FOOD CORPORATION OF INDIA
How India can script a self-reliance success story in agriculture
Given the consistent increase in the agricultural market size in the last five years (about $300 billion in 2018), it is essential to set up an exclusive agri-business bank, along the lines of those in China, the Philippines and other countries.
Amid lock down, wheat procurement exceeds 13 million tonnes
With steady inflows of food grains through procurement, the overall central pool ...
Cotton Association draws Agriculture Minister's attention to locust attack
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Wheat procurement to fall by 15% due to curbs on interstate crop movement
The lockdown has curbed movement of the cereal from neighbouring states to mandis in Haryana and Punjab.
View: Ensuring food security during the pandemic
The govt has announced few steps, but quantum of aid & coverage of beneficiaries should be expanded.
Sowing up by 35%, RBI sees silver lining in agriculture
Addressing the media on Friday RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said, "There is a ray of hope from the normal monsoon. Kharif sowing is at a high. These developments would improve farm income and encourage trade.”
FM's announcement may increase income of the farmers by 25%-30%, feels EY India
Announcement for medicinal plants corridor along the river Ganga will further strengthen the soft power of India apart from adding income to one of the most vulnerable farmer group. The fund allocation for Matysaya Sampada Yojana will help realize higher price in the international market.
Seed and fertiliser companies use digital platforms to connect with farmers
The virtual interactions are not on large scale and are conducted for batches of 50-100 farmers at one time. “This is very beneficial as we are able to engage only with potential buyers,” added Pandey.
Punjab tops in transporting food grains during lock down
Food Corporation of India, the central agency which procures food grains for government and transports it to states, set a new record in single day movement by moving 70 rakes carrying 1.93 lakh tonnes continuously for two days on Friday and Saturday.
Wastage of grains in FCI godowns is negligible: Ram Vilas Paswan
“Similarly, the wastage for 2017-18 and 2018-19 was 0.003% and 0.006% respectively. In 2019-20, government purchased 75.17 million tonnes of foodgrains, out of which only 1930 tonnes were wasted, which is 0.002% of the total procurement,” he said.
Govt allows NGOs to buy food grains directly from FCI for for relief operations
FCI has transported 2.2 million tonnes of food grains to various parts of the country to help states distribute subsidised as well as free food grains to 810 million people under the PM Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana, which entitles them free allocation of 6 kg of rice or wheat for next three months.
FCI doubles up its capacity to move grains during lock down
The state governments have been supplied enough stocks to provide adequate food grains to all beneficiaries covered under NFSA. Apart from that, the centre has given state governments an option to lift food grains at reduced rate of Rs 21 a kg for wheat and Rs 22 a kg for rice for providing food security to even those who are not covered under NFSA.
Grain supply won’t go into a squeeze, says Ram Vilas Paswan
We are also prepared to provide them 5 kg free foodgrain for the next three months, as announced under PM Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY),” said Paswan.
Centre urges industry players to buy vegetables, foodgrains from farmers to reduce crop losses
Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal pointed out this issue in a meeting with members of industry chamber FICCI via video conference called to ascertain the requirement of food processing sector for post-lockdown scenario, an official statement said.
Government approves alternative bags made of polymer to package foodgrains
The COVID-19 related lockdown has affected the working in the jute mills thereby disrupting the production of jute bags. Textiles ministry on Tuesday said the move is aimed to protect the interest of the wheat farmers as the grains are likely to ready for packing mid-April onwards.
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