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India extends rice stock limit by one year, effort to check price rise: Govt

Nov 29, 2013

India extends rice stock limit by one year, effort to check price rise: Govt

India, the world's second biggest rice producer, has decided to extend by one year the stock holding limit on the grain to check any rise in prices on account of hoarding of the essential food item, a government statement said on Friday. #Rice #NewsTracker #Vietnam #Thailand #Food Corporation of India
'Food Security Bill is a good opportunity to fix PDS'

Aug 29, 2013

'Food Security Bill is a good opportunity to fix PDS'

While naysayers remain highly sceptical of the National Food Security Bill, economist Reetika Khera is among those who believe that the Bill has the potential to reform the PDS. #Financial markets #Lok Sabha #Public Distribution System #Q&A #Food Corporation of India #Economist #National Food Security Bill #leakages
Forget food bill, why is no one talking about the Rs 80,000 cr grain scam?

Jun 03, 2013

Forget food bill, why is no one talking about the Rs 80,000 cr grain scam?

That the food grains management policy of the Congress led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is in a mess, we all know. But the tragedy is that the mess is getting messier. #Wheat #Public Distribution System #CriticalPoint #PDS #Food Security Bill #Food Corporation of India #CACP #Grain #United Progressive Allianc #National Food Securities Bill #Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices
Pawar wants India to export more FCI wheat owing surplus

Apr 01, 2013

Pawar wants India to export more FCI wheat owing surplus

As on 1 March, Food Corporation of India had total foodgrains stock of 62.8 million tonnes, of which wheat was 27.1 million tonnes. #Sharad Pawar #Wheat #PolicyWatch #Food Corporation of India
West Bengal opposes direct cash transfer, says it will destroy PDS

Dec 16, 2012

West Bengal opposes direct cash transfer, says it will destroy PDS

"The basic objective of the public distribution system to arrest hunger among the poor will be defeated if the beneficiaries are provided cash instead of cheap food leading to closure of the Food Corporation of India," Minister for Food and Supplies Jyotipriya Mullick said. #NewsTracker #West Bengal #Food Corporation of India #Direct Cash Transfer #Jyotipriya Mullick

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West Bengal opposes direct cash transfer, says it will destroy PDS

Jun 24, 2014

India's Rare Chance to Redefine Capitalism

India's historic opportunity to institute free market reform has excited the imagination of investors and economic analysts, but what should really enthuse everyone is the nation's unique chance to redefine capitalism. With the election of new Prime ... #India #Narendra Modi