Food Corporation gets Rs 13,000 cr as food subsidy from govt

To ensure smooth procurement and distribution of grains, the government has released Rs 13,000 crore as food subsidy to state-owned Food Corporation of India (FCI).

Interests of farmers, consumers high on govt's agenda: Ram Vilas Paswan

Contrary to what the Opposition would have the country believe, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday said that interests of the farmers and consumers were high on government's agenda as he informed that significant improvement had been made in foodgrain management and consumer welfare during Modi government's first year in office.

BJP slams Bihar govt for tardy implementation of Food Act

Lashing out at the Bihar government for tardy implementation of the Food Security Act in the state, the BJP on Friday claimed about 15 per cent beneficiaries have not been issued fresh ration cards to avail subsidised foodgrain.

Don't stop subsidised foodgrain for APL families: Odisha to Centre

 Odisha has urged the union government not to stop supplying subsidised foodgrain to above poverty line (APL) families till the identification of beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) is completed in the state.

Haryana polls: BJP releases manifesto; promises foodgrain at Re 1 per kg

 BJP in Haryana today promised foodgrain at Re 1 per kg for BPL families, free treatment to the poor and stipend for unemployed youths in its election manifesto, which it released today hoping to come to power on its own for the first time in the state.

Food ministry to separate procurement, storage of foodgrains

Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Raosaheb Danve said Thursday that his ministry would separate the functions of procurement and storage of foodgrains for effective management.

`Centre`s condition for supplying foodgrain against spirit of NFSA`

Uttarakhand government on Thursday said the condition set by the Centre to supply foodgrain under NFSA to the state only upon completion of the computerisation of the PDS system was against the spirit of the scheme.

Bangladesh allows transit of foodgrain to northeast India

In a highly significant move that was evidently cleared at the highest level, Bangladesh is allowing India to ferry foodgrain to the landlocked northeastern states using its territory and infrastructure.

GPS to be used to track trucks carrying PDS foodgrains

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.

Govt spends Rs 3.65 to deliver foodgrain worth Re 1

It costs the government Rs 3.65 to deliver Re 1 worth of food to people under the Public Distribution System (PDS), reveals the preliminary assessment of the programme by the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO).

India wasted 1.94 lac MT foodgrain between 2005-13: RTI report

As much as 1,94,502 metric tonnes of food grain worth crores of rupees was wasted in India due to various reasons between 2005 and March 2013.

Maharashtra appoints vigilance committees for foodgrain distribution

The Maharashtra government has appointed vigilance committees to keep a close watch on unloading and distribution of foodgrains for the smooth implementation of Food Security Act in the state which was launched on February 1.

Institutional changes needed to curb food inflation: President

President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday called for institutional changes in agricultural marketing to bridge the gap between wholesale and retail markets to arrest food inflation.

India at tipping point, public discourse needs to change: Sam Pitroda

Miffed at criticism by opposition parties of the UPA government`s performance on the economic front, adviser to the Prime Minister, Sam Pitroda on Tuesday asked how could they say "nothing had been done when there has been a decent rate of growth for over a decade and the country is all set to register its highest ever production of foodgrain".

Truck laden with 500 sacks of foodgrain looted

Unidentified miscreants masquerading as a District Transport Officer and his men looted a truck laden with 500 sacks of foodgrains.

CCEA may fix price for extra foodgrain supply to states

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) will discuss Thursday a proposal to fix the rate at which foodgrain will be provided to states beyond the allocation made under the National Food Security Ordinance.

Subsidised foodgrain scheme to continue for all sections: Virbhadra

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Thursday the government would continue to provide subsidised foodgrain to all families in the state.

CCEA okays additional 6 mn tonne foodgrain to APL families

The government on Thursday decided to allocate additional 6 million tonne of subsidised foodgrain this fiscal to 10.5 crore families above poverty line (APL) via PDS, entailing a subsidy of about 9,500 crore.

India to achieve 254 MT foodgrain production target: Pawar

The government on Tuesday said the country would meet the target of producing 254.23 million tonne foodgrain in 2012-13 despite drought in some parts of the country.

Foodgrain output likely to dip 3.5% to 250 MT in FY13

The overall foodgrains production is expected to dip by 3.5 percent to 250.1 million tonnes (MT) in 2012-13 due to estimated fall in kharif production, following weak monsoon, economic think tank CMIE has said.