Food Corporation Of India

  • Punjab: Akali Dal leader gets seven-year jail for graft April 21, 2013

    Patiala: A CBI special court in Patiala on Saturday awarded seven-year rigorous imprisonment to Akali Dal leader Mangat Rai Bansal in an embezzlement case related with the Food Corporation of India (FCI). Twenty-two other convicts were also sent to jail. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special judge Hemant Gopal sent the...
  • Food Corporation of India (FCI) assistant grade-III recruitment on, little over a week remains September 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Food Corporation of India (FCI) Assistant Grade-III Recruitment 2013 process is in full swing after the SSC received tremendous response to its notification that announced the requirement of 6545 Assistant Grade III positions for its five zones. The SSC website is currently down due to exceptional traffic....
  • Food Corporation of India (FCI) assistant grade-III recruitment on, last date Sep 19 August 31, 2012

    New Delhi: The Food Corporation of India (FCI) Assistant Grade-III Recruitment 2013 process is in full swing after the SSC issued a notification for a huge requirement of 6545 Assistant Grade III positions for its five zones. This FCI Recruitment Notification has come out through advertisement FNo1/19/2012 P&PII in major...
  • FCI assistant grade-III recruitment for 6545 positions open, last date Sep 19 August 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Food Corporation of India (FCI) Assistant Grade-III Recruitment 2013 notification has been recently issued by SSC for a huge requirement of 6545 Assistant Grade III positions for its five zones. This FCI Recruitment Notification has come out through advertisement FNo1/19/2012 P&PII in major national dailies as well as...
  • FCI assistant grade-III recruitment 2012-13 opens, 6545 positions vacant August 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Food Corporation of India (FCI) Assistant Grade-III Recruitment 2013 notification has been recently issued by SSC for a huge requirement of 6545 Assistant Grade III positions for its five zones. This FCI Recruitment Notification has come out through advertisement FNo1/19/2012 P&PII in major national dailies as well as...
  • Odisha: Slum dwellers dig up, eat rotten grain August 12, 2012

    Cuttack: Absolute, ravaging hunger has driven slum dwellers in Odisha to dig up wasted food grain by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and eat it for their survival. The 1,206 bags of PDS rice belonging to the FCI were supposed to feed empty stomachs. Instead, they lay rotting in...
  • Rajasthan: Grain rot continues amidst govt apathy July 5, 2012

    Kota: Even as the rest of the north of the country bears with an unforgiving summer season and a drought-like situation in many of its parts, in Rajasthan, grain rot continues and it is not a meager amount. Nearly Rs 2 crore worth of wheat still remains in the open. CNN-IBN...
  • Grain won't be left to rot, assures Thomas May 25, 2012

    Food Minister KV Thomas has ordered a probe into rotting wheat having been distributed in the Public Distribution System in Palwal, Haryana. On May 22, CNN-IBN's story showed how 80,000 sacks of wheat lay rotting and almost abandoned in Ghugera, Haryana. The report also said that rotting wheat had been distributed...
  • Punjab grain rotting: FCI to reply in court May 23, 2012

    Chandigarh: Pungrain (Punjab Grains Procurement Corporation Ltd)and the FCI (Food Corportation of India) are expected to submit their replies in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday in response to a petition filed over the wastage of grain in the state. A CNN-IBN report had revealed that the Punjab government...
  • Foodgrain set to rot, storage problem in sight April 24, 2012

    New Delhi: India is facing a problem of plenty. The Food Corporation of India (FCI) is anticipating an unprecedented storage problem in light of a record production of 252 lakh of foodgrain. Does this mean that precious grain that could feed millions will rot again this year? Notably, a lot of foodgrain...
  • Bihar returns wheat to FCI, says stock was rotten October 23, 2011

    Darbhanga: Rotten wheat is being supplied for the Public Distribution System. The Bihar government has rejected and returned 150 metric tonnes of wheat to the Food Corporation of India. State Food Minister Shyam Rajak said that the grain delivered was unfit for consumption. The minister also alleged that the Centre had held...
  • Govt fails to stem grain rot in Madhya Pradesh May 26, 2011

    Bhopal: In Jabalpur, unseasonal rains have led to the damage of thousands of tonnes freshly procured wheat which were lying in the open. Procurement officials say that the wheat could not be stored because of lack of storage space. No one is willing to take accountability for the mess-up with the...
  • Arunachal district facing food crisis January 7, 2011

    Itanagar: Food crisis looms large in the remote Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal Pradesh following non-availability of essential commodities under the public distribution system (PDS) since the last couple of months. Most parts of the district, including Damin, Sarli and Parsi-Parlo circles, had witnessed rat menace during the early part of...
  • Foodgrains - Stemming the Rot January 12, 2011

    For a few years now, India’s self sufficiency in food grains has been accompanied by reports of wastage due to poor storage. All this could be a thing of the past if the Warehouse Development & Regulation Act (WDRA) 2007 is implemented well. The WDRA will allow private investment in good storage...
  • Govt slept, wheat was wasted: official report July 28, 2010

    New Delhi: The 15,000 metric tonnes of wheat rotting in floodwaters in Sirsa, Haryana, could have been saved well in time. That is a government officer saying it, not some NGO. CNN-IBN has accessed the report submitted by the Jitender Narain Committee, which criticizes the Food Ministry for not protecting wheat...
  • Pawar admits foodgrains rotting in FCI godowns August 5, 2009

    New Delhi: Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar's admission in Parliament on Tuesday that a fair chunk of India's stored foodgrains goes waste has sparked a controversy. India is battling drought in certain parts and floods in some others. The disparate rainfall has brought a steep fall in the production and availability of...
  • No recession, one lakh mt tonne wheat wasted by FCI February 5, 2009

    New Delhi: There is still 3500 mt of imported rotting wheat lying with the FCI in Madhya Pradesh and there is 1,000 mt of rotting wheat lying with FCI in Maharashtra In all the FCI still has 1,19,000 mt of imported wheat. This is according to the information got in...
  • MP CM's heart bleeds over red wheat, FCI faces heat January 18, 2008

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Thursday found time to inspect Food Corporation of India godowns that supply wheat to the public distribution system meant for the poorest of the poor. Chauhan was not impressed with the red wheat imported at high cost. "I got complaints from the...
  • Tragic saga continues, cops pronounce FCI official dead again July 13, 2007

    Borka, Kamrup District (Assam): Death, cremation, resurrection and again death. In the latest twist to the tragic saga of FCI Director P C Ram who was kidnapped by the ULFA, his son has identified the body this evening. DR P C Ram was killed in an encounter on Wednesday evening, and...
  • FCI official P C Ram feared killed in ULFA-police encounter July 13, 2007

    New Delhi: The Food Corporation of India chief for the Northeast, PC Ram, may have been killed in an encounter between Assam Police and ULFA at Changsari in Kamrup district, about 35 km from Guwahati, on Wednesday night. Three people were killed in the encounter, which took place at around 2030...