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Apr 07, 2015
Relax specifications for procuring foodgrains to help farmers: Sonia tells Paswan in letterCongress 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.
Feb 05, 2015
Root of corruption at FCI is procurement, but revamp panel’s suggestion is no solutionThe panel's suggestions are major reforms; it is unlikely that the report will get implemented in a jiffy
Aug 21, 2014
Govt hopes to cut subsidy bill by Rs 23,400 cr; sets up high-level panel for FCI revampThe 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.<br />
Aug 19, 2014
Cash-strapped FCI asks govt to clear dues worth Rs 50,000 crThe dues have accumulated to Rs. 50,000 crore at the end of 2013-14 due to lesser allocation of funds against the estimated subsidy bill in last three-four years, according to one of the sources.<br />
Jul 22, 2014
Essential Commodities Act: Govt plans to make hoarding non-bailable offenceOn July 4, the Centre had decided to amend the law to make hoarding a non-bailable offence to check food inflation. The decision was taken at a meeting of state food and consumer affairs ministers.<br />
Jun 08, 2014
Bihar has availed only half of its food grains quota: PaswanGiven 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.
May 28, 2014
Food security act: HC sends notice to Centre, seeks modification of rulesA division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw sought the central government's response by 27 August.
May 21, 2014
Tripura govt to create buffer food stock due to rail line disruptionThe Tripura state government is set to create buffer stock of foof grains due to disruption of rail line to Agartala.
Jan 15, 2014
India set for record food grain production this year, says Sharad PawarAgriculture 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.
Sep 20, 2013
CCEA approves outlay of Rs 12,350 cr to boost foodgrain productionThe 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).