Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Topic: Foodgrain

How Modi govt’s steel silos plan can stop loss of stored foodgrains, save Rs 1,350 cr/year

Steel silos planned to be set up at 249 sites can hold 11 million tonnes of foodgrains. They’ll be linked through hub-and-spoke model, with rail connection at one large facility.

Monetising FCI warehouses good. Modi govt must ensure revenue won’t go to fanciful projects

As a result of asset monetisation, the private sector may preserve and maintain stocks more economically than FCI-owned warehouses.

Millet dosa or Millet biryani? Read the fine print on the food fad of the future

Millets provide a slow supply of energy throughout the day, increase the feeling of being full, decrease cholesterol, and lower the risk of colon cancer.

14,700 tonnes of free foodgrains distributed so far under phase 4 of PMGKAY scheme

Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey said the scheme will continue till November and is a massive intervention by the Modi government to support the people during the pandemic.

Why Modi govt’s prized food scheme went from ‘dal of choice’ to no dal at all

PMGKAY’s latest version completely does away with free allocation of pulses to households. But this isn’t good news for those struggling to meet their nutritional requirements.

India set for record foodgrain production, nearly 9% higher than last 5 years’ average

Sugarcane production is set to surge by 7.3% to 397.66 MT, while foodgrains, oilseeds and other crops will likely hit record levels too.

Govt aims to increase foodgrain output to record 298.3 million tonnes in 2020-21

The Agriculture Ministry has set a target of 149.92 million tonnes of foodgrain output in kharif season and 148.4 million tonne in rabi season.

Amul to SpiceJet to Railways — Supply chain heroes are making sure India runs in lockdown

How do you ensure sex workers in Sonagachi get food and a crucial hazmat suit gets to Coimbatore? India’s lockdown is seeing many unlikely heroes.

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.


A Sikorsky S-76D chopper | Credit: Twitter/@PawanHansLtd

Pawan Hans chopper crash not an anomaly, doesn’t bode well for govt-owned firm’s disinvestment

Crash that killed 4 one of several Pawan Hans chopper accidents in last few decades. These incidents, coupled with losses, operational issues & legal hurdles, may delay disinvestment.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.