Jul 02, 2021 01:10 PM IST
The current holding is about three times higher than the stocking norms for the central pool for the quarter beginning July 1.
- Jun 03, 2021 03:53 PM IST
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
- Sep 18, 2018 02:27 PM IST
India harvested a record 284.83 MT of foodgrain in the 2017-18 crop year (July-June).
- Oct 13, 2017 03:37 PM IST
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.
- Aug 17, 2017 09:06 AM IST
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).
- Aug 07, 2017 08:26 AM IST
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.
- May 22, 2017 02:23 PM IST
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.
- Apr 25, 2017 04:54 PM IST
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.
- Apr 25, 2017 12:42 PM IST
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.
- Apr 24, 2017 03:05 PM IST
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.
- Oct 15, 2016 10:00 AM IST
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
- May 09, 2016 09:20 PM IST
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.
- Apr 22, 2016 02:48 PM IST
"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.
- Apr 12, 2016 08:32 PM IST
"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.
- Aug 17, 2015 07:22 PM IST
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.
- Aug 10, 2015 07:10 PM IST
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.
- Jul 05, 2015 07:23 PM IST
Food inflation not much correlated with monsoon: Study
- Jun 04, 2015 05:53 PM IST
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.
- Mar 13, 2015 12:54 PM IST
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.
- Jan 09, 2014 09:15 AM IST
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
- Aug 16, 2013 10:00 AM IST
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
- May 04, 2013 03:10 PM IST
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.
- Feb 08, 2013 02:32 PM IST
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.
- Aug 29, 2011 02:11 PM IST
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.
- Aug 16, 2011 06:22 PM IST
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.