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NAFED to distribute 6 lakh metric tonnes of pulses under PM Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana

The National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) is to distribute 6 lakh metric tonnes of pulses to around 20 crore house holds under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana. The work is to be undertaken by the scheme for 3 months. Highlights Under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana, every household is ..

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India attends G20 Agricultural Ministers Meet

On April 21, 2020, the Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar attended the G20 Agriculture Ministers Meet through video conferencing. The meet was chaired by Saudi Arabia. Highlights The nations resolved to work together on nutrition and food security. It also aimed to maintain continuity of food supply value chain. They also resolved to work together ..

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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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Effect of the lockdown on food supply

In light of the ongoing 21 days lockdown period to curb the spread of COVID-19, its implication on food supply in India is being discussed. Status of Food Supply In terms of availability, India has adequate stock of food supply. The problem is getting the food to the people. Various food items’ supply have been ..

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ICMR Report says Delhi and Ahmedabad tops in added-fat consumption

The Indian Council of Medical Research conducted study on the food habits of the citizens of the country. The study said that vegetarians consume more fat than that of non-vegetarians. Also, among the metropolitan cities of India, Delhi and Ahmedabad topped the list in average consumption of added fat. Highlights The survey was conducted by ..

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