Tejinder Narang

Articles By Tejinder Narang

52 Articles

Column: A bitter outlook without higher subsidies

The aim should be to ship out the maximum tonnage, not calibrate the subsidy with the market

Column: A bitter outlook without higher subsidies

Agri export outlook not bright for India

Competing countries’ depreciating currencies put them in an advantageous position even as India refuses to adopt tech advances in agriculture

Agri export outlook not bright for India

Duty on wheat imports is a retrograde step

Let the good grain be distributed under PDS to avoid political complications

Duty on wheat imports is a retrograde step

Column: Saying goodbye to the MSP regime

There is no necessity to ‘fix’ MSP of commodities because markets are incorrigibly volatile.

Column: Saying goodbye to the MSP regime

Dominating the rice exports market

India’s presence in global rice trade is a great stabilising force

Dominating the rice exports market

Column: A mixed bag for agri-trade

The first year of the Modi govt saw some hits, like the offloading of FCI stock in the open market, and some misses.

drought fears News

Avoid panic on pulses

The government should let the private trade take initiative to import, process and distribute pulses

Opinion News

Govt buying low-quality wheat good for farmers and trade

The FIFO—first-in first-out—mandate that is applied for stock distribution to official stocks will not apply for current dispensation.

Govt buying low-quality wheat good for farmers and trade

Column: Sugar buffer will be bitter

Centre must address the cane politics of states, or the demand-supply mismatch will remain

Column: Sugar buffer will be bitter

Column: Wheat lies

States could be exaggerating the failure of the wheat crop due to unseasonal rains for votebank politics

Column: Wheat lies

Column: Leveraging gold import

Let bullion importers buy dollars from exporters at a premium.

Column: Leveraging gold import

Global turmoil hurting Indian agro-exports

India is grossly out-priced for most commodities and this is likely to continue as long as the ISIS and Ukraine strife remain

Opinion News

Creative transactions key to Indo-Iran trade

Replicating the “structured bilateral trade” with Russia could help make rupee a better-traded currency

Creative transactions key to Indo-Iran trade

Allow liberal imports of oil-seeds

This will reduce the heavy burden from importing oil and facilitate the thriving of oil-cake exports

Allow liberal imports of oil-seeds

The HLC report busts FCI myths

The Shanta Kumar panel’s recommendations have provoked the NDA government to restructure the Food Security Act

The HLC report busts FCI myths

Managing trade risks

All trade transactions are conceived with measures to minimise market risk.

Managing trade risks

Time to push wheat exports at better prices

With export duty, Russian wheat shipments off the radar

Time to push wheat exports at better prices

Column: Dismantle the minimum support price regime

Indian futures/spot markets should be used for estimating prices and enabling price discovery

Column: Dismantle the minimum support price regime

Column: Restructuring FCI realistically

The disappearance of FCI rice stock worth R10,000 crore...

Column: Restructuring FCI realistically

Column: Agro exports decline worrisome

Wheat prices are recovering—the government must ship out some stocks

Column: Agro exports decline worrisome

Glocal rice trade: India facing the Thai challenge

Though the current estimation of Indian rice export is about 9 million tonnes, there is a glimmer of hope that rice shipments may still kiss 10 million tonnes

Glocal rice trade: India facing the Thai challenge

Column: US-India subsidy accord seems grainy

The US, except for modifying the language of the peace clause, might not have changed its stand at all

Column: US-India subsidy accord seems grainy

Column: No point hoarding dead wheat stocks

Sell the new crop to Indian consumers while the old one can be disposed of abroad

Column: No point hoarding dead wheat stocks

Column: States distorting maize market

In addition to incurring huge losses, they are destabilising both exports and domestic market

Column: States distorting maize market

Fix the Myanmar rice import tenders

The government must tweak bid conditions to evoke greater response and also do its own price recce

Fix the Myanmar rice import tenders