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Haryana to create more foodgrain storage


June 20th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 20 (IANS) The Haryana government will create additional storage capacity of 22 lakh tonnes within a year following record foodgrain production, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said Wednesday. ... 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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Nearly 58 lakh tonnes wheat arrives in Haryana grain markets


April 27th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) Grain markets in Haryana have received nearly 58 lakh tonnes of wheat in the first 26 days of the current procurement season, a minister said here ... Read more...

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Foodgrain pile up scare in Punjab


April 4th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 4 (IANS) With huge stocks of wheat and rice occupying foodgrain storage facilities across Punjab, the government has set the alarm bells ringing of its "problem of ... Read more...

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Punjab procures over 100 lakh tonnes paddy


November 1st, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 1 (IANS) Punjab moved closer to its procurement target of 140 lakh tonnes of paddy with procurement agencies in the state announcing that over 100 lakh tonnes of ... Read more...

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CBI raids FCI depots in Punjab


June 25th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bathinda (Punjab), June 25 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has raided storage depots of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) in this Punjab district to check the presence ... Read more...

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Punjab cautions farmers on hybrid paddy varieties


June 11th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 11 (IANS) The Punjab government Saturday cautioned farmers against planting non-approved hybrid varieties of paddy with poor quality yield and have been shunned by the procurement agencies."We advise ... Read more...

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India’s Bharat Biotech to sell $1 diarrhoea vaccine


June 6th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 6 (IANS) Leading bio-pharma company Bharat Biotech Monday announced that ROTAVAC®, India's first indigenously developed rotavirus diarrohea vaccine, will be sold to global public markets, UN procurement agencies ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks PM’s intervention on food grain storage


April 6th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Seeking the intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Punjab government Wednesday said that if the existing stocks of food grain in godowns were ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana wheat procurement to start Friday


March 31st, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) Wheat procurement in Punjab and Haryana will start Friday, officials in both states said Thursday."The Punjab government has made all required arrangements to ensure smooth, efficient ... Read more...

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Badal government has failed to lift paddy: Amarinder


November 5th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 5 (IANS) Punjab Congress president and former chief minister Amarinder Singh Friday blamed Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's government in the state for the suffering of farmers whose paddy ... Read more...

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Over 10 mn tonnes of paddy procured in Punjab


November 3rd, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 3 (IANS) Over 10 million (1,032 lakh) tonnes of paddy have been procured in grain markets across Punjab this season since the procurement process started Oct 1, a ... Read more...

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Punjab farmers end rail blockade, protests to continue (Lead)


October 30th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 30 (IANS) Farmers in Punjab ended their rail blockade Saturday afternoon after thousands of passengers were stranded, but said protests against slow procurement of paddy by central and state ... Read more...

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Punjab farmers continue rail blockade


October 30th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 30 (IANS) Thousands of farmers Saturday continued blocking rail tracks at various places in the state to protest against slow procurement of paddy by central and state government agencies.The ... Read more...

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Central team to visit Punjab to assess paddy damage


October 26th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 26 (IANS) A high-level central team will visit Punjab Tuesday for an on-the-spot assessment of damage caused to paddy crop due to inclement weather.This follows a communication from Chief ... Read more...

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Badal asks PM to relax paddy procurement norms


October 24th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 24 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Sunday warned the central government that the state farmers' resentment might erupt into anger if the quality specifications of paddy were ... Read more...

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Rain adds to misery of paddy farmers in Punjab


October 23rd, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Oct 23 (IANS) Friday's rain has added to the woes of Punjab farmers, who have been desperately waiting for the procurement of their paddy crop which is lying in ... 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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Can’t follow tips on foodgrain storage, Supreme Court told (Lead)


September 6th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The central government Monday told the Supreme Court that it could not follow its suggestion to procure foodgrains in proportion to storage capacity as it had to ... Read more...

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US sees big drop in child labour use by Indian carpet-makers


July 20th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 20 (IANS) Finding sizeable drop in the use of child workers by India's carpet industry, the US Labour Bureau has done away with the need for a guarantee from federal ... Read more...

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Government programmes will boost pulses production


June 12th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The government Saturday said the decision to raise the minimum support prices (MSP) for pulses and provide other incentives to farmers will boost production of pulses in ... Read more...

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Labour shortage affects grain markets in Punjab


April 23rd, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by ANI
Ludhiana (Punjab), Apr 23 (ANI): Low inflow of labour from Bihar coupled with bumper wheat crop due to early ripening has created chaos in Punjab's grain markets that are already filled with ... Read more...

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Over 50 lakh tonnes wheat arrives in Haryana markets


April 18th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) Over 50 lakh tonnes of wheat has arrived in grain markets across Haryana in the first 18 days of the procurement season this year, food and supplies department ... Read more...

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Punjab district chiefs to oversee wheat procurement


April 9th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 9 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday asked deputy commissioners of all districts to personally oversee wheat procurement in the state. Badal reviewed wheat procurement arrangements across the state ... Read more...

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Haryana paddy arrival crosses last year’s mark


November 27th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 27 (IANS) Paddy arrival in Haryana this season so far has surpassed the total arrival last year. Food and supplies officials said Friday that 43.33 lakh tonnes of paddy had ... Read more...

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Punjab farmers get Rs.12,800 crore for bumper paddy crop


November 18th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Nov 18 (IANS) At a time when the central government says its national target for paddy procurement may not me met, Punjab farmers have not only managed a ... Read more...

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Punjab targeting 140 lakh tonnes paddy procurement


November 3rd, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 3 (IANS) Punjab is targeting to procure more than 140 lakh tonnes of paddy this season, the Chief Minister's office here said Tuesday. Government procurement agencies and private millers have procured ... Read more...

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Amid drought talk, Punjab targeting record paddy procurement


September 22nd, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) Amid all the talk of drought-like conditions in many parts of the country this year, Punjab is targeting a record paddy procurement this season. The state government would procure ... Read more...

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Ministers meet to discuss drought situation


August 17th, 2009 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) An Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM), set up to tackle the drought problem in the country, met here Monday to monitor the situation and take necessary ... Read more...

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Haryana foodgrain production hits new high


June 2nd, 2009 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 2 (IANS) Haryana has achieved a new high in foodgrain production with an output of 10.08 million tonnes during 2008-09, an official spokesman said here Tuesday. With wheat production increasing to ... Read more...

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Punjab wheat procurement hits all-time high at 10m tonnes


May 6th, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 6 (IANS) Wheat procurement in Punjab has touched an all-time high - higher than the target of 10.05 million tonnes set by the government agencies this year, the chief minister's ... Read more...

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Punjab wheat procurement crosses 10 mn tonnes


April 30th, 2009 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 30 (IANS) Over 10.1 million tonnes of wheat has been procured in Punjab this season, a record in recent years, food and supplies officials said here Thursday. The officials said the ... Read more...

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Leave office and visit grain markets, Badal tells officers


October 14th, 2008 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 14 (IANS) Burdened with complaints of slow paddy procurement this season, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday ordered top-ranking bureaucrats out of their offices in Chandigarh and directed them ... Read more...

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Punjab paddy procurement crosses 1.57 mn tonnes


October 6th, 2008 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 6 (IANS) In the first five days of procurement of paddy in Punjab, the government agencies have procured more than 1.57 million tonnes till Sunday, a government spokesman said.Five procurement ... Read more...

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Government targets 2 mn tonne rice reserve


September 12th, 2008 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The government plans to create a two million tonne rice reserve on top of the 3 million tonne wheat emergency reserve created earlier this year to avoid ... Read more...

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