No plans to hike PDS foodgrain prices in near future: Food Minister Piyush Goyal

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Food minister Piyush Goyal said there was no proposal before his ministry to increase the rate of foodgrain sold through ration shops under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). The ration shops, also known as Public Distribution System (PDS), sells foodgrains at highly subsidized rates to the card holders. The recent Economic Survey has recommended […]

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CACP recommends dual price policy for sugar trade for farmers’ benefit

The Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) has recommended the government to frame a dual price policy for sugar trade in India for the benefit of farmers, reports Business Standard. Sugar prices have jumped marginally by Re 1-2 a kg in the wholesale markets due to lower production estimates in India and improving prospects for exports. With this increase, […]

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Report on curbing cane farming in parched Marathawada to be submitted to Maharashtra CM

Farmers in Maharashtra’s Marathwada region need to be weaned away from water-intensive crops such as sugarcane because of recurring droughts and water scarcity, a state government official has said in a draft report, reports Financial Express. Aurangabad divisional commissioner Sunil Kendrekar told Financial Express that he is giving final touches to a report on measures […]

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