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Committed to food security bill: minister


October 12th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The government is committed to enacting the National Food Security Act and ensuring food security for around 75 percent people as a rights based approach, ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana paddy procurement begins Saturday


September 30th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 30 (IANS) With a combined target of 188 lakh tonnes, procurement of paddy will begin in Punjab and Haryana -- the food grain states of the country -- ... Read more...

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India to ferry food grains for northeast via Bangladesh


September 30th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 30 (IANS) Dhaka has agreed to allow New Delhi to ferry food grains for the northeastern states via Bangladesh, officials said here Friday."After the Bangladesh government's green signal, ... Read more...

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FCI asked to create 15 MT additional storage capacity


September 16th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Concerned over lack of adequate storage facilities, the government has asked the Food Corporation of India (FCI) to fast-track creation of additional 15 million tonnes ... Read more...

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Wheat storage crunch in three states


September 5th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The government is facing a ?storage crunch? in states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan due to a ?substantial increase? in wheat procurement.While increased ... Read more...

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Highlights of PM’s Independence Day speech


August 15th, 2011 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Highlights of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Independence Day speech:* Without understanding and restraint, our security and integrity can get adversely affected.* Some people who ... Read more...

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Curb inflation or ‘go’, opposition slams government (Roundup)


August 3rd, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Opposition parties led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday tore into the government over the issue of spiralling prices, saying corruption was the ... Read more...

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Can Rs.10 or 20 buy enough food, asks apex court


July 22nd, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday asked the Planning Commission if Rs.10 in rural areas and Rs.20 in urban areas was enough to buy eatables to get ... Read more...

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Why can’t India feed its people, asks Canadian media


July 18th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 18 (IANS) In this Year of India in Canada, India is making news in the media here - not for the second highest growth rate in the world ... Read more...

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Punjab rues inaction on increasing food grain storage


July 16th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 16 (IANS) The Punjab government Saturday lamented the inaction by the central government in creating more storage capacity for food grain in the state - the food ... Read more...

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Give five mn tonnes food grains in 150 poor districts: Court


May 15th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Saturday directed the central government to release five million tonnes of food grains more for distribution among the vulnerable section of the ... Read more...

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Why can’t surplus grain be sold to poor, asks apex court


May 10th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the central government, which admitted to shortcomings in the public distribution system, why it could not give the surplus food ... Read more...

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BJP farmers’ wing starts campaign to visit grain markets


April 24th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Kisan Morcha (BJPKM) Sunday launched a nationwide campaign to visit grain markets across the country to understand and highlight the problems ... Read more...

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Food Security: Inconceivable without agricultural growth


March 18th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
By Rajendra SinghLucknow, Mar 18 (ANI): The Budget season is in full swing and allocations for various sectors being hotly debated upon both by policy makers and the public at ... Read more...

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Goa to sign MoU for garbage treatment


March 18th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Goa wants to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Mumbai-based Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to use its technology to solve the state's burgeoning ... Read more...

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Tibetan new year dawns in Indian hill town


March 11th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Mcleodganj (Himachal Pradesh), March 11 (IANS) Homes are being spruced up, prayers being offered and a special two-feet-high 'bhungu amchok' structure made of food is being erected as Tibetans in ... Read more...

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Budget will fuel inflation: Yashwant Sinha


March 5th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Former union finance minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha Saturday said budget 2011-12 will have an inflationary effect instead of controlling ... Read more...

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Central Vigilance Committee on PDS visits Assam tomorrow


March 2nd, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Mar 2 (ANI): The Central Vigilance Committee on Public Distribution System (PDS), headed by Justice D P Wadhwa, is scheduled to visit different parts of Assam beginning on Thursday.Justice Wadhwa, who ... Read more...

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Left government in Tripura unhappy with budget, protests


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 1 (IANS) Groups affiliated to Tripura's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday organised demonstrations across the state to protest the "deprivation of the northeastern region" in the union ... Read more...

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Budget disappointing for farmers: Badal


February 28th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 28 (IANS) Parkash Singh Badal, chief minister of Punjab, the state that contributes the maximum food grains to the national kitty, Monday termed the union budget as a "disappointing" one ... Read more...

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Survey gung-ho on growth, but predicts higher inflation (Lead)


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) India's Economic Survey for 2010-11 has predicted 8.6 percent growth for the current fiscal and gross domestic product (GDP) touching the 9 percent mark in 2011-12. ... Read more...

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Sharp rise in food prices cause of concern: Mukherjee


February 25th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said that a sharp price in food price inflation has been a major cause of concern of economy during 2010-11.Presenting ... Read more...

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Brinda Karat slams nation’s food inspection systems


February 21st, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.21 (ANI): The opposition Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M), on Monday slammed the food inspection procedures in the country.CPI(M) Politburo member Brinda Karat said the food inspection procedure ... Read more...

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Government deeply concerned about inflation: Patil (Lead)


February 21st, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance government is "deeply concerned" over the effects of inflation, especially high food prices, on the common man and the threat it poses ... Read more...

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Reforms will top government’s agenda, says President (Lead)


February 21st, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Drawing comfort from the high growth of the Indian economy despite the global meltdown, President Pratibha Patil Monday promised to hasten the reforms process with specific ... Read more...

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India’s food production high despite drought and floods: K.V. Thomas


February 8th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): Highlighting the strength of the agriculture sector in India, Union Food Minister K.V. Thomas has said that the national food production was high despite drought and floods ... Read more...

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Price rise: Centre asks States to take up market intervention effectively


February 7th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 7 (ANI): The Centre has asked the State Governments to take up market intervention effectively and timely to check the prices of essential commodities.Addressing the meeting of Food ... Read more...

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Inflation to come down to 7 pc by March, says Montek


February 4th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 4 (IANS) The current inflation is a "seasonal spike" and it will come down to 7 percent by March this year, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said Friday."A ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks PM intervention on procurement


February 2nd, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 2 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday called for direct and immediate intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for putting in place an effective institutional mechanism for ... Read more...

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Punjab asks central government to undo ‘injustices’


February 1st, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Citing several instances of "injustice" meted out to Punjab over the decades, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Tuesday asked the central government to undo them.Addressing ... Read more...

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Rising inflation would stabilise in next couple of days: Sheila Dikshit


January 14th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday asserting that the government is taking several steps to curb rising inflation, assured the citizens that the national capital ... Read more...

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Stop panicking about inflation, will announce steps: Mukherjee (Lead)


January 13th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said there was no need to panic about food inflation, adding that the government would announce steps to curb rising prices.India's ... Read more...

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Government may announce measures to bring down prices


January 13th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The government may announce some measures that could bring down food inflation further, official sources indicated Thursday, a day after Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee met Agriculture ... Read more...

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India’s food inflation slips, breather for government


January 13th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) India's annual food inflation for the week ended Jan 1 fell to 16.91 percent, compared to 18.32 percent in the previous week. The will come as a ... Read more...

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Railway coach, container unit to come up at Budge Budge


January 12th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 11 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday laid the foundation stones at Budge Budge for factories to manufacture air-conditioned bogies and containers."In last two years, there has been an ... Read more...

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