Feb 21, 2014 at 15:56 | Source: PTI
Replying to a supplementary to a Short Notice Question, KV Thomas said central warehouses might be providing storage facilities to items other than foodgrains.
Feb 12, 2014 at 21:07 | Source: PTI
The Finance Ministry will be consulted to ensure that the framework of the subsidy complies with World Trade Organization norms. The subsidy will be paid through an escrow account, Thomas said.
Dec 19, 2013 at 19:55 | Source: Reuters
The cabinet has approved a scheme of interest free loans to sugar mills, Food Minister K.V. Thomas said on Thursday, as part of a bail-out package to beleaguered mills
Dec 09, 2013 at 17:43 | Source: PTI
In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, Food Minister K V Thomas said 8,041 tonnes of onion were imported during September 1 and November 13 from China, Egypt, Pakistan and Thailand.
Dec 09, 2013 at 12:50 | Source: CNBC-TV18
The sugar industry has been lobbying for an immediate review on current cane pricing and demanded that the UP government introduce the revenue sharing model suggested by the Rangarajan committee.
Dec 01, 2013 at 20:46 | Source: Reuters
Sugar mills in India's top cane producing state will soon start crushing cane after they temporarily resolved a dispute with the local government over how much to pay farmers, officials said on Sunday, ending a standoff that could have hit exports.
Nov 28, 2013 at 18:18 | Source: PTI
Assuring Centre's full assistance in solving the UP sugar crisis, Union Food Minister K V Thomas asked sugar mills and farmers not to "precipitate" the crisis.
Nov 28, 2013 at 15:54 | Source: Reuters
The impasse between farmers and millers over price has delayed the start of cane crushing, which usually takes place at the beginning of November. The longer the situation continues the greater the impact on production will be, though stocks are comfortable for now.
Oct 25, 2013 at 14:34 | Source: PTI
"In vegetable like onion, tomato and potato, there is period of plenty and there is situation of scarcity. We need to balance with more use of cold storage and warehousing facilities," Thomas said.
Oct 22, 2013 at 21:01 | Source: PTI
Onion prices in major cities touched Rs 90 today even though wholesale rates were much less at Rs 50-60 a kg. The previous record high of Rs 85 per kg was in 2010.