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SKM held protests across mandis in the country on March 19 over FCI's new procurement norms (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma) (PTI)

Farmers across India will protest outside FCI offices on Monday, says SKM

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 07:25 PM IST
  • “Tomorrow, on April 5, farmers will protest in front of FCI offices across the country by gherao. Marking this day as FCI Bachao Divas,” said SKM
Gold, incriminating materials and some documents were among the articles seized during raids at Pargal's properties, an official said.(Sourced Photo)
Gold, incriminating materials and some documents were among the articles seized during raids at Pargal's properties, an official said.(Sourced Photo)

Ex Food Corporation of India official’s properties attached in graft case

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Jammu
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2021 10:05 AM IST
  • Even after his suspension from 2009 to 2012, he was posted in the enforcement and vigilance squad in CAPD Department, which indicated his influence and a possible nexus with other officials.
FCI Recruitment 2021.(Screengrab )
FCI Recruitment 2021.(Screengrab )

FCI Recruitment 2021: Apply for 89 AGM and MO vacancies now, here's direct link

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 03:25 PM IST
  • FCI Recruitment 2021: Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the positions online at fci.gov.in on or before March 31, 2021, until 4 pm.
FCI Recruitment 2021.(HT file)
FCI Recruitment 2021.(HT file)

FCI Recruitment 2021: 89 AGM and Medical officer vacancies notified

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 02:28 PM IST
  • FCI Recruitment 2021: After the application process begins, interested and eligible candidates will be able to apply for the positions online at fci.gov.in on or before March 31, 2021, until 4 pm.
Paddy procurement has reached 531.22 lakh tonnes till January 8, up 26 per cent from the year-ago period. Representational image.(HT File Photo)
Paddy procurement has reached 531.22 lakh tonnes till January 8, up 26 per cent from the year-ago period. Representational image.(HT File Photo)

Government buys 531 lakh tonnes paddy till Jan 8 at MSP for over 1 lakh crore

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 07:47 PM IST
"In the ongoing kharif marketing season (KMS) 2020-21, the government continues to procure kharif 2020-21 crops at MSP from farmers as per existing MSP schemes," according to an official statement.
The Centre had earlier given in principle approval to take 60 lakh MT rice from the state in the central pool. (HT Photo)
The Centre had earlier given in principle approval to take 60 lakh MT rice from the state in the central pool. (HT Photo)

Nyay scheme to be hit? Centre limits rice procurement from Chhattisgarh

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 11:27 AM IST
Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel thanked the Centre and also hoped that the permission for more procurement would be granted further in the central pool.
With its name echoing in farmer protests against agri reform bills, Adani Group has said it neither buys food grains from farmers nor decides the pricing of food grains(REUTERS)
With its name echoing in farmer protests against agri reform bills, Adani Group has said it neither buys food grains from farmers nor decides the pricing of food grains(REUTERS)

Adani Group clarifies it does not buy food grains from farmers; only manages storage for FCI

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 07:43 PM IST
The statement came as farmer groups in their agitation against the three farm reforms bills that among other things give farmers the freedom to sell their produce to anyone, alleged that the legislations were brought to favour Ambani and Adani.
(Left) Outgoing Punjab RSS chief Brijbhushan Bedi, 90, with his successor Iqbal Singh Ahluwalia, 67, at a meting in Chandigarh.(HT photo)
(Left) Outgoing Punjab RSS chief Brijbhushan Bedi, 90, with his successor Iqbal Singh Ahluwalia, 67, at a meting in Chandigarh.(HT photo)

Iqbal Singh Ahluwalia takes charge as Punjab RSS chief

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 04:33 PM IST
The appointment of another Sikh face as the Punjab RSS head is significant in the backdrop SAD’s break-up with the BJP. Symbolically, it signals the saffron party’s strategy on Sikh outreach and make inroads in rural Punjab.
The farmer belongs to Karnal and he had sown paddy on around 75-acre land owned by his family in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.(Representative Image)
The farmer belongs to Karnal and he had sown paddy on around 75-acre land owned by his family in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.(Representative Image)

