Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: Tomato price slumps, onion rate on rise

    Bhopal: Onion, which was not only sold at Rs 2 per kg but also dumped in Madhya Pradesh just a fortnight ago, looks bullish again. Now, price has started going up. Wholesale rate is Rs 15.50/kg while retail rate is Rs 20 per kilogram. Even in Nasik (Maharashtra), wholesale rate is Rs 1,700 per quintal.

  • Maharashtra: Less production makes tomatoes out of reach

    NASHIK: Tomato prices have increased in Nashik due to a heavy shortfall in production, affecting the metro markets. The reason for the price rise is mainly due to low productionand high demand. In December last year there was a glut and tomato was sold at Rupee one per kg with most farmers finding it easier to use the vegetable as manure. Due to this scare, less number of farmers took the risk

  • Waste tomato, eggshells may soon turned in tires

    New York: Tires of the future could come from the farm as much as the factory as researchers has found a way to turn waste tomato peels and eggshells into sustainable rubber. The researchers discovered that food waste can partially replace carbon black, the petroleum-based filler that has been used in manufacturing tires for more than a century.

  • Tomato prices double to Rs 80/kg on weak supply

    New Delhi: Tomato prices in most retail markets across the country have doubled to Rs 80 per kg in last 15 days due to sluggish supply owing to crop damage.

  • Vegetable prices rise due to rains

    Ujjain : Vegetable prices have increased by almost twofold in the past 15 days due to incessant rains. Problems in transportation and damaged crops have reduced the supply, resulting in increased prices.

  • India in the Gene Pool of Crops

    In 2010, India became the sixth country in the world to map the entire human genome. Decoding the human genome in entirety entailed the sequencing of 3.1 billion nucleotide (that in a certain sequence forms the gene) and identify all the approximately 20,000-25,000 genes in human DNA.