Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicFood security

Topic: Food security

How Modi govt extending free grains scheme could help BJP in Gujarat, Himachal polls

PMGKAY was extended for three more months last week. An analysis of the scheme's beneficiaries shows that over 50% of the population in Gujarat and 38% in HP will benefit from it.

First grain ship leaves Ukraine port of Odesa after UN-brokered deal

The agreement will enable Ukraine to export 22 million tonnes of grain and other agricultural products that have been stuck in Black Sea ports due to the war.

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

India relaxes wheat ban, allows export of consignments registered till 13 May

India put wheat under prohibited category last week to ‘manage the overall food security of the country’.

Mysterious diseases in chimpanzees at Sierra Leone sanctuary linked to bacteria 

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

9 states have successfully completed One Nation One Ration Card system — finance ministry

The reform includes grant to the states of additional borrowing permission of 2% of the Gross State Domestic Product in the year 2020-21.

Combating hunger since 1961 — what is World Food Programme that won 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

The World Food Programme, a United Nations body, beat 318 other candidates, including Greta Thunberg and Donald Trump to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

On International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, how Indians have fed the hungry

Food security has taken a major hit during the Covid crisis, with disruptions in supply chains, closure of schools and the hospitality industry, and large-scale unemployment.

Covid crisis has shown India’s food policy must have buffer stocks at community level too

Easing of lockdown restrictions to revive Indian economy may suggest end of Covid-19 ordeal for agriculture. But gaps in food value chains show fight is far from over.

India’s farmers can keep economy running in Covid crisis. But who will tell Modi govt that?

This is the moment to thank farmers. You don’t need thali or taali for that, you just need to ensure they get a fair price. Then we can kickstart India’s economy.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

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Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.