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India's farm sector performance has improved over the years, shows latest FAO report

The World Food and Agriculture – Statistical Yearbook 2022, released in December 2022, provides its readers a plethora of useful statistics and data across the countries pertaining to agriculture and food security. The yearbook by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) primarily covers four themes -- Economic Dimensions of Agriculture; Production, Trade and Prices of Commodities; Food Security and Nutrition; and Sustainability and Environmental Aspects of Agriculture.  While going through the report,...

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Cost of a veg Indian thali has jumped 42% since 2015. That too without curd, tea, fruits -Shweta Saini and Pulkit Khatri For a family of five, the monthly thali cost jumped up from Rs 4,700 in 2015 to Rs 6,700 in 2022 for a lighter diet. Inflation, particularly food inflation, has been centre stage not just in India but globally. Despite moderation observed in India’s June 2022 inflation print, food inflation continues to stay in the uncomfortable zone of 6 to 8 per cent since the start of the year. How does...

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Prices of Food Items Rising Unchecked… -Subodh Varma …while the government continues to remain clueless. By the end of June, wheat and flour prices were on fire with an incredible 10% inflation rate, according to the latest data available with the ministry of statistics and programme implementation (MoSPI). That means prices were 10% higher than in June last year. Just six months ago, in January, the inflation rate for wheat was 5.1%—uncomfortable but not yet lethal. This devastating rise...

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Why is your tadka getting more & more expensive? Blame India’s reliance on edible oil imports -Nikhil Rampal Indians spending 14% more on edible oil compared to last year. Experts expect a cooldown if no shocks prevail, government says ‘situation under control’. New Delhi: A bottle of cooking oil is a constant in every Indian kitchen, but its price is not. According to data sourced from the Department of Consumer Affairs, by 16 May, consumers in the country were spending an average of 14 per cent more, or an extra...

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Inflation Spiral is Hitting the Working Poor the Hardest -Sanjay Roy

-IPA News Service/ Time is ripe to do away with every central cess on petroleum products and reject the government’s narrative that the poor are hurt less by higher prices than the rich. The country is in the grip of an inflationary spiral resulting in a galloping price rise of all essential goods used by people. This crushing price burden is making life exceedingly difficult for the rural and urban poor. The retail...

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