Food Minister

  • Food minister visits closed tea garden June 29, 2014

    Jalpaiguri: The Food and Essential Supplies Minister Jyotiprio Mullick on Sunday visited the closed Raipur tea garden where six labourers died of malnutrition in the last one week. Admitting that they died of malnutrition, Mullick said, "The workers of the closed tea garden will get good quality rice from FCI....
  • Government to act against hoarders to bring down food prices: Paswan June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Blaming the rise in food prices on hoarding and black-marketing, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday said the government will come down heavily on hoarders and bring down prices at the earliest. Paswan, who is also Minister of Consumer Affairs, said the government's top priority is to control...
  • Bihar Food minister Shyam Rajak rebuts Ramvilas Paswan charges June 10, 2014

    Bihar Food minister Shyam Rajak on Monday rebutted Union Food and Public Distribution minister Ramvilas Paswan allegation that state government adopted a lackadaisical approach towards implementation of Food Security Act. "Paswan should check facts with his officials before making any statement," Rajak said in a release strongly contesting the allegations made...
  • Government to import onions, tenders to be floated through NAFED October 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The Union government on Tuesday in an effort to bring down the rising prices has decided that it will import onions. The tenders for the import will be floated through NAFED. Sources say that the modal prices of onion has gone up from 4400 per quintal to a...
  • Food Security Bill to be tabled for discussion in Parliament on Monday August 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Food Security Bill 2013 is likely to be tabled for discussion in Parliament on Monday. The opposition parties including Left, BJP have made it clear that they will not allow the Bill it is current form and are likely to move resolutions against the food security ordinance....
  • Grain won't be left to rot, assures Thomas May 25, 2012

    Food Minister KV Thomas has ordered a probe into rotting wheat having been distributed in the Public Distribution System in Palwal, Haryana. On May 22, CNN-IBN's story showed how 80,000 sacks of wheat lay rotting and almost abandoned in Ghugera, Haryana. The report also said that rotting wheat had been distributed...
  • Onion prices will not increase: Food Minister September 21, 2011

    New Delhi: The ban on export of onions was lifted on Tuesday after an EGOM meeting but food minister K V Thomas has said that this was a political decision, emphasising that in a federal structure interests of the states have to be kept in mind. "It is always a...
  • Grain rot: Food Minister KV Thomas promises action August 11, 2011

    Two days after CNN-IBN's report on the grain rot, Food minister KV Thomas takes responsibility and promises action. ...