Foodgrain

  • Food Security Bill: Political game changer or economic catastrophe? 27-08-2013 11:37 PM

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi's ambitious Food Security Bill on Monday night won the Lok Sabha vote after days of unruly scenes in Parliament. The Food Security Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha after Sonia Gandhi forcefully pushed the case. ...
  • The Last Word: Can India afford Food Bill or is it both too expensive and badly timed? 27-08-2013 10:27 PM

    In a major victory for the UPA government, its flagship scheme the Food Security Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday. The bill, which seeks to provide cheap foodgrains to 82 crore people in the country, is the biggest programme in the world to fight hunger. ...
  • Bhogola: Wheat sacks left in the open to rot 12-07-2013 04:09 PM

    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. ...
  • Odisha: People say foodgrains are being washed away by rains 12-07-2013 03:07 PM

    Even as the government pushes ahead with the Food Security Ordinance as its big election ticket, nothing has changed on the ground. ...
  • Is the Food Bill economically viable? 03-07-2013 11:00 PM

    Despite opposition from key ally, NCP leader and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, the UPA government on Wednesday cleared the Food Security ordinance at a Cabinet meet. ...
  • Grain rot: Food Minister KV Thomas promises action 11-08-2011 08:56 AM

    Two days after CNN-IBN's report on the grain rot, Food minister KV Thomas takes responsibility and promises action. ...
  • 'India needs to fix governance structures' 11-09-2010 08:32 PM

    Free mobile phones to the poor instead of foodgrains. In such a scenario, what are the key challenges India needs to deal with? ...
  • Should Pawar take responsibility for rotting foodgrains? 31-08-2010 11:03 PM

    On India at 9, CNN-IBN Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai spoke to a panel of experts on the issue. ...
  • Drought diary: What India is going through 10-07-2009 03:01 AM

    How bad is the situation and what does this mean for foodgrain production? ...
  • Watch: Tempers rise along with inflation 09-05-2008 11:23 PM

    Visakhapatnam: Back on winning track after defeating Deccan Chargers in an IPL 5 match here on Saturday, defending champions Chennai Super Kings’ skipper MS Dhoni admitted that his side was a bit rusty in the tournament opener against Mumbai Indians, which they lost by eight wickets. It's always good to...