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Some subsidy may be restored to tackle drought: Minister


July 27th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 27 (IANS) The government would restart some of the subsidy programmes scrapped earlier to meet the drought-like situation following a patchy monsoon in many parts of the country ... Read more...

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Assam hopes for record rice, jute production


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 22 IANS) Despite floods affecting about 10,000 hectares of cropland, Assam hopes to register a record paddy and jute production this year.Assam Agriculture Minister Nilamoni Sen Deka made the ... Read more...

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Northeast train services partially resume after two weeks


June 14th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam), June 14 (IANS) Train services between southern Assam and northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram were partially restored Thursday, connecting the region with the rest of India, after ... Read more...

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Train services yet to be restored in northeast


June 10th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar/Agartala, June 10 (IANS) Train services between the northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram, as also southern Assam and the rest of India are yet to be restored even ... Read more...

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Landslides disrupt rail services to Northeast


June 4th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam)/Agartala, June 4 (IANS) Rail services between southern Assam, Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram and the rest of India have been suspended since Sunday following heavy landslides on railway tracks, ... Read more...

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Assam farmers losing interest in rice cultivation


March 15th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 15 (IANS) Farmers of Assam, that recently boasted of having a record rice harvest, are losing interest in paddy cultivation, saying they were facing financial ruin in the ... Read more...

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India to ferry food grains for northeast via Bangladesh


September 30th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 30 (IANS) Dhaka has agreed to allow New Delhi to ferry food grains for the northeastern states via Bangladesh, officials said here Friday."After the Bangladesh government's green signal, ... Read more...

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FCI asked to create 15 MT additional storage capacity


September 16th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Concerned over lack of adequate storage facilities, the government has asked the Food Corporation of India (FCI) to fast-track creation of additional 15 million tonnes ... Read more...

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Food corporation’s subsidy rose to 35 percent in 2010-11: Thomas


August 23rd, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government's subsidy to the Food Corporation of India (FCI) for procuring foodgrain rose by 35.11 percent to Rs.57,925 crore in 2010-11 against Rs.42,873 crore ... Read more...

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‘Food security bill before cabinet soon’


July 21st, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The food security bill will go to the cabinet very soon for approval, the food ministry said Wednesday, calling upon the states to prepare for ... Read more...

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Punjab rues inaction on increasing food grain storage


July 16th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 16 (IANS) The Punjab government Saturday lamented the inaction by the central government in creating more storage capacity for food grain in the state - the food ... Read more...

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CBI raids FCI depots in Punjab


June 25th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bathinda (Punjab), June 25 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has raided storage depots of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) in this Punjab district to check the presence ... Read more...

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Punjab procures 110.50 lakh tonnes wheat


June 2nd, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh June 2 (IANS) Punjab has achieved a new benchmark in wheat procurement as various government agencies and private traders have together procured over 110.50 lakh tonnes wheat this year, ... Read more...

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Punjab procures 110 lakh tonnes of wheat


May 26th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) Government agencies in Punjab have achieved the target of procuring 110 lakh tonnes of wheat this year, an official said here Thursday.An official spokesman of the ... Read more...

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Punjab procures nearly 103 lakh tonnes wheat


May 9th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) Punjab has procured nearly 103 lakh tonnes of wheat this season, close on the heels of Haryana crossing year's total arrival of wheat in its ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana near 150 lakh tonne wheat procurement-mark


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 2 (IANS) Wheat procurement in Punjab and Haryana is nearing the 150 lakh tonne-mark, officials said Monday.The two states have procured nearly 149 lakh tonnes of wheat till ... Read more...

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100 lakh tonnes of wheat procured in Punjab, Haryana


April 26th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 26 (IANS) After a delayed arrival of the crop this season, wheat procurement in the country's food bowl states of Punjab and Haryana has crossed the 100 lakh ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks PM’s intervention on food grain storage


April 6th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Seeking the intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Punjab government Wednesday said that if the existing stocks of food grain in godowns were ... Read more...

