Wheat

  • 100 lakh MT wheat procurement targeted in Rabi season 24-02-2014 02:30 PM

    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 16-08-2013 06:37 PM

    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...
  • Cabinet Committee approves 20 lakh tonnes of wheat exports 09-08-2013 05:24 AM

    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...
  • Foodgrains left to rot in open in Punjab 17-06-2013 10:24 AM

    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 lack...
  • 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...
  • Rajasthan government took several pro-farmer steps :Gehlot 14-04-2013 12:05 AM

    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...
  • Government to prioritise wheat exports 06-03-2013 11:53 PM

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  • Over 7 lakh tonnes of foodgrain damaged 21-12-2011 02:33 PM

    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...
  • Food inflation declines to 11.81 per cent 11-11-2011 12:53 PM

    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 03-11-2011 12:10 PM

    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...
  • Bihar returns wheat to FCI, says stock was rotten 23-10-2011 08:21 AM

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • More grain rots in MP: too much, little space? 31-05-2011 10:37 AM

    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 28-05-2011 08:32 AM

    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...
  • Rain destroys grain worth Rs 15 cr in Delhi 23-05-2011 08:56 AM

    New Delhi: Over the past few weeks CNN-IBN has been showing how the government has turned a blind eye to lakhs of tonnes of foodgrain which have been left to rot in the open. After Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh, now wastage is being reported from the national capital, New...
  • Grain wastage in Madhya Pradesh too 13-05-2011 09:29 AM

    A record produce of wheat in Madhya Pradesh's wheat bowl this year should have meant celebration for farmers. ...
  • MP lacks storage for its record wheat produce 12-05-2011 01:59 PM

    Itarsi: No fresh procurement of grain is taking place in Madhya Pradesh till the procured wheat is lifted by the Food Corporation of India. Farmers say payments have been stuck for a long time and fresh produce is lying in the open across the state. The state government has blamed...
  • Grain burning in godown: activist to move SC 10-05-2011 11:44 AM

    New Delhi/ Chandigarh: Biraj Patnaik, a special advisor to the Supreme Court, will bring the case of rice being burnt at a godown in Punjab to the court's attention. Patnaik will take up the cause just a day after CNN-IBN reported how thousands of tonnes of rice in Punjab was...
  • Rice left to burn in the open in Punjab godown 09-05-2011 03:47 PM

    Chandigarh: Even as the highest ever harvest of wheat and rice is expected this year, callous administration is leading to rice literally going up in smoke in the Punjab. Tens of thousands of tons of rice stocked for the last five years in the open have now caught fire at...
  • Food poisining: One dead, 250 fall ill in Delhi 07-04-2011 11:28 AM

    New Delhi: A 58-year-old MCD employee, who was admitted in a hospital after consuming articles made of contaminated buck wheat along with around 250 others, died in New Delhi on Wednesday even as police arrested 17 people, including one of the main suppliers. A total of 14 cases were registered...
  • FCI 'wants' to outsource India's food security 02-12-2010 07:46 AM

    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...
  • Punjab govt failed to prevent rot of food grains 25-10-2010 09:16 AM

    Punjab: Fifty-five thousand metric tonnes of food grains rotted in Punjab alone and thousands of tonnes more across the nation. The pictures of rotting grains might have shocked us, but not Adesh Pratap Singh, the Food Minister of Punjab and certainly not Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Prime Minister...
  • 10,000 tonnes of wheat rotting in Madhya Pradesh 17-09-2010 09:43 AM

    Bhopal: As the aam admi battles rising food prices, over 10,000 tonnes of wheat is lying rotting in a state warehousing corporation in Madhya Pradesh. The wheat meant for the public distribution system was procured by the state government recently. The rotting mountain of wheat could have fed thousands, but...
  • Govt orders probe into rotting of wheat 26-07-2010 06:49 PM

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