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.

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.

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.

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.

Wastage of foodgrains: Criminal action against FCI

The Government on Tuesday said that criminal action would be taken against Food Corporation of India officials in Uttar Pradesh who are responsible for causing foodgrain wastage by storing it in the open during the rainy season.

Country lacks proper storage facilities for food grains: Sahay

Despite being considered the
world`s second largest producer of food grains, the country
suffers from paucity of proper storage facilities, Union
Minister for Food Processing Subodh Kant Sahay has said.