Wheat

  • India to free up extra 10 million tonne wheat in open market July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: India will free up another 10 million tonnes of wheat in the open market, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Thursday after a Cabinet meeting, as part of efforts to keep a lid on food prices. The government buys rice and wheat from local farmers to build reserves...
  • Government procures 72 lakh MT of wheat from 10 lakh farmers May 28, 2014

    The Madhya Pradesh government has procured 72 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of wheat on support price from 10 lakh farmers in the state. "Madhya Pradesh is second in the country in wheat procurement on support price after Punjab. This year about 117 lakh MT wheat has been procured in Punjab, while...
  • 100 lakh MT wheat procurement targeted in Rabi season February 24, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh is all set for procurement of 100 lakh MT wheat in the Rabi season this year for which 17.43 lakh farmers have been registered so far.  State Civil Supplies Corporation has been appointed as the nodal agency to procure wheat on support price which would be done from...
  • No immediate threat of Ug99 to Indian wheat crop, asures Coffman August 16, 2013

    India does not face any immediate threat of Ug99 rust disease to its wheat crop and the country is expected to produce a record 100 million tonnes in 2015, leading wheat scientist Ronnie Coffman said on Friday. 'Ug99' is a devastating strain of black wheat stem rust fungus. The wind-blown disease...
  • Cabinet Committee approves 20 lakh tonnes of wheat exports August 9, 2013

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Thursday approved export of 20 lakh tonnes of wheat at $300 per tonne, a statement said. According to the statement, a similar procedure will be followed for this export as was done earlier for export of 45 lakh tonne of wheat. The export of 20...
  • Foodgrains left to rot in open in Punjab June 17, 2013

    Gurdaspur: The government might be trying hard to get its ambitious Food Bill passed in Parliament, but it is doing very little to improve storage infrastructure for foodgrains in the country. With the monsoon lashing the fertile state of Punjab, precious foodgrains are set to rot because of the...
  • 22,000 quintals of wheat declared unfit for human consumption June 13, 2013

    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...
  • Rajasthan government took several pro-farmer steps :Gehlot April 14, 2013

    Jaipur: The state government has taken several steps in favour of farmers, including no increase in power tariff for five years, but the opposition BJP has labelled us as anti-farmers, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Saturday. "An important decision of not increasing the power tariff for farmers for...
  • Punjab expects record wheat procurement this season March 27, 2013

    Chandigarh: Punjab is headed for a record wheat procurement of 140 lakh tonnes this season, officials of the state food and supplies department said in Chandigarh on Tuesday. "Punjab is all set for achieving a new record in wheat procurement as the state government would begin the biggest ever procurement operations...
  • Cabinet likely to clear Food Bill on Tuesday March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet is all set to meet again to consider and possibly clear United Progressive Alliance's ambitious Food Bill. No decision could be passed on Monday since two Cabinet ministers P Chidambaram and AK Antony were not present. If it goes through, the Bill will guarantee rice at Rs...
  • India's extra wheat exports miss 'golden opportunity' March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: India's offer of an extra 5 million tonnes of wheat for export direct to private traders is at too high a price, traders said, undermining its own efforts to avoid rotting stocks and make room for the new harvest. And with no guarantees shipments would take priority on the...
  • Government to prioritise wheat exports March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: India will do everything it can to push record volumes of wheat onto the global market to cut massive stocks, a senior farm ministry official said on Wednesday, in a move that could hit shipments of other grains using rail and congested ports. The world's No 2 wheat...
  • Covered storage for food grain big challenge for govt March 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Despite government's promises to build more godowns for food grain storage, India has no space to store at least one-third of the 900 lakh metric tonnes of rice and wheat that is expected to be ready by June, 2013. Stark images from 2012 highlighted the acute lack of...
  • Consumers feel the pinch as flour prices go up September 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Adding more to the woes of the common man, the price of wheat flour has shot up by at least Rs 4 per kilo in the past week. The price rise is evident almost across the country and consumers are feeling the pinch. In Delhi, a kilo of...
  • 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...
  • Price rise: PC 'disgusted by distortion of remarks' July 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday issued a statement saying Home Minister P Chidambaram was "shocked" and "disgusted" at the apparent distortion of his remarks on price rise by the media. The MHA statement said, "Home Minister P Chidambaram is shocked and disgusted by the deliberate distortion...
  • Rajasthan: Grain rot continues amidst govt apathy July 5, 2012

