Grain

  • One killed as fire breaks out at grain mandi 19-03-2014 12:16 AM

    One person was killed while grains worth several lakhs of rupees were gutted as a fire broke out at a grain mandi in the Highway police station area in Mathura district. The incident took place during the wee hours on Monday. "Exact loss is being ascertained. The charred body of...
  • Chhattisgarh govt to launch Rs 1/kg food grain scheme from January 01-01-2014 08:42 AM

    Fulfilling its poll promise, Chief Minister Raman Singh-led BJP government will commence the distribution of food grains at nominal rate of Rs 1/kg to 48 lakh poor families in the state through fair price shops from January. Chief Minister said his government is committed to fulfil the promises made before...
  • Food subsidy scheme: Himachal Pradesh demands wheat flour, not grain 30-09-2013 10:58 PM

    New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh on Monday asked the central government to provide wheat flour in place of wheat grain under the National Food Security Act that will enable over 37 lakh people to get subsidised food grains in the state. Speaking at food ministers' conference in New Delhi, Food Civil...
  • 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...
  • Corruption leading to waste in food distribution programs: Official 12-07-2013 10:05 PM

    Biraj Patnaik, principal adviser to the Food Commissioner appointed by the Supreme Court claimed that corruption is leading to waste in distribution programs. RTI responses available with CNN-IBN reveal that the government ignored the problem, with the then agriculture minister admitting it was beyond him to contain the loss. ...
  • 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. ...
  • UPA brings Food Security ordinance but grains still rotting in the open 12-07-2013 11:09 AM

    New Delhi: While the Congress is pushing hard for the Food Security ordinance as its big election ticket for 2014 Lok Sabha polls, nothing has changed on the ground and the foodgrains are still rotting in the open. But Food Minister KV Thomas claimed that there is no rotting of...
  • Wheat storage continues to be a problem in Punjab, Haryana 13-06-2013 08:05 PM

    The public distribution system remains in shambles with food grain rotting in several states. Wheat storage continues to be a major problem in Punjab and Haryana and fears are that foodgrain will be rotting in several states. ...
  • Congress eager for Food Security ordinance, grains rotting in many states 13-06-2013 11:32 AM

    New Delhi: While the Congress is pushing hard for the Food Security ordinance, the Public Distribution System remains in shambles and foodgrains are still rotting in several states. CNN-IBN has been reporting on the crisis since 2010, following up ground reports with RTIs. In 2010, CNN-IBN had reported on grains...
  • 22,000 quintals of wheat declared unfit for human consumption 13-06-2013 09:30 AM

    Deoli: Even as the UPA pushes for its ambitious food security legislation, there has been little improvement when it comes to storage infrastructure for food grains. CNN-IBN on its visit to Deoli in Haryana for the third consecutive year has found out that 22,000 quintals of wheat, which was brought...
  • Tamil Nadu to upgrade barren lands for cultivation 07-05-2013 04:46 AM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday said her government would upgrade 12,500 acre of barren land into cultivable farm land with adequate water facilities while announcing several schemes for ushering in a second green revolution in the state. "With food production to be affected owing to the...
  • National food security bill tabled in Parliament 07-05-2013 04:05 AM

    New Delhi: A war of words broke out between the Congress and the opposition over the National Food Security Bill that the government tried its best to debate in the Lok Sabha and get passed on Monday. The opposition continued to disrupt the house over the coal blocks allocation issue...
  • Government to prioritise wheat exports 06-03-2013 11:53 PM

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  • RTI query busts major PDS scam in Maharashtra 05-12-2011 06:27 AM

    Mumbai: An RTI query has unearthed a major scam in the Public Distribution System, as many as 42 lakh bogus ration cards have been issued in Maharashtra leading to large scale theft of food grain. A PIL in the Bombay High Court has alleged grains meant for the state's poor...
  • 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...
  • 'Mediterranean diet' can help one live longer 04-08-2011 12:15 PM

    London: A 'Mediterranean diet' can increase a woman's lifespan by as much as 15 years, and increase a man's life by eight years, says a study. What is a Mediterranean diet? It is one rich in vegetables, olive oil, fruit, nuts, fish and whole grains, with occasional meat and alcohol....
  • Govt saves rent on storage, leaves grain to rot 30-06-2011 10:47 PM

    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...
  • Finally, rotting grain forces Centre to act 30-06-2011 10:05 AM

    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...
  • Despite bumper harvest, grain drain continues 30-06-2011 07:04 AM

    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 rots in open in Muktsar and Ferozepur 24-06-2011 09:24 AM

    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,...
  • Surplus sugar lies wasted in Maharashtra 18-06-2011 09:35 AM

    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 14-06-2011 08:38 AM

    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...
  • Grain drain: Rice left to rot in Bihar 10-06-2011 10:05 AM

    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 09-06-2011 09:09 AM

    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...