Standards and labelling will help consumers to find products as per their requirements," said Sunil Soni.
Hudhud havoc: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces Rs 1000 crore interim assistance for Andhra Pradesh
PM Narendra Modi assured an early assessment of the losses by central teams for extending full-scale financial assistance.
Surplus rice stockpiles in the country and improved methods of production have helped position India competitively in the global rice market.
The government has extended the time for duty-free imports of pulses to March next year, a move aimed at keeping a check on prices.
Of this, it is expected to buy 8.2 million tonnes from Punjab, 4.35 million tonnes from Chhattisgarh and 4.1 million tonnes from UP.
Rainfall in the past week was 37% short of normal, bringing an end to a season that began with the driest June, data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) showed.
According to agriculture ministry, total crop plantings at 101.93 mn hectares for the week ended Sept, 26 were 2% below last year's level.
Organisers said they have been getting calls from general public and expats for passes and short training classes for dances.
Food minister Ram Vilas Paswan says plans afoot to raise monthly entitlement of foodgrain per person to 7 kg.
The four-month southwest monsoon runs from June to September and is the main source of irrigation for India’s farms.
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