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Cabinet to consider incentivising raw sugar production

Jan 16, 2014

Cabinet to consider incentivising raw sugar production

Indian mills traditionally produce white sugar but a global glut has made exports difficult. A rise in sugar refining capacity in Asia and Africa has now given an opportunity to export raws. #Brazil #Sharad Pawar #World Trade Organisation #Asia #Africa #Cabinet #Thailand #New York #WTO #SectorWatch #K.V. Thomas #raw sugar
CCEA approves norms for sugar mills to get interest-free loans

Dec 26, 2013

CCEA approves norms for sugar mills to get interest-free loans

The entire interest burden on a loan of about Rs 6,600 crore, estimated at Rs 2,750 crore over the next five years, will be borne by the government from the Sugar Development Fund (SDF). #RBI #Sharad Pawar #NPA #K.V. Thomas #Food Ministry #sugar industry #CCEA #Sugar Development Fund
Sugar mills likely to get Rs 7,200 cr bailout package from govt

Dec 11, 2013

Sugar mills likely to get Rs 7,200 cr bailout package from govt

Thomas said that it has been decided that loans worth Rs 7,200 crore would be provided by banks to the sugar industry exclusively for payment of sugarcane growers. #Sharad Pawar #NewsTracker #K.V. Thomas #Sugarcane
Govt imported over 8,000 tonnes of onions to combat inflation in Sept-Nov period

Dec 09, 2013

Govt imported over 8,000 tonnes of onions to combat inflation in Sept-Nov period

Food Minister K V Thomas said 8,041 tonnes of onion were imported during September 1 and November 13 from China, Egypt, Pakistan and Thailand. #India #onions #K.V. Thomas #import. DidYouKnow
Food security programme will benefit 72 lakh people in Delhi Sheila Dikshit

Jul 16, 2013

Food security programme will benefit 72 lakh people in Delhi Sheila Dikshit

After the meeting, Dikshit said a total of 72 lakh people will be covered under the scheme. The total population in Delhi has been estimated at 1.68 crore. #Sheila Dikshit #Delhi #NewsTracker #K.V. Thomas #States #Delhi Elections 2013 #Food Security Programme
High subsidy burden due to Food Bill is exaggeration Plan Com

May 27, 2013

High subsidy burden due to Food Bill is exaggeration Plan Com

Planning Commission Member Abhijit Sen today termed it exaggeration, the likely huge rise in government's subsidy burden on account of implementing the proposed National Food Security Bill, as suggested in some quarters. #India #Planning Commission #Lok Sabha #PDS #Food Security Bill #K.V. Thomas #Abhijit Sen #Antyodaya Anna Yojana #Indian Agriculture Research Institute
Govt revises Food bill, sends to Law Ministry for vetting

Feb 19, 2013

Govt revises Food bill, sends to Law Ministry for vetting

Government has revised the Food bill and now proposes to give legal right to over 5 kg of foodgrains at Rs 1-3 per kg per month to about 70 percent of the population. #NewsTracker #Law Ministry #food bill #K.V. Thomas
Don't include us in food security bill, happy with our own TN

Feb 13, 2013

Don't include us in food security bill, happy with our own TN

Tamil Nadu today said the Central Bill on Food Security was replete with "confusion and inaccuracy" and that the state should be exempted from the implementation of the proposed measure. #Tamil Nadu #NewsTracker #PDS #Food Security Bill #K.V. Thomas #R Kamaraj
State Trading Corp invites bids for wheat exports

May 11, 2012

State Trading Corp invites bids for wheat exports

Government warehouses had around 19.9 million tonnes of wheat on April 1, nearly five times the official target of 4.0 million tonnes for the quarter ending June 30 #Gujarat #Wheat #NewsTracker #K.V. Thomas #STATE TRADING CORPORATION #private traders