Union Budget

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Union Budget 2023: Items Which Got Affordable & Dearer This Year

With the Union Budget 2023-2024 announced in the parliament, here is the list of items which cost costlier and cheaper in 2023. List of items which became costlier: Gold and platinum jewellery, Copper scrap, Silver articles, read-more

Wed, 01 Feb 2023 - 02:07 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Economy, Union budget, Essential Commodities, Nirmala Sitharaman, Indian government

Courtesy: Zee News India

Maruti Suzuki Car Dealership

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Maruti Suzuki Hikes Car Prices By Up To 4.3%; Alto, S-Cross Costs More Now

Maruti Suzuki India (MSI), has officially increased the prices of its models by up to 4.3 percent, with immediate effect. The move has reportedly come after the impact the company took due to increased costs in essential commodities, such as steel, aluminium, copper, plastic and other metals. The company sells a wide range of cars from Alto (Rs 3.15 lakh) to S-Cross (Rs 15.5 lakh) for the top model. 

Sat, 15 Jan 2022 - 05:00 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Maruti Suzuki, MSI, alto, Suzuki S-Cross, Essential Commodities

China Vegetable Market

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Chinese Govt Advises Citizens To Stock Essentials In Case Of Emergency

Following the COVID-related outbreak, the Chinese government advised households to store up on basic necessities in case of an emergency. Concerns about supply constraints were raised after Covid-19 outbreaks, and abnormally heavy rainfall led to a spike in vegetable prices. The objective, according to a Communist Party-backed newspaper, was to ensure locals were not caught off guard if there was a lockdown in the region.

Tue, 02 Nov 2021 - 04:02 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: China, Essential Commodities, Covid-19, chinese government, Lockdown

Courtesy: Reuters

Kolkata metro construction

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Kolkata Metro Seeks To List Halted Metro Work Under Essential Service

The Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation is planning to write to the government to allow construction work to be listed as an essential service to finish the project before the June 2022 deadline. Reportedly, the 16-km Kolkata East-West Metro corridor constructions have hindered due to the lockdown-imposed restrictions since May 16. Earlier, the Rail Vikas Nigam Limited has also written to various government agencies seeking exemption in … read-more

Thu, 20 May 2021 - 08:10 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: West Bengal, Kolkata Metro, COVID-19 restrictions, Essential Commodities, construction

Courtesy: The Times of India


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Consumer Affairs Deptt's App Improves Tracking Of Essential Commodities

Citing the recently-launched price monitoring app by the Consumer Affairs Department, the Centre on February 28 revealed that wholesale and retail prices of 22 essential commodities have improved significantly. Reportedly, the January 2021-launched app monitors essential commodities' prices, including of oils, pulses, grains, vegetables and other groceries, from 127 centres. The app provides real-time, geo-tagged wholesale and retail prices… read-more

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 - 10:15 AM / by Ronit John

Tags: Essential Commodities, Buffer Stock, Consumer Affairs, Onion

Courtesy: The Economic Times