Grains

BPT rice price spikes, keeps rising

The price of a quintal of BPT rice used to be around Rs 3,800 last week and has now touched the Rs 4,600 mark.

published on : 5th September 2022

Experts link recent drop in wheat production to climate change, urge India to take it up at COP27

The wheat crop decline is likely to have been caused by a heatwave that resulted in shrivelled grains in the northern states of Punjab and Haryana.

published on : 28th August 2022

Two more grain shipments leave Ukraine

It said that one of the ships, the Rahmi Yaggi, was bound for Turkey with 5,300 tons of products, while the Ocean Lion was carrying some 65,000 tons of corn to South Korea.

published on : 9th August 2022

Odisha continues to be dependent on other states for foodgrain despite government's claims

Information provided by the State government to the Assembly about the annual requirement of essential commodities is far less than actual consumption.

published on : 24th July 2022

Ukraine negotiating with Turkey, UN over grain export through ports: Zelensky

The international community fears that a shortage of Ukrainian grain on the global food market could trigger even greater instability. 

published on : 5th July 2022

Excelling at art on grains to exhibit faith

14-year-old girl from Vijayawada inscribes gist of seven kandams of Ramayana, along with ‘Sri Rama’ in 22 languages, on 1,916 rice grains

published on : 19th June 2022

Centre relaxes norm for wheat procurement

Relaxing the wheat procurement norm, the Union government has allowed grains shriveled up to 18 per cent to be procured for the central pool from farmers in Punjab and Haryana.

published on : 15th May 2022

PMGKAY helped keep extreme poverty at lowest level in pandemic-hit 2020: IMF working paper

Under PMGKAY, which was launched in March 2020, the central government provides 5 kilograms of foodgrains per month for free.

published on : 6th April 2022

Puducherry youth made sparrow figure using 400 kilograms of grains

World Sparrow Day is observed on March 20 every year since 2010 to create awareness and safeguard the sparrows.

published on : 21st March 2022

Jharkhand starvation death: Victim's mother thrown out of village

According to reports, the locals accused her of defaming the village and the scared woman later took shelter in the panchayat building.

published on : 21st October 2017