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India-Mauritius to work closely with other countries for food security

India-Mauritius to work closely with other countries for food security

Mauritius Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Maneesh Gobin calls on Union Agriculture Minister Tomar The Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security of Mauritius,Maneesh Gobin, called on the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare,

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Centre restores rice procurement operations in Telangana

Centre restores rice procurement operations in Telangana

Government of India has now restored the delivery of rice under Central Pool The Centre has decided to restore rice procurement operations in Central pool (by Food Corporation of India-FCI & by State under Decentralised

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NITI Aayog, WFP launch initiative on mainstreaming millets in Asia & Africa

NITI Aayog, WFP launch initiative on mainstreaming millets in Asia & Africa

Benefits of millets offer a converging theme & a win-win value proposition NITI Aayog and the World Food Programme (WFP), India, launched the ‘Mapping and Exchange of Good Practices’ initiative for mainstreaming millets in Asia

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Nitin Gadkari backs exports of fruits and vegetables from Vidarbha region

Nitin Gadkari backs exports of fruits and vegetables from Vidarbha region

Huge potential for export of Nagpur Oranges and other citrus fruits from the region There is a significant potential for boosting exports of fruits and vegetables from Vidarbha region of Maharastra, Nitin Gadkari, Minister of

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Government formulates strategy to promote NE region as agri-food export hub

Government formulates strategy to promote NE region as agri-food export hub

The NE region is geopolitically important as it shares international boundaries with China and Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal and Bangladesh making it the potential hub for the export To give boost to the export of horticulture

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Govt scales up existing partnership with IRRI for food & nutrition security in South Asian region

Govt scales up existing partnership with IRRI for food & nutrition security in South Asian region

Signs agreement on commencement of Phase -2 activities of IRRI South Asia Regional Centre A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) has been signed between the Department of Agriculture & Farmer Welfare (DA&FW) and International Rice Research

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Centre directs Edible Oil Associations to reduce prices by Rs 15 

Centre directs Edible Oil Associations to reduce prices by Rs 15 

The edible oil prices in the international market are witnessing a dramatic fall The Department of Food and Public Distribution has directed leading Edible Oil Associations to ensure reduction in the MRP of edible oils

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NITI Aayog, WFP lay focus on ‘Take Home Ration’ programme

NITI Aayog, WFP lay focus on ‘Take Home Ration’ programme

Releases Report - Take Home Ration: Good Practices across the State/Union Territories NITI Aayog and World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a report titled ‘Take Home Ration-Good Practices across the State/Union Territories’. The report was

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India bans single use plastic items from 1st July

India bans single use plastic items from 1st July

National and State level control rooms to be set up for checking In line with the clarion call given by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, to phase out single use plastic items by 2022,

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Food Secretary emphasises upon urgent need for resilient food supply chains

Food Secretary emphasises upon urgent need for resilient food supply chains

India welcomes the recommendation of the Global Crisis Response Group Task Team to exempt purchases of food by WFP for humanitarian assistance from food export restrictions The Secretary Department of Food and Public Distribution, Sudhanshu