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India targets middlemen in food chain as inflation bites

Every few weeks farmer Jay Narayan Singh hauls onions and potatoes in a hired lorry to a wholesale market an hour`s drive from his home in the country`s northern plains, only to sell his vegetables at a quarter of the prices retail consumers pay.

Middlemen may disrupt benefits of Food Security Bill: Sharad Yadav

JD(U) chiefSharad Yadav told the Lok Sabha that though the Food Security Bill is a bold step by the Centre, the scheme would not be easy to implement because of middlemen and corruption, which is deep rooted in the country.

Cash transfer scheme to eliminate middlemen: Chidambaram

Expressing satisfaction over progress in implementation of Aadhaar card-based cash transfer scheme, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said it will eliminate middlemen.

Congress protecting Bofors middlemen: BJP

BJP on Thursday alleged that the CBI and the government were protecting middlemen who had received kickbacks in the Bofors deal and sought a clarification from PM Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the matter.

BJP asks Govt to take action against middlemen in DDA scheme

BJP on Tuesday alleged that several
middlemen and real estate agents were trying to take people
for a ride and making illegal money by promising to get them
flats in the recently announced DDA Housing scheme.