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
In its current form the Right to Food Security Bill is nothing but a vote gathering ploy for Rahul Gandhi and nothing else, the bleeding hearts of jholawalas notwithstanding.
The CAG report tells us that the FCI and the government are completely unprepared to give us food security without big wastage. That needs fixing first.
The bill envisages to distribute highly subsidised rice and wheat to almost two-thirds of India's population of 1.2 billion.
In a populist move, the government announced that rice supplied through the Public Distribution System to families below poverty line will be provided at Rs two per kg.
The agriculture sector witnessed record foodgrains output of 257.44 million tonnes in this year enabling the country to become world's largest rice exporter for the first time
India is likely to continue exports of wheat and rice despite the poor monsoon, food minister KV Thomas said on Tuesday, as the country has ample stocks from last year's harvest.
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.
Increased crop supply means the pace of decline in India's food-price inflation will speed up, which currently is the highest among emerging markets.
Celebrated food historian Pushpesh Pant rescues this simple and delicious alternative to pulav and biryani from the recesses of memory. Recipe included!
We’ve all known, in varying degrees though, that climate change is impacting crop production. It appears climate change has been responsible for 6 percent change in food prices over the last 30 years.