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Research bodies call for slashing CCEs to hasten farm yield estimates

Studies are being done on how number of CCEs could be lowered without compromising on accuracy, credibility

Research bodies call for slashing CCEs to hasten farm yield estimates
Updated On : 14 May 2024 | 10:12 PM IST

India to push for public stockholding of food grains at WTO MC13

The official said that developed countries have demanded discussion on export restrictions-on items such as wheat-imposed by India

India to push for public stockholding of food grains at WTO MC13
Updated On : 18 Jan 2024 | 11:05 PM IST

Jute stocks in demand; Ludlow Jute, Cheviot rally up to 17%; here's why

The Government on Friday approved mandatory packaging of 100 per cent food grains and 20 per cent sugar in diversified jute bags for the Jute year 2023-24.

Jute stocks in demand; Ludlow Jute, Cheviot rally up to 17%; here's why
Updated On : 11 Dec 2023 | 12:32 PM IST

A new poverty conundrum

If India's poverty level has declined significantly, why should free food be available to more than half its population?

A new poverty conundrum
Updated On : 07 Nov 2023 | 8:59 PM IST

Fiscal impact of free food grain extension unlikely for next 2 years

An analysis by Nomura said the extension reflects the difficulty in withdrawing populist policies, especially ahead of elections but the near-term macro implications should be muted

Fiscal impact of free food grain extension unlikely for next 2 years
Updated On : 06 Nov 2023 | 10:39 PM IST

No major fiscal impact from extended free food grain scheme: Report

Before the extension, the free food grain program was estimated to cost the government around 2 trillion rupees ($24.04 billion) this year

No major fiscal impact from extended free food grain scheme: Report
Updated On : 06 Nov 2023 | 5:31 PM IST

No major fiscal impact from extended free food grain scheme: Centre

PM Modi said that his govt would extend the welfare scheme, which provides free grain to more than 800 million people, by five years

No major fiscal impact from extended free food grain scheme: Centre
Updated On : 06 Nov 2023 | 4:56 PM IST

Food insecurity returns

End of Ukraine grain deal spells trouble

Food insecurity returns
Updated On : 18 Jul 2023 | 10:20 PM IST

Cabinet approves world's largest food storage scheme, allocates Rs 1 trn

Under this plan, every block will have a godown with a capacity of 2,000 tonnes, Union minister Anurag Thakur said

Cabinet approves world's largest food storage scheme, allocates Rs 1 trn
Updated On : 31 May 2023 | 4:42 PM IST

Share of Russia's grain exports settled in rubles to reach 30%: Official

Russia is also negotiating with importing countries on the creation of grain hubs in them, and on the creation of joint ventures in Russia for grain processing

Share of Russia's grain exports settled in rubles to reach 30%: Official
Updated On : 20 May 2023 | 7:10 AM IST

Beat the heat with grain storage, fire audits, says PM Narendra Modi

PM chairs review meeting ahead of summer months, tells IMD to prepare daily weather forecasts that are easy to interpret and disseminate

Beat the heat with grain storage, fire audits, says PM Narendra Modi
Updated On : 06 Mar 2023 | 10:25 PM IST

Will free food grain scheme affect Centre's fiscal planning?

The pandemic made the govt to launch Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana to provide free food grains to the poor. It has now been scrapped. What will be its impact?

Will free food grain scheme affect Centre's fiscal planning?
Updated On : 03 Jan 2023 | 7:00 AM IST

Free grain under NFSA: States to save on food bill, lose political mileage

Food subsidies are a major portion of subsidies provided by states

Free grain under NFSA: States to save on food bill, lose political mileage
Updated On : 26 Dec 2022 | 10:17 PM IST

Food prices fall slightly in Nov as Russia-Ukraine grain exports stabilize

FAO said that Russia's rejoining of the Black Sea Grain Initiative was a driving force in November, pushing global prices for wheat 2.8% lower

Food prices fall slightly in Nov as Russia-Ukraine grain exports stabilize
Updated On : 03 Dec 2022 | 2:41 PM IST

Russia rejoins deal on wartime Ukrainian grain exports to global markets

Russia agreed Wednesday to rejoin a wartime agreement that allows Ukrainian grain and other commodities to be shipped to world markets. The UN's refugee chief, meanwhile, put the number of Ukrainians driven from their homes since the Russian invasion eight months ago at around 14 million. It is the fastest, largest displacement witnessed in decades, said Filippo Grandi, who heads the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. In announcing that Russia would rejoin the grain pact, President Vladimir Putin said Moscow had received assurances that Ukraine would not use the humanitarian corridors to attack Russian forces. He warned that Russia reserves the right to withdraw again if Kyiv breaks its word. Putin praised Turkey's mediation efforts to get the deal back on track, as well as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's neutrality in the conflict as a whole and his efforts at ensuring the interest of the poorest countries. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said he also

Russia rejoins deal on wartime Ukrainian grain exports to global markets
Updated On : 03 Nov 2022 | 7:13 AM IST

Involving private players in grain procurement needs clear modalities

The idea in itself is not new and previously several attempts have been made to involve private players in official procurement, most recently in oilseeds

Involving private players in grain procurement needs clear modalities
Updated On : 11 Oct 2022 | 8:41 AM IST

Top headlines: Centre hikes employees' DA by 4%; TaMo drives in Tiago EV

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Top headlines: Centre hikes employees' DA by 4%; TaMo drives in Tiago EV
Updated On : 28 Sep 2022 | 6:18 PM IST

Cabinet approves extension of free ration scheme for poor by three months

The government on Wednesday extended by three months its programme to provide free rations to the poor at a cost of over Rs 44,700 crore, as it looked to ease pain from high inflation and make political gains in the upcoming Gujarat election. The scheme to provide 5 kg of wheat and rice free of cost to 80 crore poor every month, which was ending on Friday, will now run through December 31, 2022, I&B Minister Anurag Thakur said. The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) was started in April 2020 to help the poor whose livelihoods were shuttered by a nationwide lockdown aimed at containing the spread of the Coronavirus.

Cabinet approves extension of free ration scheme for poor by three months
Updated On : 28 Sep 2022 | 5:55 PM IST

Centre will likely extend free food grains program until Dec: Report

The program, which started since April 2020 to help feed the poor during a harsh Covid-19 lockdown, allows 5 kilograms of food grains per person every month

Centre will likely extend free food grains program until Dec: Report
Updated On : 27 Sep 2022 | 10:58 PM IST

Paddy sowing over in 97% normal area till Sept 2, cloud over final output

For all the kharif crops, the acreage, as on September 2, was around 106.92 mha - just 1.27% lower than last year

Paddy sowing over in 97% normal area till Sept 2, cloud over final output
Updated On : 03 Sep 2022 | 12:48 AM IST