    Kota: Even as the rest of the north of the country bears with an unforgiving summer season and a drought-like situation in many of its parts, in Rajasthan, grain rot continues and it is not a meager amount. Nearly Rs 2 crore worth of wheat still remains in the open. CNN-IBN...
  • As crops rot, millions go hungry in India July 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Every day some 3,000 Indian children die from illnesses related to malnutrition, and yet countless heaps of rodent-infested wheat and rice are rotting in fields across the north of their own country. It is an extraordinary paradox created by a rigid regime of subsidies for grain farmers, a woeful...
  • India may offer wheat to firms, poor as stocks rot June 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The government appears likely to offer 3 million tonnes of wheat to commercial biscuit makers and flour mills and another 10 million tonnes at cheap prices to the poor before its huge stockpiles start to rot. A ministers' meeting to decide on offering wheat to businesses, including biscuit maker...
  • Wheat allergy or celiac a cause of malnutrition May 28, 2012

    New Delhi: A recent study conducted by doctors at AIIMS and Maulana Azad Medical College has shown a startling increase in the number of celiac cases in the country. The study reveals that undiagnosed celiac or allergy to wheat may be a major cause of malnutrition in the country. Three-year-old...
  • Haryana: 80,000 sacks of wheat rot in the open May 22, 2012

    Palwal: Not just train mishaps but the last three years of UPA rule have also witnessed tonnes of foodgrain rotting away across the country while the poor starve. CNN-IBN has been running a sustained campaign to highlight the issue. Now, it reveals how 80,000 sacks of wheat rotting in the...
  • Over 7 lakh tonnes of foodgrain damaged December 21, 2011

    Thane: While the Food Security Bill is expected to be tabled in the Parliament soon, it has come to light that as much as 7.42 lakh tonnes of foodgrain, worth Rs 330.71 crore, was damaged in the past 10 years in the country due to various reasons. The Food Corporation of...
  • Food inflation declines to 11.81 per cent November 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Food inflation declined marginally to 11.81 per cent in the week ended October 29, but the slight moderation in the rate of price rise provided little respite to consumers burdened by high prices of essential kitchen staples like vegetables and pulses. Food inflation, as measured by the Wholesale...
  • Food inflation surges to 12.21 per cent November 3, 2011

    New Delhi: Food inflation rose to 12.21 per cent during the week ended October 22, with expensive vegetables, pulses, fruits and milk, putting more burden on the common man. Food inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), stood at 11.43 per cent in the previous week. The rate of...
  • Bihar returns wheat to FCI, says stock was rotten October 23, 2011

    Darbhanga: Rotten wheat is being supplied for the Public Distribution System. The Bihar government has rejected and returned 150 metric tonnes of wheat to the Food Corporation of India. State Food Minister Shyam Rajak said that the grain delivered was unfit for consumption. The minister also alleged that the Centre had held...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • More grain rots in MP: too much, little space? May 31, 2011

    New Delhi: Over 7 lakh tonnes of freshly procured wheat is lying in the open and the Madhya Pradesh government is claiming it has exhausted all its storage options. Private godown owners, however, have complained to the state chief Minister alleging godowns are lying vacant and have not been taken...
  • Wheat godowns rented out while grain rot in open May 28, 2011

    Narsinghpur: Thousands of tones of wheat is lying in the open, waiting to rot in Narsinghpur, while the Madhya Pradesh Warehousing Corporation has rented 33 godowns to private businessmen to store soyabean. The 33 godowns belong to the Narsinghpur agriculture produce procurement centre were handed over to the state warehousing corporation...