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Learn from 2014: How the Modi govt can tame rising food prices

Jun 10, 2015

Learn from 2014: How the Modi govt can tame rising food prices

While prices of food grains can be contained by releasing government stock into the open market, such a thing is not possible in case of vegetables, given their short shelf life. #Economy #Inflation #GDP #RBI #World Bank #Narendra Modi #Rice #Wheat #InMyOpinion #Agriculture #Monsoon #Kharif crop #IMD #Food Corporation of India #Irrigation #Food Stocks #CRISIL Research #Shanta Kumar committee
US questions India on its domestic support programmes

Jun 05, 2015

US questions India on its domestic support programmes

India was also asked to provide percentage of landholding that is pooled, the average size of the combined pooled landholdings, the number of farmers in a single landholding "pooled" system etc by the US. #India #US #Rice #Wheat #World Trade Organisation #minimum support price #PolicyWatch
Skewed govt policies to declining yields: Do we really care about agriculture?

May 02, 2015

Skewed govt policies to declining yields: Do we really care about agriculture?

Instead of spreading limited resources available across the geography, the govt should be targeting the vulnerable regions to bring about a transformation #Rice #Wheat #Agriculture #green revolution #Irrigation #Loan waivers
Just Rs 75 as relief? UP stares at agrarian crisis ; land bill aggravates fears

Apr 24, 2015

Just Rs 75 as relief? UP stares at agrarian crisis ; land bill aggravates fears

Regardless of the great crisis, inevitable politics is being played over the issue. While the ruling Samajwadi Party is constantly blaming the Centre for not giving enough money, the Congress has refrained from becoming too critical of the SP government, and joined the SP in attacking the Centre. #Uttar Pradesh #Wheat #UP #farmers #Akhilesh Yadav #daal #Masoor
Punjab farmers like makka in roti but not in fields: Here's how govt is changing it

Apr 14, 2015

Punjab farmers like makka in roti but not in fields: Here's how govt is changing it

The Punjab farm ministry has written to other states to amend their APMC laws so that processors and poultry breeders can buy maize directly from farmers #Rice #Wheat #minimum support price #Ashok Gulati #Monsanto #Irrigation #Maize #Water scarcity #corn #Punjab agriculture #Dupont Pioneer #Syngenta
India in biggest wheat import deals since 2010 as rains damage crop

Mar 31, 2015

India in biggest wheat import deals since 2010 as rains damage crop

Indian flour millers have bought between 70,000 and 80,000 tonnes of Australian prime wheat for April-May shipment at $260-$265 a tonne, including cost and freight. #Economy #India #Australia #Wheat #NewsTracker #Agriculture #Food Corporation of India #Flour mill
Punjab may allow farmers to set up solar plants to reduce power woes

Mar 16, 2015

Punjab may allow farmers to set up solar plants to reduce power woes

New and Renewable Energy Minister Bikram Singh Majithia said farmers will be allowed to set up solar power plants ranging from one MW to 2.5 MW. #Economy #ThisisNext #Wheat #Agriculture #Solar power #States #Bikram Singh Majithia #Punjab farmers
Cutting food subsidy to cash transfer: Panel suggests steps to revamp FCI

Jan 22, 2015

Cutting food subsidy to cash transfer: Panel suggests steps to revamp FCI

The eight-member committee, was set up in August 2014 under the chairmanship of BJP MP Shanta Kumar, to recommend a complete overhaul of the way the mammoth organisation, FCI, functions. #Narendra Modi #TheySaidIt #Food Corporation of India #Ram Vilas Paswan #Food subsidy #Direct Cash Transfer #Panel #wheat rice