India exports 33.5 lakh tonne sugar so far in 2019-20 marketing year; Centre takes measures to help sugar mills clear cane dues
According to AISTA, mills exported 33,49,132 tonnes of sugar from 1 October 2019 till 4 May 2020.
The 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
As 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
Inter-state portability of ration card begins in 4 states; to be rolled out across India by June 2020: Ram Vilas Paswan
In these four states, both intra-state and inter-state portability of ration card is being implemented successfully, Paswan said.
Govt creating 50,000 tonne of onion buffer to curb price rise; wholesale price jumps by over 29% to Rs 11/kg
In the national capital, retail onion prices are ruling at Rs 20-25 per kg depending on the varieties, as per the trade data.
Govt may provide subsidised sugar to 16 crore additional families; mulls supply of extra grains under PDS
The 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
Govt approves Rs 5,500-crore package to sugar industry; to provide transport subsidy to mills for export
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the food ministry's proposal that seeks to address the surplus domestic stock of sugar
In 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
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
The 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.
In 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.
The eight-member panel -- which was set up in August 2014 under the chairmanship of BJP MP Shanta Kumar to recommend a complete overhaul of FCI -- had submitted its report last month.
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).
The Law Ministry has told the Food Ministry that without the list of intended beneficiaries with state governments in place, an ordinance should not be promulgated.
At the beginning of the ongoing 2012-13 marketing year (October-September), the Food Ministry had pegged sugar output at 24 million tonnes, against 26.06 million tonnes last year.
The Centre has asked five state governments, including West Bengal, to draw up an "action plan" to increase foodgrains procurement for successful implementation of the proposed Food Security Act.