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Wheat Procurement Season begins amidst COVID-19 crisis

Every year, wheat procurement begins by April first week and mustard procurement by last week of March. However, this year, due to lock down and COVID-19 crisis, the procurement process has been delayed by 15 days. Highlights The Food Corporation of India transported 50,000 metric tonnes of rice and wheat out of Punjab through special ..

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GoI allows NGOs to directly buy food grains from NGOs

On April 8, 2020, the Government of India allowed the Non-Governmental Organizations that are involved in providing food to the needy during the COVID-19 outbreak to get food grains from FCI (Food Corporation of India) directly. Highlights The NGOs can purchase food grains from FCIs at prices the state governments buy from the FCIs. Currently, ..

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Food Corporation of India conducts E-Auction to meet goals of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana

On April 2, 2020, the Food Corporation of India is to conduct Open Market Sales Scheme to ease the supply of Food Grains in the market. This is being done to ensure uninterrupted supply of rice and wheat in the country during the lock down period Highlights The Food Corporation of India operating under Ministry ..

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Shanta Kumar Committee on Restructuring of FCI submits report to PM

The High Level Committee (HLC) for Restructuring of Food Corporation of India (FCI) chaired by Shanta Kumar has submitted its report to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Some Recommendations of Shanta Kumar Committee On procurement related issues:   FCI should hand over all procurement operations of wheat, paddy and rice to Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, ..

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