Grain Drain

  • Tonnes of food grain stored out in the open in Punjab 6 days ago

    Chandigarh: If you have enough food grains, there is the problem of storing it. It is the same concern every year as tonnes of grains continue to be stored out in the open, rotting away. With the onset of monsoon, there's a fear that tonnes of grains will literally be...
  • Wheat worth Rs 3.5 cr damaged in rain in Vadodara August 12, 2012

    Vadodara: Over 3,000 quintals of wheat worth over Rs 3.5 crore was damaged due to rains over the last two days as local officials had failed to make proper storage arrangements, BJP MP Balkrishna Shukla said on Sunday. "Food Corporation of India and Central Warehousing Corporation had kept 3,000 quintals of...
  • Odisha: Slum dwellers dig up, eat rotten grain August 12, 2012

    Cuttack: Absolute, ravaging hunger has driven slum dwellers in Odisha to dig up wasted food grain by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and eat it for their survival. The 1,206 bags of PDS rice belonging to the FCI were supposed to feed empty stomachs. Instead, they lay rotting in...
  • Grain won't be left to rot, assures Thomas May 25, 2012

    Food Minister KV Thomas has ordered a probe into rotting wheat having been distributed in the Public Distribution System in Palwal, Haryana. On May 22, CNN-IBN's story showed how 80,000 sacks of wheat lay rotting and almost abandoned in Ghugera, Haryana. The report also said that rotting wheat had been distributed...
  • Foodgrain left to decay in Haryana August 9, 2011

    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...
  • Govt saves rent on storage, leaves grain to rot June 30, 2011

    Ludhiana: Tens of thousands of bags of rice have gone up in smoke and continue to smolder and burn in Khamano near Ludhiana. Spread over two kilometers all the grain has been lying in the open for the last five years. A similar story was there in Fatehgarh Sahib, where wheat...
  • Finally, rotting grain forces Centre to act June 30, 2011

    New Delhi: The Centre is creating additional storage space for foodgrain after a series of CNN-IBN reports showed rotting foodgrain at several godowns across India. Almost 64 lakh tonnes of wheat in Punjab and 1.5 million tonnes of sugar in Maharashtra are rotting as they lie in the open. Foodgran are...
  • Despite bumper harvest, grain drain continues June 30, 2011

    Ludhiana: Tens of thousands of bags of rice have gone up in smoke and continue to smolder and burn in Khamano near Ludhiana. Spread over two kilometers the bags of grain has been lying in the open for the last five years. A similar story in Fatehgarh Sahib - where wheat...
  • Wheat rots in open in Muktsar and Ferozepur June 24, 2011

    Chandigarh: Even as the country is grappling with the problem of big grain drain, another instance of gross wastage of the wheat in Punjab has come to light. Due to lack of storage facilities and lack of clearance of earlier stock, fresh wheat is being piled up by the roadside, getting...
  • Surplus sugar lies wasted in Maharashtra June 18, 2011

    Mumbai: After wheat and paddy, the big grain drain now includes sugar which has been left out in the open at the risk of getting spoiled because Maharashtra has had a bumper harvest this year and has run out of storage space. Seventy thousand quintals of sugar has been stored...
  • Grain drain: MP govt blames Centre over storage June 14, 2011

    Bhopal: After Bhopal where grain was left to rot in the open, it's now Harda district in Madhya Pradesh where more than one lakh tonnes of wheat got damaged in pre-monsoon showers. There is still time to avert further damage, but the state government is instead passing the buck on the...
  • Grain drain: Rice left to rot in Bihar June 10, 2011

    Saharsa: With the big grain drain continuing, 32,000 quintals of rice, that was meant to be distributed to below poverty line families, was left to rot in the open in Saharsa in Bihar. But this time round it was not lack of storage, but it was negligence. The foodgrain was...
  • Grain left to rot in the open in Bihar June 9, 2011

    Saharsa: In another case of the big grain drain, 32,000 quintals worth of rice was found rotting in the railway yard in Saharsa in Bihar. The grain had been rotting at the yard since the last three months. Reports reveal that the foodgrain, which was meant for distribution among Below Poverty...
  • FCI 'wants' to outsource India's food security December 3, 2010

    New Delhi: A third of India's foodstocks left in the open to rot. Thousands of tonnes already spoilt. It might have forced the Government and particularly the Food Corporation of India (FCI) to aggressively look for more storage and take steps to save the stocks. But the FCI has other...
  • SC slams Pawar on rotting of food grains August 31, 2010

    The apex court rapped the Union Agriculture Minister for not implementing its order to distribute food grains to the poor. ...
  • Govt will punish officers for grain damage: Pawar August 10, 2010

    New Delhi: Weeks after CNN-IBN showed tonnes of wheat submerged under water at a procurement centre in Sirsa, Haryana, Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has promised action against the errant officers. Pawar informed Rajya Sabha on Tuesday that punitive action has been taken against officials responsible for instances of rotting...
  • Unable to store, FCI wants food grain exported July 28, 2010

    New Delhi: Even as lakhs of Indians starve everyday, several tonnes of food grains continue to rot in godowns across the country. However, what is more shocking is the Food Corporation of India's (FCI) suggestion that the country export those food grains to neighbouring countries like Nepal and Bangladesh to...
  • One-third of India's food reserves left to rot July 25, 2010

    New Delhi: Even as one third of India's food reserves rot in the open, an internal note of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) warns of more waste saying there is a lack of adequate storage space. The FCI's warning comes at a time when 168 lakh metric tonnes, which...
  • Floods damage 2 lakh quintals of wheat in Haryana July 21, 2010

    Grain sacks kept at Haryana's largest grain procurement centre have been damaged by floods. ...
  • 30 Minutes: The big grain drain April 11, 2010

    In this week's episode of 30 Minutes, we show you how at a time of drought and unprecedented price rise tonnes of foodgrains are rotting in different parts of India with no attempts being made by the concerned authorities to check the grain drain. ...