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India produces record pulses in 2012-13; foodgrains output down


New Delhi: The country has achieved a record pulses production of 18.45 million tonnes (MT) in the 2012-13 crop year ended June, while foodgrain output fell by 1.5 per cent to 255.36 MT due to drough

Cabinet clears Ordinance to implement Food Security Bill

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New Delhi: The government on Wednesday decided to promulgate an ordinance to give nation's two-third population the right to 5 kgs of foodgrain every month at highly subsidised rates of Rs 1-3 per kg

Inflation rises to 7.81 per cent in September


India's inflation soared to 7.81 per cent in September, the highest this financial year, from 7.55 per cent in August as prices of pulses, wheat, cereals, potato and diesel rose, government data show

Foodgrain complex in TN taking shape

Nearly a decade after it was conceptualised a wholesale foodgrains complex that will be a one-stop point for all cereals and grains is finally taking shape near the Koyambedu vegetable market.

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Geared up to face drought situation, says K.V. Thomas


Government on Friday said the spectre of drought over a few states and the likelihood of a lower rainfall pattern in 2012 should not be a concern for a 'panicky situation,' as it is geared up to face the situation with enough stocks of foodgrains and sugar.

Govt's wheat procurement crosses 38 million tonnes in 2012 so far


Wheat procurement has crossed 38 million tonnes in the current marketing year so far as the government's wheat purchase drive is coming to close in the most of growing states.

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India planning to export two million tonnes of wheat


India is planning to export two million tonnes of wheat from government stock involving a subsidy of Rs 1,000 crore and a decision in this regard is expected soon.

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Reaped in North India, wasted in South


It’s ironical. When ration shops in Kerala are claiming there’s not enough rice to sell under the Re 1 scheme, sacks of rice and wheat are rotting in the open in Food Corporation of India (FCI) godow

Food grain production could hit record 250 mn tonnes: PM

Food grain production could touch a record 250 million tonnes in 2011-12, exceeding the annual target by five million tonnes, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here on Wednesday.

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Key Food Security Bill introduced in Lok Sabha


The landmark Food Security Bill, that gives legal right to cheaper foodgrains to 63.5 per cent of the country's population, was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

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