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Govt to give farmers power, seeds subsidy in case rains fail

Jun 05, 2015

Govt to give farmers power, seeds subsidy in case rains fail

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today held a meeting with senior officials of India Meteorological Department, which earlier in the week had revised monsoon forecast to "deficient", triggering drought fears. #Economy #NewsTracker #Agriculture #Monsoon #IMD #Diesel #Rural development #Foodgrains #Radha Mohan Singh #water resource
FY15 foodgrains production estimated to fall by 3% due to erratic rain

Feb 18, 2015

FY15 foodgrains production estimated to fall by 3% due to erratic rain

foodgrains production is estimated to fall by three percent to 257.07 million tonnes in 2014-15 crop year on expected decline in output of rice, coarse cereals and pulses due to erratic rain. #GDP #Agriculture #Central Statistical Organisation #Sugarcane #Oilseeds #foodgrain production #Agriculture Ministry
Food ministry not keen to cut subsidy after BJP rout in Delhi polls

Feb 18, 2015

Food ministry not keen to cut subsidy after BJP rout in Delhi polls

The eight-member panel -- which was set up in August 2014 under the chairmanship of BJP MP Shanta Kumar to recommend a complete overhaul of FCI -- had submitted its report last month. #Economy #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #BPL #FCI #Food Ministry #Food subsidy #Foodgrains #Shanta Kumar panel
WPI inflation may be negative between March-September 2015. Here's why

Jan 15, 2015

WPI inflation may be negative between March-September 2015. Here's why

WPI inflation continues to be benign and could even turn negative some time between March and September, as long as oil prices behave. #Economy #HowThisWorks #Inflation #Wholesale price index #foodgrain #CPI
Ready to supply foodgrains to cyclone Hudhud-hit Andhra Paswan

Oct 14, 2014

Ready to supply foodgrains to cyclone Hudhud-hit Andhra Paswan

Amidst shortage of essential food items in the Hudhud-hit Andhra Pradesh, the Centre said it is ready to supply foodgrains to the affected region. #India #NewsTracker #Andhra Pradesh #foodgrain #Odisha #Storm #Visakhapatnam #Vizag #Food minister #hurricane #Cyclone Hudhud
Centre ready to supply flood-hit J&K with foodgrains on credit basis: Paswan

Sep 10, 2014

Centre ready to supply flood-hit J&K with foodgrains on credit basis: Paswan

There is two months of foodgrains stock to meet the requirement in Kashmir. The FCI officials are stationed in the region to ensure adequate supply to flood-hit people, he said. #Jammu and Kashmir #Omar Abdullah #Kashmir #TheySaidIt #Floods #Ram Vilas Paswan #Rescue Operations #Relief work #Floods in Jammu and Kashmir #Jammu and Kashmir floods casualties #Death in Jammu floods #Kashmir floods #Foodgrains supply
Don't panic, price rise to be checked despite below normal monsoon: Paswan

Jul 09, 2014

Don't panic, price rise to be checked despite below normal monsoon: Paswan

Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan told Lok Sabha that there was no shortage of supplies but hoarders are taking huge cuts and the government has already initiated steps to sternly deal with them. #Inflation #India #Lok Sabha #Monsoon #foodgrain #Ram Vilas Paswan #hoarders
CCEA seeks secretaries' committee views on doubling FCI buffer stock

Dec 19, 2013

CCEA seeks secretaries' committee views on doubling FCI buffer stock

According to existing norms, the FCI can maintain a maximum foodgrain stock of 26 million tonnes. The limit has not been revised since April 2005. #Economy #PolicyWatch #FCI #foodgrain #CCEA #National Food Security Act #Committee of secretaries
CCEA allows allocation of extra 5 MT foodgrains to BPL families

Sep 12, 2013

CCEA allows allocation of extra 5 MT foodgrains to BPL families

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today cleared a proposal to allocate additional 5 million tonnes of foodgrain to BPL families this fiscal, entailing a subsidy of about Rs 9,471 crore. #NewsTracker #BPL #foodgrain #CCEA