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Centre gives 1-yr deadline to states for rolling out ‘one nation, one ration card'

The new mechanism will ensure no poor is deprived of PDS entitlement if that person shifts from one place to another.

29 Jun 2019 4:34 PM

Govt working towards 'one nation one ration card': Paswan

The food ministry will also create a central repository of all ration cards which will help in de-duplication.

28 Jun 2019 9:27 AM

Govt fixes 2.1 MT quota for sugar sale in May

The food ministry has allowed 534 mills to sell a total of 2.1 million tonne (MT) in this month, the order said.

01 May 2019 3:52 PM

Govt procures 55.17 lac tons of wheat so far this year

Haryana and Madhya Pradesh have contributed the most to wheat procurement so far, an official said.

24 Apr 2019 6:03 PM

Centre calls state food ministers' meet tomorrow to discuss food prices

High on the agenda of the meeting will be a discussion on measures required to maintain and manage prices of essential food items.

28 Jun 2018 4:47 PM


Govt disposes of 7 lakh tonne pulses from buffer stock

The government, for the first time, in October 2015 decided to create a buffer stock of pulses.

30 Mar 2018 2:43 PM

Govt allows export of 2 million tonnes of sugar

Sugar mills owe Rs 13,899 crore to sugarcane growers as on March 21, according to official data.

29 Mar 2018 10:40 AM

Food subsidy bill may swell by 10 pc in 2018-19 budget

For the 2017-18 fiscal, the government has earmarked Rs 1,45,338 crore for food subsidy.

16 Jan 2018 1:53 PM

No plans to raise wheat import duty from 10 pc: Paswan

Earlier, duty was raised to curb shipments in view of record output at around 97.44 MT in 2016-17 crop year.

12 Aug 2017 6:11 PM

Govt releases Rs 700 crore to Nafed for buying pulses at MSP

Nafed had procured pulses and other commodities worth Rs 5,800 crore during 2016-17 fiscal mainly under the PSF.

16 Jun 2017 3:44 PM


Food ministry in favour of hike in tur dal

The ministry is in favour of increasing import duty on tur dal from 10 per cent to 25 per cent.

24 Apr 2017 2:54 PM

Centre mulls scrapping import duty on wheat

FCI's wheat procurement remained lower at 22.9 MT even during year as private traders were active.

07 Dec 2016 3:20 PM