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  • India’s foodgrain mountain is rising and it is proving to be expensive Jul 02, 2021 01:10 PM IST

    India’s foodgrain mountain is rising and it is proving to be expensive

    The current holding is about three times higher than the stocking norms for the central pool for the quarter beginning July 1.

  • Free goodies for the well-off in southern states amid calls for universal PDS Jun 03, 2021 03:53 PM IST

    Free goodies for the well-off in southern states amid calls for universal PDS

    Economists say that welfare schemes, particularly in the time of the pandemic, should be expanded so that needy people can get the benefit even if they are unable to access the central schemes

  • Government eyes record 285.2 MT foodgrain output in 2018-19 Sep 18, 2018 02:27 PM IST

    Government eyes record 285.2 MT foodgrain output in 2018-19

    India harvested a record 284.83 MT of foodgrain in the 2017-18 crop year (July-June).

  • Farm growth may slip to over 3% in FY'18 : Niti member Oct 13, 2017 03:37 PM IST

    Farm growth may slip to over 3% in FY'18 : Niti member

    For the 2016-17 fiscal, the farm sector growth was pegged at 4.9 per cent, which is likely to be revised upward taking into account the final foodgrain production figures, it said.

  • Govt revises up 2016-17 grain output to record 275.68 mn ton Aug 17, 2017 09:06 AM IST

    Govt revises up 2016-17 grain output to record 275.68 mn ton

    Record output has been achieved in rice, wheat, coarse cereals and pulses on the back of good rains in the said period. Foodgrain production had declined to 251.57 million tonnes in 2015-16 crop year (July-June).

  • India set for record kharif crop harvest Aug 07, 2017 08:26 AM IST

    India set for record kharif crop harvest

    So far, more than 80 per cent of the sowing of kharif crops -- paddy, pulses, oilseeds, cotton, sugarcane and jute -- has been completed and the planting will continue in some parts till next month, Pattanayak told PTI in an interview.

  • Foodgrain output likely to touch new record next crop year: Radha Mohan Singh May 22, 2017 02:23 PM IST

    Foodgrain output likely to touch new record next crop year: Radha Mohan Singh

    Foodgrain production is estimated to be all-time high at 273.38 million tonnes (MT) in the current 2016-17 crop year (July-June) on account of good rains after two years of drought, as against 251.57 MT last year.

  • Govt aims record 273MT foodgrain output in 2017-18 Apr 25, 2017 04:54 PM IST

    Govt aims record 273MT foodgrain output in 2017-18

    The country is likely to produce an all-time high 273 million tonnes (MT) of foodgrain in the 2017-18 crop year starting July and maintain 4 percent farm growth, anticipating a good monsoon.

  • Govt aims record foodgrain production at 273 MT in 2017-18 Apr 25, 2017 12:42 PM IST

    Govt aims record foodgrain production at 273 MT in 2017-18

    Foodgrain production is estimated to touch a record 271.98 million tonnes in the current year (July-June), as per the second estimate of the agriculture ministry.

  • Display foodgrain subsidy at ration shops: Centre to states Apr 24, 2017 03:05 PM IST

    Display foodgrain subsidy at ration shops: Centre to states

    Wheat and rice are being sold through PDS (public distribution system) shops, also known as fair price or ration shops, at a highly-subsidised rate of Rs 2 and Rs 3 per kg, respectively, as per the Food Security Law.

  • Everything is going right for Indian economy, says KV Kamath Oct 15, 2016 10:00 AM IST

    Everything is going right for Indian economy, says KV Kamath

    Sounding exuberant, veteran banker and New Development Bank (NDB) President K V Kamath has said everything is going right for India at present and the third largest Asian economy will witness a "sudden uptick" in fortunes soon.

  • Foodgrain output seen flat at 252.23 mn tonnes this year May 09, 2016 09:20 PM IST

    Foodgrain output seen flat at 252.23 mn tonnes this year

    Releasing the third advance estimate of foodgrain production for this year, the Agriculture Ministry said the overall foodgrains production is pegged at 252.23 MT for 2015-16 as against 252.02 MT in the previous year.

  • Food scam adds to Punjab's already 'precarious' fiscal: Report Apr 22, 2016 02:48 PM IST

    Food scam adds to Punjab's already 'precarious' fiscal: Report

    "The financial situation of Punjab, particularly with respect to liquidity, has remained quite precarious over the past few years... The situation has deteriorated considerably now," the agency said in a note today.

