Normal monsoon to help achieve record in agri output: Agri Secy

Apr 16 2018

Pattanayak today said the country's foodgrain production may surpass this years record high of 277.49 million tonne(MT).

CAG pulls up FCI for incurring avoidable expense of Rs 534 cr

Apr 03 2018

CAG rapped state-owned FCI for incurring avoidable expenses of Rs 534 crore, mainly on buying gunny bags and transportation of foodgrains.

Kharif output likely to be 'healthy', says Crisil report

Oct 03 2017

The summer crop output is expected to be "healthy", as last year was a bumper year in terms of acreage and output, says a report.

Govt won't hike PDS foodgrain prices for another yr: Paswan

Jun 28 2017

The government decided not to hike prices of foodgrains sold under the Food Law via ration shops for one more year.

Foodgrains to be cheaper under GST

May 18 2017

Foodgrains will cost less from July 1 when the nation-wide GST is rolled out as the GST Council decided to exempt the daily-use commodities from the levy.

Aadhaar made mandatory to ensure poor get food: Centre to HC

Apr 24 2017

Aadhaar was made mandatory to ensure the poor get subsidised foodgrains under the public distribution system, Centre told HC.

Govt makes Aadhaar mandatory for availing PDS foodgrains

Feb 09 2017

The government made Aadhaar mandatory for availing subsidised foodgrains from the ration shops with a view to better target Rs 1.4 lakh crore subsidy

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