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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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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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Rs 426cr water supply project fails to take off

Rs 426cr water supply project fails to take off

| July 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: The Rs 426.29-crore Patna water supply project, which was to be completed by March 28, 2014, has been delayed due to lapses by the selected contractor, Gammons India, urban development minister Samrat Chaudhury informed Bihar assembly on Thursday. He said the contract with Gammons India would be terminated and the company blacklisted. Not even […]

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Bihar first state to launch food security scheme

Bihar first state to launch food security scheme

| February 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The National Food Security Act (NFSA), which guarantees foodgrains at nominal prices to the poor, was on Saturday launched in some districts of Bihar, making it the first state to do so. Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, who addressed a function marking the symbolic launch of the scheme, said 84% (6.90 crore) of the rural […]

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