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.

Jul 11, 2014, 14:13 PM IST

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.

Aug 26, 2013, 20:53 PM IST

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.

Dec 15, 2012, 21:06 PM IST

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.

Jan 06, 2011, 21:31 PM IST

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.

Dec 28, 2010, 20:39 PM IST