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.

`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.

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.

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.

Centre discriminating with Bihar in foodgrain procurement: Nitish

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar accused Centre of discriminating against Bihar with Food Corporation of India (FCI) going back on its promise of procuring foodgrain speedily despite repeated requests.

Centre blamed for rotting foodgrain in Maha godown

Maharashtra Tribal Welfare Minister Babanrao Pachpute has blamed the Centre for the wastage of more than two tonnes of rice.

School runs short of foodgrain, students sent home

The residential government-funded school for tribals near here has sent home its 163 students as the institute had run short of foodgrains.

‘Nearly 1L tonne foodgrain lost in FCI godowns’

About 0.87 lakh tonne foodgrains
was lost in the FCI godowns till September this fiscal due to
factors like moisture, rats, birds and general spoilage,
Parliament was informed on Monday.

6,000 quintals of foodgrain rot in Jharkhand

Fifty-four percent of Jharkhand`s population comes under the Below Poverty Line (BPL) category and the state has been facing a drought for the last six years.

Distribute excess foodgrains free of cost among poor: Gadkari

BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Saturday wrote to PM demanding that
excess foodgrains in government godowns should be distributed free of cost to the poor affected by droughts and floods in different parts of the country.

Govt to allot 2.5 MT foodgrains for BPL families

Acting on the directive of the Supreme Court, government on Thursday decided to release an extra 2.5 million tonnes of foodgrains to states for distribution among the poor but it will not not be free.

EGoM to discuss SC order on foodgrain today

The EGoM will discuss various issues related to foodgrain stock including the SC’s order of Aug 12.