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Relax specifications for procuring foodgrains to help farmers: Sonia tells Paswan in letter

Apr 07, 2015

Relax specifications for procuring foodgrains to help farmers: Sonia tells Paswan in letter

Congress President Sonia Gandhi has asked the government to relax the specifications for procuring foodgrains, citing the "unprecedented crisis" being faced by farmers due to unseasonal rainfall and hailstorms in various parts of the country. #Rajasthan #Sonia Gandhi #Congress #NewsTracker #Madhya Pradesh #Haryana #food grains #Ram Vilas Paswan #crop damage
Govt hopes to cut subsidy bill by Rs 23,400 cr; sets up high-level panel for FCI revamp

Aug 21, 2014

Govt hopes to cut subsidy bill by Rs 23,400 cr; sets up high-level panel for FCI revamp

The terms of reference of the panel are to study various models of restructuring or unbundling of the FCI and suggest the best-suited model to improve its operational efficiency and financial management. #India #Wheat #Agriculture #MSP #minimum support price #farmer #Subsidy #Himachal Pradesh #Food Corporation of India #FCI #food grain #Restructure #Panel
Bihar has availed only half of its food grains quota Paswan

Jun 08, 2014

Bihar has availed only half of its food grains quota Paswan

Given that Bihar gets 4.69 lakh tonnes of foodgrains per month from the Centre for distribution to beneficiaries, it has procured only seven lakh tonnes out of its quota of 14 lakh metric tonnes in the past three months, he told reporters here during his first visit to Bihar after being appointed a Cabinet minister in the Narendra Modi government last month. #NewsTracker #bIhar #food grains #Ram Vilas Paswan #Food Security Act #Bihar government
Food security act HC sends notice to Centre, seeks modification of rules

May 28, 2014

Food security act HC sends notice to Centre, seeks modification of rules

A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw sought the central government's response by 27 August. #NewsTracker #Delhi High Court #food grains #Food Security Act #Notice
Tripura govt to create buffer food stock due to rail line disruption

May 21, 2014

Tripura govt to create buffer food stock due to rail line disruption

The Tripura state government is set to create buffer stock of foof grains due to disruption of rail line to Agartala. #Assam #Tripura #Agartala #Lunding #rail line disruption #buffer food grain stock
India set for record food grain production this year, says Sharad Pawar

Jan 15, 2014

India set for record food grain production this year, says Sharad Pawar

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today said the country's food grain production this year is likely to surpass the previous record of 259.29 million tonnes achieved in the 2011-12 crop year. #Sharad Pawar #NewsTracker #Agriculture #food grain production
CCEA approves outlay of Rs 12,350 cr to boost foodgrain production

Sep 20, 2013

CCEA approves outlay of Rs 12,350 cr to boost foodgrain production

The National Food Security Mission (NFSM) was launched in 2007-08 with an outlay of Rs 4,882.48 crore for the 11th Five Year Plan (2007-12) and succeeded in meeting its objective of raising foodgrains output by 20 million tonnes (MT). #NewsTracker #CCEA #food grain #National Food Security Mission
Food bill to come up in Rajya Sabha on September 2

Aug 27, 2013

Food bill to come up in Rajya Sabha on September 2

The landmark Food Security Bill, which was approved by the Lok Sabha, will be taken up for consideration in the Rajya Sabha on September 2. #Congress #Rajya Sabha #Lok Sabha #Food security #Food Security Bill #parliament #food grains #food bill #Land Acquisition Bill
Despite Modi's poser, will BJP blink on food security bill?

Aug 14, 2013

Despite Modi's poser, will BJP blink on food security bill?

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and her party strategists are hastily pressing for ratification of the ordinance by the Parliament with a basic assumption, albeit political, that no party will have the courage to oppose the hugely populist bill per se. #HowThisWorks #Sonia Gandhi #UPA #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #Poverty #Food Security Bill #parliament #food grain #State governments #J Jayalithaa