Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok
Chavan has said the Centre should reduce the Central Issue
Price (CIP) of wheat and rice by at least 25 to 30 per cent,
to encourage sale under the Open Market Sale Scheme.
Asian rice farmers typically do not fly around the world on holidays or own big-engine cars but scientists say they have an important role to play in helping cut the world`s output of greenhouse gases.
India`s summer-sown crop output is set to shrink by more than initial forecasts after its worst monsoon rains in 37 years, raising the spectre of higher food prices and its further dependence on imports of rice and sugar.