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FCI raises short-term loan of Rs 20,000 cr

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 15:48

The loan has been raised from various banks at interest rates in the range of 9.95-10.25 percent, sources said.

Shortfall in off-take by Gujarat deprived beneficiaries: CAG

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 19:41

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.

No plan to amend food security law at present: Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 19:20

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

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 18:14

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.

`New applications for ration cards to be disposed by July 31`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 23:45

Bihar government on Thursday said all new applications for ration cards will be disposed of by July 31 to clear decks for providing food-grains to all eligible beneficiaries in Bihar under the Food Security Act.

BJP members create ruckus in Bihar Assembly over PDS

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 14:22

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.

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.

Rising CO2 levels to worsen food quality

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 21:31

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.

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.

Govt expects all-time high foodgrain production this year

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 14:05

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said the country's foodgrain production this year is likely to surpass the previous record of 259.29 million tonnes achieved in the 2011-12 crop year.