryana is considering converting the agro-malls into general malls so that these can be utilised.
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.