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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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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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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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India’s public distribution system faulty: World Bank


May 18th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Though India's social sector spending is higher than many other developing countries, one of its flagship welfare programs -- the public distribution system (PDS) -- ... Read more...

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India’s annual inflation enters double digits at 10.16 percent


June 14th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Driven by higher food and fuel prices, India's annual inflation touched double digits at 10.16 percent in May, rising from 9.59 percent in April, the government ... Read more...

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Highlights of the Economic Survey (Lead)


February 25th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Following are the highlights of the annual Economic Survey for the current fiscal tabled by the Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Lok Sabha Thursday: - Total ... Read more...

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Highlights of the Economic Survey


February 25th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Following are the highlights of the annual Economic Survey for the current fiscal tabled by the Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Lok Sabha Thursday: - Gross ... Read more...

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No move to hike milk price: Pawar


January 22nd, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has denied any move to hike milk prices.Talking to reporters here on Thursday, Pawar blamed the media for creating confusion over ... Read more...

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Food prices will come down after Rabi season: Pawar


November 4th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 4 (ANI): The Government today said prices of the food articles might come down only after the ensuing Rabi season.Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said that due to ... Read more...

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Drought can be overcome, action must be swift (Comment)


August 14th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Sushma RamachandranThe latest data on industrial output, which shows a 7.8 percent growth in June, brings with it a silver lining to the spectre of drought, which looms large over ... Read more...

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States asked to fix limits on grain stocks till April 2009


August 22nd, 2008 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The government has asked states to fix and maintain limits on food grain stocks till April 31, 2009 to keep their prices under control.The states are required ... Read more...

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Government to lift ban on non-basmati rice exports only if stocks permit


August 1st, 2008 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The government will review the export ban on non-basmati rice after assessing the country's grain stocks, commerce minister Kamal Nath said Friday. “We will have a meeting ... Read more...

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China’s food crisis will exacerbate global shortage


June 9th, 2008 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, June 9 (DPA) China's rising grain demand is poised to exacerbate the global food crisis over the next few years. Having only seven percent of the world's total farmable land at ... Read more...

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BJP protests against inflation in Jaipur


April 15th, 2008 - 9:28 pm ICT by admin
Jaipur, Apr.15 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists on Tuesday staged a protest here against the failure of the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government to curb inflation. Hundreds of party ... Read more...

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‘Strengthen public distribution system to check inflation’


April 14th, 2008 - 11:59 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Economic experts Monday suggested the public distribution system (PDS) be strengthened as an effective measure to rein in increasing inflation, which has hit a 41-month high of ... Read more...

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‘Chinese, Indians eating more meat, driving global grain shortage’


February 19th, 2008 - 10:40 am ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Feb 19 (IANS) The leader of Britain's largest opposition party has told British farmers that the current global shortage of grains is partly being caused by Chinese and ... Read more...

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India replaces Pakistan as the leading rice exporter to Iran


November 30th, 2007 - 2:07 pm ICT by admin
Karachi, Nov 30 (ANI): A drastic drop of Pakistani rice exports to Europe, Russia, Middle East and Saudi Arabia was recorded for several reasons, but now a traditional buyer of Pakistani rice, ... Read more...

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