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Tur-nomics: Prices of India’s Favourite Dal Heat Up - Akshi Chawla

Centre for Economic Data and Analysis, Ashoka University Retail prices of Tur (Arhar) dal jumped from INR 110.5 per kg on average across the country at the beginning of the year to INR 135.7 per kg by July 31, 2023. Prices of this dal have risen faster than the overall food prices. Even as the sharp surge in tomato prices in recent weeks has caught everybody’s attention, another essential kitchen staple –...

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Explainer: Why are Tomato Prices on Fire?

Tomato prices are up through the roof. Retail prices are in the range of Rs 120-150 per kilogram in most mandis across India, making the household vegetable more expensive than petrol. Prices, which at the beginning of the year were in the range of Rs. 25 a kg, have increased by an order of between 500-600 percent.   What does the data show? The National Horticultural Board is a body under the...

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Wholesale Price Inflation in negative territory, hits three year low of -3.48% - PTI/Deccan Herald

Wholesale price-based inflation rate declined by (-) 3.48 per cent in May, a 3-year low, on easing prices of food, fuel and manufactured items. The wholesale price index (WPI) based inflation rate has been in the negative territory for the second straight month. In April it was (-) 0.92 per cent. In May, 2022 WPI inflation was at 16.63 per cent. The May, 2023 data print of (-) 3.48 per cent...

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Commodity prices have brought inflation to its lowest in months in India - Mimansa Verma

Quartz India Easing global commodity prices have begun to reflect on inflation in India, at both the wholesale and consumer levels. Wholesale price rise in April fell into negative territory for the first time since July 2020, to -0.92%, government data showed yesterday (May 15). It stood at 15.38% in the same month last year. The decline in inflation in goods sold in bulk was primarily driven by a fall in the...

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Maharashtra farmer protest over onion prices - Livemint

Maharashtra farmers had taken out a foot march from Nashik to Mumbai in protest over onion prices. On Saturday one 58 year old farmer who had attended the foot march died at Shahapur police station in Thane district, informed the All India Kisan Sabha state general secretary Ajit Nawale. The Maharashtra farmers announced on Saturday that they have called off the march following assurance from the state government and the centre....

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