ROT

  • Bhogola: Wheat sacks left in the open to rot July 12, 2013

    In Bhogola, the wheat sacks are kept in the open and are completely getting drenched in the rain. The ones that are covered with polythene sheets are also not protected as these sheets are torn at places. ...
  • Odisha: People say foodgrains are being washed away by rains July 12, 2013

    Even as the government pushes ahead with the Food Security Ordinance as its big election ticket, nothing has changed on the ground. ...
  • 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...
  • Inadequate storage facilities lead to wastage of grains June 21, 2013

    New Delhi: There seems to be no end to the government's apathy to grains wastage. Around 7,000 quintals of wheat were left to rot in the rain in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh. The scarcity of godowns have led to the wastage of grains. As reported earlier, the grain wastage in...
  • 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 13, 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...
  • 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. CNNIBN on its visit to Deoli in Haryana for the third consecutive year has found out that 22,000 quintals of wheat, which was brought...
  • 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...
  • Smoking can rot your brain, warns study November 26, 2012

    London: Smoking 'rots' the brain by damaging memory, learning and reasoning, according to a new study. Researchers from the King's College London in brain tests and analysis of health and lifestyle data of a group of over50s found that smoking affects the brain negatively even more than high blood pressure...
  • 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...
  • Kerala: Grain rots despite storage space July 26, 2012

    Kochi: Even as tonnes of foodgrain was found rotting in the open air owing to lack of storage space, a government agency formed exclusively for the storage of agricultural produce is now forced to rent out its godowns to store everything from medical supplies to liquor. The Food Corporation of...
  • 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 droughtlike 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. CNNIBN...
  • 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 rodentinfested 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...
  • Consumer Affairs Min on Ganganagar's rotting grain report June 8, 2012

    New Delhi: On 6th June 2012 CNNIBN had done a special story on damage to food grains due to rains in Rajasthan's Ganganagar district. The report says almost 40,000 metric tonnes of food grains lying in the open have been left neglected by Food Corporation of India (FCI) officials. You...
  • 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 CNNIBN report had revealed that the Punjab government...
  • 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. CNNIBN has been running a sustained campaign to highlight the issue. Now, it reveals how 80,000 sacks of wheat rotting in the...
  • 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: CNNIBN 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, CNNIBN revisited the same...
  • Official indifference leads to rotting of grains May 4, 2012

    Chandigarh: In a shocker from Punjab and Haryana, official indifference has led to more grain troubles. Despite a bumper harvests in both states, tonnes of wheat are rotting in the open. In Chandigarh, the local traders were left with nothing after majority of the wheat was procured by six government procuring...
  • Badal blames Centre for grain storage crisis May 2, 2012

    Chandigarh: While farmers in Bundelkhand are worried about poor produce, Punjab is experiencing a problem of plenty. The state has recorded a bumper harvest and has once again run out of space to store the grain. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has blamed the Centre for the grain storage problem....
  • Grain rot: Food Minister KV Thomas promises action August 11, 2011

    Two days after CNNIBN's report on the grain rot, Food minister KV Thomas takes responsibility and promises action. ...
  • 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...
  • Rotting grain: when will this national shame end? May 12, 2011

    on Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Rotting grain: when will this national shame end?' ...
  • 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 CNNIBN 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 CNNIBN reported how thousands of tonnes of rice in Punjab was...
  • Grains rot as flood victims go hungry September 26, 2010

    Uttarakhand: Thousands of quintals of wheat meant for flood victims of Uttarakhand are rotting in Food Corporation of India (FCI) godowns in Haldwani a shocking case of government apathy towards hundreds of people going hungry. The grain stocks were meant for consumption by the floodravaged victims of Haldwani district...
  • Foodgrains that could feed 1.4 crore people rot July 27, 2010

    New Delhi: The Opposition has been crying hoarse over price rise issue and targeting the Congressled United Progressive Alliance Government. But the aam aadmi (common man) is not only dealing with rising prices of food items but now foodgrains that could feed about 1.4 crore people in the country is...
  • Govt orders probe into rotting of wheat July 26, 2010

    Sirsa (Haryana): The government has ordered a probe into the flooding of a state warehousing corporation godown here. CNNIBN had exposed the criminal negligence behind the rotting of one lakh quintals of grain due to flash floods and how no attempt was made to save it. FCI officials while inspecting the...
  • Grains rot in open: is it criminal negligence? July 23, 2010

    Flood waters submerged one of Haryana's biggest grain warehouses in Sirsa where 1 lakh quintals of wheat worth Rs 15 crore was reduced to waste. ...
  • Govt apathy behind rotting grains in Sirsa July 23, 2010

    Bind (Haryana): Flood waters submerged one of Haryana's biggest grain warehouses in Sirsa where 1 lakh quintals of wheat worth Rs 15 crore was reduced to waste. Villagers say it took flood waters five days to reach the warehouse, which was enough time for them to empty their houses of...