Foodgrain

  • No shortage of foodgrains despite less rainfall: Ram Vilas Paswan 30-06-2014 10:05 PM

    Union Food and Civil Supplies Minister Ram Vilas Paswan assured here on Monday, that despite warnings of less rainfall predicted by the Met Department, there will not be any shortage of foodgrains in the country. "The government has enough stock of wheat and rice to meet foodgrain requirements of the...
  • State government to construct 131 godowns for foodgrain storage 09-01-2014 12:13 AM

    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...
  • Centre readies foodgrain supples for 'Phailin' cyclone victims 12-10-2013 05:23 PM

    The Centre, on Saturday, said 5 lakh tonnes of foodgrains is kept ready for distribution to victims of high intensity cyclone Phailin, which is due to hit the east coast in the next few hours. "We are ready with 5 lakh tonnes of foodgrains for distribution to cyclone-affected people in...
  • Cabinet approves 50 lakh tonne grains for poor 12-09-2013 07:52 PM

    New Delhi:The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Thursday approved an additional allocation of 50 lakh tonnes of foodgrain for below poverty line (BPL) families, said an official statement. According to the statement, the additional allocation will remain valid for lifting up to March 31, 2014 or till the National...
  • Bihar: 160 people killed, 5.4 million people affected by floods in 2013 03-09-2013 10:38 AM

    Patna: Around 160 people have died and 5.4 million affected due to floods in Bihar in 2013. The Disaster Management officials have pointed that as many as 20 districts in the state have been affected with the Ganga wreaking havoc in at least 10 of those. The Disaster Management Department...
  • Haryana: 2.5 lakh wheat sacks left in the open to rot 14-07-2013 08:20 AM

    Bhagola: One of the biggest open foodgrain storages, Bhagola, in Haryana has put a question mark on the government's claim that wheat can be stored in the open without any damage even during monsoons. The rain easily beats one of the most inefficiently managed open storages for wheat where 2.5...
  • Food Security Bill has nothing to do with early polls: Ajay Maken 04-07-2013 06:45 PM

    New Delhi: Ruling out the impression that the Food Security Ordinance is linked to early Lok Sabha elections, senior Congress leader and chief party spokesperson Ajay Maken said, "One should not connect Food Security Bill with early election." Expressing confidence that the Food Security Ordinance will improve the condition of...
  • Inadequate storage facilities lead to wastage of grains 21-06-2013 09:50 AM

    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...
  • Foodgrains left to rot in open in Punjab 17-06-2013 10:24 AM

    Gurdaspur: The government might be trying hard to get its ambitious Food Bill passed in Parliament, but it is doing very little to improve storage infrastructure for foodgrains in the country. With the monsoon lashing the fertile state of Punjab, precious foodgrains are set to rot because of the lack...
  • India will achieve 254 MT foodgrain production: Pawar 24-04-2013 03:47 AM

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday said the country would meet the target of producing 254.23 million tonne foodgrain in 2012-13 despite drought in some parts of the country. India could not achieve the food production target in 2009-10 due to severe drought in many states. However, it had met...
  • Kerala: Grain rots despite storage space 26-07-2012 11:03 AM

    Kochi: Even as tonnes of foodgrain was found rotting in the open air owing to lack of storage space, a government agency formed exclusively for the storage of agricultural produce is now forced to rent out its godowns to store everything from medical supplies to liquor. The Food Corporation of...
  • Haryana: 80,000 sacks of wheat rot in the open 22-05-2012 09:30 PM

    Palwal: Not just train mishaps but the last three years of UPA rule have also witnessed tonnes of foodgrain rotting away across the country while the poor starve. CNN-IBN has been running a sustained campaign to highlight the issue. Now, it reveals how 80,000 sacks of wheat rotting in the...
  • Is the Punjab grain problem man made? 09-05-2012 10:07 PM

    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...
  • Haryana: Grain rots while poor starve 09-05-2012 09:25 PM

    Palwal: CNN-IBN had in June 2011 brought you the shocking story of grain rot, decay and decomposition in the Deoli village of Palwal district in Haryana. Shot during monsoons, the grain procured by HAFED and CONFED was infested with worms and exposed to rain. In May 2012, CNN-IBN revisited the...
  • Official indifference leads to rotting of grains 04-05-2012 10:24 AM

    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...
  • Badal blames Centre for grain storage crisis 02-05-2012 11:20 AM

    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...
  • PM to address the issue of foodgrain storage on Wednesday 01-05-2012 07:06 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to address the issue of crisis in managing the foodgrain stock in a meeting with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, Food Minister KV Thomas, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma and Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Wednesday...
  • Foodgrain set to rot, storage problem in sight 24-04-2012 08:26 AM

    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...
  • Budget 2012: 15 mn tonnes of more foodgrains storage 16-03-2012 06:05 PM

    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...
  • Railways to garner Rs 20,000 cr from freight hike 07-03-2012 08:14 PM

    New Delhi: With the latest freight hike across the board, Railways aims to earn between Rs 15,000 crore to Rs 20,000 crore in the next fiscal. The Railways has increased the freight rate in all commodities including foodgrains, fertiliser, cement, coal, and petroleum products ahead of Rail Budget. Effective from...
  • India set to harvest 250mn tons foodgrains: PM 15-02-2012 01:53 PM

    New Delhi: Exceeding target, the country is set to harvest a record 250 million tonnes of foodgrains this year, as efforts to push farm growth seem to be paying off, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday. "Our farmers have done us proud again this year. ...but we still have...
  • Over 7 lakh tonnes of foodgrain damaged 21-12-2011 02:33 PM

    Thane: While the Food Security Bill is expected to be tabled in the Parliament soon, it has come to light that as much as 7.42 lakh tonnes of foodgrain, worth Rs 330.71 crore, was damaged in the past 10 years in the country due to various reasons. The Food Corporation...
  • Foodgrain left to decay in Haryana 09-08-2011 08:54 AM

    New Delhi: Thousands of tonnes of foodgrain is in a shocking state of decay in Haryana, while the rest is vulnerable to damage. It has been left to rot in the mandis of Haryana, just 60 kilometers away from New Delhi. Foodgrain has been kept in a shocking state of...
  • High procurement cost causes price hike: Pranab 17-07-2011 11:04 PM

    Kolkata: Attributing rising prices to increase in procurement costs, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said the Centre was trying to control food inflation. "Foodgrain prices have increased due to escalating procurement prices," Pranab told. Mukherjee, however, said the production of pulses has increased. Pranab pointed out that high procurement...