Kalam hopes for better foodgrains output despite poor rains

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam Thursday hoped that the country's overall foodgrains production would be better this year despite rainfall deficit.

Power to farmers: Gujarat scientists float novel concept

A time may soon come when farmers who feed the people of India will also produce electricity to feed the national power grid.

Centre must share cost of implementation of food scheme: Punjab

A top Punjab official on Tuesday said the Centre should share cost of distribution of foodgrains under the Food Security Scheme.

Centre has given assurance on price of rice: Karuna

Joining issue with his arch-rival and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on price of rice in the Food Security Bill, DMK president M Karunanidhi on Sunday said the Centre had given an assurance in this regard not only in Parliament, but the Union Cabinet has also accepted them.

Food security bill: Salient features

The National Food Security Bill, 2013 passed by the parliament on late Monday gives right to subsidised food grain to 67 percent of India`s 1.2 billion people.

Food Security Scheme to reach 74 lakh beneficiaries: Sheila Dixit

Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dixit on Sunday said that theDelhi Government is implementing the Food Security Scheme in the state and hopes to reach 74 lakh beneficiaries by January 2014.

Delhi BJP holds protests on food security scheme, onion issue

As the Sheila Dikshit Government rolled out the food security scheme with much fanfare, Delhi BJP on Tuesday held a protest here alleging that it would lead to "drastic reduction" in foodgrains allocation to the poor.

Foodgrains worth Rs 236.32 crore lost in April-June: KV Thomas

The government has incurred a loss of Rs 236.32 crore till June this fiscal due to damage of FCI foodgrains in storage and transit, Parliament was informed on Tuesday.

Tardy progress in building foodgrains storage in 6 states

The performance of six states including Haryana, UP, Bihar and West Bengal has been unsatisfactory in construction of godowns for foodgrains storage through private participation, the Food Ministry has informed the PMO.

Bangladesh allows transport of foodgrains via its port

Bangladesh has agreed to allow India to use its Ashuganj port for transporting food grains to the Northeast.

Bangladesh allows transit for foodgrains for Northeast India

In a major policy change, Bangladesh will allow India ferry foodgrains for the mountainous northeastern states via its territory, a minister said.

Model Food Bill after Chhattisgarh legislation: BJP

The BJP on Saturday asked the Centre to remove "inadequacies" in the ambitious Food bill by increasing its coverage area and fixing all foodgrains at a flat Rs 1 a kg.

Many states differ on provisions of Food Bill

In a setback to Food Security Bill, considered as the world`s biggest welfare prog, many of the states differed on the quantity of subsidised grain to be supplied and the number of beneficiaries to be covered under the scheme.

Food Bill: Provide 5kg of foodgrains at cheap rates to 67% of population, says Parliamentary panel

A Parliamentary Committee on Thursday suggested monthly legal entitlement to 5 kg of foodgrains per person at highly subsidised rates to 67 per cent of country`s population under the UPA government`s ambitious Food Security Bill.

Sheila Dikshit in damage control mode

Dikshit said that her remarks that Rs 600 were enough to buy a month`s supply of foodgrains was meant to suggest that the amount would help them get basic rations.

Sell 35 kg foodgrains at Rs 2 a kg: CPI-M

The CPI-M blasted UPA government for failing to control food inflation, saying August figures showed that food prices had gone up by 12.03 percent.

States allocated Rs 1,800 cr under NFSM

The Centre has allocated over Rs 1,800 crore to states under the National Food Security Mission (NFSM) this year to raise foodgrains output by 25 million tonnes in the 12th Five Year Plan period.

Bihar asks FCI to ensure storage of foodgrains

Bihar government on Thursday said foodgrains from other states would not be allowed to be kept in FCI godowns unless the FCI ensured storage of foodgrains produced in the state.

Constitute committee for safety of foodgrains: HC

The Allahabad High Court directed the Uttar Pradesh government to set up a committee to find out ways and means for safety and security of foodgrains.

MP farmers face problems of plenty and shortage

Farmers are an unhappy lot as the shortage of jute bags to stock the foodgrain has nullified their achievement and even triggered violent protests.