Food Grain

  • Chhattisgarh govt to launch Rs 1/kg food grain scheme from January 01-01-2014 08:42 AM

    Fulfilling its poll promise, Chief Minister Raman Singh-led BJP government will commence the distribution of food grains at nominal rate of Rs 1/kg to 48 lakh poor families in the state through fair price shops from January. Chief Minister said his government is committed to fulfil the promises made before...
  • Food subsidy scheme: Himachal Pradesh demands wheat flour, not grain 30-09-2013 10:58 PM

    New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh on Monday asked the central government to provide wheat flour in place of wheat grain under the National Food Security Act that will enable over 37 lakh people to get subsidised food grains in the state. Speaking at food ministers' conference in New Delhi, Food Civil...
  • 22,000 quintals of wheat declared unfit for human consumption 13-06-2013 09:30 AM

    Deoli: Even as the UPA pushes for its ambitious food security legislation, there has been little improvement when it comes to storage infrastructure for food grains. CNN-IBN on its visit to Deoli in Haryana for the third consecutive year has found out that 22,000 quintals of wheat, which was brought...
  • Tamil Nadu to upgrade barren lands for cultivation 07-05-2013 04:46 AM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday said her government would upgrade 12,500 acre of barren land into cultivable farm land with adequate water facilities while announcing several schemes for ushering in a second green revolution in the state. "With food production to be affected owing to the...
  • RTI query busts major PDS scam in Maharashtra 05-12-2011 06:27 AM

    Mumbai: An RTI query has unearthed a major scam in the Public Distribution System, as many as 42 lakh bogus ration cards have been issued in Maharashtra leading to large scale theft of food grain. A PIL in the Bombay High Court has alleged grains meant for the state's poor...
  • Wheat rots in open in Muktsar and Ferozepur 24-06-2011 09:24 AM

    Chandigarh: Even as the country is grappling with the problem of big grain drain, another instance of gross wastage of the wheat in Punjab has come to light. Due to lack of storage facilities and lack of clearance of earlier stock, fresh wheat is being piled up by the roadside,...
  • Grain burning in godown: activist to move SC 10-05-2011 11:44 AM

    New Delhi/ Chandigarh: Biraj Patnaik, a special advisor to the Supreme Court, will bring the case of rice being burnt at a godown in Punjab to the court's attention. Patnaik will take up the cause just a day after CNN-IBN reported how thousands of tonnes of rice in Punjab was...
  • Dhaka refuses to buy subsidized food grains 19-12-2010 11:49 AM

    India has been subsidizing its rice exports to Bangladesh. But still the deal doesn't seem to be materializing. ...
  • FCI 'wants' to outsource India's food security 02-12-2010 07:46 AM

    New Delhi: A third of India's foodstocks left in the open to rot. Thousands of tonnes already spoilt. It might have forced the Government and particularly the Food Corporation of India (FCI) to aggressively look for more storage and take steps to save the stocks. But the FCI has other...
  • Punjab govt failed to prevent rot of food grains 25-10-2010 09:16 AM

    Punjab: Fifty-five thousand metric tonnes of food grains rotted in Punjab alone and thousands of tonnes more across the nation. The pictures of rotting grains might have shocked us, but not Adesh Pratap Singh, the Food Minister of Punjab and certainly not Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Prime Minister...
  • B'desh not 'willing' to buy Indian foodgrains 21-10-2010 09:27 PM

    New Delhi: India's attempt at food diplomacy has met with little success. An RTI query reveals that due to various problems even Bangladesh was not interested in Indian food grains. Bangladesh is eager to buy, India more than eager to sell the grains and the Food Corporation of India (FCI)...
  • Grains rot as flood victims go hungry 26-09-2010 11:04 AM

    Uttarakhand: Thousands of quintals of wheat meant for flood victims of Uttarakhand are rotting in Food Corporation of India (FCI) godowns in Haldwani - a shocking case of government apathy towards hundreds of people going hungry. The grain stocks were meant for consumption by the flood-ravaged victims of Haldwani district...
  • Govt gives free phones to poor instead of grains 10-09-2010 09:11 AM

    Jaipur: Over 1000 Below Poverty Line (BPL) card holders in Rajasthan, got free cell phones, instead of the free food grains. It seemed the UPA Government would rather let the food grains rot in open than distribute them for free to the poor. The Government felt it more important to...
  • CJ: Grains rot in Nashik as poor go hungry 04-09-2010 11:46 AM

    Excess food grains have been rotting in godowns for months, but Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar continues to say that it is not possible to distribute grains for free among the poor. ...
  • PDS hike on foodgrains under consideration: Govt 02-09-2010 10:28 PM

    New Delhi: Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Thursday said the government is considering a hike in the quantity of foodgrains under the Public Distribution System (PDS) along with an upgradation in the number of eligible Below Poverty Line (BPL) families. "The government is considering an overall increase in PDS including...
  • SC raps Pawar, says give rotting grain to poor 31-08-2010 01:10 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has come down heavily on Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and criticised his statements that rotting food grain cannot be distributed to the poor free of cost. "Free of cost distribution of food grain was a part of the order. Tell your Minister that distribution...
  • Is Centre to blame for mess in grain storage? 27-07-2010 11:14 PM

    Millions of food grains are wasted every year due to storage problem. ...
  • Food grains left to rot by FCI 10-04-2010 12:15 AM

    In a CNN-IBN exclusive, we show you how masses of wheat had been left lying around by the FCI. ...
  • Tonnes of rice rots as PM meets CMs 08-04-2010 09:06 AM

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  • Pulses price soars to over Rs 70 a kilo 07-01-2010 11:18 PM

    Experts say it's the middlemen who make money in an unregulated market. ...
  • Inflation rises to minus 1.17 per cent 23-07-2009 07:00 PM

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