Millions of Indian farmers look set to switch from growing pulses and oilseeds after a government campaign to boost output became a victim of its own success by flooding markets with the crops, used in everything from fragrant curries to sticky desserts. Storehouses are overflowing with commodities such as lentils and soybeans after waves of farmers answered Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call last summer to ramp up local production to cut a hefty import bill, driving prices sharply lower. A shift to planting crops such as sugarcane and wheat could drag on global prices in ...
Farmers switch from growing pulses and oilseeds after price plunge
Storehouses are overflowing with commodities such as lentils and soybeans