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Pulses and cereals are key worries in inflation -Ishan Kumar Bakshi & Indivjal Dhasmana

-Business Standard The latest bout of retail inflation was caused by vegetables, but prices of these items are not as worrisome as those of pulses The latest bout of Consumer Price Index (CPI)-based inflation was caused by vegetables, but prices of these items are not as worrisome as those of pulses, which saw a slight moderation in June. Besides, inflation in cereals has been rising modestly, but if not checked this could...

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Indian hybrid seeds makers see a fifth of cotton seed returns -Ashish Kulshrestha

-The Economic Times HYDERABAD: Delayed and inadequate monsoon across several cotton growing Indian states has dented sowing and hit hybrid seeds sales hard and producers have seen nearly a fifth of seed returns from their distributors, double that of last year. Normal returns from seed dealers hover at around 10% a year, adding to the woes of Indian hybrid seed firms that are currently in a prolonged wrangle with the global seed...

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Radio Kisan's betel victory -Biswajit Padhi Bhubaneswar: Basanti Bhoi cultivates two gardens of betel leaves all by herself at Dhanahara village  in Odisha. A year or two ago, a woman farming betel leaves would have been unthinkable. An age-old tradition barred women from entering betel enclosures. But today women in the district can grow betel leaves and work as labour in a betel garden. It is a social revolution brought about by Radio Kisan, a community radio...

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Grain of truth

-The Indian Express (Edit) Punjab’s wheat payment crisis strengthens the case for direct transfers in MSP operations. For a state whose farmers have already suffered from crashing basmati paddy prices and damage to their cotton crop from whitefly Pest Attacks, the current payment crisis in wheat couldn’t have come at a worse time. Government agencies have so far procured over 6.5 million tonnes (mt) of wheat from Punjab in the new...

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Punjab opens its heart - and purse - to farmers -Sanjeeb Mukherjee & Archis Mohan

-Business Standard Instead of addressing systemic problems in agriculture, farm politics in the state is about how much money the government can offer the farmer as a dole The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), led by Parkash Singh Badal and son Sukhbir, was in a dilemma a year before the 2012 Assembly elections in Punjab. The Akalis had ruled Punjab since 2007 but no party had ever returned to power for a second...

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