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  • n. Plural form of foodgrain.


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  • India, the world's second-largest producer of wheat and rice, produced a record 235.9 million tons of foodgrains in the crop year through June, largely because of normal monsoon rain.

    India Monsoon Rains Seen Below Normal

  • NEW DELHI -- India's plan to roll out an ambitious food security program to give cheap foodgrains to the poor and malnourished won't succeed unless the government revamps a creaky distribution network and boosts other infrastructure such as storage and transport, Farm Minister Sharad Pawar said Wednesday.

    India Minister: Tough To Implement Food Security Law

  • "Above all, we will have to take up a massive program to increase foodgrains production, without compromising the production of other crops," Mr. Pawar said.

    India Minister: Tough To Implement Food Security Law

  • NEW DELHI –India's foodgrains output is set to rise to a record 235.88 million metric tons this crop year, according to government estimates, a figure which is likely to pave the way to lifting the export ban on wheat and common rice varieties.

    India Foodgrain Output to Hit Record High

  • India, the world's second-largest grower of rice and wheat, expects to produce between 240 million and 242 million tons of foodgrains in 2011-12, Mr. Basu said in an interview.

    India Grain Output Expected to Rise

  • He said India will require around 60 million metric tons of foodgrains for supplies a year under the proposed law.

    India Food Security Program to Cost $67.41 Billion

  • The law, which will guarantee cheap foodgrains to 70% of India's more than 1.2 billion people, will lead to a likely subsidy expenditure of 949.87 billion rupees during the first year, Mr. Thomas said late Tuesday.

    India Food Security Program to Cost $67.41 Billion

  • India will require 280 million tons of foodgrains by 2020-21, and agriculture production will need to grow by 2% annually to meet the demand, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said during the weekend.

    India Food Security Program to Cost $67.41 Billion

  • So far the government has been extremely cautious in considering wheat and rice exports as it is preparing to introduce a food security law that guarantees cheap foodgrains to nearly 70% of the population.

    India Allows Rice Exports

  • "We have to be cautious as we will need enough foodgrains...once we introduce the food security law," he told reporters.

    India: No Foodgrain Exports From Government Stocks


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