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Kerala to oppose Centre`s new foodgrain procurement policy

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 14:25

UDF government will oppose the reported foodgrain policy of the NDA government that bars states from paying bonus amount for procurement than the minimum support price fixed by the Centre if it adversely affects farmers, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told the Assembly today.

Paswan promises action against foodgrain hoarders

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 00:24

Blaming hoarders for soaring food prices, Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said that the Centre will not tolerate such practices.

Bangladesh allows transit of foodgrain to northeast India

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 15:22

In a highly significant move that was evidently cleared at the highest level, Bangladesh is allowing India to ferry foodgrain to the landlocked northeastern states using its territory and infrastructure.

GPS to be used to track trucks carrying PDS foodgrains

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 22:54

Delhi government will track the trucks carrying foodgrains with the help of Global Positioning System (GPS) and Radio-frequency identification (RFID) devices to curb the menace of diversion of rations meant for lakhs of families which are below the poverty line.

Food Ministry to seek PM`s guidelines on food law: Paswan

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 23:42

Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday said his ministry will seek guidelines from the Prime Minister on certain "contradictions" in foodgrain entitlement to poor under the food security law.

El Nino leads to higher food inflation? Not necessarily: UBS

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 13:58

Forecasts of 2014 being an El Nino year have caused concerns around its impact on monsoons, thereby on agri output and thus food inflation, though this theory sounds "logical" it is not necessarily going to follow the same pattern this year though, says a UBS research report.

Govt spends Rs 3.65 to deliver foodgrain worth Re 1

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 18:08

It costs the government Rs 3.65 to deliver Re 1 worth of food to people under the Public Distribution System (PDS), reveals the preliminary assessment of the programme by the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO).

Govt keeping watch on monsoon; El Nino may not impact severely

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 15:39

Amid reports of El Nino possibly impacting monsoon in India, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said the government will keep a close watch on monsoon progress this year and ruled out any major impact on foodgrain production.

Govt keeping watch on monsoon; El Nino may not impact severely

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 15:17

Amid reports of El Nino possibly impacting monsoon in India, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Wednesday said the government will keep a close watch on monsoon progress this year and ruled out any major impact on foodgrain production.

Opposition stages walkout in J&K Assembly over subsidized food grain issue

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 18:15

Opposition parties in Jammu and Kashmir assembly created a furore on Monday over the subsidised foodgrains issue.

India wasted 1.94 lac MT foodgrain between 2005-13: RTI report

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 17:53

As much as 1,94,502 metric tonnes of food grain worth crores of rupees was wasted in India due to various reasons between 2005 and March 2013.

Maharashtra appoints vigilance committees for foodgrain distribution

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 11:24

The Maharashtra government has appointed vigilance committees to keep a close watch on unloading and distribution of foodgrains for the smooth implementation of Food Security Act in the state which was launched on February 1.