food grain


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Noun1.food grain - foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grassesfood grain - foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
food product, foodstuff - a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food
edible corn, corn - ears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food
grist - grain intended to be or that has been ground
groats - the hulled and crushed grain of various cereals
millet - small seed of any of various annual cereal grasses especially Setaria italica
barley, barleycorn - a grain of barley
buckwheat - grain ground into flour
wheat, wheat berry - grains of common wheat; sometimes cooked whole or cracked as cereal; usually ground into flour
oat - seed of the annual grass Avena sativa (spoken of primarily in the plural as `oats')
rice - grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished
Indian rice, wild rice - grains of aquatic grass of North America
malt - a cereal grain (usually barley) that is kiln-dried after having been germinated by soaking in water; used especially in brewing and distilling
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China will curb planting of rice, its most important food grain, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday, in a major step towards reducing a growing mountain of unsold stocks.
Increase of food grain production from 74 million tons in 1968 to 99 million tons in 1977 and further increase to 158 million tonnes in 1991 also favoured such policy changes in PDS at least on paper.
THE Balochistan Food Department announced some posts of assistant, food controller, junior clerk and food grain supervisor in March 2016.
They further said that the genuine food grains licencees had submitted complaints to the DC, Anti-Corruption establishment and Special Secretary Agriculture (Marketing) that the Secretary and Honorary Administrator had allotted the plots to the bogus Arhtis (commission agents) by issuing fake food grain licences and they ordered inquires and suspended the Secretary but the 45 "allottees" today started unlawful construction on the plots.
Unlikely, as the government has been consistently projecting DBT as the only way to reduce leakages in subsidised food grain supplies; the only way to weed out fake or ghost beneficiaries.
79 million tonnes ( mnT), surpassing the expected food grain production of 264.
Like other GCC states, Oman has been taking a series of efforts to achieve food security by enhancing cultivation and buffer food grain stocks in the country.
Among the topics are the theory and method of drying grain, food grain storage, parboiling wheat, utilizing rice bran, and food chemistry for technologists.
The food grain crops' cultivation in Yemen depends mainly on rain water, especially in agricultural terraces, valleys and bottoms and widely in the provinces.
The bill envisages a food security scheme for 820 million people, with the distribution of 5 kilogrammes of food grain per month for each person in eligible households, at the highly subsidized price of 3 rupees (0.
Kolkata: A day after Lok Sabha (lower house of parliament) passed the Food Security Bill, an appeal through Right to Information Act revealed that 17,000 tonnes of food grain, which could have fed 70 million people, have rotten in the country in the last three years.
The BJP's Murli Manohar Joshi focused on various aspects of the Bill to expose its soft underbelly in terms of past research and studies that prescribed quantities higher than the five kg per person monthly allocation of food grain the legislation promised.