Union Food Secretary recommends increased production of fortified rice and millets like ragi in Karnataka

India’s Union Food Secretary, Sudhanshu Pandey suggested the state government of Karnatka should encourage production of fortified rice locally and undertake fortification of rice at milling stage itself. He said FRK (fortified rice kernels) units should be set up to achieve the long-term objective of 100 per cent fortified rice for aspirational and heavy burdened […]

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India procures 532.86 lakh tonnes of paddy so far in the 2021-22 season

The Centre has procured 532.86 lakh tonnes of paddy so far in the ongoing 2021-22 marketing year season, with maximum quantities being purchased from Punjab, the Union food ministry said on Monday. “Till now, about 64.07 lakh farmers have been benefited with an MSP (minimum support price) value of Rs 1,04,441.45 crore,” the ministry said […]

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