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In 2 years, 40,000 tonnes of grain went down the drain

In 2 years, 40,000 tonnes of grain went down the drain

| June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

CHENNAI: At a time when fears of another drought year are looming large, an RTI application filed by TOI has revealed that thequantity of foodgrains damaged in Food Corporation of India godowns across the country recorded a drastic jump over the last two years when the country lost more than 40,000 tonnes. Though the losses […]

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Centre’s Ultimatum to Bihar for Lifting Backlog of Foodgrains

Centre’s Ultimatum to Bihar for Lifting Backlog of Foodgrains

| July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Criticising the Bihar government for not lifting foodgrains allotted to the state for public distribution, the Centre has given it an ultimatum to complete the exercise by August 31. In a letter to Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said there are “serious deficiencies” in the action plan presented […]

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FCI starts maize procurement in Bihar to ensure MSP to farmers

FCI starts maize procurement in Bihar to ensure MSP to farmers

| July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Concerned over farmers in Bihar selling maize below the MSP,Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today said Food Corporation of India (FCI) has been asked to procure the cereal crop at the support price in the state.Currently, FCI is procuring maize in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Chattisgarh.“Against the maize MSP of Rs 1,310 per quintal, farmers in […]

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