26 Feb 2015
New Delhi: The government has asked state-run FCI not to purchase foodgrains in states like Punjab and Haryana as the procurement system is fully developed there, Food Secretary Sudhir Kumar said on Thursday.
23 Jan 2015
New Delhi: CPI(M) on Friday slammed the proposal for an overhaul of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) put forward by a high-level panel and said it was a "blueprint to destroy India's public distribution, procurement and storage systems and to hand it over to market forces".
01 Mar 2015
New Delhi: State governments have expressed their unwillingness to implement the Shanta Kumar-led FCI restructuring panel's recommendation to fix taxes and commission on foodgrains at 3-4 percent, a top Food Ministry official has said.
19 Aug 2014
New Delhi: Faced with liquidity crunch, state-run Food Corporation of India (FCI) has asked government to clear dues of Rs 50,000 crore in a phased manner.
05 Dec 2014
New Delhi: State-run Food Corporation of India (FCI) officials have not reported any huge scam in payment of wages to labourers, Parliament was informed on Friday.
01 Mar 2015
Patna: Union Food and Consumers Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday implored the Opposition to ensure passage of the Land Acquisition Bill in national interest.
29 Aug 2014
Patna: Bihar Food Minister Shyam Rajak threatened to file a case against Food Corporation of India (FCI) if it failed to make available adequate quantity of foodgrains by this month end to which Union Food Minister Ramvilas Paswan said, "We will show them CBI".
10 Feb 2014
New Delhi: Government has approved a proposal of the Food Corporation of India to raise up to Rs 8,000 crore through long-term bonds to meet working capital requirement.
04 Dec 2014
Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday came down heavily on the centre for suspending North East Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy (NEIIPP), slashing development funds and stopping ration to tea workers.
26 Sep 2012
An estimated 36,000 tonnes of grain has gone bad at the various storage facilities of the state-run Food Corp of India (FCI) since 2008, enough to feed 80 million people at a per capita consumption of 440 grams, fresh data reveals.