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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