Deficient monsoon and excess rains afterwards, Uttar Pradesh farmers stare at heavy losses
With less than normal rains during monsoon and excess rainfall after it, farmers in Uttar Pradesh are staring at heavy losses and an uncertain future.
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD) data, 67 of the 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh recorded excess rainfall last week (after September 30).
Even as Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to take measures to provide assistance to farmers hit by the adverse weather conditions, many believe the efforts might be too little, too late.
Bigger spend seen on chemical-free fish in Kerala’s Tier II cities
The D2C brand clocked 100 per cent growth in the last quarter in Kottayam, Thrissur, Kollam, and Palakkad
Consumers in smaller towns and Tier II cities are increasingly looking for fresh and chemical-free fish, and this change in consumption patterns is rapidly gaining pace, observes Fresh To Home, a fully integrated marketplace for fresh fish and meat e-commerce.
The D2C brand has clocked 100 per cent growth in the last quarter in Tier II cities such as Kottayam, Thrissur, Kollam, and Palakkad, among others. While Kerala is known for its rich culinary diversity, consumers are now seeking quality and sustainability, along with affordability. Recent data further affirms that Tier II cities in Kerala are not only frontrunners in consuming preservative-free and chemical-free fish, but are spending the highest per order.
Potato prices show mixed trend in some key growing regions
Wholesale price of the average quality tuber (Jyoti variety) has now fallen to ₹19-20 per kg from ₹21-23 per kg a month ago
A weak market and lower release from cold storages have led to declining potato prices in West Bengal — the second largest producer in the country. If demand does not pick up, then the prices of the root vegetable may crash.
Wholesale price of the average quality tuber (Jyoti variety) has now fallen to ₹19-20 per kg from ₹21-23 per kg a month ago. However, prices have remained fairly stable in Uttar Pradesh, the largest producer of the spud, at around ₹14-18 a kg as the stock has been making its way into neighbouring States due to relatively lower price.
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