Farmers have demanded the Tamil Nadu Government procure turmeric from farmers at ₹12,000 a quintal immediately. Swathantira Raju, President, of a small and marginal farmers association, in a statement.
Despite a lively debate in recent weeks on whether food prices have now moved to being structurally low, analysts believe that this is only a transient phenomenon and food prices, on a sequential basis, have already begun to rise.
Exports of farm products in the April-December 2018 period declined by 3 per cent to $13.16 billion from $13.52 billion in the same period last year. However, in rupee terms, exports registered 4.2 percent.
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