HC allows Karnal farmer to bring produce from UP, but not sell it in APMC mandis

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 12:24 AM IST
The farmer said though the Centre’s new agriculture law permits sale of crops in any part of the country, he was not being allowed to bring produce from UP into Haryana
A farmer inspecting his flattened paddy crop in Tarn Taran.(HT File Photo)
A farmer inspecting his flattened paddy crop in Tarn Taran.(HT File Photo)

Govt buys 37.92 lakh ton kharif paddy at MSP in last 15 days

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2020 08:00 PM IST
More than 80 per cent of the country’s paddy crop is grown in the kharif season. The government through Food Corporation of India (FCI) and state agencies undertakes procurement of paddy at MSP.
Shanta Kumar said an expert committee of the then planning commission had also found that the government spends ₹3 crore on transportation, storage and delivery of foodgrains worth ₹1 crore.(HT Photo)
Shanta Kumar said an expert committee of the then planning commission had also found that the government spends ₹3 crore on transportation, storage and delivery of foodgrains worth ₹1 crore.(HT Photo)

Farmer protests against agri ordinances politically motivated: Shanta Kumar

Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | By Naresh K Thakur, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 12:13 AM IST
Says people have grossly misunderstood the recommendations of the report and there will be no effect on the MSP
According to official figures as on May 24, procurement of wheat by government agencies has touched 34.1 million tonnes, which is slightly more than last year’s levels.(Sameer Sehgal/HT file photo)
According to official figures as on May 24, procurement of wheat by government agencies has touched 34.1 million tonnes, which is slightly more than last year’s levels.(Sameer Sehgal/HT file photo)

Food Corporation of India dominates wheat procurement

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 04:48 AM IST
This leaves farmers with little incentive to grow crops other than rice and wheat in food bowl states like Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana.
Health department staff in Personal Petective Equipment (PPE) suits collect data from a coronavirus hotspot during lockdown in India.(Photo: Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)
Health department staff in Personal Petective Equipment (PPE) suits collect data from a coronavirus hotspot during lockdown in India.(Photo: Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)

India will overcome Covid-19, but will need a ‘New Deal’ | Opinion

New Delhi | By VS Pandey
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 08:05 AM IST
After extending the lockdown until 3 May, the government has decided to gradually open up some areas after 20 April, with an exhaustive list of do’s and don’ts.
Public standing in line for Free Ration at Nahar Road,Malad during lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic.(Hindustan Times)
Public standing in line for Free Ration at Nahar Road,Malad during lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic.(Hindustan Times)

Calls for free ration grow as migrants fight hunger

By Zia Haq, Smriti Kak Ramachandran and Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 03:51 AM IST
The Union government has allowed charities and states to buy extra stocks of federally held foodgrains at a reserve but cheaper-than-market price as several migrant workers battle a food crisis.
It is crucial that the mistakes of the last 21 days are not repeated in the next phase of the lockdown(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
It is crucial that the mistakes of the last 21 days are not repeated in the next phase of the lockdown(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

The State needs to step up, urgently| Opinion

By Yamini Aiyar
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 07:23 PM IST
Provide food; improve Centre-state mechanisms; communicate better; and show compassion
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur presiding over a meeting with of senior officials to review availability of essential commodities at fair price shops in state(HT photo)
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur presiding over a meeting with of senior officials to review availability of essential commodities at fair price shops in state(HT photo)

Coronavirus: Maintain steady supply of essential commodities, says Jai Ram

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2020 08:21 PM IST
He said that the district food and civil supplies controller concerned should ensure that flour mills provide uninterrupted services.
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HT Image

Discontinue sowing oldest paddy variety to check stubble burning: Centre to Punjab

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 11:39 PM IST
PUSA-44 is a 130-day crop, which is sown early, before the onset of monsoon leading to more consumption of ground water. It also matures late, leaving a short window for wheat sowing in the rabi season.
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HT Image

Gangster killed in encounter in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur; kingpin Manna escapes with bullet injury

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2020 09:40 PM IST
Acting on a tip-off, police raided an abandoned house behind an FCI godown in Mahilpur area where the three gangsters were hiding; third gangster hospitalised
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HT Image
FCI on Thursday declared the result of Phase 2 examination for recruitment of Junior Engineer (JE) (Civil Engineering / Electrical Mechanical Engineering), Assistant Grade (Ag II) (Hindi), Assistant Grade-III (Ag III) (General Accounts, Technical, Depot).
FCI on Thursday declared the result of Phase 2 examination for recruitment of Junior Engineer (JE) (Civil Engineering / Electrical Mechanical Engineering), Assistant Grade (Ag II) (Hindi), Assistant Grade-III (Ag III) (General Accounts, Technical, Depot).

