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Food bill based on ‘narrow vision’, say activists


August 28th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Activists Tuesday protested the National Food Security Bill, which seeks to provide legal entitlement of food grain to 63 percent of the country's population, ... Read more...

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Left meets PM, demands excess food be distributed


August 4th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) A delegation of Left party leaders Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to demand universal distribution of excess food stock to check rising prices ... Read more...

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Global food prices drop, but remain relatively high: UN


May 4th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 4 (IANS) The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has reported that global food prices have dropped three points from March to April of this year, yet still ... Read more...

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Central government should arrange funds for food bill: Mamata


March 30th, 2012 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said the central government should make monetary provisions for implementing the Food Bill.She also said the central government ... Read more...

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Food bill: Thomas hopes for across spectrum support


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Expressing hope of getting the support of all political parties on the National Food Security Bill, Food Minister K.V. Thomas Thursday said the legislation is ... Read more...

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Food bill burden won’t be big: Thomas


February 12th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The proposed National Food Security Bill (NFSB) will not entail "large" financial implications for the government, Minister of State for Food, Public Distribution and ... Read more...

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Concerns on food bill to be addressed: Thomas


February 9th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government Thursday said it will address the concerns expressed by the states over the proposed National Food Security Bill."The ... Read more...

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Grow more grains, Pawar tells states


February 8th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Urging states to produce more grains to meet the growing food demand, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Wednesday stressed the streamlining of the procurement and distribution ... Read more...

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Centre, states to discuss food bill (Lead)


February 6th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The government has convened a two-day meet of state food and agriculture ministers beginning Wednesday to iron out differences over the National Food Security ... Read more...

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Parliamentary panel on food bill to meet Jan 23


January 18th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The path-breaking National Food Security Bill, which is facing opposition from several states as well as Congress ally Mamata Banerjee, will be taken up ... Read more...

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Government to take states on board over food bill


January 10th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Still nursing the sting of ally Trinamool Congress opposing the Lokpal Bill in the Rajya Sabha citing issues of federal autonomy, the United Progressive ... Read more...

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Proposed food bill will burden states: Dhumal


December 28th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 28 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Wednesday expressed his reservations to the draft Food Security Bill, 2011, saying the central government is burdening the states ... Read more...

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Salient features of food bill


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The National Food Security Bill, 2011 introduced in the Lok Sabha Thursday has ambitious provisions to ensure access to adequate quantity of food to India's ... Read more...

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Minister hopeful of passing food bill in budget session


December 22nd, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Food Minister K.V. Thomas Thursday expressed the hope that the food security bill would be passed in the budget session of parliament in February-March 2012.Speaking ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa opposes food security bill


December 20th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday said the National Food Security Bill was replete with confusion and inaccuracies and "will make a mockery of ... Read more...

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Cabinet clears pathbreaking food bill (Roundup)


December 19th, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The union cabinet Sunday approved the draft of the path-breaking National Food Security Bill which seeks to provide subsidised foodgrains to over half ... Read more...

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Cabinet clears food bill (Lead)


December 18th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The union cabinet Sunday approved the draft National Food Security Bill, which seeks to provide subsidised foodgrains to over half of India's 1.2 billion ... Read more...

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Cabinet meet begins, Lokpal not on agenda


December 18th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) A meeting of the union cabinet began Sunday evening to approve the National Food Security Bill that seeks to provide rice at Rs.3, wheat ... Read more...

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15 protesters detained outside PM’s residence


December 18th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Ahead of the special cabinet meeting on the draft National Food Security Bill Sunday, 15 protesters were detained outside the prime minister's residence in the ... Read more...

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Cabinet to take up food bill


December 18th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The union cabinet will Sunday evening take up the contentious National Food Security Bill that seeks to provide rice at Rs.3, wheat at Rs.2 ... Read more...

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Will Sonia Gandhi’s Food Bill past muster? (Lead)


December 18th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The draft National Food Security Bill, that seeks to provide rice at Rs.3, wheat at Rs.2 and coarse grains at Re.1 per kg to ... Read more...

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Main provisions of food bill (To go with ‘Will food bill force government to eat humble pie’)


December 18th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Main provisions of the National Food Security Bill:- The draft bill seeks to cover 75 percent of the rural population and 50 percent of urban households and proposes the right to ... Read more...

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Will Sonia Gandhi’s food bill pass muster?


December 18th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The draft National Food Security Bill, that seeks to provide rice at Rs.3, wheat at Rs.2 and coarse grains at Re.1 per kg to ... Read more...

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Cabinet may take up food bill Sunday: Thomas


December 14th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The cabinet may take up the draft National Food Security Bill on Sunday, Food Minister K.V. Thomas said."The cabinet is likely to take up ... Read more...

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Cabinet defers food bill as discussions inconclusive (Second Lead)


December 13th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The cabinet Tuesday deferred a decision on the proposed food security bill as talks on the legislation remained inconclusive, with Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar ... Read more...

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Judicial accountability bill in, food bill deferred


December 13th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The cabinet Tuesday cleared two key anti-graft bills - the judicial accountability bill and the public grievances redressal bill - but deferred the food ... Read more...

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Cabinet nod to food bill likely Tuesday


December 12th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) With the cabinet all set to approve the draft National Food Security Bill Tuesday, the government plans to introduce it in the ongoing winter ... Read more...

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Sonia seeks opposition support to run parliament


November 29th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) With parliament's proceedings stalled since the start of the winter session a week ago, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday sought support of the opposition ... Read more...

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Food bill to address cost-sharing concern of states


November 21st, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Taking note of concerns of the states, the central government has provided for cost sharing in all the schemes under the draft National Food ... Read more...

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Right to Food campaign demands universal PDS


November 1st, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) With the government working on a draft food security bill, the Right to Food Campaign Tuesday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should make the ... Read more...

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Food bill in parliament’s winter session: Thomas


October 31st, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The draft National Food Security bill will be brought to the cabinet by Nov 20 and introduced in the winter session of parliament, Food Minister ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh farmers adopt “Madagascar” method to enhance their crop yield


April 20th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Hoshangabad (Madhya Pradesh), Apr. 20 (ANI): With food security emerging as a major challenge, India can ill-afford the rising cost of agriculture inputs, declining productivity, non-availability of basic infrastructure and core facilities ... Read more...

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‘Madagascar’ method retains the ‘organic’ prove Bilaspur farmers


April 20th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
By Baba Mayaram Hoshangabad, Apr 20 (ANI): The movie 'Peepli Live' exposed the underbelly of the television media and indeed the entire social political spectrum that feeds it while at the same ... Read more...

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NAC to hold another round of discussions on food bill


September 24th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) A meeting of the National Advisory Council (NAC), chaired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Friday decided to hold further consultation on the crucial food security bill, ... Read more...

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Crucial National Advisory Council meeting Sep 24


September 20th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A crucial meeting of the National Advisory Council (NAC), which may finalise the draft food bill, will be held Sep 24, informed sources said here Monday. The ... Read more...

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