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Farm to fork: Going in favour of the grain ahead of Assembly elections

MP, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan go to polls in less than a year. They produce important agri-commodities. Centre in dilemma: higher prices will be inflationary, lower prices will trigger farmer wrath

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Sanjeeb Mukherjee
In the coming few weeks, agriculture markets in North and Central India will be full of wheat, mustard, and chana - the three main rabi crops grown in these parts.

Not only will the price trajectory of these determine the course of food inflation in the months to come, but it could also have a wider impact on the rural economy in the main growing states for these crops.

Wheat and chana are largely grown in Madhya Pradesh (MP).

Rajasthan is a major producer of mustard and wheat as well.

In Chhattisgarh, too, chana is among the most important pulses

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First Published: Feb 19 2023 | 8:54 PM IST

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