Consequently, production of onion — the key kitchen staple — is estimated to increase to 24.45 million tonne this year from 22.81 million tonnes in the 2018-19 crop year.
Experts have suggested activating the oilseed mission and creating an oilseed development fund while looking at possibility of allowing GM oilseeds into the country
To cost corporate users 20-30% more than kitchen consumers
Prices of green vegetables started rising steadily since October but almost doubled in December on reports of flood-ravaged kharif crop damage in Maharashtra and delay in planting of rabi crop
Rice output in 2019-20 is expected to decline by 8.2 per cent over last year and maize by 11.9 per cent
Weak domestic and export demand is expected to weigh on prices in the near term