Sunday, 2 April, 2023

Topic: Foodgrain

With 97 cr people unable to afford healthy diet, India closer to Africa, UN report says

India home to almost 1/3 of 307 crore people who can't afford healthy diet worldwide, according to report released by UN Food and Agriculture Organization Wednesday.

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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Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.