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.
More than 480 high-yielding wheat varieties bred by Rajaram have been released in 51 countries on six continents and have been widely adopted by small and large-scale farmers alike.
The Congress has also kept its focus over the professional examination board scam which the government is trying to push under the carpet.
The increase in wheat MSP is likely to lead to a rise in the government food subsidy bill in the next fiscal and may also put pressure on inflation.
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?
Egypt has less than two months' supply of imported wheat left in its stocks, ousted President Mohamed Mursi's minister of supplies said, revealing a shortage more acute than previously disclosed.
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.
That the food grains management policy of the Congress led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is in a mess, we all know. But the tragedy is that the mess is getting messier.
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.
As on 1 March, Food Corporation of India had total foodgrains stock of 62.8 million tonnes, of which wheat was 27.1 million tonnes.
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
Among cereals, the CCEA has okayed increasing the support price of barley to Rs 1,100 per quintal for 2013-14 from Rs 980 per quintal this year.
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.
India will have an all-time high foodgrain production of over 252 million tons in 2011-12 with a record output of wheat, rice and cotton, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said today.