Foodgrain Rot

  • Bhogola: Wheat sacks left in the open to rot July 12, 2013

    In Bhogola, the wheat sacks are kept in the open and are completely getting drenched in the rain. The ones that are covered with polythene sheets are also not protected as these sheets are torn at places. ...
  • Inadequate storage facilities lead to wastage of grains June 21, 2013

    New Delhi: There seems to be no end to the government's apathy to grains wastage. Around 7,000 quintals of wheat were left to rot in the rain in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh. The scarcity of godowns have led to the wastage of grains. As reported earlier, the grain wastage in...
  • Why is grain rotting in the open yet again? May 9, 2012

    The country is on the verge of record harvest, and yet for a third consecutive year, there is simply no space for storage. ...
  • Official indifference leads to rotting of grains May 4, 2012

    Chandigarh: In a shocker from Punjab and Haryana, official indifference has led to more grain troubles. Despite a bumper harvests in both states, tonnes of wheat are rotting in the open. In Chandigarh, the local traders were left with nothing after majority of the wheat was procured by six government procuring...
  • Badal blames Centre for grain storage crisis May 2, 2012

    Chandigarh: While farmers in Bundelkhand are worried about poor produce, Punjab is experiencing a problem of plenty. The state has recorded a bumper harvest and has once again run out of space to store the grain. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has blamed the Centre for the grain storage problem....
  • Grain rot: Food Minister KV Thomas promises action August 11, 2011

    Two days after CNN-IBN's report on the grain rot, Food minister KV Thomas takes responsibility and promises action. ...