Downpours and heatwaves caused by climate change could disrupt food supplies from the fields to the supermarkets, raising the risk of more price spikes such as this year's leap triggered by drought

AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat high court on Thursday sought explanation from the authorities concerned over the wastage of nearly 3,000 quintal of foodgrain in rains at Vadodara railway station earlier this month.

On the basis of a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by one Ritesh Koshtri, a bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice J B Pardiwala issued notice to the Western Railway, Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC), Food Corporation of India (FCI) and the union agriculture ministry. All have been asked to explain the wastage of huge stock of wheat on August 12.

Efforts are being made to increase storage capacity in the State. In the days to come, 27 godowns will be built in six districts of Bundelkhand region.

Representatives of All India Democratic Women’s Association blocked roads in front of the KSRTC bus station, opposing the draft of the National Food Security Bill, which will be brought up in Parliament soon.

ZP vice president B Savithramma said, “The bill is anti-people and will destroy the public distribution system completely, and adversely affect farmers and poor people.”

The Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday presented a Rs 1,798-crore first adjunct Budget amid unprecedented ruckus in the Assembly.

India appears set to export two million tonnes of wheat at subsidised prices as part of a plan to offload surplus grain, sparking concern among anti-poverty activists and raising questions for some of the country's trading partners.

CHANDIGARH, 6 JULY: Decrying the lack of proper sanitation facilities, rural development minister Jairam Ramesh today said toilets (in file photo) built over the past 10 years across the country ar

Decrying the lack of proper sanitation facilities, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday said toilets built over the last 10 years across the country are being used for storing food grain.

"In last 10 years, toilets have been built (across the country)...But toilets are not being used for the purpose for which they had been built. They are being used for storing food grain...they have been turned into storage godowns and they have been locked," Ramesh told reporters here on Friday.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Tuesday approved a Food Ministry proposal to export two million tonnes of wheat from its buffer stock in an attempt to ease the storage crisis.

A double judge bench of Allahabad High Court (Lucknow Bench) directed the State government to take strong measures to save wheat from getting rotten in the monsoon.