Govt hikes floor price of sugar to Rs 31 per kg; mechanism to be put in place to ensure benefit reaches farmers too
MSP is the rate below which the mills cannot sell sugar in the open market to wholesalers and bulk consumers like beverage and biscuit makers.
Ram Vilas Paswan, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister has gone to London for treatment of heart related ailment and Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has been given additional charge of the portfolio
During a dramatic press conference in New Delhi, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Friday sacked cabinet minister Asim Ahmed Khan over allegations of corruption.
Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today said his ministry is in favour of extending sugar export subsidy to only 1.4 million tonnes of raw sugar in the ongoing 2014-15 marketing year.
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.
Economy will not be impacted adversely by the food security programme which would be implemented in the next 12 months, Food Minister K V Thomas said today seeking to allay fears that its cost will take a toll on government finances.
India will also wait until August to review its export policy on farm commodities as the monsoon scenario will be clearer by then.