Don't seek ration card as identity proof: Goa govt tells depts

Goa government on Tuesday made it clear that as per the Centre's directive, ration card is no longer to be used as an identity or residence proof for the purpose of government schemes, and no government department should insist on it.

DBT for food subsidy can help govt save Rs 25,000 crore: Crisil

Implementing direct benefit transfer (DBT) for food subsidy will help government save Rs 25,000 crore by eliminating costs associated with procurement, distribution and storage of foodgrains, ratings agency Crisil said Tuesday.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards 2015: Honouring our farmers

Agriculture provides the principal means of livelihood for the major Indian population. Mahindra instituted Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards to recognize & reward the purposeful contributions by farmers and agri institutions towards the development of Indian Agriculture.

CCEA clears mandatory packaging for sugar, foodgrains in jute

In a major boost to the jute sector, the government on Wednesday approved mandatory packaging of sugar and food grains in jute material to minimum extent of up to 90 per cent of production.

FCI invites bids to raise Rs 20,000 cr short-term loan

The fund would be utilised to meet its short term fund requirement for procurement and distribution of food grains, the tender document said.

No plans to raise PDS grain supply from 5kg to 7kg: Paswan

The government has no plans to raise subsidised foodgrain allocations from 5 kg to 7 kg per person a month under the National Food Security Act, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Tuesday.

Shortfall in off-take by Gujarat deprived beneficiaries: CAG

The overall shortfall in the off-take of subsidised wheat and rice by Gujarat Government during 2008-13 has "deprived" the beneficiaries of the food grains, which were allotted by Centre, and also caused a loss of subsidy to the tune of Rs 2,652 crore, according to a CAG report.

BJP members create ruckus in Bihar Assembly over PDS

BJP members on Monday created a din in the Bihar Assembly protesting against food grains not reaching beneficiaries leading Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary to adjourn the House till the post-lunch session.

Rising CO2 levels to worsen food quality

In what could be bad news for countries seeking food security, researchers have found that rising CO2 levels will deprive many food grains of their nutritional value.

Central teams sent to assess grain damage in Odisha godowns

Government Tuesday said severe cyclone has damaged godowns that have foodgrain stocks of 52,000 tonnes in Jagannathpur and Berhampur in Odisha, while central teams have been sent to assess the quality of grains before supplying it for PDS distribution.

It’s a matter of shame that every year food grains are getting rotten, says Sanjay Nirupam

Sanjay Nirupam says India’s inflation woes are directly related to high MSP (Minimum Support Price), crude prices and hoarding activity

Govt may release food grains stock to tame inflati

The government is likely to release food grains from its stocks in order to bring down soaring food prices, Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution K V Thomas said on Monday.

Food grains transport for NE India via B`desh begins

Transporting food grains for the mountainous northeastern states of India via Bangladesh began on Sunday.

Parkash Singh Badal lashes out at UPA govt

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said that rather than directing the state government to make direct payment to farmers, the Centre must focus on lifting, storage and movement of food grains from Punjab.

Govt admits mismatch between procurement, storage of grains

Government today admitted a mismatch between procurement and storage and said efforts were on to ease pressure on godowns by encouraging exports and providing foodgrain to MNREGA workers as part of wages.

Daily food grains availability rises by over 25 gms in 2011

The daily per capita availability of food grains has gone up by 25.8 grams to 462.9 grams in 2011 compared to the previous year, according to government estimates.

IAF air drops food grains in Reasi hills

The IAF carried out relief
operations dropping essential commodities, particularly food
grains, in the mountainous belt of Reasi district.

BJP to file PIL in SC on low quality food grains

Based on an RTI reply from the Food Corporation of India which states that 60% of wheat and 33% of rice samples sent to it were below norms, BJP on Thursday said it will take up the issue through a PIL in the Supreme Court.

Punjab govt assures farmers payment within 7 days

Punjab govt on Friday assured farmers payment within seven days for the purchase of food grains.

Centre asked to ensure food to hungry poor

The SC today asked the Centre to ensure free distribution of food grains to the hungry poor.