  • Govt sees better agri output this year on hopes of good monsoon Apr 12, 2016 08:32 PM IST

    Govt sees better agri output this year on hopes of good monsoon

    "As per IMD forecast, definitely agriculture production will be better in 2016-17," Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on the sidelines of a national kharif conference here.

  • India's foodgrain output fell 4.66% in 2014-15 Aug 17, 2015 07:22 PM IST

    India's foodgrain output fell 4.66% in 2014-15

    The country had registered a record foodgrain production of 265.04 MT in 2013-14 crop year (July-June). Wheat, rice, coarse cereals and pulses are part of the foodgrain basket.

  • Par panel pulls up govt for delay in implementing food law Aug 10, 2015 07:10 PM IST

    Par panel pulls up govt for delay in implementing food law

    The NFSA was passed by Parliament in September 2013 when the UPA was in power. The deadline for implementing the same has been extended thrice. At present, 13 states and Union Territories have implemented the Act, some of them fully and others partially.

  • Food inflation not much correlated with monsoon: Study Jul 05, 2015 07:23 PM IST

    Food inflation not much correlated with monsoon: Study

    Food inflation not much correlated with monsoon: Study

  • FM downplays monsoon odds; says govt has enough food stocks Jun 04, 2015 05:53 PM IST

    FM downplays monsoon odds; says govt has enough food stocks

    Jaitley expressed confidence that foodgrain production will not be impacted significantly by the prediction of below- normal rainfall in north-western region as the area is well-irrigated while monsoon will be normal in all other parts of the country.

  • No damage on unseasonal rains; Q4 a lean qtr: Kaveri Seeds Mar 13, 2015 12:54 PM IST

    No damage on unseasonal rains; Q4 a lean qtr: Kaveri Seeds

    C Mithun Chand, wholetime director at Kaveri Seed says unseasonal rains won't impact it much. He says the company saw good sales in the third quarter and fourth quarter had always been a lean one for it.

  • Bihar to construct 131 godowns for foodgrain storage Jan 09, 2014 09:15 AM IST

    Bihar to construct 131 godowns for foodgrain storage

    The godowns will be constructed by the Bihar State Building Construction Corporation at an estimated cost of Rs 506.15 crore, a loan for which has been approved by the NABARD under infrastructure development fund to the Bihar State Food and Civil Supplies Corporation

  • In 66 years, what have we achieved? Aug 16, 2013 10:00 AM IST

    In 66 years, what have we achieved?

    its GDP has gone up 850 times; its forex reserves have gone up 1500 times; its foodgrain output has shot up a modest five times

  • Foodgrain output revised upward by 2% to 255.36 mn tonne May 04, 2013 03:10 PM IST

    Foodgrain output revised upward by 2% to 255.36 mn tonne

    Country's foodgrain production has been revised upwards by over 5 million tonne to 255.36 million tonne in 2012-13 crop year from earlier estimates on account of higher output of rice, wheat and coarse cereals, according to the data released by the agriculture ministry.

  • Foodgrain output to fall 3.5% at 250m tonne due to drought Feb 08, 2013 02:32 PM IST

    Foodgrain output to fall 3.5% at 250m tonne due to drought

    Country's foodgrain production is estimated to decline by 3.5 per cent to 250.14 million tonne in 2012-13 crop year as poor rains have hit rice and coarse cereal crops, but the government said the output will be enough to meet the demand.

  • Foodgrain damage 0.07% of total produce in 2010-11: Govt Aug 29, 2011 02:11 PM IST

    Foodgrain damage 0.07% of total produce in 2010-11: Govt

    Refuting reports of wheat stock rotting in the absence of storage facilities, the government today said damage to foodgrain was just 0.07% of the total produce in FY11 compared to 2.5% five years back.

  • Rural godowns with 28 MT capacity created in last 10 years Aug 16, 2011 06:22 PM IST

    Rural godowns with 28 MT capacity created in last 10 years

    As many as 24,943 godowns with a capacity to store 28.43 million tonne of foodgrain have been constructed in the last 10 years in rural areas under the Grameen Bhandara Yojana, Parliament was informed today.

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