Foodgrains, milk, veggies to be up to 5% cheaper under GST

Foodgrains, milk, veggies to be up to 5% cheaper under GST

The government on Thursday said foodgrains, flour, milk, vegetables and fruits will get cheaper by up to 5 percent once the Goods and Services Tax is rolled out.

Jun 08, 2017, 20:12 PM IST
Cereals, hair oil, soaps to cost less in GST; cess on cars

Cereals, hair oil, soaps to cost less in GST; cess on cars

Foodgrains and common-use products like hair oil, soaps and toothpaste as also electricity will cost less from July 1 when the GST is scheduled to be rolled out as the all-powerful GST Council today finalised tax rates for bulk of the items.

May 18, 2017, 22:54 PM IST
Note ban has not affected prices of essential items: Ram Vilas Paswan

Note ban has not affected prices of essential items: Ram Vilas Paswan

The note ban decision has not affected the prices of 22 essential commodities, including foodgrains, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Mar 28, 2017, 15:11 PM IST

Kerala seeks to continue additional food allocation

The Kerala government has requested the Centre to continue the additional monthly allocation of 30,000 metric tonnes of foodgrains to the state.

Sep 12, 2015, 12:47 PM IST

Bioprocessed grains may be soon used as medicine

The rice and wheat you eat may soon also be used as a medicine if scientists are successful in changing the carbohydrate profile of foodgrains.

Jul 29, 2015, 13:27 PM IST

Squad to check quality, quantity of food grains in J&K

 The Consumer affairs and public distribution (CA&PD) ministry of Jammu and Kashmir has called for constituting a 'checking squad' to examine the quality, quantity and timely distribution of food grains in the state.

Jun 28, 2015, 15:36 PM IST

Arun Jaitley allays monsoon fears, says govt has enough food stocks

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday dismissed the ongoing speculation on Monsoon as misplaced and stressed that there is no need to panic.

Jun 04, 2015, 17:48 PM IST

Foodgrain output to fall by 5% to 251 MT in 2014-15

The country had registered a record foodgrain production of 265.04 million tonnes in 2013-14 crop year (July-June). Wheat, rice, coarse cereals and pulses are part of foodgrain basket.

May 13, 2015, 21:47 PM IST

Members in Lok Sabha for speedy aid, loan waiver to help farmers

Cutting across party lines, members in the Lok Sabha on Friday voiced concern over losses caused by unseasonal rains and hailstorms to the farm sector and demanded expeditious assistance to farmers in distress and a loan waiver scheme to help them.

Apr 24, 2015, 23:46 PM IST

Centre extends food law deadline by 6 months

The Centre has given six months' more time to the states for rolling out the National Food Security Act (NFSA), Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said Friday.

Apr 03, 2015, 18:21 PM IST

Agri output hits new high in 2014; repeat performance unlikely

While output may fall for foodgrains and some other crops, there are also fears that prices of farm items could decline in 2015 on global cues and affect farmers' income.

Dec 31, 2014, 13:50 PM IST

Kalam hopes for better foodgrains output despite poor rains

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam Thursday hoped that the country's overall foodgrains production would be better this year despite rainfall deficit.

Oct 09, 2014, 22:40 PM IST

FCI to invite suggestions on its restructuring

The high level committee, set up to recommend ways to restructure state-run FCI, Monday decided to invite suggestions from public and stakeholders, including private sector firms, on management of foodgrains.

Sep 08, 2014, 18:49 PM IST

18 lakh households eligible for food subsidy

Eighteen lakh households have been found eligible to get foodgrains at highly subsidized rates of Rs 2/ kg for wheat and Rs 3/ kg for rice under the Food Security Act.

Aug 27, 2014, 20:19 PM IST

No plan to amend food security law at present: Govt

There is no proposal to amend the landmark food security law at present, Parliament was informed on Tuesday.

Jul 22, 2014, 19:20 PM IST

Govt targets 261 MT foodgrains output in 2014-15 crop year

The government has set the target for foodgrains production at 261 million tonnes in the 2014-15 crop year, lower than the last year's record output.

Jul 22, 2014, 18:14 PM IST

Power to farmers: Gujarat scientists float novel concept

A time may soon come when farmers who feed the people of India will also produce electricity to feed the national power grid.

Feb 12, 2014, 17:27 PM IST

'20 million tonnes wheat wasted in India every year'

Around 20 million tonnes of wheat is wasted in India every year due to inadequate storage infrastructure, Institution of Mechanical Engineers said on Friday.

Oct 25, 2013, 18:36 PM IST

Centre must share cost of implementation of food scheme: Punjab

A top Punjab official on Tuesday said the Centre should share cost of distribution of foodgrains under the Food Security Scheme.

Oct 01, 2013, 22:16 PM IST

Success of food law hinges on raising output: Pawar

Denying having any reservations on food law, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said the successful implementation of the world's largest social welfare scheme should be 'enshrined' on strong domestic production and not on imported grains.

Oct 01, 2013, 19:00 PM IST