Foodgrain

  • Food Security Bill: Political game changer or economic catastrophe? August 27, 2013

    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? August 27, 2013

    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 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. ...
  • Odisha: People say foodgrains are being washed away by rains July 12, 2013

    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? July 3, 2013

    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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Akali Dal slams Centre over rotting foodgrain May 9, 2012

    The opposition has attacked the government for lack of storage of foodgrain. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 'India needs to fix governance structures' September 11, 2010

    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? August 31, 2010

    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 July 10, 2009

    So how bad is the drought situation on the ground and what does this mean for foodgrain production? Here’s a nationwide picture. ...
  • Watch: Tempers rise along with inflation May 9, 2008

    Soaring prices mean chaos for household budgets. CNN-IBN’s Devika Malik spent a day with the Mathurs in Delhi, and it's not just prices that are rising, it is also the tempers. ...