Family ration cards valid till December 2015

Government on Monday said family ration cards presently in use will be valid till December 2015.

Punjab, Haryana farmers unhappy with meager hike in wheat MSP

 Wheat growers of Punjab and Haryana are unhappy with the Centre's decision to hike MSP for wheat by just Rs 50 for the 2014-15 season, saying the new prices were "grossly inadequate" to meet even the input cost.

Badal seeks upward revision of minimum support price for wheat

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday asked the Union Government to "upwardly revise" the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for wheat for the forthcoming season.

Shortfall in off-take by Gujarat deprived beneficiaries: CAG

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.

Genetic blueprint of wheat unlocked to boost production

Here is some good news for farmers as researchers have cracked genetic blueprint of wheat.

India-born crop scientist Dr Sanjaya Rajaram gets 2014 World Food Prize

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 Bank sounds alarm on rising global food prices

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.

BJP disappointed over `marginal` hike in MSP for wheat

The BJP expressed disappointment over "marginal" increase in minimum support price for wheat by the government.

Wheat procurement by govt agencies to fall by 33 pc: Govt

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.

Fungus found in wheat, rice worsening AIDS epidemic

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.

Hooda writes to PM, seeks bonus on wheat`s MSP

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.

Higher CO2 levels may help wheat

High carbon dioxide levels caused by climate change might actually help wheat survive in drought like conditions, says an Australian research.

MP announces support price of Rs 1,500 per quintal for wheat

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced a Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Rs 1,500 per quintal for wheat.

MP announces support price 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.

Genetic secrets of wheat unlocked to boost production

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists working as part of an international team have completed a “shotgun sequencing” of the wheat genome.

Wheat collection in Haryana at all-time high

Wheat procurement in Haryana has touched the all-time high level of 73.13 lakh tonnes this season on the back of bumper crop.

Wheat varieties to reduce cancer risk: Oz scientists

Australian scientists have claimed to have helped create wheat varieties that will reduce the risk of colon cancer in consumers.

Plant compounds in wheat reduce breast cancer risk

A new study has found that plant compounds, phytoestrogens, lower not only the risk of developing postmenopausal breast cancer, but also the mortality risk.

Beat diabetes with a wheat and rice free diet

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.

J’khand govt frees paddy, rice, wheat from VAT

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.