Food Corporation of India: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

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 ..

Centre allows states & UTs to lift food-grains 3 months in advance amid coronavirus scare

Amid the coronavirus pandemic scare, the Government of India recently allowed states and Union Territories to lift food-grains for three months in advance from Food Corporation of India (FCI) for distribution through ration shops. There are about 75 crore beneficiaries under the Public Distribution System (PDS) in India. According to a recent government data, our ..

Govt demands FCI to hire private godowns to store fresh crop

Food Minister K V Thomas held that the state-run FCI (Food Corporation of India) has been called for to hire private godowns in order to store fresh crop and he called food-grains storage as a challenging task in view of the record yield. He held that efforts are on to make extra storage capacity for ..

Annapurna Scheme

The Annapurna Scheme has been launched with effect from 1st April, 2000. It aims at providing food security to meet the requirement of those senior citizens who, though eligible, have remained uncovered under the National Old Age Pension Scheme(NOAPS). The Scheme is targeted to cover, 20% (13.762 Lakh) of persons eligible to receive pension under ..