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CCEA may consider today stock limits on onion, potato

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 09:37

Currently, stock limits are imposed for pulses, edible oils and oilseeds till September 2014, while for rice and paddy upto November this year.

Lapses in Food Security Bill to be removed, says minister

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 00:45

Newly inducted Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Supply Raosaheb Danve said here on Friday that lapses in the Food Security Bill would be removed.

Chit Funds reappearing across Bengal: Minister

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 16:10

After a gap of more than a year, the chit fund companies have started reappearing in West Bengal, especially in the rural areas, a state minister said Monday.

NSEL scam: Consumer affairs, finance ministry asked to file affidavit

Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 17:37

Observing that the National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL) scam is a serious issue, the Bombay High Court on Thursday directed the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Finance Ministry and Forward Market Commission (FMC) to file their affidavits in reply to a PIL seeking CBI probe in it.

Onion prices: New approach needed to address hike

Last Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 21:32

A new approach is needed to address seasonal spike in onion prices as farmers have started storing the winter grown crop and marketing it later in the lean period of August-October for better returns, Consumer Affairs Secretary Pankaj Agrawal.

Cabinet may discuss stock holding limit on agri-items on Sep 20

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 14:13

The Cabinet is likely to consider this Friday a proposal to extend stock holding limit on pulses, edible oils and oilseeds for one more year to ensure their availability and check prices.

Superfine rice being distributed in Manipur

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 14:05

Manipur government has been distributing `superfine` rice at subsidised rates at different places under the initiative of Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution Department.

Centre asks states to check artificial price rise in onion

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 13:55

The Centre has directed all state governments, including Maharashtra, to take action against traders and speculators keeping onion prices artificially high.

Mizoram govt to implement National Food Security Ordinance

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 18:39

Mizoram government is making arrangements for implementation of the National Food Security Ordinance within the time frame, state Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs minister H Rohluna said.

Move for legislation to prevent consumer harassment

Last Updated: Saturday, February 16, 2013, 21:11

The West Bengal government is planning to bring a legislation aimed at reducing harassment of consumers and ensuring justice.

Consumer Affairs Min opposes tax on commodity derivatives

Last Updated: Sunday, January 13, 2013, 11:30

Amid demand from some banks to impose a tax on commodity derivatives in the forthcoming Budget, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister K V Thomas has written to the Finance Minister saying that any such move will distort the nascent market.

Consumer Affairs Min opposes tax on commodity derivatives

Last Updated: Sunday, January 13, 2013, 11:30

Amid demand from some banks to impose a tax on commodity derivatives in the forthcoming Budget, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister K V Thomas has written to the Finance Minister saying that any such move will distort the nascent market.