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


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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ICRIER recommends implementing diversified food basket schemes by the government


The central government needs to implement schemes that encourage a diversified food basket by mapping the food consumption patterns and nutrition, a study by Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) said. The trade-off between promoting agricultural production and nutrition must be confronted and leveraging agricultural policies and programmes to be more “nutrition-sensitive” […]

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India to provide fortified rice to school kids under mid-day meal programme


The government has decided to supply fortified rice in schools covered under the mid-day meal programme as part of its effort to fight malnutrition, Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey revealed at a seminar organised by industry body PHDCCI. The rice will be fortified with three micronutrients, vitamin B12, iron and folic acid, he said. Addressing the […]

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