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Foodgrains, milk, veggies to be up to 5% cheaper under GST

Foodgrains, milk, veggies to be up to 5% cheaper under GST

The government on Thursday said foodgrains, flour, milk, vegetables and fruits will get cheaper by up to 5 percent once the Goods and Services Tax is rolled out.

Cereals, hair oil, soaps to cost less in GST; cess on cars

Cereals, hair oil, soaps to cost less in GST; cess on cars

Foodgrains and common-use products like hair oil, soaps and toothpaste as also electricity will cost less from July 1 when the GST is scheduled to be rolled out as the all-powerful GST Council today finalised tax rates for bulk of the items.

Note ban has not affected prices of essential items: Ram Vilas Paswan

Note ban has not affected prices of essential items: Ram Vilas Paswan

The note ban decision has not affected the prices of 22 essential commodities, including foodgrains, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Kerala seeks to continue additional food allocation

The Kerala government has requested the Centre to continue the additional monthly allocation of 30,000 metric tonnes of foodgrains to the state.

Foodgrain output to fall by 5% to 251 MT in 2014-15

The country had registered a record foodgrain production of 265.04 million tonnes in 2013-14 crop year (July-June). Wheat, rice, coarse cereals and pulses are part of foodgrain basket.

Centre extends food law deadline by 6 months

The Centre has given six months' more time to the states for rolling out the National Food Security Act (NFSA), Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said Friday.

Agri output hits new high in 2014; repeat performance unlikely

While output may fall for foodgrains and some other crops, there are also fears that prices of farm items could decline in 2015 on global cues and affect farmers' income.

FCI to invite suggestions on its restructuring

The high level committee, set up to recommend ways to restructure state-run FCI, Monday decided to invite suggestions from public and stakeholders, including private sector firms, on management of foodgrains.

18 lakh households eligible for food subsidy

Eighteen lakh households have been found eligible to get foodgrains at highly subsidized rates of Rs 2/ kg for wheat and Rs 3/ kg for rice under the Food Security Act.

No plan to amend food security law at present: Govt

There is no proposal to amend the landmark food security law at present, Parliament was informed on Tuesday.

Govt targets 261 MT foodgrains output in 2014-15 crop year

The government has set the target for foodgrains production at 261 million tonnes in the 2014-15 crop year, lower than the last year's record output.

'20 million tonnes wheat wasted in India every year'

Around 20 million tonnes of wheat is wasted in India every year due to inadequate storage infrastructure, Institution of Mechanical Engineers said on Friday.

Success of food law hinges on raising output: Pawar

Denying having any reservations on food law, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said the successful implementation of the world's largest social welfare scheme should be 'enshrined' on strong domestic production and not on imported grains.

Govt examining high inflation in foodgrains: Thomas

Expressing concern over high food inflation, Food Minister K V Thomas on Wednesday said the government is examining the reasons for "undue" rise in prices of foodgrains despite high production.

CCEA okays supply of additional 5 MT foodgrain to BPL families

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Thursday cleared a proposal to allocate additional 5 million tonnes of foodgrain to BPL families this fiscal, entailing a subsidy of about Rs 9,471 crore.

Food security programme will not adversely impact economy: Govt

The government on Thursday said the new food security programme, which is to be implemented over the next 12 months, will not adversely impact the fiscal situation.

CCEA clears 3.1 mn tonne extra grain for states at APL rate

The government will provide extra 3.1 million tonne foodgrain to states under the food security programme at Above Poverty Line (APL) rate that will cost the exchequer nearly Rs 5,100 crore annually.

'Food Security Bill may boost Railways' freight movement'

Indian Railways expects a huge movement of foodgrains across the country, once the UPA government's proposed Food Security Bill is passed, a senior official said here Saturday.

CCEA approves sale of 10.5 mn tonne foodgrains in open market

The open market sale would help vacate storage space for new crop.

Cabinet clears Food Bill; 2/3rd of population to get foodgrain at Rs 1-3/kg

The amendments to the Bill will guarantee 5 kg of foodgrains per person per month, while families in the poorest of the poor will continue to get 35 kg of grains per month.