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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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Prime Minister reviews food security amid rain concerns


July 18th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday reviewed food management in the country with senior cabinet colleagues in the wake of a deficient monsoon and the ... Read more...

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‘Food security bill can be global example’


July 17th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The proposed National Food Security Bill has the potential to be a global example, experts from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Oxfam said ... Read more...

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National Advisory Council reviews its progress


July 6th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The reconstituted National Advisory Council (NAC) met Friday and reviewed the progress since it was formed two years ago.According to sources, the meeting approved ... Read more...

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National Advisory Council gets two new members


June 29th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Planning Commission member Mihir Shah and social activist Ashis Mondal have been inducted into the National Advisory Council (NAC) headed by UPA chairperson Sonia ... Read more...

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Leakages to be plugged before food security implemented


June 10th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The government wants to plug leakages in the public distribution system (PDS) before it implements the ambitious National Food Security Bill and has asked ... Read more...

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Panel asks government to speed up poverty survey


May 18th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has expressed concern that the Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC), which was to end in 2011, is yet to start in major ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks complete loan waiver


May 8th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) Reeling under a mounting debt which has crossed Rs.77,585 crore, the Punjab government has sought a complete waiver of the outstanding small savings loan of ... 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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Plan outlay for agriculture up by 18 percent in budget (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Stating that agriculture will continue to be a priority sector for the government, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday said total plan outlay for ... Read more...

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Allocation for agriculture up 18 percent


March 16th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) According priority to agriculture, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday proposed an 18 percent increase in the total plan outlay of the department to Rs.20,208 ... Read more...

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Record food production in 2010-11, says president


March 12th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Agricultural growth in 2010-11 was 6.6 percent, the highest in recent times, due to the government's continued emphasis on the sector, President Pratibha Patil ... Read more...

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Centre to solve food security bill ‘issues’: Thomas


March 2nd, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) The central government Friday said it will solve "most of the issues" raised by the states on the National Food Security Bill, which is currently before ... 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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Revive agriculture urgently, says president’s aide


February 16th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Flagging a "sense of urgency to the need of transforming Indian agriculture", a panel of governors set up by President Pratibha Patil will submit ... 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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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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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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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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State ministers meet to discuss PDS reforms


February 6th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Food and agriculture ministers from states will meet here this week to discuss reforms in the public distribution system (PDS).Senior union cabinet ministers and ... 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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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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Manmohan Singh winds up two-day Tamil Nadu visit (Roundup)


December 26th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday wound up his two-day Tamil Nadu visit, during which he inaugurated the 125th birth anniversary of mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan ... Read more...

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PM arrives in Chennai, Jayalalithaa raises Mullaperiyar (Lead)


December 25th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Sunday called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the Raj Bhavan here and submitted a memorandum reiterating her earlier requests ... Read more...

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Landmark food security bill tabled in parliament (Lead)


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The government Thursday tabled in the Lok Sabha the landmark food security bill which seeks to provide subsidised foodgrain to over half of India's ... 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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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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Winter session extended; Lokpal, food bills to be moved Thursday (Second Lead)


December 21st, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The much-awaited Lokpal and Food Security bills will be introduced in the Lok Sabha Thursday.The contentious Lokpal bill will be tabled in the Lok ... 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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