Cabinet approves extension of jute packaging norms for foodgrains and sugar

The Cabinet has approved extension of norms for mandatory packaging of foodgrains and sugar in jute material for the Jute Year 2019-20. The decision taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, mandates that 100 per cent of the foodgrains and 20 per cent of sugar will be mandatorily […]

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Indian government plans open market sale to deal with rising food grain stocks

With food grain stocks held by state-owned Food Corporation of India (FCI) in the central pool hitting a six- year high, the government plans to increase allocations to below-poverty-line (BPL) families and raise the open market sale scheme (OMSS) to liquidate inventory. The Union Ministry of Food is reported to have convened a meeting of all stakeholders, including officials from the […]

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Indian government pegs foodgrains production at 283.37 million tonnes in 2018-19

India’s foodgrains production in 2018-19 is estimated at 283.37 million tonnes which is higher by 17.62 million tonnes than the previous five years’ (2013-14 to 2017-18) average production of foodgrain, but lower than the 285 million tonnes foodgrains produced in the previous year, according to the third advance foodgrain estimates released by the Agriculture Ministry. […]

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India says foodgrains output may fall by 1% to 281.37 million tonnes in 2018-19

India’s foodgrains production is estimated to decline by 1 per cent to 281.37 million tonnes in 2018-19 despite record rice output, as the country is likely to harvest lower coarse cereals and pulses crops, the government said. The country had produced 284.83 million tonnes in the 2017-18 crop year (July-June). “Total foodgrains production in the […]

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India’s foodgrain production, procurement may hit record high in FY19

India’s foodgrain production is estimated to grow to an all-time high of 284.83 million tonnes in the 2017-18 crop year ending June, driven by record output in wheat, rice, coarse cereals and pulses after a normal monsoon, according to the Agriculture Ministry. “As per the fourth advance estimates on September 26, 2018, wheat production is […]

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India projects record 2017-18 foodgrain output at 285 million tonnes

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India said a near normal monsoon, which brought substantial rains across most of the country, should help output of food crops hit new records in 2017-18 and projected an all-time high foodgrain harvest of 284.83 million tonnes, 3.5 percent higher than the previous year. According to the fourth advance estimates released by the agriculture ministry, […]

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India’s foodgrain estimates go up; pulse imports slower on higher production

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India is going to be looking at a healthy foodgrain production this fiscal due to a strong monsoon, according to the agriculture ministry. The third advance estimates released by the ministry shows the country’s food grain production is estimated 2 million metric tons (mmt) higher than forecast in February 2018 at 279.5 mmt, a record […]

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