Food Security

  • Patnaik ridicules Congress over Food Security Act, targets BJP 12-04-2014 07:59 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Terming Congress and BJP as "anti-Odisha", ruling BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik on Saturday ridiculed Congress for implementing Food Security Act just before expiry of the UPA government's tenure at the Centre. "Though the Congress in its manifesto in 2009 had promised to bring a food security bill, it enacted...
  • Nagma clarifies her stance on slapping youth at election rally for molestation 02-04-2014 06:40 PM

    On reports that she slapped a youth during an election rally last week when he tried to come too close to her, Nagma said that she was just trying to push him. She also accused her opponents' for creating disturbances during her rallies and meetings. Asked if she is getting...
  • Congress to release manifesto for 2014 LS polls on March 21 14-03-2014 05:37 PM

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi will release on March 21 the party's manifesto for Lok Sabha polls which is expected to promise some new right-based laws for health and employment besides specific pronouncements for employment generation and focus on manufacturing sector. "Our manifesto is nearing finality. We will release it on...
  • Kejriwal not declared as AAP's PM candidate: Patkar 10-03-2014 10:29 PM

    Social activist and AAP candidate from Mumbai North-East seat, Medha Patkar on Monday said that although Arvind Kejriwal is the "best person" to become the prime minister, AAP has not declared him for the top post as doing so before the Lok Sabha polls is "unconstitutional". "Kejriwal is the best...
  • Food security not an issue if resources are managed well: Ahluwalia 08-02-2014 09:12 PM

    New Delhi: Sustainable food security will not a problem if scarce resources like water and energy are managed well, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said on Saturday. "The essence of whole concept of sustainability is how you handle things. So, in my view energy and water are scarce...
  • Rahul Gandhi interacts with tribal women, urges them to join politics 07-02-2014 02:37 PM

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday held an interaction with tribal women in Jharkhand who urged him that they should get proper representation in Parliament and Assembly elections. "Women should get proper representation in Parliament and Assembly elections," a woman told reporters after the interaction at a hotel. "All...
  • Kofi Annan warns India against too many populist subsidies 06-02-2014 03:54 PM

    New Delhi: Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has warned India against too many populist subsidies. Speaking on the issue of the Food Security Bill and Delhi government's water and electricity promises, he said that subsidised water and power take away their value. In conversation with CNN IBN's Deputy Editor...
  • Nitish Kumar implements Food Security Scheme in Bihar 01-02-2014 03:35 PM

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, whose party JD(U) had voted in support of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's Food Bill in 2013, inaugurated the Food Security Scheme in Patna on Saturday. Nitish Kumar had earlier assured that the groundwork for launching the scheme was underway and that his...
  • Election results could impact growth prospects: Moody's 16-01-2014 03:16 PM

    Global ratings agency Moody's, on Thursday, said India's economic recovery is likely to be slow in the second half of 2014, but the outcome of general elections could have an impact on the growth prospects. Without specifically mentioning about India, Moody's Investors Service also said that sovereign ratings in South...
  • HC seeks government reply on a PIL on Food Security Act implementation 09-01-2014 09:54 AM

    The Allahabad High Court has asked Uttar Pradesh government to file its response to a Public Interest Litigation seeking implementation of the Food Security Act in the state. The order was passed on Tuesday by a Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud and Justice Dilip Gupta on the...
  • Maoists strike on Congress leaders brought infamy to Chhattisgarh 25-12-2013 02:10 PM

    The worst-ever Maoist strike on political class wiping off the state's Congress top brass and rape of minor tribal girls in a residential school brought infamy to Chhattisgarh, which in the fag end of 2013 saw a power-packed assembly election in which BJP retained power. Raman Singh joined the elite...
  • WTO agreement needed for developing nations, says Anand Sharma 18-12-2013 07:25 PM

    Commerce Minister Anand Sharma on Wednesday said the recent agreement signed at the WTO meeting in Indonesia was needed to strike a balance in favour of developing nations. Giving clarifications on a statement given in the Rajya Sabha, he said after the Uruguay round of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)...
  • Bali outcome not to impact food security programme, says Anand Sharma 17-12-2013 04:02 PM

    The outcome of the WTO meeting held recently at Bali will not impact the country's food security programme, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma informed Parliament on Tuesday. "...nothing in the aforesaid agreement impinges on our food security programme for the poor and vulnerable sections of society, which is very...
  • Rice distribution 'game-changer' for Raman Singh in Assembly polls 10-12-2013 09:42 AM

