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DNA: Malnutrition in India and FCI's negligence toward storing food grains

Analysing malnutrition in India and FCI's negligence towards storing food grains. Watch complete news story of DNA for getting detailed updates!

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.

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.

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.