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Nitish Kumar accuses Modi govt of going back on poll promises to farmers
Politics

Nitish Kumar accuses Modi govt of going back on poll promises to farmers

Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Thursday accused the Narendra Modi government of "going back" on its poll promise to hike minimum support price of rice one-and-a-half times of input cost and warning states not to announce bonus.

Lower food prices pull Sept WPI inflation to 5-year low of 2.38%
Economy

Lower food prices pull Sept WPI inflation to 5-year low of 2.38%

The reading for July WPI inflation was revised to 5.41 percent from 5.19 percent earlier.<br />

Tax payers, top govt officials may be out of PDS ambit: Paswan
Economy

Tax payers, top govt officials may be out of PDS ambit: Paswan

The Modi government has asked states to try such a scheme and Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan will be discussing the issue with them.<br />

India's rice output, exports to rise on monsoon revival
Economy

India's rice output, exports to rise on monsoon revival

Robust exports from India could keep a lid on global prices that have surged 12 percent in the past three months and help cut bulging government stockpiles built as a result of bumper harvests over the past several years.<br />

Food Corp is a Rs 75,000 cr problem: Five areas that needs urgent govt attention
Economy

Food Corp is a Rs 75,000 cr problem: Five areas that needs urgent govt attention

Imagine a company that is the largest distributor of a product in a country. Its cost of inputs and the price at which it sells the product are fixed by the government. The company all of a sudden changes tack and starts eyeing profits. It wants to invest in improving efficiency. In short, this is the Food Corporation of India's (FCI) predicament today.<br />

Relief to cane, rice growers: IMD expects less rain in flood-hit areas of the North next week
Economy

Relief to cane, rice growers: IMD expects less rain in flood-hit areas of the North next week

India's monsoon rains will be weak next week, weather officials said on Thursday, giving relief to cane- and rice-growing areas of northern and eastern regions that were recently hit by floods.<br />

No monsoon worries: Govt to buy 13% more rice from local farmers this year
Economy

No monsoon worries: Govt to buy 13% more rice from local farmers this year

India, the world's second-biggest rice producer, buys the grain from local farmers at a fixed price to run its mammoth food welfare programme. Guaranteed prices encourage farmers to produce more.<br />

India to free up extra 10 mn tonne of wheat in fight against inflation
Economy

India to free up extra 10 mn tonne of wheat in fight against inflation

India's retail food inflation eased to 7.97 percent in June from 9.56 percent in May after the government took steps to check hoardings and curb exports of onions and potatoes.<br />

Monsoon hits India's rice exports, Thailand set to become world's biggest exporter again
Economy

Monsoon hits India's rice exports, Thailand set to become world's biggest exporter again

India toppled Thailand two years ago to become the world's top rice exporter but poor monsoons could hit exports this year.

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.

Govt announces service tax exemption for rice
India

Govt announces service tax exemption for rice

The finance minister's decision comes following pressure from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.

India extends rice stock limit by one year, effort to check price rise: Govt
Economy

India extends rice stock limit by one year, effort to check price rise: Govt

India, the world's second biggest rice producer, has decided to extend by one year the stock holding limit on the grain to check any rise in prices on account of hoarding of the essential food item, a government statement said on Friday.

 Anti-hoarding step: Cabinet extends stock limits on paddy, rice
Economy

Anti-hoarding step: Cabinet extends stock limits on paddy, rice

The validity of stock limits on paddy and rice was to have expired this month. <br /><br />

After onions, tomato sells at Rs 80/kg; rice to get pricier too
Economy

After onions, tomato sells at Rs 80/kg; rice to get pricier too

After some relief last week, onion prices have peaked again. A high demand has also pushed up tomato prices to Rs 80 per kg at several places across Delhi from Rs 35 per kg.

CCEA may decide on extra foodgrains to BPL on Thursday
Economy

CCEA may decide on extra foodgrains to BPL on Thursday

The proposal was listed on the agenda of the CCEA meeting in the last two months.

Rice a precious commodity in Odisha's election bazaar
Politics

Rice a precious commodity in Odisha's election bazaar

The Ramesh-Deb spat came on top of a long-running battle over rice allocation by the Centre between the BJD and the Congress.

The Congress (I) Principle: Deny livelihood, give dole
Economy

The Congress (I) Principle: Deny livelihood, give dole

If the Government was so concerned about the rising prices of food why would it hike the minimum support prices of wheat and rice by 5 percent each in the last year and by an average of around 20 percent since 2009 - a period of high food inflation?

Bihar horror: 11 dead, 48 in hospital after eating mid-day meal
India

Bihar horror: 11 dead, 48 in hospital after eating mid-day meal

The tragedy took place at the government primary school in Dahrmasati Gandawan village at Mashrakh block, about 25 km from Chapra, they said.

 Uttarakhand floods: Centre allocates extra 4,000 tonne of wheat, rice
India

Uttarakhand floods: Centre allocates extra 4,000 tonne of wheat, rice

Last week, Food Minister KV Thomas had said that the Centre would allocate more foodgrains to flood-hit Uttarakhand to provide relief to affected people.

Paddy worth crores rotting in Maharashtra due to godown shortage
India

Paddy worth crores rotting in Maharashtra due to godown shortage

Paddy worth crores is rotting here as it has been lying in open due to shortage of godowns even as the the rice millers have not lifted it following a dispute over transportation charges with the Tribal Development Corporation and FCI, official sources said