Grain Drain

  • Wheat worth Rs 3.5 cr damaged in rain in Vadodara 12-08-2012 10:14 PM

    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...
  • Odisha: Slum dwellers dig up, eat rotten grain 12-08-2012 06:28 AM

    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 24-05-2012 09:42 AM

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • SC slams Pawar on rotting of food grains 31-08-2010 08:45 PM

    The apex court rapped the Union Agriculture Minister for not implementing its order to distribute food grains to the poor. ...
  • Floods damage 2 lakh quintals of wheat in Haryana 21-07-2010 04:31 PM

    Grain sacks kept at Haryana's largest grain procurement centre have been damaged by floods. ...
  • 30 Minutes: The big grain drain 11-04-2010 07:31 PM

    Find out how tonnes of foodgrains are rotting in open when the country suffers from acute food crisis. ...