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Nov 21, 2019
Nirmala Sitharaman says govt approves import of 1.2 lakh tonnes onions to check rising pricesThe Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to the Food Ministry's recent decision to import 1.2 lakh tonnes of onions in a bid to improve the domestic availability of the key kitchen staple and check prices
Nov 13, 2019
Govt extends moratorium for repayments by 6 months on Rs 15,000 cr soft loan to sugar millsAs the Rs 15,000 crore soft loan scheme for sugar mills is moving at a snail's pace, the government has extended the moratorium period for repayments by six more months, according to sources
Aug 09, 2019
Inter-state portability of ration card begins in 4 states; to be rolled out across India by June 2020: Ram Vilas PaswanIn these four states, both intra-state and inter-state portability of ration card is being implemented successfully, Paswan said.
Jun 04, 2019
Govt creating 50,000 tonne of onion buffer to curb price rise; wholesale price jumps by over 29% to Rs 11/kgIn the national capital, retail onion prices are ruling at Rs 20-25 per kg depending on the varieties, as per the trade data.
Jun 03, 2019
Govt may provide subsidised sugar to 16 crore additional families; mulls supply of extra grains under PDSThe food ministry's proposal to extend the scheme of providing sugar at a subsidised rate was discussed during the first Cabinet meeting of the new government
Sep 26, 2018
Govt approves Rs 5,500-crore package to sugar industry; to provide transport subsidy to mills for exportThe Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the food ministry's proposal that seeks to address the surplus domestic stock of sugar
Aug 27, 2018
Govt receives 150 proposals from sugar mills to build ethanol capacity, says food ministry officialIn June, the government had announced a soft loan of Rs 4,440 crore to mills for creating ethanol capacity and also promised to bear an interest subvention of Rs 1,332 crore over a period of five years including moratorium period of one year
Jul 06, 2018
MSP hike: Centre's bonanza means little to farmers as govt lacks storage and funds needed to buy most of the produceThe 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
Jan 16, 2018
Budget 2018: Food subsidy bill may swell by 10% to around Rs 1.60 lakh cr in fiscal 2019The focus of the food ministry in the next fiscal would be on making ration shops portable within a district initially and later within a state.
Jul 15, 2016
Kashmir Unrest: Food ministry to distribute advance three-month rationsIn the wake of "acute food shortage" in violence-hit Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Food Ministry on Friday assured the state authorities that it will provide advance three-month rations for public distribution in the valley.