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Deficit monsoon: PM directs weekly monitoring


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) With deficient monsoon rains threatening crop plantation in the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday asked all ministries concerned to co-ordinate efforts with state ... 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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Counterfeit, fake and smuggled goods impacting ‘Brand India’ (Comment)


July 8th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Counterfeiting is being considered the world's fastest growing industry. According to current estimates, it represents up to 10 percent of global trade. Termed the crime of the 21st century by the ... 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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Industrial output grows 4.1 percent; rate cut possible (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) India's industrial output grew at a lower-than-expected 4.1 percent in February owing to sluggish performance of the mining and manufacturing sector, fuelling calls of ... Read more...

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India’s industrial output grows by 4.1 percent in February


April 12th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) India's industrial output grew by lower than expected 4.1 percent in February, led by 8 percent expansion in electricity production, official data showed Thursday.However, ... Read more...

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State firms lose Rs.1,201 crore on pulses import: CAG


December 27th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) State-owned firms lost Rs.1,201 crore on the import and sale of pulses between 2006 and 2011 by failing to stabilise market prices, the Comptroller and ... Read more...

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Sharma to reveal states which supported FDI in retail


December 3rd, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Saturday said he would disclose in parliament the states which supported the decision to allow foreign capital in the multi-brand ... Read more...

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Government seeks public comments on draft food security bill


September 14th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The government Wednesday said it would seek public comments on the draft National Food Security Bill which seeks to legally entitle a majority of the ... Read more...

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Consumer helpline gets over 11,000 calls in July


September 1st, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The National Consumer Helpline (NCH) received 11,640 calls -- with the maximum number 4,577 from Delhi -- during July for consumer complaints, an official statement ... Read more...

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Public distribution system to be computerised


August 16th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) In order to improve the efficiency of the targeted public distribution system (TPDS) operation, the government has decided to computerise the entire system, the Ministry ... Read more...

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Telecom sector most complained against


August 11th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The National Consumer Helpline received a total of 13,203 telephonic and online complaints during June 2011, Delhi leading the list of complainants over grievances predominantly ... Read more...

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Day 2 monsoon session: protests stall parliament (Second Lead)


August 2nd, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were adjourned twice Tuesday, forcing cancellation of the crucial question hour for the second successive day, as the government and ... Read more...

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Fresh 152 lakh tonnes foodgrain storage capacity planned


July 15th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Additional foodgrain storage capacity of about 152 lakh tonnes would be created in 19 states, the ministry of consumer affairs, food and public distribution said ... Read more...

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Consumer helpline receives 10,170 calls in April


May 27th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The National Consumer Helpline (NCH) received 10,170 calls - the maximum number (2,906) from Delhi - during April for redressal of consumer complaints, an official ... Read more...

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K.V. Thomas calls for effective consumer dispute redressal machinery


March 14th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 14 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Prof. K.V. Thomas has called for the effective functioning of consumer dispute redressal machinery in the ... Read more...

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Prices remain high in Delhi


January 21st, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Prices of edible oil increased and those of essential food commodities remained high in the national capital despite a slew of anti-inflationary measures undertaken by the ... Read more...

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Hallmarking of gold as quality assurance stuck in logjam


October 24th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Rana Ajit New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) All that glitters is gold, or is it really so? A quality benchmark survey has revealed 15-20 percent adulteration in 22-carat gold jewellery, but the ... Read more...

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Usha Mathur to be parliamentary affairs secretary


September 21st, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The appointment of Usha Mathur as secretary in the ministry of parliamentary affairs was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) Tuesday. According to an official ... Read more...

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Action ordered against officers for damage to wheat stocks


July 21st, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The government Wednesday ordered "immediate penal action" against Food Corporation of India (FCI) officers for improper handling and damage to wheat stocks at three warehouses in Uttar ... Read more...

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Major food commodity prices steady: Government


May 14th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The prices of wheat, rice and sugar have remained steady at the weekend at most of the reporting centres where rates are monitored by the consumer ... Read more...

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Prices of wheat, rice steady, sugar declines: Government


April 30th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Prices of wheat and rice largely remained steady or declined while sugar continued to decline at most places across India over the week ending Thursday, the government ... Read more...

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Government procures 5.3 lakh tonnes of wheat


April 1st, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The government has procured 5.3 lakh tonnes of wheat till March 31, more than twice the figure for the corresponding period last year, it was announced Thursday. "The ... Read more...

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Prices of sugar, pulses have declined, says government


March 23rd, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Prices of sugar and pulses declined in most places across the country in the week ending March 17, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution ... Read more...

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Government to sell sugar, onions at lower prices in Delhi


February 2nd, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) In a bid to arrest spiralling prices, government-owned National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) will sell sugar at Rs.41 and onion at Rs.16 per ... Read more...

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Sugar released for February is adequate, says government


January 29th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The 1.79 million tonnes of sugar released for next month was adequate to meet the internal demand for the period, the government said Friday. "This quantity is ... Read more...

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India has procured over 10 mn tonnes of paddy so far


October 31st, 2008 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The government Friday said it had procured over 10 million tonnes of paddy during the current kharif marketing season (KMS), starting Oct 1 this year.The Ministry of ... Read more...

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‘Organised, unorganised retailers can co-exist in India’


October 6th, 2008 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) India's organised and unorganised retail sectors can co-exist and thrive, says a top government official, who foresees bright prospects for the retail industry in the country."It is ... Read more...

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India has adequate rice, wheat stocks, says government


September 26th, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Amid fears of accelerating food crisis across the world, India Friday said it is comfortably placed with nearly 28 million tonnes of rice stock.In a statement, the ... Read more...

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India to consider FDI for multi-products in retail sector


September 26th, 2008 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) India will look into the industry's demand for allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) for multiple products in the retail sector, said a senior government official here Friday.“FDI ... Read more...

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No proposal to lift ban on non-basmati rice export: ministry


September 24th, 2008 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) There is presently no proposal under consideration for lifting the ban on export of non-basmati rice, the ministry of consumer affairs, food and public distribution said here ... Read more...

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Centre to create huge rice reserve:Pawar


September 12th, 2008 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 12 (ANI): Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today said that the Government plans to create a two million tonne rice reserve on top of the three million tonne ... Read more...

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Sharad Pawar inaugurates warehousing conference


September 12th, 2008 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 12 (ANI): Union Minister for Agriculture, Sharad Pawar today said that the Government plans to create a two million tonne rice reserve on top of the three million ... Read more...

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Sharad Pawar to inaugurate warehousing seminar


September 12th, 2008 - 11:16 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 12 (ANI): Union Minister for Agriculture, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Sharad Pawar will inaugurate a two-day conference on warehousing here today. The conference is being held to ... Read more...

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CCEA approves sale of wheat by FCI under Open Market Sale Scheme


August 21st, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , August 21 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday gave its approval for sale of wheat under Open Market Sale Scheme (OMSS).The Committee said OMSS ... Read more...

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