Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
India
Commodity Group
Rice
Commodity
All
Date
17/06/2014
Policy Category
Consumption and marketing
Policy Instrument
Food subsidies
Description
Announced that the Government would release 5.0 million tonnes of rice from state granaries and take steps to prevent hoarding, in an effort to keep local prices in check. The supplies are to be distributed to Below Poverty Line (BPL) and Above Poverty Line (APL) families through the Targeted Public Distribution System between July and March 2015, or until the National Food Security Act is implemented.