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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.
Feb 18, 2015
Food ministry not keen to cut subsidy after BJP rout in Delhi pollsThe 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.
Dec 26, 2013
CCEA approves norms for sugar mills to get interest-free loansThe 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).
May 15, 2013
Law Ministry wants proper mechanism for Food Security BillThe 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.
Nov 27, 2012
Govt lowers sugar output to 23 mln tonnes in 2012-13At 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.
Jan 11, 2012
Centre asks states to boost procurement for Food BillThe 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.