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Latest Articles in foodgrains

India's Wheat Imports Rise Above 5 Million Tonne, Biggest In Decade

India has bought more than five million tonnes of wheat since mid-2016, already its biggest annual purchase in a decade, after it began an import campaign to meet a supply shortfall left by two years of lower production.

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Government Agencies Will Not Import Wheat For Now, Says Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan

Government agencies will not import wheat at least in the near term, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday , as private players ramped up overseas purchases following a rally in local prices

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Foodgrain Output May Scale Peak Next Year, Agri Growth At 5.5%

The agriculture sector is all set to bounce back leaving two years of drought behind and may well pull off record foodgrain output of 270 million tonnes in 2016-17 on good rains, but farmers' woes may continue due to adverse impact of notes ban and low sales realisation

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Govt-to-govt Contract Plan To Import Pulses: Ram Vilas Paswan

He said the government has also maintained a buffer stock, for which it has already purchased 1,13,000 tonnes of pulses

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India Inks Deals To Import 3 Lakh Tonnes Wheat

Wheat imports are being undertaken due to low global prices and also local traders are expecting a shortfall in the domestic output because of drought

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Food Ministry Seeks $20 Billion In subsidies For 2016-17

India's food ministry wants Rs 1.40 trillion in subsidies for the next fiscal year, a rise of 13 per cent from the previous year, to run a mammoth food welfare programme after two successive droughts

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Foodgrain Output Likely To Rise Marginally To 253 Million Tonnes In 2015-16

Overall foodgrain output is likely to be better than last year despite deficit monsoon for two straight years, says Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh

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Lax Digitisation Of Food Subsidies Slows Reforms, Imperils Lives

Digitising the targeted public distribution system is important to cutting India’s burgeoning subsidy bill, up 298% over the last 10 years

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