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.

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.

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

Food Bill: Govt reaches out to political parties

With the Food Security Bill left pending in Parliament, government today reached out to various political parties hoping for a smooth functioning of both the houses.

We hope food bill will be passed in Parliament: PC Chacko

Congress on Sunday expressed the hope that the landmark measure, food bill, will get approved during the coming week.

PM okays amendment to food bill as cabinet divided

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday intervened and cleared a key amendment to the Food Security Bill to protect the present grain allocation of states even as senior cabinet ministers expressed reservations on the move.

BJP trying to block the Food bill: Congress

The Congress on Thursday accused the opposition parties, particularly the BJP, of trying to block the Food security bill in the Parliament.

Concern over food bill`s implications on child nutrition

Members of various civil society organisations and academia Wednesday expressed concern about implications of food bill on the nutrition and health of children.

Government likely to amend food bill

The government is ready to move fresh amendments to the Food Security Bill to address some concerns of the opposition parties who have proposed 265 changes to the legislation, informed sources said Wednesday.

SP, BSP, JD(U) express support for Food Bill

The government`s efforts to garner wider backing for the Food Security Bill on Tuesday got a boost with SP, BSP and JD(U), with a collective strength of 63 members in the Lok Sabha, expressing support to it.