Food Ministry

  • Paswan to meet Prime Minister on Friday on price rise issues June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday to discuss about food prices and sugarcane arrears, among other issues. "The meeting is scheduled in the evening. The Food Minister will brief the Prime Minister about prevailing food price situation, concerns about sugarcane...
  • Delhi: Food Ministry official, wife found dead in Kaka Nagar October 25, 2013

    New Delhi: An official working in the Food Ministry was found dead along with his wife in the national Capital. Police said that they found K Vijay Kumar's, 57, throat slit while his wife Sita, 51, was found hanging in a separate room in their house in Kaka Nagar. Police...
  • Food Ministry calls review meeting of onion growing states on Oct 25 October 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The Food Ministry on Tuesday has called for review meeting with onion growing states on October 25. The meeting comes in the backdrop of the increasing prices of onion. Sources said, "The wholesale price of onions in Delhi is Rs 4400 per quintal and There is no reason for...
  • Food Ministry notifies CCEA decision on sugar decontrol May 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Food Ministry has notified the the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) decision to partially decontrol the sugar sector. The Food Ministry has issued a gazette notification withdrawing the control over sugar industry through Essential Commodities Act and Sugar Control Order, sources said. On April 4,...
  • Monsoon seen satisfactory, says Food Minister April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Southwest monsoon rains are expected to be "satisfactory" barring some states in South India, Food Minister KV Thomas said on Friday ahead of an official forecast later in the day. "We have an assessment of monsoon. Monsoon will be quite satisfactory in India except the southern tip ...
  • Govt may announce overhaul of food security system September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: It is expected to rain more reforms as the Union Cabinet is set to meet on Monday. A massive overhaul of the Public Distribution System is on the cards. Sources say the government is likely to pump in Rs 42,000 crore to check the leakage in the system....
  • Govt to brainstorm solution to high food prices October 31, 2011

    New Delhi: Concerned over high food inflation, the Food Ministry on Monday said that it will brainstorm with the finance and agriculture ministries to dentify areas putting pressure on prices and work out a solution to contain inflation. "We are highly concerned about high inflation. We will sit together (with Finance...
  • Food Bill to go to Cabinet before Nov 20: Thomas October 31, 2011

    New Delhi: The Food Ministry on Monday said the consultation process on the crucial National Food Security Bill of the government is almost over and the draft Bill will be presented to Cabinet by November 20. "I propose to finish all the work and bring the draft National Food Security Bill...