Efforts on at WTO for positive outcome on food security issue

Developing countries including India are making all efforts in the WTO for a positive outcome on the food security issue, parliament was informed Friday.

FAO pegs 2014 world food import bill stabilise at $1.29 tln

In 2013, world food import bill was USD 1.28 trillion.

Cabinet may approve changes on Wednesday to the food bill

The Cabinet is likely to grant approval on Wednesday for certain amendments that had been made to the National Food Security Bill.

Ensure food, nutrition security: Pawar

Increasing crop productivity and production with efficient use of scarce resources are the only long-term solutions to ensure food and nutritional security of the country, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said Thursday.

Centre should bear expense of food bill: UP minister

A day after Congress attacked the Uttar Pradesh government for its "inability" to implement the food bill, the Samajwadi Party-led regime Thursday hit back and asked the Centre to bear the entire expense of the scheme.

CCEA approves outlay of Rs 12,350 crore for NFSM in 12th Plan

National Food Security Mission was launched in 2007-08 with an outlay of Rs 4,882.48 crore.

Create 50 grain storage facilities for food law: Swaminathan

In order to implement the Food Security Law smoothly, the government should create ultra- modern foodgrain storage facilities, agriculture scientist M S Swaminathan said.

Food Security Bill gets Presidential assent, becomes an Act

The National Food Security Bill, which seeks to provide heavily-subsidised food grains to two-thirds of India`s 1.23 billion people, has now become an Act after President Pranab Mukherjee’s assent on Thursday.

Food bill: Experts seek proper selection, revamped PDS

Proper selection of beneficiaries by the states and a reformed mechanism of public distribution needs to be put in place if the ambitious food security bill has to achieve its target of mitigating hunger from the country, experts said.

Inflation affects affluent families too: Najma Heptullah

Does inflation affect affluent families too? Will food bill be able to prevent nearly one third of India’s population from remaining hungry? Important questions like these affecting the economy of the country were raised on the show, Bharat Bhagya Vidhata - `Ek Naari Aisi Bhi`.

Mani Shanker Aiyar expresses displeasure over Food Bill in present form

Mani Shanker Aiyar expressed strong displeasure over the present form of Food Security Bill, saying the proposed legislation ignores the role of panchayats in Public Distribution System (PDS) and relies more on bureaucracy.

Food bill makes mockery of federalism: Trinamool C

The Trinamool Congress Monday said certain provisions of the food bill are making a mockery of the country`s federal structure.

The Food Bill: Understanding the legal perspective

No nation can work on an empty stomach. Realising this fact along with the fact that a large number of people are not able to get two square meals a day, the government has taken up a near impossible mission.

Land, Food Bills will change face of the country: Jairam

The land acquisition and food security Bills introduced recently by UPA government will change the face of the country, Union Minister for Rural Development, Jairam Ramesh, said here on Saturday.

Food bill's impact to be felt in upcoming fiscal years: HSBC

The proposed food security law will increase the government's subsidy bill but its impact is expected to be felt only in the upcoming fiscal years, says an HSBC report.

Food Security Bill credit negative for India: Moody's

Giving a thumbs down to the Food Security Bill, rating agency Moody's on Thursday said the measure is credit negative as it will weaken government finances and deteriorate macroeconomic situation.

"Fears of subsidy overshoot on food programme baseless"

Government Wednesday dismissed fears of any sharp spike in fiscal deficit this year because of the food security programme that will be implemented once the legislation is through in Parliament.

Delhi Assembly passes resolution on food bill

The Delhi assembly Tuesday congratulated Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for getting the food security bill passed in the Lok Sabha.

Food bill to come up in RS on Sept 2

The landmark Food Security Bill, which was approved by the Lok Sabha, will be taken up for consideration in the Rajya Sabha on September 2

Passage of Food Security Bill essential and important: CII

Commenting on the passage of Food Security Bill, Kris Gopalakrishnan, President, CII, said in a statement: "In a country like India, food security is extremely important. With a significant section of the population living below the poverty line, government intervention to provide nutritious food is essential".