Wednesday, 1 February, 2023
TopicFood inflation

Topic: Food inflation

Have ‘enough’ stocks of grains, could sell wheat in open market if needed, Modi govt says

Consumer Affairs Minister Sudhanshu Pandey said there was 'nothing to worry', adding steps taken by govt have helped keep a lid on grain prices.

More bad news after inflation hits 5-month high: Wheat stocks at 6-yr low, ‘rice output to fall’

Wheat stocks are half of where they stood in October 2021. Public stocks of rice are nearly double stocking norm, but price outlook depends on actual harvest this season.

Retail inflation rate expected to decelerate after September, analysts say

Aided by a fall in commodity prices and ease in food inflation, the inflation rate is expected to decline. India's annual retail inflation accelerated to a five-month high of 7.41% in September.

Why volatile food prices will keep the heat on India’s consumer inflation level this year

Lower rainfall in some parts of the country is expected to keep food prices elevated in the coming months. Which means inflation will be above 6%.

Indians cut down on milk purchases or switch to cheaper options as price rise, finds survey

LocalCircles survey results come two weeks after dairy brands, including leading milk suppliers like Amul and Mother Dairy, had increased the price of their milk by Rs 2 per litre.

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Inflation pinching your pocket? There is more in the pipeline. But god can help

Global demand will put more pressure on India. Forty-six countries, including Sri Lanka and Pakistan, are in need or will be needing external food assistance.

Not just supply snags, high energy prices also factor behind global ‘cost-of-living’ crisis

Global food prices surged by 28% in 2021 compared to year before — highest in a decade, according to UN estimates. By May 2022, food prices were 60% higher compared to 2020.

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Global food protectionism trend may aggravate inflation

Export restrictions harm importing countries and farmers in the producing nations by denying them a market.

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What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

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Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.