National Food Security Bill

  • Bihar's food subsidy to double, says Jairam Ramesh 06-10-2013 02:43 PM

    Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said Bihar's food subsidy and foodgrain allocation would be doubled under the National Food Security Bill. "Bihar's food subsidy will increase from Rs.5,500 crore to Rs.11,500 crore and allocation of foodgrain will increase from 28 lakh tonnes to 56 lakh tonnes," Ramesh...
  • BJP to raise onion prices, coal files issues in Parliament 27-08-2013 01:27 PM

    The BJP said on Tuesday it would participate in two discusssions in parliament on the state of economy and the rising prices of onions and seek answers from the Prime Minister on the missing files on the allocation of coal blocks. "We will discuss the state of economy in the...
  • AIADMK to vote against Food Bill in present amended form: Jayalalithaa 25-08-2013 08:12 PM

    Chennai: Charging the Congress-led UPA government with not incorporating the amendments suggested by her in the Food Security Bill, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Sunday said her party AIADMK will vote against it in the Lok Sabha on Monday. "Under these circumstances, the Food Security Bill with its...
  • Jayalalithaa urges Centre to resolve issues in Food Security Bill 25-08-2013 12:47 PM

    Expressing partial satisfaction on the amendments made in the National Food Security Bill, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa urged the centre to address other outstanding issues so the nation is assured of food security. In letter sent a day ago to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the text of which...
  • Cabinet likely to approach a few changes in Food Bill on Thursday 21-08-2013 11:40 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet is likely to approve a few changes to the Food Security Bill on Thursday. Sources said the subsidy in the Bill is likely to be increased to Rs 5094 crore. The Bill will also authorise the government to make allocation of foodgrain at existing rates...
  • Govt likely to convene all-party meet on Food Bill 22-04-2013 03:10 PM

    New Delhi: Government is likely to convene an all-party meeting soon on the ambitious Food Security Bill before it is taken up in Parliament. "We are planning to convene an all-party meeting before taking up for further proceedings. It is likely to be held in a day or two," a...
  • Food Security Bill introduced in Lok Sabha 22-12-2011 11:34 AM

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution KV Thomas on Thursday introduced in Lok Sabha the National Food Security Bill, which aims to provide subsidised food grain to over 60 per cent of the country's population. The bill was cleared by the Union Cabinet without...
  • Govt needs to finalise National Food Bill: Montek 29-06-2011 04:18 PM

    New Delhi: The government should form a clear idea about the proposed National Food Security Bill as the new poverty list may not be available soon, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said on Wednesday. The proposed National Food Security Bill, the 2009 election promise of the UPA government,...