The overall shortfall in the off-take of subsidised wheat and rice by Gujarat Government during 2008-13 has "deprived" the beneficiaries of the food grains, which were allotted by Centre, and also caused a loss of subsidy to the tune of Rs 2,652 crore, according to a CAG report.
Here is some good news for farmers as researchers have cracked genetic blueprint of wheat.
India-born and crop scientist Dr Sanjaya Rajaram has been honoured with the 2014 World Food Prize for his outstanding contribution to global wheat production.
World food prices rose in the first quarter of the year for the first time since their all-time high in August 2012, driven by rising demand in China, drought in the United States and unrest in Ukraine.
The BJP expressed disappointment over "marginal" increase in minimum support price for wheat by the government.
Wheat procurement by government agencies this year will fall to about 25 million tonne from 38 million tonne last year due aggressive buying by private traders, Food Minister K V Thomas said today.
A new study suggests that a type of fungus coating much of the stored corn, wheat, rice and nuts in developing countries may be quietly worsening the AIDS epidemic.
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to provide a bonus on minimum support price of wheat to the farmers.
High carbon dioxide levels caused by climate change might actually help wheat survive in drought like conditions, says an Australian research.
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced a Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Rs 1,500 per quintal for wheat.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here on Sunday announced a Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Rs 1,500 per quintal for wheat.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists working as part of an international team have completed a “shotgun sequencing” of the wheat genome.
Wheat procurement in Haryana has touched the all-time high level of 73.13 lakh tonnes this season on the back of bumper crop.
Australian scientists have claimed to have helped create wheat varieties that will reduce the risk of colon cancer in consumers.
A new study has found that plant compounds, phytoestrogens, lower not only the risk of developing postmenopausal breast cancer, but also the mortality risk.
An ideal anti-diabetic breakfast, the most important meal of the day, should be a combination of eggs - fried, poached or scrambled in extra-virgin olive oil - accompanied by a tomato or mint dip followed by herbal or jasmine tea.
The Jharkhand cabinet approved the policy which was announced during the budget
session to make essential commodities like paddy, rice, wheat
and flour free from VAT.
Scientists say they`re close to producing new "super varieties" of wheat that will resist a virulent fungus while boosting yields up to 15 percent.
The technology to be used is considered environmentally friendly.
Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Thursday said that the government is planning to provide rice and wheat to BPL families in the state at a rate
of Rs 3 per kg.