food grain

Cash rich PSUs to invest in projects to spur growth


September 11th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The government is working on a mechanism under which nine major public sector undertakings (PSUs) having large cash reserves would start investing in infrastructure ... Read more...

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Six hungry orphan siblings of UP seek death


August 30th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 30 (IANS) Six orphan siblings Thursday submitted a memorandum to the district magistrate of Kannauj, 125 km from here, seeking permission to kill themselves as they had no ... Read more...

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Food bill based on ‘narrow vision’, say activists


August 28th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Activists Tuesday protested the National Food Security Bill, which seeks to provide legal entitlement of food grain to 63 percent of the country's population, ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks Rs.5,112 crore package for drought


August 10th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 10 (IANS) The Punjab government Friday sought a relief package of Rs.5,112.09 crore from the central government to tackle the drought-like conditions caused by a deficit monsoon this ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks Rs.2,380 crore package for monsoon failure


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 2 (IANS) Upset with the central government over the state not being given anything in the recently-announced Rs.1,900 crore package for states with deficient rainfall this year, ... Read more...

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CPI-M protests in Srinagar


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 2 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) supporters participated in an anti-price rise and anti-government protest led by party leader Muhammad Yusuf Tarigami in Srinagar Thursday.Breaking the police ... Read more...

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Government exporting food, keeping people hungry: Brinda Karat


August 1st, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 1 (IANS) CPI-M leader Brinda Karat Wednesday accused the central government of exporting food grain through big traders for use as animal fodder while keeping people hungry in ... Read more...

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Jharkhand bans sale, manufacturing of gutka


July 24th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 24 (IANS) The Jharkhand government Tuesday banned manufacture, storage, distribution and sale of 'gutka' (tobacco-laced areca nut pieces) in the state, said an official.The Jharkhand cabinet meeting chaired ... Read more...

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Extra subsidised rice to poor in 12 districts in Northeast


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 23 (IANS) The central government has provided additional quota of rice at a subsidised rate for the poor living in 12 backward districts in the northeast, a state ... Read more...

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Prime Minister reviews food security amid rain concerns


July 18th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday reviewed food management in the country with senior cabinet colleagues in the wake of a deficient monsoon and the ... Read more...

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Government steps up effort to boost inland waterways


July 16th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) To promote private investment into inland waterways, the central government Monday constituted a committee which will identify new areas for attracting funds and private investment ... Read more...

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Centre, Bengal spar over food grain allotment utilisation


July 11th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) Accusing the West Bengal government with under-utilising food grain allotment for backward districts, union Food minister K.V. Thomas Tuesday said the state used just 12.7 percent ... Read more...

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Monsoon delayed but situation not serious: Pawar


July 3rd, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) There had been a two-week delay in the monsoon but the situation was not serious, union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said here Tuesday and added ... Read more...

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UP taking steps to save food grain from rains


June 28th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 28 (IANS) Amid reports of food grain lying unattended in the open in many places in Uttar Pradesh, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh Thursday said ... Read more...

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Day 3: 2,500 train passengers still stranded in Assam


June 28th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/Agartala, June 28 (IANS) Over 2,500 passengers in four trains continued to be stranded for the third day Thursday as heavy landslides following heavy rains blocked tracks and cut ... 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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Release excess food for the poor: CPI-M


June 11th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday asked the government to release excess food grain stored in central pool for sale at subsidized rates to ... Read more...

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Centre to offload 6 months PDS grains


May 24th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) With its granaries overflowing and record food production for the third year in a row, the central government Thursday decided to allow states to lift ... Read more...

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Punjab wants central government to allow wheat export


May 19th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Saturday asked the central government to allow export of wheat from the state.Talking to media at Rakhra village in Patiala ... Read more...

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Punjab wheat procurement crosses 125 lakh tonnes


May 18th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) Wheat procurement in Punjab has crossed the 125 lakh tonnes mark during the current season, state food and supplies department officials said here Friday.The total procurement ... Read more...

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Where to stock bumper harvest? Punjab, Haryana in quandary


May 17th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) Ironic as it may sound, this season's bumper harvest and wheat procurement in Punjab and Haryana -- the country's food grain bowls -- have left the ... Read more...

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Punjab moots pension for farmers


May 16th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) Reeling under a cumulative debt burden of over Rs.35,000 crore, farmers of Punjab could soon benefit from a pension scheme.Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday ... Read more...

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Sack Raja Bhaiyya from UP cabinet, demands BSP


May 11th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 11 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Friday asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to drop cabinet colleague Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya as he ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana procure record 200 lakh tonnes of wheat


May 11th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) For the first time in decades, Punjab and Haryana have together recorded the highest-ever procurement figures for wheat. The neighbouring states have procured over 200 lakh ... Read more...

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Centre arranging gunny bags for Madhya Pradesh


May 10th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The central government is trying to arrange gunny bags for Madhya Pradesh, Food Minister K.V. Thomas said Thursday, reacting to reports from the state ... Read more...

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Punjab wheat procurement crosses 100 lakh tonnes


May 4th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) Wheat procurement in Punjab has crossed the 100 lakh tonnes mark during the current season, state food and supplies officials said here Friday.An official spokesman of ... Read more...

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Centre to solve food security bill ‘issues’: Thomas


March 2nd, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) The central government Friday said it will solve "most of the issues" raised by the states on the National Food Security Bill, which is currently before ... Read more...

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India to carry northeast essentials via Bangladesh


February 11th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 11 (IANS) In a very significant development, the Bangladesh government has decided to allow India to ferry food grains and essentials for the mountainous northeastern states via its ... Read more...

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Follow Nagaland’s example for food security, northeast urged


February 10th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 10 (IANS) Northeastern states must follow the example of Nagaland - the only food sufficient state in the region - and increase food production to ensure food ... Read more...

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Centre, states to discuss food bill (Lead)


February 6th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The government has convened a two-day meet of state food and agriculture ministers beginning Wednesday to iron out differences over the National Food Security ... Read more...

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Jharkhand produces record Kharif crop


January 29th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 29 (IANS) For the first time since its creation in 2000, Jharkhand has produced more Kharif food grain than it consumes at a record 55 million tonnes -- ... Read more...

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Hissar to Kashmir: A journalist’s autobiography (IANS Book Review)


January 13th, 2012 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Book: "Jailed Without Crime"; Author: M.L. Kak; Publisher: Utpal Publications, Delhi; Pages: 335; Price: Rs.300M.L. Kak calls this personal account of his 40-plus years in journalism, much of it spent in ... Read more...

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Jammu-Srinagar highway open to one-way traffic


January 10th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 10 (IANS) Despite snow, the Srinagar-Jammu national highway will remain open for one-way traffic Tuesday and vehicles will be allowed to move from Jammu to Srinagar, Border Roads ... Read more...

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Government to take states on board over food bill


January 10th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Still nursing the sting of ally Trinamool Congress opposing the Lokpal Bill in the Rajya Sabha citing issues of federal autonomy, the United Progressive ... Read more...

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Proposed food bill will burden states: Dhumal


December 28th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 28 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Wednesday expressed his reservations to the draft Food Security Bill, 2011, saying the central government is burdening the states ... Read more...

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