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Looking at ways to tackle food prices: Thomas


October 31st, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Expressing concern at double-digit food inflation, Food Minister K.V. Thomas Monday said he will take up the issue with the finance and agriculture ministries ... Read more...

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Agra IT commissioner arrested for graft


September 27th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested income tax commissioner Homi Rajvansh for corruption during his tenure in National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of ... Read more...

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Delhi court asks CAG to probe NAFED accounts


March 16th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to probe alleged financial irregularities of Rs.900 crore in the functioning of 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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Food prices: Exports regulated, action against hoarders (Lead)


January 13th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Worried over the frequent "unacceptable" rise in food prices, the government Thursday unveiled a slew of anti-inflation steps, including regulating exports and imports, sale of onions ... Read more...

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Highlights of measures announced to control prices


January 13th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The government Thursday announced a slew of measures to control prices of essential commodities. Following are the highlights: -- State-run National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) and ... Read more...

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Food prices: State to sell onions, crack down on hoarders


January 13th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Worried over the frequent "unacceptable" rise in food prices, the government Thursday unveiled a slew of anti-inflation steps, including sale of onions through government agencies, utilising state-run ... Read more...

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Onion traders call off strike after talks with Delhi Chief Minister


January 12th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Onion traders in Delhi on Wednesday called off their strike after talks with Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.The Chief Minister had called an emergency meeting after the ... Read more...

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Onion traders in Delhi go on indefinite strike against raids


January 12th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Onion traders in Delhi announced an indefinite strike from Wednesday to protest raids on their premises in the wake of spiralling onion prices.The traders at Azadpur, ... Read more...

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Slow paddy procurement in drought-hit Bihar


December 27th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 27 (IANS) The government agencies in drought-hit Bihar have procured a low of over 7,500 tonnes paddy in the last two months, against the target of 10.5 lakh tonnes this ... Read more...

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400 outlets to sell onions at Rs.40 a kg in Delhi


December 23rd, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) In some relief for Delhiites, onions will now be made available at Rs.40 a kg through 400 outlets, including 288 Mother Dairy shops, being run by the ... Read more...

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Nasik farmers angry at government’s decision to ban onion exports


December 22nd, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
By Nitin ChandramoreNasik, Dec.22 (ANI): Farmers have expressed their discontentment with the Central Government decision in Nasik to ban export of onions.The Union Agriculture Ministry on Monday banned exports until January 15, ... Read more...

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PM steps in as onion prices spiral (Roundup)


December 21st, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) With onion prices spiralling to Rs.70-80 a kg, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday demanded immediate action to deal with the crisis, but Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh expresses deep concern over sharp rise in onion prices


December 21st, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Tuesday expressing deep concern over the skyrocketing prices of onions said effective steps should be taken to bring down ... Read more...

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Onion prices to remain high for two-three weeks: Pawar


December 21st, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) As onion prices sky rocket to Rs.70-80 per kilo, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Tuesday said the situation may continue for the next two to three weeks ... Read more...

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We’ll crackdown on hoarders and black marketers: Dikshit (Lead)


December 21st, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) With onion prices touching the sky, the Delhi government said Tuesday it will crack down on hoarders and black marketers of the commodity and was also expecting ... Read more...

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Pawar says onion prices will fall after three weeks


December 21st, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said that prices of onions are likely to fall only after three weeks."Situation will be normal in two to three ... Read more...

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Onion prices soar, curbs imposed on exports


December 20th, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The central government Monday banned fresh permits for onion exports till Jan 15 following a big jump in its price in local markets.Onion is currently selling between ... Read more...

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Govt. suspends onion exports till Jan. 15 next year


December 20th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 20 (ANI): The Government on Monday decided to suspend onion exports till January 15, 2011, in the wake of rising prices of the commodity, which is being sold at ... Read more...

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The onion crisis is here again…


December 1st, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhulika Sonkar New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) With its retail prices soaring all across northern India, the humble onion has triggered a crisis that is worrying authorities. In a space of a ... Read more...

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Onion prices to fall further: NAFED


November 27th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The prices of onion are likely to fall further in the capital with the increase in the arrival of good quality onions at the wholesale Azadpur vegetable ... Read more...

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Nafed monitoring markets to check onion prices


November 26th, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Agri-cooperative Nafed is monitoring the rates of onions to keep prices under check, and increased arrivals from Maharashtra will ease prices, the agriculture ministry said Friday."Nafed is ... Read more...

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Minimum support prices for pulses, wheat raised


October 20th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The government Wednesday raised the minimum support prices (MSP) of gram and masur dal by Rs.340 and Rs.389 a quintal respectively and that of wheat by ... Read more...

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Government allows more agencies to procure oilseeds, pulses


September 24th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Expecting a higher production of oil seeds and pulses, the government Friday nominated the National Cooperative Consumer Federation of India (NCCF), the Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) and ... Read more...

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Court asks government to frame guidelines for NAFED restructuring


July 28th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the government to frame guidelines for the restructuring of the National Agricultural Marketing Federation (NAFED) and stop the embezzlement of public ... Read more...

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Sacked Managing Director of NAFED says a ‘farmland of corruption’


July 15th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 15 (ANI): C. V. Anand Bose, the sacked Managing Director of National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) on Thursday refuted the allegations of corruption levelled against him.Refuting the ... Read more...

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Nafed board decision to remove managing director rejected


July 12th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The agriculture ministry Monday rejected the decision by the board of National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (Nafed) to remove the government-named managing director C.V. Ananda Bose and ... Read more...

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Nafed board removes top official defying government order


July 9th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
By T.G. Biju New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The board of the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (Nafed) Friday sought the removal of its managing director, defying a stern government directive a day ... Read more...

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NAFED to market coconut products in India and abroad


May 26th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) India's largest farmers' cooperative will collaborate with the Coconut Development Board (CDB) to market select value-added coconut products inside the country and abroad under the NAFED brand. A ... Read more...

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Companies using government funds under RTI: Court


May 14th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday ruled that even those companies in which the government has a minority stake can be brought under the purview of the Right ... Read more...

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Food security necessary to prevent peoples’ backlash: NAFED chief (Lead)


May 3rd, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Unless India's deprived are provided food security, it can evoke a serious backlash, as food riots have led to toppling of governments in some countries, warns the ... Read more...

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India can be agricultural superpower: farm cooperative chief


May 3rd, 2010 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) India can become an agricultural superpower and the proposed food security bill is coming at the right time as it has the potential to prevent a backlash ... Read more...

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NAFED to take Indian food products to Gulf, Europe diaspora


April 17th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Agricultural cooperative major National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) is eyeing the markets in the Gulf and Europe with food products aimed primarily at the ... Read more...

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Nanotechnology can help India ensure food security: Scientist


April 1st, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Nanoscience and nanotechnology can help India ensure food security by incresing crop yields and reducing consumption, an expert in the field said Thursday. "Nanoscience and nanotechnology can be ... Read more...

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NAFED to distribute BARC-developed seeds


March 29th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Farmers' cooperative NAFED will distribute high-yielding seeds developed by the Bhaba Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to farmers to increase agricultural productivity, NAFED Managing Director C.V. Ananda Bose ... Read more...

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