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Punjab seeks gunny bags for storage


July 8th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 8 (IANS) Fearing a shortage of gunny bags for storing paddy this year, the Punjab government has urged the central food ministry to ensure timely their supply.Punjab Food ... Read more...

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‘MGNREGA 2.0′ with 30 new works launched


May 8th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The 100-days employment guarantee scheme was Tuesday expanded to include 30 new works related to agriculture, watershed, livestock, fisheries, flood management and irrigation and aligned ... Read more...

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India won’t be able to store another bumper crop


April 15th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The problem of plenty is once again troubling the Indian government as it does not know where to store the bumper grains to be harvested ... Read more...

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Government reviews food security bill


February 29th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Amid concerns about the rising subsidy burden, the government has reviewed the financial implications of the National Food Security Bill which seeks to provide ... Read more...

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Meet to discuss Rabi wheat procurement


February 16th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) To find ways to enhance food procurement in view of the proposed National Food Security Bill, the government will discuss with some state secretaries wheat ... 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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UIDAI to refresh data collection process in second phase


February 7th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will be refreshing its data collection process by including the best finger detection and multiple-try method in ... 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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Farmer suicides spark Bengal political storm (West Bengal Newsletter)


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) The almost daily reports of farmer suicides are the latest political flashpoint in West Bengal. While Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee says the suicides are not ... Read more...

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Discussions on PDS with states Feb 8-9: Thomas


January 13th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Gearing up to implement Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's dream legislation - the National Food Security Bill, the government Friday said it has called a ... 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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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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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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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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Congress faces opposition from allies over crucial decisions


December 13th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Already battling opposition attacks over the price rise and its handling of corruption scandals, the Congress-led government has been buffeted by some of its ... 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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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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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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Activists demand nutrition security for all children


November 15th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Right to Food campaign Tuesday charged the draft National Food Security Bill (NFSB) with ignoring the food security needs of children or the growing ... Read more...

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Looking at ways to tackle food prices: Thomas


October 31st, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Expressing concern at double-digit food inflation, Food Minister K.V. Thomas Monday said he will take up the issue with the finance and agriculture ministries ... Read more...

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FCI releases performance report


October 21st, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The movement of foodgrains increased by 10 percent to 33 million tonnes from 30 MT in 2010-11, according to the first performance report of the ... Read more...

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Rethink food security bill: Pawar


October 19th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The price at which foodgrain will be given under the proposed National Food Security Bill must be reconsidered to reduce the subsidy burden on the ... Read more...

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Onion export ban to be reviewed


September 19th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) An empowered group of ministers (EGOM) on food headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is likely to review Tuesday the ban on onion exports, ... Read more...

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Government seeks public comments on draft food security bill


September 14th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The government Wednesday said it would seek public comments on the draft National Food Security Bill which seeks to legally entitle a majority of the ... 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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Don’t replace subsidised food with cash: Swaminathan


August 18th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Eminent agriculture scientist and a member of the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC), M.S. Swaminathan, has cautioned against the government's plan to replace ... Read more...

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‘Food security bill before cabinet soon’


July 21st, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The food security bill will go to the cabinet very soon for approval, the food ministry said Wednesday, calling upon the states to prepare for ... Read more...

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India gives houses to 1,600 families in Bangladesh


July 10th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 10 (IANS) India has handed over houses to 1,600 families who were hit by a major cyclone in 2007 in Bangladesh, an official said.The families in Sharankhola of ... Read more...

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Quake hits imports of Japanese fish for sushi


April 6th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Japanese sushi may be hard to find in eateries across capital following the government's decision to ban import of food from the earthquake and tsunami-affected ... Read more...

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Pak officials counter UN criticism of high food prices in flood-hit country


March 25th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 25(ANI): Responding to criticism from the United Nations over exorbitantly high food prices in Pakistan, Food Ministry officials have said that lowering wheat prices would create food shortages in Pakistan ... Read more...

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EGoM to discuss high food prices today


December 28th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): An Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on food, headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, will meet here today to review prices of essential commodities.The group may ... Read more...

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Dikshit to discuss onion prices crisis with officials


December 21st, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Worried over the sky-rocketing prices of onions, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will Tuesday evening chair a high-level meeting to decide on ways to tackle the crisis.The ... Read more...

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Onion prices soar, curbs imposed on exports


December 20th, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The central government Monday banned fresh permits for onion exports till Jan 15 following a big jump in its price in local markets.Onion is currently selling between ... Read more...

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Government approves bonus for paddy


October 29th, 2009 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved a bonus of Rs.50 per quintal over and above the minimum support price to paddy farmers. The ... Read more...

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