National Food Security Bill

  • Bihar's food subsidy to double, says Jairam Ramesh October 6, 2013

    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 said...
  • BJP to raise onion prices, coal files issues in Parliament August 27, 2013

    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 Lok...
  • AIADMK to vote against Food Bill in present amended form: Jayalalithaa August 25, 2013

    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 present...
  • Jayalalithaa urges Centre to resolve issues in Food Security Bill August 25, 2013

    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 was...
  • Cabinet likely to approach a few changes in Food Bill on Thursday August 21, 2013

    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 April 22, 2013

    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...
  • Poverty line: Dialogue of the deaf April 7, 2012

    The great Mughal emperor Akbar once asked if there was any man in his court unbound by his wife's command. The huge mass of his courtiers and public was stunned and stood huddled together barring one meek-looking man, who stepped away and stood alone. Akbar was curious and asked how...
  • Concerns on food bill to be addressed: Thomas February 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government on Thursday said it will address the concerns expressed by the states over the proposed National Food Security Bill. "The states have expressed some concerns on the food security bill...we will address them," Food Minister KV Thomas told reporters after the two-day meet...
  • Food Security Bill introduced in Lok Sabha December 22, 2011

    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 any...
  • Govt needs to finalise National Food Bill: Montek June 29, 2011

    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, aims...
  • Food Security Bill to be ready very soon July 6, 2009

    New Delhi: The government proposes to bring out the draft National Food Security Bill very soon, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Monday. Presenting the Budget 2009-10 in the Lok Sabha, he said work on the Bill to ensure food security to poor persons has begun in right earnest. A draft...