Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 20:35
Faced with liquidity crunch, state-run Food Corporation of India (FCI) has asked government to clear dues of Rs 50,000 crore in a phased manner.
Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 16:25
In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policy of minimum government, maximum governance, the Centre has merged the Directorate of Sugar and the Directorate of Edible Oils in the Food Ministry.
Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 14:03
Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has suggested to the Commerce Ministry to first impose a ban on onion exports before allowing imports from other countries to boost domestic supply and check prices.
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 14:07
The Food Ministry has sought approval to end the subsidy for raw sugar exports one year earlier as it is being availed only by a few sugar mills, a senior government official said on Tuesday.
Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 18:32
A man, who was employed as a cashier in the Ministry of Food, was acquitted by a Delhi court of the charge of criminal breach of trust in a 22-year- old case of misappropriation of over Rs 1.4 lakh.
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 21:00
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Tuesday deferred a decision on fixing subsidy for exports of raw sugar, amid differences between food and agriculture ministries.
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 18:38
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) is likely to consider Thursday a proposal to give a cash subsidy of Rs 2,000 per tonne for export of four million tonnes of raw sugar for a period of two years.
Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 15:16
Government on Thursday approved modalities for the beleaguered sugar industry to avail interest-free loans to the tune of Rs 6,600 crore from banks for effecting timely payment to cane growers.
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 14:24
Government has so far sold 1.8 million tonnes of wheat to bulk buyers such as floor millers and traders under the Open Market Sale Scheme (OMSS).
Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 19:04
India imported more than 8,041 tonnes of onions during the period between September 1 and November 13 to contain the rise in the vegetable's prices, Parliament was informed Monday.
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 17:59
The Food Ministry will soon seek Cabinet nod for providing interest-free loans to cash-starved sugar mills to help them meet working capital requirements.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 18:55
The government on Wednesday reduced the minimum export price of wheat by USD 40 per tonne to USD 260 per tonne as it found no buyer at the higher floor price of USD 300.
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