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Monsoon forecast not alarming but govt keeping watch: Mayaram

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 13:48

Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram on Saturday said the forecast of below normal monsoon is not "alarming" as of now but the government is keeping a watch.

GPS to be used to track trucks carrying PDS foodgrains

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 21:59

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.

Foodgrains production likely to cross 263 million tonnes

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 16:06

Foodgrain output estimated at record 263.2 million tonnes in 2013-14 compared to 257.13 million tonnes in 2012-13.

Power to farmers: Gujarat scientists float novel concept

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 17:27

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

Wheat area reaches all-time high at 30.2 million hectares: Govt

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 18:14

Sowing of wheat, a major rabi crop, starts in October and harvesting takes place from April.

Farm credit rises seven-fold during UPA's tenure

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 12:25

Agriculture credit jumped seven-fold to Rs 7,00,000 crore in the past ten years of UPA government, boosting foodgrains output to a record and enabling enactment of food law.

'20 million tonnes wheat wasted in India every year'

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 18:36

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

Centre must share cost of implementation of food scheme: Punjab

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 22:16

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

Success of food law hinges on raising output: Pawar

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 19:00

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.

Govt examining high inflation in foodgrains: Thomas

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 15:34

Expressing concern over high food inflation, Food Minister K V Thomas on Wednesday said the government is examining the reasons for "undue" rise in prices of foodgrains despite high production.

CCEA approves outlay of Rs 12,350 crore for NFSM in 12th Plan

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 14:35

National Food Security Mission was launched in 2007-08 with an outlay of Rs 4,882.48 crore.

CCEA okays supply of additional 5 MT foodgrain to BPL families

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 21:05

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Thursday cleared a proposal to allocate additional 5 million tonnes of foodgrain to BPL families this fiscal, entailing a subsidy of about Rs 9,471 crore.