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Centre tweaks FCI funding, helping it to go debt free

FCI has long been resorting to external borrowings to maintain food reserves, fund its purchases of grains from farmers and redistribute them to 800 million beneficiaries free of cost

Depending on disposal of cereal stocks and various other costs, the FCI provides finance ministry with its financial requirement every week, based on which funds are released. (Reuters)
Updated on Jul 09, 2024 05:56 AM IST

India to resume wheat import by duty cut & make open market sales to cool prices

Traders have been asking the government to relax import duties, so they can resume imports to India as international wheat prices are currently low.

Labourers filling wheat grains in gunny bags at the Bathinda grain market on Sunday (Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Published on Jun 23, 2024 08:49 PM IST
By | Edited by Abhyjith K. Ashokan

How extreme weather events are leading to severe consequences for food security

Extreme weather events such as heatwaves and droughts are affecting agriculture across the world, leading to reduced crop yields and potential food shortages.

An olive farmer in Portugal (Rafael Marchante / REUTERS)
Published on Jun 03, 2024 10:00 AM IST

Wheat purchases sufficient for food security needs but may miss target: Data

Govt procures enough wheat for food security, but may fall short of target due to farmer stockholding. Surplus stocks help stabilize prices in case of inflation.

Wheat purchases sufficient for food security needs but may miss target: Data
Updated on May 26, 2024 06:00 AM IST

Asia-Pacific’s loss of biodiversity: A hidden threat to food security

Halting deforestation, while enabling forest and landscape restoration, are vital components of addressing the challenge of biodiversity loss and climate change

Gurugram, India-July 05, 2023: A view of Aravali Safari Park land in Garat Pur Bas village; Safari Park project which is being developed in line with the biodiversity park concept in a 10,000-acre land parcel in the Aravalli region in Gurugram and Nuh Districts, in Gurugram, India, on Wednesday, 05 July 2023. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Published on May 22, 2024 09:12 AM IST
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