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India’s Cities Get Less Subsidised Foodgrain But The Numbers Don’t Show

India’s Cities Get Less Subsidised Foodgrain But The Numbers Don’t Show

How effective is India’s public distribution system (PDS) today and to what extent are authorities working to plug the obvious leakages in the system? One straight answer is that the…

FCI: Understanding A Behemoth

FCI: Understanding A Behemoth

India’s rotting foodgrain story is not new and is often narrated in the context of the fact that some 228 million  Indians are undernourished. Most of the blame for rotting foodgrain and the mismanagement…

Eastern UP Gets 50% More Than Original Green Revolution Allocation

Eastern UP Gets 50% More Than Original Green Revolution Allocation

The Government last week said it has released Rs 333 crore to 7 states in India’s east to `extend’ the green revolution. This is for the current financial year as…

An Interesting Agri Initiative Runs Short Of Funds

An Interesting Agri Initiative Runs Short Of Funds

The Ministry of Agriculture, in March 2011, released guidelines for spending Rs 300 crore in implementing an urban Vegetable Initiative aimed at providing India’s middle classes more locally grown vegetables.…

The $11 bn Giveaway

The $11 bn Giveaway

The scheme may not ring a bell but the numbers should. The Government has been running an Agricultural Debt Waiver and Debt Relief scheme since 2008. The cumulative bill has just…

Poor Mr Narayana Murthy!

Poor Mr Narayana Murthy!

The bountiful state of Karnataka has some 13 million households as per the census rolls. It would stand to reason that poor families (who need subsidised food grain) constitute a…

Have An AgriBiz Pitch?

Have An AgriBiz Pitch?

The Ministry of Agriculture recently released guidelines for spending Rs 300 crore in implementing a Vegetable Initiative. Yes, that’s what it’s called. Well, the objective is to `set in motion…

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