    Distribution of rice at subsidised price to poor families in Chhattisgarh seems to have done the trick for Raman Singh, the 'Chaur wale baba' (rice man) who proved wrong all political analysis and opinion polls to emerge victorious for the third consecutive term in the state. The Chhattisgarh Food Security...
  • Major victory at WTO, no threat to food security plan: Sharma 06-12-2013 10:22 PM

    Bali: In a major victory for India, the WTO on Friday agreed to allow countries to provide subsidy on staple food crops without any threat of punitive action, a concession that salvaged the current round of world trade talks from the brink of collapse. After burning the midnight oil and...
  • Don't take a stand at WTO meet, will jeopardise our welfare schemes: Raman Singh to PM 05-12-2013 09:24 AM

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday said an unfavourable agreement at the ongoing WTO meet in Bali could "seriously impair" implementation of Food Security Act in the country, as he vouched his support for the "non-negotiable" stand taken by India. Singh, who wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on...
  • India refuses to trade food security at WTO meet in Bali 04-12-2013 04:45 PM

    Sticking to its position that food security was non-negotiable as it impacted four billion people worldwide and millions of farmers, India on Wednesday rejected the subsidy proposal in its present form at the global trade talks in Bali. "For India, food security is non-negotiable," India's Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said...
  • WTO meet begins on Tuesday, high stakes for India's food programme 02-12-2013 01:56 PM

    Ministers and trade diplomats from 159 countries will get into tough negotiations at the WTO Ministerial meeting beginning in Bali on Tuesday with India seeking a deal on farm subsidies that will enable it to implement its USD 20 billion food security law without attracting any multilateral scrutiny. As hard...
  • India will secure and protect right to food security at WTO, says Anand Sharma 29-11-2013 06:22 PM

    Ahead of next week's WTO meet in Bali, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma on Friday asserted that India will secure and protect its right to food security and strive for a permanent immunity from any kind of farm subsidy breach. He also said that India will remain positively engaged with the...
  • HC asks state govt about steps taken to enforce Food Security 29-11-2013 05:36 PM

    The Allahabad High Court has sought to know from the Uttar Pradesh government as to what steps it has taken to enforce the provisions of the National Food Security Act in the state. A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Dilip Gupta passed the order dated November...
  • BJP leaders misleading people with false promises, says Sonia Gandhi 27-11-2013 02:09 PM

    Once again, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi attributed the credit of the rise ofRajasthan as one of the most developed states of India to Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led Congress government, while addressing a rally in Sikar on Wednesday. "Rajasthan today is among states that are developing and that is because of Congress...
  • Rahul Gandhi gifts Amethi new trains, railway line 26-11-2013 06:12 PM

    Gifting his constituency two new trains and a railway line, Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday admitted that such steps alone would not eradicate poverty but stressed that UPA government's flagship MNREGA and Food Security schemes would help change the face of the country. "I reiterate it several times that only by...
  • Bihar to launch Food Security Act from February: Nitish Kumar 26-11-2013 12:13 AM

    Bihar will launch the UPA governments flagship food guarantee scheme promising subsidised staple foodgrains to two-third of population from 1 February next year, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Monday. The Food Security Act will be launched in Bihar from February 1, 2014, Kumar said while releasing report card 2013...
  • Congress workers cane charged while protesting over Food Security Act 21-11-2013 08:47 PM

    Congressmen from all over the state, protesting that the National Food Security Act was not implemented in Uttar Pradesh, were cane charged on Thursday evening as they tried to lay seige to the state assembly building in the state capital. The protest, announced in advance, saw a huge gathering of...
  • Raman Singh's manifesto: A list of unfulfilled past promises? 08-11-2013 12:20 PM

    Even as pre-poll surveys suggest public sentiment is with Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh for upcoming assembly elections, has all what he promised in his election manifestos been implemented by the state BJP government. Definitely, the food security policy has got him accolades with tribals recognising him as 'chawal waley baba'....
  • Bastar rally: Sonia takes a dig at BJP govt over Naxal menace, says we sacrificed our leaders 07-11-2013 02:04 PM

    While addressing a rally at Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon in Bastar on Thursday, Sonia Gandhi chided the Raman Singh-led BJP government on issues of security, employment, poverty and governance. "The Chhattisgarh government only talks big when it comes to security but hardly does anything. Tribals feel unsafe due to the atrocities. The...
  • Raman Singh campaigns in tribal heartland Bastar, pitches for Modi as PM 01-11-2013 08:47 AM

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday addressed two public gatherings in Bastar region, the tribal heartland, and appealed people to vote BJP to power for the third time. Singh also made a pitch for BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, saying that by electing him as the next PM...