Coronavirus Outbreak: CRISIL deploys its corporate kitchen to serve 10,000 daily meals for community in Mumbai
CRISIL has opened up its corporate kitchen facility at its Mumbai headquarters to prepare hygienically cooked, nutritious meals on a daily basis to the economically weaker sections of the society
MSP hike: Centre's bonanza means little to farmers as govt lacks storage and funds needed to buy most of the produce
The government announces MSP for most crops to set a benchmark, but state agencies mainly buy limited quantities of staples such as rice and wheat at those prices
Punjab loan waiver: Govt will bear liability of over 7,000 farmers' from state, says chief minister Amarinder Singh
Punjab government will bear the liability of the outstanding loans of over 7,000 farmers in the agrarian state who have committed suicide in recent years
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.
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.
A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw sought the central government's response by 27 August.
The landmark Food Security Bill, which was approved by the Lok Sabha, will be taken up for consideration in the Rajya Sabha on September 2.
Though the government has not though of banning exports of any food items, it is considering imports via state-owned agencies to meet any requirement.
Prices of pulses became cheaper by 5.63 percent year-on-year during the week under review. However, all other items continue to remain expensive.<br /><br /> <br /><br />