Grain Rot

  • UPA brings Food Security ordinance but grains still rotting in the open July 12, 2013

    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 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. ...
  • Congress eager for Food Security ordinance, grains rotting in many states June 14, 2013

    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. CNNIBN has been reporting on the crisis since 2010, following up ground reports with RTIs. In 2010, CNNIBN had reported on grains...
  • Punjab: No lessons learnt as grains left to rot due to poor storage March 29, 2013

    Sangrur: Punjab has yet again reaped a bumper crop, but the big question is where will it be stored? Starting April 1, 150 lakh tonnes of wheat are set to arrive in Punjab's procurement centres, but only 60 lakh tonnes can be stored safely. Worse, only 15 crore of the...
  • Odisha: Slum dwellers dig up, eat rotten grain August 12, 2012

    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...
  • 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...
  • Punjab grain rotting: FCI to reply in court May 23, 2012

    Chandigarh: Pungrain (Punjab Grains Procurement Corporation Ltd)and the FCI (Food Corportation of India) are expected to submit their replies in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday in response to a petition filed over the wastage of grain in the state. A CNN-IBN report had revealed that the Punjab government...
  • 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. ...
  • Haryana: Grain rots while poor starve May 9, 2012

    Palwal: CNN-IBN had in June 2011 brought you the shocking story of grain rot, decay and decomposition in the Deoli village of Palwal district in Haryana. Shot during monsoons, the grain procured by HAFED and CONFED was infested with worms and exposed to rain. In May 2012, CNN-IBN revisited the same...
  • 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...
  • Andhra CM appoints team to check paddy storage May 11, 2011

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy has stepped in to stop the rotting of grain. Just hours after CNN-IBN reported a record harvest of grain rotting because of lack of storage facilities Reddy has appointed a team of 10 IAS officers to supervise paddy procurement and has issued...
  • Grain burning in godown: activist to move SC May 10, 2011

    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...