food grain

Winter session extended; Lokpal, food bills to be moved Thursday (Second Lead)


December 21st, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The much-awaited Lokpal and Food Security bills will be introduced in the Lok Sabha Thursday.The contentious Lokpal bill will be tabled in the Lok ... Read more...

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India’s biggest grain warehouse in Punjab soon


December 10th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 10 (IANS) The biggest warehouse in the country to store food grain will be constructed in Punjab, a minister said here Saturday."Punjab has been permitted to construct a ... Read more...

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Opposition attacks government on price-rise


December 7th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Accusing the government of not taking tangible steps to check rise in prices, the opposition Wednesday said that wrong policies of the ruling United ... Read more...

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Goa minister defends tomatina festival


October 31st, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 31 (IANS) Even as green groups are seething over the potential wastage of tonnes of tomatoes at the Sundown Tomatina Festival to be held here Saturday, Goa's Tourism ... Read more...

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Green groups see red over Tomatina in Goa


October 29th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 29 (IANS) Goa's November date with 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" style Tomatina festival of Spain is in peril as environmental groups say it was not good for a ... Read more...

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Karnataka geared to meet drought, says Gowda


October 8th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, whose administration has declared nearly half of Karnataka drought-hit, acknowledged Saturday that providing relief was the primary responsibility of ... Read more...

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Badal rejects new minimum price for wheat


October 8th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 8 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Saturday rejected the minimum support price (MSP) of Rs.1,350 per quintal announced by the central government for wheat for 2012-13.In ... Read more...

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Hooda seeks Rs.200 bonus on paddy


October 6th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 6 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Thursday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to announce a bonus of Rs.200 per quintal over and above the ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana paddy procurement begins Saturday


September 30th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 30 (IANS) With a combined target of 188 lakh tonnes, procurement of paddy will begin in Punjab and Haryana -- the food grain states of the country -- ... Read more...

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Unesco to help Punjab formulate cultural policy


September 27th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 27 (IANS) Unesco will help the Punjab government formulate its cultural and heritage policy, an official said Tuesday.There is great potential to highlight the cultural heritage of Punjab, ... Read more...

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Punjab targets 140 tonnes paddy


September 23rd, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 23 (IANS) Geared up for paddy procurement beginning in the state Oct 1, the Punjab government has set a target of procuring 140 lakh tonnes this season.A government ... 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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No regard for kids in draft food security bill: Activists


August 8th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The draft National Food Security Bill, which has been approved by the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM), has scant regard for children and does ... Read more...

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Corruption biggest cause of price rise, says BJP


August 3rd, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday mounted an attack on the government over rising prices of essential commodities, and said corruption was ... Read more...

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Rights group slams Food Security Bill draft in letter to PM


August 2nd, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Activists of the Right to Food campaign Tuesday wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh slamming the government's draft of the Food ... Read more...

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Government mulls weather inputs for farmers


July 27th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The government Wednesday said it is planning to launch a National Monsoon Mission to provide accurate rain forecast and other weather inputs to farmers.Speaking at ... Read more...

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Punjab offers rebates for sugar mills in border areas


July 20th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) Setting up integrated sugar complexes in border areas of Punjab will fetch a string of incentives for the investors, a minister announced here Wednesday."The Punjab government ... 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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NAC okays Food Security Bill, to be sent to PM (Lead)


June 23rd, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) has finalised its draft of the Food Security Bill, which seeks to entitle nearly 75 percent of ... Read more...

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Mamata pushes for better implementation of welfare schemes


May 24th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday met officials and discussed issues linked to development, the public distribution system and law and order, and directed ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana make it a wheat bumper crop season


May 17th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) Punjab and Haryana, major food grain states of the country, have made this a wheat bumper crop season procuring more than 175 lakh tonnes of wheat ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana head for bumper wheat crop


May 11th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) Despite slow and delayed arrivals for most part of April, food grain states Punjab and Haryana are heading for a bumper wheat crop this season, officials ... Read more...

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Why can’t surplus grain be sold to poor, asks apex court


May 10th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the central government, which admitted to shortcomings in the public distribution system, why it could not give the surplus food ... Read more...

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Punjab to get 50 lakh tonnes storage capacity


May 6th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 6 (IANS) Punjab, which faces a major problem of food grain storage every year, will get an additional storage capacity of around 50 lakh tonnes in the next ... Read more...

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India has emerged stronger over last 65 years: Krishna


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Stating that India has emerged stronger over the course of about 65 years, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said New Delhi is well prepared to address developmental ... 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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New Green Revolution by cultivating improved crops: Pawar


May 1st, 2011 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
Aizawl, May 1 (IANS) India plans cultivation of improved variety of food grain in several states, including the northeast, to achieve its second "Green Revolution", Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh minister’s GM foods remark criticised


May 1st, 2011 - 3:45 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 30 (IANS) Known for his controversial statements on several issues, Madhya Pradesh Agriculture Minister Ramkrishan Kusmaria was Saturday criticised for "trivialising" opposition to introduction of genetically-modified (GM) crops ... 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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Wheat procurement in Punjab, Haryana crosses 90 lakh tonnes


April 25th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 25 (IANS) The country's foodgrain states of Punjab and Haryana have procured nearly 90 lakh tonnes of wheat this season, officials said Monday.Government agencies and private millers in ... Read more...

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Centre’s bonus on wheat unjustified: Badal


April 16th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Saturday condemned the central government for announcing a bonus of just Rs.50 per quintal of wheat and demanded higher bonus ... Read more...

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Wheat arrivals remain low in Punjab markets


April 13th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) Even while the harvest festival of Baisakhi is being celebrated across Punjab, wheat arrivals in the state's grain markets continued to be slow.Food and supplies officials ... Read more...

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Wheat arrival low in Punjab, Haryana markets


April 11th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 11 (IANS) Wheat procurement in Punjab and Haryana started April 1 but the arrival of the crop in grain markets in the two states so far has been ... Read more...

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Jharkhand withdraws tax on blankets


March 15th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 14 (IANS) The Jharkhand government Monday announced withdrawal of value added tax (VAT) on blankets, towels, bed-sheets and decided to keep foodgrain free from VAT in the next ... Read more...

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Inflation will come down to 7 percent by March: PM (Second Lead)


February 24th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Admitting that inflation was a "matter of concern", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday expressed hope that it would come down to seven percent by March."Inflation in ... Read more...

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