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  • Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan says migrant workers need money for vegetables, cooking oil, shelter; foodgrains not enough May 21, 2020 07:50 PM IST

    Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan says migrant workers need money for vegetables, cooking oil, shelter; foodgrains not enough

    The former chief economist of the IMF said ways have to be found to give relief to people and companies affected by COVID and the ensuing nationwide lockdown.

  • Govt must not deny food grains to poor without ration card: Jairam Ramesh May 05, 2020 10:40 PM IST

    Govt must not deny food grains to poor without ration card: Jairam Ramesh

    In a letter to Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, Ramesh said a discriminatory approach in implementing the Food Security Act should not be adopted.

  • Coronavirus impact | Prepared to tackle additional demand of foodgrains: Food Corporation of India Apr 03, 2020 04:17 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | Prepared to tackle additional demand of foodgrains: Food Corporation of India

    FCI is also conducting e-auctions under open market sales scheme to provide wheat to flour mills and state governments to ease the supply constraint in the market

  • Commodities@moneycontrol | Government sets a record high foodgrains output target for 2019-20 Apr 26, 2019 06:10 PM IST

    Commodities@moneycontrol | Government sets a record high foodgrains output target for 2019-20

    In this video, CNBC TV18 Commodities Editor Manish Gupta gives us a better picture about the production targets.

  • Govt makes jute packaging mandatory for all food grains Nov 22, 2018 04:32 PM IST

    Govt makes jute packaging mandatory for all food grains

    "The CCEA approved that 100 percent of the food grains and 20 percent of the sugar shall be mandatorily packed in diversified jute bags," an official statement said.

  • Record production of foodgrains in Bihar: State agriculture department Nov 17, 2017 03:35 PM IST

    Record production of foodgrains in Bihar: State agriculture department

    "The total production of foodgrains in the state was 185.61 lakh tonnes in 2016-17, which is a record. The previous record was 178.29 lakh tonnes, achieved in the year 2012-13", Principal Secretary, Agriculture, Sudhir Kumar said.

  • Favourable domestic factors to accelerate growth: RBI Apr 06, 2017 03:50 PM IST

    Favourable domestic factors to accelerate growth: RBI

    In its first bi-monthly monetary policy of 2017-18, it said several indicators are pointing to a modest improvement in the macroeconomic outlook. These include record production of foodgrains and pulses and recovery in industrial output on the back of turnaround in the manufacturing sector.

  • Note ban has not affected prices of essential items: Ram Vilas Paswan Mar 28, 2017 01:32 PM IST

    Note ban has not affected prices of essential items: Ram Vilas Paswan

    Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said changes in prices of the 22 items including pulses, onion and tomato vis-a-vis on the day of demonetisation are being monitored on a daily basis.

  • Telangana govt eyes 84.66 lakh MT foodgrain production this year Mar 21, 2017 08:09 AM IST

    Telangana govt eyes 84.66 lakh MT foodgrain production this year

    "The average of last five years was 81.75 lakh metric tons. This year the expected foodgrains production is 84.66 lakh metric tons. It will come, there is no doubt," he said in the Legislative Assembly during a budget discussion.

  • Food grains production increased by 8.1% Mar 08, 2017 08:50 AM IST

    Food grains production increased by 8.1%

    THe foodgrains production increased to a record high of 271.98 million tonnes. It was a great achievement despite all the difficulties farming community face today and it may be attributed to the Scientists of KVK who desperately working with farming community at the field level, he said.

  • Pulses output down 4% in 2015-16, foodgrains slightly up Aug 03, 2016 09:14 AM IST

    Pulses output down 4% in 2015-16, foodgrains slightly up

    According to the fourth advance estimate of foodgrains production for 2015-16 released today, the output of rice, coarse cereals and pulses have fallen while that of wheat has risen compared to the previous year.

