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Committed to food security bill: Thomas


July 18th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Food Minister K.V. Thomas Wednesday said the union government was committed to ensuring food security of the people, particularly the vulnerable sections.He said the proposed ... Read more...

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Poor want ration, not cash: Activists


June 15th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The government's plan to replace the public distribution system (PDS) with direct cash transfer into people's accounts under the proposed Food Security Bill is not ... Read more...

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Release excess food for the poor: CPI-M


June 11th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday asked the government to release excess food grain stored in central pool for sale at subsidized rates to ... Read more...

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Maharashtra CM rushes Delhi to seek central aid


May 8th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Alarmed by the foodgrain and water scarcity gripping the state at the height of summer, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Monday rushed to New Delhi ... Read more...

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CAG raps Himachal for supplying inferior foodgrains


April 9th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh supplied 2,066 tonnes of substandard pulses and 1,167 tonnes of inferior foodgrains to consumers from 2006-11, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) ... 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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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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Lift curbs on research in biotech crops: Scientists


February 28th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 27 (IANS) Leading social scientists and biotechnologists Monday urged the Indian government to remove "arbitrary constraints" on conducting research in agri-biotech crops for ensuring food security across ... Read more...

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24 percent Indian kids go hungry: Survey (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India may be an economic success story. But a Save the Children study says around a quarter of Indian kids in the 0-6 age group ... Read more...

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24 percent Indian kids go hungry daily: Survey


February 15th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Nearly 30 percent of Indian families have been forced to cut back on food due to rising prices, while around a quarter of kids go ... Read more...

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Finance minister says losing sleep over rising subsidy bills


February 8th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) A worried Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday said he is losing sleep over the rising subsidy bills, notably on food, fertiliser and petroleum products."As ... 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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Himachal aims for 7.41 lakh tonne foodgrains


January 11th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 11 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has fixed a target of producing 7.41 lakh tonnes of foodgrains during the current rabi (winter harvest) season, an official statement said here Wednesday.Besides ... 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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Food security bill tabled in parliament


December 22nd, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The government Thursday tabled in the Lok Sabha a landmark bill that seeks to provide cheaper foodgrain to over half of India's 1.2 billion ... Read more...

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Food security bill to be tabled in parliament Thursday


December 21st, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The Food Security Bill, which seeks to provide legal entitlement of cheaper foodgrains to over half of India's 1.2 billion population, will be tabled ... Read more...

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Food security bill not sustainable: ADB official


December 20th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The food security bill, that seeks to legally entitle majority of India's population to cheaper foodgrains, is not sustainable as it would put further ... 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 likely Sunday on Lokpal, food security bills (Lead)


December 17th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The union cabinet is expected to meet here Sunday evening to discuss the Lokpal and the food security bills, said official sources.The cabinet meeting, ... Read more...

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CPI-M denounces Food Security Bill


December 16th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The CPI-M Friday dubbed the upcoming Food Security Bill "a travesty of food security", and demanded the "universal" supply of at least 35 kg of ... 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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Go ahead for mandatory use of jute in packaging food grains


November 16th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Bringing relief to over 3.7 lakh workers who earn their living by working in jute mills and ancillary units, the government Wednesday approved mandatory use ... Read more...

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High food inflation due to change in food habits?


November 8th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) High food inflation, which has reached 12 percent, continues to baffle economists and policymakers alike. But is it really due to a change in ... 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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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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Plan panel misleading Supreme Court on poverty: BJP


October 3rd, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday termed as "absurd" the Planning Commission's defining urban poor as one earning Rs.32 per day or less and ... 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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Food corporation’s subsidy rose to 35 percent in 2010-11: Thomas


August 23rd, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government's subsidy to the Food Corporation of India (FCI) for procuring foodgrain rose by 35.11 percent to Rs.57,925 crore in 2010-11 against Rs.42,873 crore ... 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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Second green revolution needed for food security: President


August 6th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 6 (IANS) India needs to usher in a second green revolution to meet the challenge of ensuring food security for all, President Pratibha Patil said Saturday. "We need ... Read more...

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Will decide on opening multi-brand retail to FDI: Sharma


August 3rd, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The government Wednesday said it will take an "early, appropriate and correct" policy decision on allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail after it ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana stare at foodgrain wastage again, seek help


July 22nd, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 22 (IANS) Punjab and Haryana, which contribute 70 percent of the foodgrains in the national kitty, say the central government is not doing enough to lift the ... Read more...

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