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India's pulse problem: Why the illness needs a cure beyond price support

Jun 03, 2016

India's pulse problem: Why the illness needs a cure beyond price support

Despite the latest hike in MSP, there is a wide gap in what the farmers make by selling pulses in the open market and through the government procurement #Rice #Wheat #minimum support price #Pulses #rainfall #MSPs #NITI Ayog
Tamil Nadu government to supply free rice to mosques for Ramzan preparations

Jun 02, 2016

Tamil Nadu government to supply free rice to mosques for Ramzan preparations

Tamil Nadu government on Thursday ordered supply of rice free of cost to mosques across the state for preparation of porridge during the holy month of Ramzan beginning next week following requests from members of the Muslim community. #Tamil Nadu #Rice #NewsTracker #J. Jayalalithaa #Ramzan #Muslims
Kerala polls: Election Commission lifts ban on free rice supply ahead of assembly elections

Apr 07, 2016

Kerala polls: Election Commission lifts ban on free rice supply ahead of assembly elections

In a boost to the ruling Congress-led UDF ahead of 16 May Assembly elections in Kerala, Election Commission has given its nod for implementing the free rice supply scheme which the state government had announced in its 2016-17 budget. #Rice #Kerala #NewsTracker #Election Commission #BPL #Thiruvananthapuram #Kerala Assembly Election 2016 #Antoyodaya Anna Yojana #2016 Kerala Assembly Elections
Argentine drug smugglers busted for shipping out 1000 bags of cocaine fused in rice

Sep 24, 2015

Argentine drug smugglers busted for shipping out 1000 bags of cocaine fused in rice

Creative drug smugglers in Argentina fused rice with cocaine and tried to ship nearly 1,000 bags to Europe marked as donations for a UN food program in Africa, police said Wednesday. #Rice #NewsTracker #Drugs #Argentina #Buenos Aires #Cocaine #drug bust #Colomboans
Three govt school educators suspended for selling mid-day meal rice in market

Jun 19, 2015

Three govt school educators suspended for selling mid-day meal rice in market

Three School and Mass Education department employees including a headmistress of a government-run primary school were suspended on charge of diverting rice meant for mid-day meal to the open market in Odisha's Jajpur district. #India #Corruption #Rice #NewsTracker #Education #Odisha #mid day meal #government primary school
CCEA hikes paddy minimum price by Rs 50 to Rs 1,410 per quintal

Jun 17, 2015

CCEA hikes paddy minimum price by Rs 50 to Rs 1,410 per quintal

According to government data, area sown under the rice crop was higher at 4.71 lakh hectares till the last week of this season as against 4.52 lakh hectares in the same period last year. #Economy #Rice #NewsTracker #Agriculture #minimum support price #CCEA #CACP #Paddy #kharif
Learn from 2014: How the Modi govt can tame rising food prices

Jun 10, 2015

Learn from 2014: How the Modi govt can tame rising food prices

While prices of food grains can be contained by releasing government stock into the open market, such a thing is not possible in case of vegetables, given their short shelf life. #Inflation #Economy #GDP #RBI #World Bank #Narendra Modi #Rice #Wheat #InMyOpinion #Agriculture #Monsoon #Kharif crop #IMD #Food Corporation of India #Irrigation #Food Stocks #CRISIL Research #Shanta Kumar committee
US questions India on its domestic support programmes

Jun 05, 2015

US questions India on its domestic support programmes

India was also asked to provide percentage of landholding that is pooled, the average size of the combined pooled landholdings, the number of farmers in a single landholding "pooled" system etc by the US. #India #US #Rice #Wheat #World Trade Organisation #minimum support price #PolicyWatch
Skewed govt policies to declining yields: Do we really care about agriculture?

May 02, 2015

Skewed govt policies to declining yields: Do we really care about agriculture?

Instead of spreading limited resources available across the geography, the govt should be targeting the vulnerable regions to bring about a transformation #Rice #Wheat #Agriculture #green revolution #Irrigation #Loan waivers
Punjab farmers like makka in roti but not in fields: Here's how govt is changing it

Apr 14, 2015

Punjab farmers like makka in roti but not in fields: Here's how govt is changing it

The Punjab farm ministry has written to other states to amend their APMC laws so that processors and poultry breeders can buy maize directly from farmers #Rice #Wheat #minimum support price #Ashok Gulati #Monsanto #Irrigation #Maize #Water scarcity #corn #Punjab agriculture #Dupont Pioneer #Syngenta