  • 270 million ton foodgrain production expected this year: ICAR Jun 25, 2016 12:16 PM IST

    270 million ton foodgrain production expected this year: ICAR

    The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) said a production of 270 million tons of foodgrains was expected during the kharif and rabi seasons this year, thanks to the forecast of a normal monsoon

  • HC upholds property tax on Food Corporation of India's godowns Jun 01, 2016 07:50 AM IST

    HC upholds property tax on Food Corporation of India's godowns

    FCI, a government of India enterprise, had contended that it only occupies the godowns which are owned by the union government and such properties are exempted from local taxes.

  • FSSAI to frame standards for fortification of foodgrains May 28, 2016 12:54 PM IST

    FSSAI to frame standards for fortification of foodgrains

    Food, Health and various other ministries have assigned the mandate to Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to come up with standards for fortification of foodgrains such as wheat flour and rice which will add to the nutrient value of food intake, said Subhasish Panda, Joint Secretary in the Department of Food.

  • Govt aims record 270.10-mn tonne foodgrains output in 2016-17 May 25, 2016 08:50 AM IST

    Govt aims record 270.10-mn tonne foodgrains output in 2016-17

    The country had last achieved a record output of 265.04 million tonnes (MT) in 2013-15. However, the production in 2014-15 and 2015-16 fell to 252.02 MT and 253.23 MT, respectively, due to drought in more than ten states.

  • Food law to be implemented by all states, UTs by Apr except TN Jan 21, 2016 05:45 PM IST

    Food law to be implemented by all states, UTs by Apr except TN

    Till now, 25 states and UTs have rolled out the law while 11 are in the process of doing so, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said. The law was passed by Parliament in 2013 and state governments were given one year to implement it.

  • Govt approves mandatory jute packing for foodgrains, sugar Dec 09, 2015 10:09 PM IST

    Govt approves mandatory jute packing for foodgrains, sugar

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs in its meeting on Wednesday decided that at least 90 percent of foodgrain output and 20 percent of sugar production has been reserved for packaging in jute.

  • Govt releases Rs 24,250cr to FCI as food subsidy May 05, 2015 09:32 PM IST

    Govt releases Rs 24,250cr to FCI as food subsidy

    Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said that out of the projected requirement of Rs 1,18,734 crore in 2015-16 fiscal, the government has released Rs 24,250 crore as food subsidy to FCI till April 29.

  • Food Security Act deadline extended by 6 months Apr 04, 2015 02:42 PM IST

    Food Security Act deadline extended by 6 months

    The deadline, which has already been extended twice for implementing the food law, was ending on April 4.

  • Govt notifies food security law Sep 15, 2013 01:30 PM IST

    Govt notifies food security law

    Government has notified the landmark food security legislation, giving a legal right on highly subsidised foodgrains to 67 percent of the country's population.

  • Food Security Bill to soon become reality: Manish Tewari Mar 24, 2013 09:56 PM IST

    Food Security Bill to soon become reality: Manish Tewari

    The Food Security Bill envisaging entitlement of foodgrains for 67 per cent of the population will soon become a reality, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Sunday said.

  • Govt to export extra 25 lakh tonne of wheat from own stocks Nov 29, 2012 09:00 PM IST

    Govt to export extra 25 lakh tonne of wheat from own stocks

    Sitting on huge reserves of foodgrains, the government today allowed additional exports of up to 25 lakh tonnes of wheat from its own stocks to clear the surplus in godowns and ease storage crunch.

  • Drought: Maha seeks 88K mt foodgrains for APL families Aug 27, 2012 07:00 PM IST

    Drought: Maha seeks 88K mt foodgrains for APL families

    The Maharashtra government has sought 88,000 metric tonne foodgrains from the Centre for above-poverty-line (APL) families from drought-hit talukas.

  • Govt to release 5 MT of foodgrains, 3 MT wheat Jun 19, 2012 07:36 PM IST

    Govt to release 5 MT of foodgrains, 3 MT wheat

    Govt to release 5 MT of foodgrains, 3 MT wheat

  • PM to hold meetings tomorrow on key agriculture issues May 01, 2012 09:32 PM IST

    PM to hold meetings tomorrow on key agriculture issues

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to hold a meeting tomorrow to discuss supply of about 15 million tonnes of extra foodgrains to ration card holders that will help the government to create more storage space for new crops before monsoon.

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