Grains Wastage

  • Haryana: 2.5 lakh wheat sacks left in the open to rot July 14, 2013

    Bhagola: One of the biggest open foodgrain storages, Bhagola, in Haryana has put a question mark on the government's claim that wheat can be stored in the open without any damage even during monsoons. The rain easily beats one of the most inefficiently managed open storages for wheat where 2.5...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Food grains left to rot by FCI April 10, 2010

    Last month, CNN-IBN 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...