Sandip Das

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Food Corporation of India has Rs 10,000 crore of phantom rice stocks

FCI is holding roughly two-and-a-half times the amount of wheat and rice it needs.

National gene bank discovery to help develop wheat varieties

The National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR), commonly known as the national gene bank...

National gene bank discovery to help develop wheat varieties

Subsidies should be focused towards nutritious food production: Shenggen Fan, DG, IFPRI

US-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is part of a global network which looks into agriculture and food security issues in developing countries. Dr Shenggen Fan, director general of IFPRI, speaks to FE

Subsidies should be focused towards nutritious food production: Shenggen Fan, DG, IFPRI

FCI plan to trim stocks, costs comes a cropper

Sufficient availability of wheat with private traders coupled with states’ inability to lift rice meant...

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Food ministry proposes hike in buffer stocks with FCI

Ministry seeks significant increase in foodgrain stocks for July and October...

Food ministry proposes hike in buffer stocks with FCI

FCI pays Rs 14,000 cr for excess stocks

By Jan, the buffer will be 35 mt more than what is required...

Paddy prices plummet as Iran goes slow on imports

Despondency is writ large on Kuldeep Singh’s face as the boli (auction) for the paddy...

Paddy prices plummet as Iran goes slow on imports

Tax distortions, poor infra hit Basmati farmers

A heavy burden of taxes and levies, exacerbated by inter-state trade disparities in taxation...

Tax distortions, poor infra hit Basmati farmers

Wheat sale via OMSS picks up as private players’ stocks decline

The govt aims at selling 10 million tonne wheat from FCI stocks in the open market by March 2015. FCI had a wheat stock of 32 million tonne at the start of October, far more than the buffer norms

Wheat sale via OMSS picks up as private players’ stocks decline

Ministry for use of Chittagong port to transport grain to N-E

According to sources, Cabinet secretariat has also discussed the issue with the shipping ministry and the government would take up the proposal with Bangladesh shortly

Ministry for use of Chittagong port to transport grain to N-E
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