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Eyes on Food Security Law, FCI’s Food Grain Movement Up By 30%

The movement of food grains by the Food Corporation of India across the country has gone up by 30% in the last quarter as compared to the corresponding period last year. Officials say that with the new food security law, efforts are being made to “optimize movement of food grains throughout the country.” http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-09-17/news/42148564_1_food-grains-food-security-law-fci

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Create 50 Grain Storage Facilities for Food Law: M S Swaminathan

In order to implement the Food Security Law smoothly, the government should create ultra-modern foodgrain storage facilities – each with a million tonne capacity – at 50 locations across the country, noted agriculture scientist M S Swaminathan. http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-09-19/news/42218239_1_grain-storage-agriculture-sector-m-s-swaminathan

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Of Indian Food Security

A critic of the food security law debate argues the perspective that the idea behind and purpose of the bill is deserving of credit, even if the implementation will be a challenge. http://www.brecorder.com/br-research/44:miscellaneous/3688:of-indian-food-security/

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Using Technology for India’s Food Program

States of India Chhattisgarh and Orissa are using technology to increase the efficiency of their food delivery systems in light of the food security law, standing out as models for other states on reducing supply chain losses. Innovative methods are being used including switching to an electronic database of beneficiaries, using SMS alerts to track […]

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Ready Storage for Food: Centre to Tell States

The UPA government of India hopes to pass the ambitious ‘Right to Food Bill’ in coming months, which includes a financial commitment from the Centre to upgrade grain storage capacities. The government urges states to begin their own upgrades to lay the path for Centre funds and support. http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-05-10/news/39169036_1_food-bill-food-scheme-food-minister-kv-thomas

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States Lifted Only 70% Additional Foodgrains Released by Centre

The Indian government’s procurement system is under public scrutiny by farmers, millers, and other experts who highlight inconsistent operating procedures as the reason why large stockpiles go undistributed to millions of food-insecure families and individuals, which is 25% of the population, according to one article. Stockpiles that are not lifted often generate postharvest loss of […]

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