Foodgrain Storage

  • State government to construct 131 godowns for foodgrain storage January 9, 2014

    The state government today approved a proposal for construction of 131 godowns to increase foodgrain storage capacity by 5.50 lakh metric tonne in Bihar, a senior official said. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Principal Secretary (Cabinet Coordination) Brajesh Mehrotra told reporters. The...
  • Is the Punjab grain problem man made? May 9, 2012

    Chandigarh: It is not just a shortage of storage space that is the problem. In Punjab, investigations by CNN-IBN reveal that space to store seven lakh tonnes of wheat grain has already been created by private godown owners and another five lakh tonnes space would be created in the next...
  • 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...
  • Budget 2012: 15 mn tonnes of more foodgrains storage March 16, 2012

    New Delhi: To overcome the problem of foodgrains storage, the government is building an additional 15 million tonnes capacity in 19 states with help from private enterprenuers. "Nearly 15 million tonnes capacity is being created under the Private Entrepreneur's Guarantee Scheme", Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said in his budget speech on...