GRAIN

  • Corruption leading to waste in food distribution programs: Official July 12, 2013

    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 CNNIBN 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 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. ...
  • Wheat storage continues to be a problem in Punjab, Haryana June 13, 2013

    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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Grain wastage in Madhya Pradesh too May 13, 2011

    A record produce of wheat in Madhya Pradesh's wheat bowl this year should have meant celebration for farmers. ...
  • Rotting grain: when will this national shame end? May 12, 2011

    on Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Rotting grain: when will this national shame end?' ...
  • Dhaka refuses to buy subsidized food grains December 19, 2010

    India has been subsidizing its rice exports to Bangladesh. But still the deal doesn't seem to be materializing. ...
  • CJ: Grains rot in Nashik as poor go hungry September 4, 2010

    Excess food grains have been rotting in godowns for months, but Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar continues to say that it is not possible to distribute grains for free among the poor. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Poor lady 'collects' rotten wheat, locked up July 29, 2010

    FCI men drag the woman out of the godown towards the Railway track and later lock her up. ...
  • Is Centre to blame for mess in grain storage? July 27, 2010

    New Delhi: Millions of food grains are wasted every year due to storage problem. And this happens in a country where two meals a day is a luxury for millions of people. ...
  • Grains rot in open: is it criminal negligence? July 23, 2010

    Flood waters submerged one of Haryana's biggest grain warehouses in Sirsa where 1 lakh quintals of wheat worth Rs 15 crore was reduced to waste. ...
  • Criminal waste: wheat rots in Maharashtra July 22, 2010

    4000 metric tonnes of wheat have gone to waste at the warehouse at Gondia in Vidharbha. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Food grains left to rot by FCI April 10, 2010

    Last month, CNNIBN reported on the masses of wheat that had been left lying around due to lack of adequate storage space. Now in a follow up Rupashree Nanda finds the rot in the system extends to rice or paddy as well. This even as food prices soar across...
  • Pulses price soars to over Rs 70 a kilo January 7, 2010

    Experts say there's at least a 3 million tonne shortage of pulses annually. Retailers take advantage of the situation and make a profit of 606 per cent due to which pulses which fetch a farmer around Rs 18 per kg cost a consumer much more than Rs 70. ...