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Govt projects 4th consecutive year of record foodgrain output at 295.67 million tonnes for 2019-20
Business

Govt projects 4th consecutive year of record foodgrain output at 295.67 million tonnes for 2019-20

The country is estimated to achieve an all-time high foodgrain production of 295.67 million tonne in 2019-20 crop year, the fourth consecutive year of record production, buoyed by good rains, the Agriculture Ministry's latest data released on Friday said

Govt sets foodgrain production target at record 298.3 mn tons for 2020-21 crop year on hopes of normal monsoon
Business

Govt sets foodgrain production target at record 298.3 mn tons for 2020-21 crop year on hopes of normal monsoon

The agriculture ministry aims to increase foodgrain production by 6.35 million tonnes to record 298.3 million tonnes in the 2020-21 crop year riding high on hopes of normal monsoon

Coronavirus Outbreak: Before extending lockdown, PDS universalisation, community kitchen expansion and cash grants are critical to prevent food riots
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Before extending lockdown, PDS universalisation, community kitchen expansion and cash grants are critical to prevent food riots

Only if the Centre steps in to universalise the public distribution system, will the time bomb of mounting hunger be truly defused.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Cabinet okays supply of 2 kg extra subsidised foodgrains through ration shops
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Cabinet okays supply of 2 kg extra subsidised foodgrains through ration shops

To ensure sufficient supply during the lockdown, the government on Thursday decided to increase the monthly quota of subsidized foodgrains by 2 kg to 7kg per person through ration shops for 80 crore beneficiaries

Govt pegs wheat production at record 106.21 mn tonne in 2019-20 on increase in acreage, good monsoon rains
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Govt pegs wheat production at record 106.21 mn tonne in 2019-20 on increase in acreage, good monsoon rains

Wheat production has been estimated at a record level for this year as acreage under wheat crop has increased substantially due to better soil moisture following good monsoon rains.

Govt eyes record 285.2 MT foodgrain output in 2018-19 despite deficit rains so far this monsoon
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Govt eyes record 285.2 MT foodgrain output in 2018-19 despite deficit rains so far this monsoon

India harvested a record 284.83 MT of foodgrain in the 2017-18 crop year (July-June).

Govt pegs 2.77% fall in kharif foodgrain output at 134.67 mt
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Govt pegs 2.77% fall in kharif foodgrain output at 134.67 mt

India's foodgrain production is estimated to decline by 3.86 million tonnes to 134.67 mt this kharif season on account of poor rains as well as floods in some parts of the country

Madhya Pradesh farmer protest: Loan waivers are worst form of populism, they won't solve real issues
India

Madhya Pradesh farmer protest: Loan waivers are worst form of populism, they won't solve real issues

Farmers must be encouraged to grow crops that require less water like pulses and millets, which are more nutritional too. Instead, the government is incentivising rice and wheat cultivation, as it procures only these

Many LPG consumers back in subsidy net: Will Modi's call to give up food subsidies appeal to more Indians?
Business

Many LPG consumers back in subsidy net: Will Modi's call to give up food subsidies appeal to more Indians?

Clearly, the “Give-it-up” appeal by PM Modi is slowly losing its charm – if prices rise further, more people could opt back for the subsidized cooking gas cylinder

WPI inflation may be negative between March-September 2015. Here's why
Business

WPI inflation may be negative between March-September 2015. Here's why

WPI inflation continues to be benign and could even turn negative some time between March and September, as long as oil prices behave.

India's stance on food security vindicated at WTO: Sitharaman
Economy

India's stance on food security vindicated at WTO: Sitharaman

Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday said India's stand on food security at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has been vindicated.

Ready to supply foodgrains to cyclone Hudhud-hit Andhra: Paswan
India

Ready to supply foodgrains to cyclone Hudhud-hit Andhra: Paswan

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.

Farmers take to bonded labour, sowing new crops as monsoons delayed
Economy

Farmers take to bonded labour, sowing new crops as monsoons delayed

The farm sector accounts for about 14 percent of the economy but two thirds of its 1.2 billion people depend on farming to live. Most poor live on the land. Areas that lack irrigation are most vulnerable when the rains fail.<br />

Inflation control: Centre asks states not to announce bonus on rice,wheat
Economy

Inflation control: Centre asks states not to announce bonus on rice,wheat

It also warned that state-run Food Corporation of India (FCI) will restrict procurement of foodgrains from such states and will not give subsidy to states on procurement and distribution of surplus foodgrains.

Don't panic, price rise to be checked despite below normal monsoon: Paswan
Economy

Don't panic, price rise to be checked despite below normal monsoon: Paswan

Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan told Lok Sabha that there was no shortage of supplies but hoarders are taking huge cuts and the government has already initiated steps to sternly deal with them.<br />

Don't panic, price rise to be checked despite below normal monsoon: Paswan
Economy

Don't panic, price rise to be checked despite below normal monsoon: Paswan

Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan told Lok Sabha that there was no shortage of supplies but hoarders are taking huge cuts and the government has already initiated steps to sternly deal with them.<br />

Govt decrees hoarding as non-bailable offence; sets up fund to stabilise prices
Economy

Govt decrees hoarding as non-bailable offence; sets up fund to stabilise prices

Asserting that there was no cause for panic as there were sufficient food stocks, the government blamed hoarding and speculative trading on the basis of reports of weak monsoon for the rise in prices of commodities like onion and potato and asked states to crack down on hoarders.<br />

 CCEA seeks secretaries' committee views on doubling FCI buffer stock
Economy

CCEA seeks secretaries' committee views on doubling FCI buffer stock

According to existing norms, the FCI can maintain a maximum foodgrain stock of 26 million tonnes. The limit has not been revised since April 2005.

CCEA allows allocation of extra 5 MT foodgrains to BPL families
Economy

CCEA allows allocation of extra 5 MT foodgrains to BPL families

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today cleared a proposal to allocate additional 5 million tonnes of foodgrain to BPL families this fiscal, entailing a subsidy of about Rs 9,471 crore.