MHA asks states to check rumours about shortage of food, essential commodities
The ministry said that in the wake of the orders issued under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 (for lockdown), there were possibilities of rumour-mongering, including those about shortage of food and other essential services and commodities.
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Karnataka reports 2 new Covid-19 cases without travel & contact history
One of the patients is a 60-year-old man from Tumakuru who died of Covid-19 on Friday morning. The deceased had no travel history to the virus-infected countries. Another case is of a 10-month-old child from Dakshina Kannada district which too did not have travel history to Covid-19-affected countries.
Govt to supply 7 kg/person subsidised foodgrains under PDS for 3 months: Food Min official
The government will supply over next three months additional 2 kg subsidised foodgrains under the PDS, taking the total monthly quota to 7 kg per person, a senior Food Ministry official said on Thursday.
Suppliers of essential goods, including restaurants supplying home delivery of cooked food items exempted from lockdown: MHA
Constituents of supply- chain be allowed to operate as availability of essential goods takes place through small local retail shops, large organised retail stores and e-commerce companies, read the notification.
Food inflation to trend under 4% over the next six months, says JM Financial
“ Our extensive interactions with various agri-supply chain players (farmers, agri-mandi dealers, etc.) indicate a limited adverse impact on Rabi crop realisations if the lock-down is lifted by mid-Apr’20, as most crops would trade subsequently and agri supply-chain functioning is ensured and enforced across states,” a research note from JM Financial.
Financial package will go a long way in ensuring food, livelihood security of poor: PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the financial package announced by his government to deal with the impact of the coronavirus lockdown will go a long way in ensuring food and livelihood security of the poor.
Bihar reports two more Covid-19 cases, total count six
According to Pradip Das, the director of Rajendra Medical Research Institute here, samples were collected of 55 people who had come in contact with a 38-year-old who got infected with the virus and died last Saturday, a day before his test results arrived.
Outbreak ground report from India's top five coronavirus clusters
The spread of the virus has not been uniform throughout the country. Some states have been more susceptible to the spread, while some have managed to remain corona-free. Then there have been states like Gujarat which remained infection-free for some time and then suddenly saw a spike.
Millers face supply crunch, FCI extends open sale
The FCI also opened its depots for selling grains to millers though state governments, which has curtailed the week-long e-auction process and ease the supply when millers are apprehending a large supply disruption leading to ‘out of stock’ situation in grocery shops over next couple of days.
Covid-19 race for cure: Drugs on trial
Drug companies and research organisations seeking a Covid-19 cure are turning to old molecules that are either out of production or those on which development work stopped due to lack of commercial viability.
Lockdown: Britannia urges govt to issue necessary permits to people in food processing supply chain
FMCG major Britannia Industries urged the government to ensure inter-state movement of the raw material for the food processing industry during the three-week lockdown, imposed to prevent pandemic of Covid-19.
COVID-19 pandemic: Social organisations provide food to needy
Some Sikh community members have been organising 'langar' (free kitchen) at a gurudwara in suburban Mumbai since last two days. Besides, some NGOs distributed food packets to homeless people at Kalyan and Dombivali in neighbouring Thanre district on Monday.
Buy Heritage Foods, target price Rs 521: ICICI Securities
The brokerage has pencilled in a 5 per cent reduction in consumption of milk and milk products in FY21 but expects same margins (as 85 per cent of costs are variable).
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