22 Dec 2011
Tough road lies ahead for the Food Security bill passed by the Parliament with serious objections raised by the states which will be responsible for implementation of the policy.
14 Dec 2015
Srinagar: Massive discrepancies have come to the fore in the database compiled by the Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department (CAPD) in Jammu and Kashmir as the state government is preparing to implement National Food Security Act (NFSA).
08 Mar 2016
New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev's Haridwar-based food park has got a full-time security cover of armed CISF commandos, a facility extended by the Centre to only a handful of private entities such as Infosys till now.
02 Feb 2016
Gandhinagar: A day after Supreme Court rapped it for non-implementation of National Food Security Act, Gujarat government today said it is prepared to implement the Act.
25 Feb 2016
New Delhi: Food Ministry is seeking a 12.52 per cent increase in food subsidy for the next fiscal at about Rs 1.40 lakh crore mainly to implement the food law, which is likely to be rolled out in nearly all the states from April.
24 Apr 2013
For four years, the government dithered on the proposed national food security bill. From the Planning Commission to the Ministry Agriculture and then to the Ministry of Food and Consumer Affairs, the bill continued to be tossed around. But as the 2014 elections are nearing, the urgency to bring in a legislation that provides for a legal guarantee to reach food to the hungry becomes all too apparent.
15 Sep 2013
New Delhi: Government has notified the landmark Food Security legislation, giving a legal right on highly subsidized foodgrains to 67 percent of the country's population.
17 Oct 2014
Geneva/New Delhi: Although there is an impasse at WTO, there is a "widespread positive disposition" to find a permanent solution to the issue of public stock-holding of foodgrains, its Director General Roberto Azevedo said.
09 May 2014
New Delhi: The new government is expected t0 face a tough time in implementing the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)’s ambitious Food Security Bill. The new regime will not only face difficulty in implementing it but also find hard to ‘wash-off’ its hands from this bill which is believed to be a pet project of Congress president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to reap electoral dividends.
23 Dec 2015
New Delhi: India will pursue with 'greater vigour' a work programme for finding a permanent solution to the food security issue besides continuing the fight for reaffirmation of WTO's Doha Round at Geneva, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today.