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Food Corporation gets Rs.5,000 crore loan


March 29th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The government Tuesday approved a short-term loan of Rs.5,000 crore to the Food Corporation of India (FCI) to help the state-run foodgrain procurement agency meet ... Read more...

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Tripura, Mizoram facing shortage of food grain


December 16th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, Dec 16 (IANS) Tripura and Mizoram are facing a food crisis as the Food Corporation of India (FCI) has not supplied the allocated quota of food grain to the two states, ... Read more...

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BJP urges PM for aid to rain-hit Andhra farmers


December 13th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including L.K. Advani, met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday to seek assistance for farmers in Andhra Pradesh, whose crops have ... Read more...

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Haryana paddy arrival in markets exceeds 3.83 mn tonnes


November 29th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 29 (IANS) The six government procuring agencies have so far purchased over 2.46 million (24.26 lakh) tonnes of paddy in Haryana, out of the total paddy arrival of over 3.83 ... Read more...

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FCI to improve food grain supply to northeast


November 25th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 25 (IANS) The Food Corporation of India (FCI) has embarked on a Rs.550 crore project to broaden storage facilities and maintain uninterrupted supply of food grain to the northeastern states, ... Read more...

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Over 10 mn tonnes of paddy procured in Punjab


November 3rd, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 3 (IANS) Over 10 million (1,032 lakh) tonnes of paddy have been procured in grain markets across Punjab this season since the procurement process started Oct 1, a ... Read more...

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Punjab farmers end rail blockade, protests to continue (Lead)


October 30th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 30 (IANS) Farmers in Punjab ended their rail blockade Saturday afternoon after thousands of passengers were stranded, but said protests against slow procurement of paddy by central and state ... Read more...

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Punjab farmers continue rail blockade


October 30th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 30 (IANS) Thousands of farmers Saturday continued blocking rail tracks at various places in the state to protest against slow procurement of paddy by central and state government agencies.The ... Read more...

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Badal asks PM to relax paddy procurement norms


October 24th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 24 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Sunday warned the central government that the state farmers' resentment might erupt into anger if the quality specifications of paddy were ... Read more...

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Over 4.5 mn tonne paddy procured in Punjab


October 18th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 18 (IANS) Over 4.57 million (45.75 lakh) tonnes of paddy has been procured in grain markets across Punjab this season since the procurement process started Oct 1, an official said ... Read more...

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CRPF trooper kills three colleagues, shoots himself


October 11th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Oct 11 (IANS) An irate Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper Monday killed three of his colleagues and later shot himself dead with his service weapon following a heated altercation in ... Read more...

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Rail services in northeast restored partially


October 7th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam), Oct 7 (IANS) Rail services between the northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram and southern Assam and the rest of India were restored partially Thursday after 114 days of ... Read more...

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Over 6 lakh tonnes of paddy purchased in Punjab


October 5th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 5 (IANS) Over 611,424 tonnes of paddy have been purchased by government agencies and private rice millers in Punjab, an official said here Tuesday.Government agencies have bought over 97 percent ... Read more...

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India to raise grain storage capacity 25 percent to curb rotting


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
By T.G. Biju New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Stung by the Supreme Court's rap on rotting grain in the warehouses of state-run agencies, with some estimates pegging the losses at Rs.58,000 crore ... Read more...

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Punjab father-son duo booked for cheating youths


September 20th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sangrur, Sep 20 (IANS) A father-son duo who duped two youths of Rs.17.2 lakh on the pretext of sending them to Canada, have been slapped with cases, Punjab police said here ... Read more...

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‘More needed to improve status of agriculture’


September 19th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) Despite various programmes initiated by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government to improve the status of agriculture, famers' leaders strongly feel that not enough has been done and ... Read more...

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PDS hike under consideration: Ministerial panel


September 2nd, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Thursday said the government is considering a hike in the quantity of foodgrains under the Public Distribution System along with an upgradation ... Read more...

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