Nafed finalises bidders, issues order for supply of 15,000 tonnes of imported onions
Co-operative Nafed on Friday said it has finalised bidders and issued orders for timely supply of 15,000 tonnes of imported onions, which will help boost domestic availability and check price rise.
Since the imported onions will be delivered at port cities, state governments have been asked to indent their quantity for faster dispatch of the commodity, it said.
Festival, overseas buying add spice to nutmeg growers
Supply crunch coupled with a surging demand — both from domestic and overseas markets — have pushed up nutmeg prices by about ₹40 to ₹590 a kg for ABCD grade (without shell). Nutmeg with shell is hovering in the range of ₹280-300.
Centre of Excellence for Vegetable and Flowers comes up at Wayanad
Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, inaugurated the Centre of Excellence for Vegetable and Flowers at the Regional Agricultural Research Station, Ambalavayal under Kerala Agricultural University in Wayanad.