Food Corporation of India Current Affairs, GK & News

Food Corporation of India

The Nodal Agency in Food Management is Food Corporation of India, which is responsible to procure, store and distribute the foodgrains. FCI is a statutory body established via Food Corporation Act 1964 to meet the following objectives of the Food Policy: Effective price support operations for safeguarding the interests of the farmers. Distribution of food ..

Fortification of Rice Scheme to be implemented in 15 states

As of November 3, 2020, around 15 State Governments have identified districts to implement the Fortification of Rice Scheme. The State Governments have identified the districts where the scheme is to be implemented and have notified the same to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. Key Highlights The Department of Food and ..

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Kerala: First State to fix MSP for vegetables

Kerala became the first Indian state to fix Minimum Support Price for sixteen agriculture items. It consists of vegetables, fruits and tubers. The scheme is to support farmers and increase agriculture sector. What is the plan? Sixteen different varieties of vegetables will be covered in the first phase. There is also a condition to revise ..

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Tribal Affairs Minister launched Tertiary processing centres under ‘TRIFOOD’ project

Two new tertiary processing centers have been launched by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs in Maharashtra and Chattisgarh with the aim of increasing the value addition to the non-timber forest products collected by tribal forest gatherers. Key Highlights The Minister of Tribal Affairs, Shri Arjun Munda launched the centers virtually under the “TRIFOOD” project, that ..

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Food Corporation of India sets record: Movement of 1.93 lakh tonnes of grains in one day

The Food Corporation has made sure that there is no disruption in the supply of essential goods to the citizens since the lock down. Abiding to its determined goal of serving the citizens, the FCI has set a new record. It has moved about 1.93 lakh tonnes of food grains in a single day on ..

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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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