FCI Recruitment 2019-20: Phase II Final Result for JE and Assistant Category III exam released at fci.gov.in

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nilesh Mathur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2020 07:06 PM IST
Food Corporation of India (FCI) on Thursday declared the result of Phase 2 examination for recruitment of Junior Engineer (JE) (Civil Engineering / Electrical Mechanical Engineering), Assistant Grade (Ag II) (Hindi), Assistant Grade-III (Ag III) (General Accounts, Technical, Depot).
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HT Image

Punjab rejects FCI’s proposal to restrict paddy procurement

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2019 11:41 PM IST
FCI had suggested state govt to limit amount of procurement per acre and ask farmers to sell remaining produce in open market
FCI will be tentatively conducting the recruitment examination for FCI Manager on November 28, 2019. (Representational image)(HT file)
FCI will be tentatively conducting the recruitment examination for FCI Manager on November 28, 2019. (Representational image)(HT file)

FCI Category 2 Recruitment 2019: Exam to be held on November 28, check details here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2019 02:08 PM IST
The recruitment drive is being conducted to fill 330 vacancies for Managers (General/ Depot/ Movement/ Accounts/ Technical/ Civil Engineering/ Electrical Mechanical Engineering/ Hindi) under category-II.
A labourer unloading paddy at the grain market in Patiala on Friday.(HT Photo)
A labourer unloading paddy at the grain market in Patiala on Friday.(HT Photo)

Rice millers firm on stand, distress sale of paddy starts

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vishal Rambani, Patiala
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 12:28 AM IST
Only 6 lakh metric tonne has been purchased leading to glut in mandis of Khanna, Ludhiana, Gurdaspur and Amritsar, where the crop is selling 200 below the MSP
Purchase of paddy crop by government agencies has started at only three centres — Rajpura, Nabha and Samana — in the district.(HT PHOTO)
Purchase of paddy crop by government agencies has started at only three centres — Rajpura, Nabha and Samana — in the district.(HT PHOTO)

Custom milling policy: Strict measures for traders dealing in recycled rice

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2019 12:09 AM IST
Traders from Punjab and Haryana buy cheap rice from UP and Bihar which is mostly kept for public distribution. It is mixed with freshly shelled rice to be handed over to the FCI and has a high value due to the increased minimum support price which is increased every year by the Centre.
FCI Recruitment 2019: The last date to apply for Food Corporation of India recruitment of 4103 posts is March 30.(Shutterstock)
FCI Recruitment 2019: The last date to apply for Food Corporation of India recruitment of 4103 posts is March 30.(Shutterstock)

FCI Recruitment 2019: Know how to apply for 4103 vacancies, application closes on March 30

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nilesh Mathur
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 02:21 PM IST
FCI Recruitment 2019: The last date to apply for Food Corporation of India recruitment of 4103 posts is March 30.
(Representative image)
(Representative image)

Men pose as army, BSF personnel to cheat people on OLX in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times | By Shub Karman Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2018 10:01 AM IST
The fraudsters also sent what appeared to be genuine identity as well as Aadhaar cards to gullible people in the city
This time yield is 60 quintal per hectare as compared to 65 quintal per hectare last year.(HT File)
This time yield is 60 quintal per hectare as compared to 65 quintal per hectare last year.(HT File)

Paddy procurement: Punjab likely to miss target as yield reduces by 15%

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Vishal Ramban, Patiala
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2018 01:24 PM IST
Farmers blame rain spell for low yield this year.
(HT Photo)
(HT Photo)

93,000-tonne paddy procured in Punjab

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2018 09:51 AM IST
Government agencies procured 84,404 tonnes while 8,940 tonnes was procured by private millers.
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