Paswan slams Nitish Kumar for sloppy paddy procurement

Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday slammed Bihar government for alleged sloppy pace of paddy procurement despite twice extending the deadline by the Centre and said if Nitish Kumar ministry was "incompetent" to do so, the FCI was ready to step in.

Manjhi ministers return to share dias with him

A day after ruling JD(U) cut a sorry figure with five ministers skipping a function in which Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi was present, two of them shared the dias with him on Friday.

Speculation responsible for sugar price rise: Paswan

With sugar prices rising after the Centre rolled out incentives for the industry, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today blamed the increase on market speculation and said surplus stocks will help stabilise rates.

Food Ministry to seek PM`s guidelines on food law: Paswan

Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday said his ministry will seek guidelines from the Prime Minister on certain "contradictions" in foodgrain entitlement to poor under the food security law.

Food security programme won`t adversely impact economy: Thomas

Dismissing fears of a sharp spike in fiscal deficit because of food security programme, Food Minister KV Thomas said additional subsidy burden will only be Rs 10,000 crore spread over next one year.

Wheat procurement by govt agencies to fall by 33 pc: Govt

Wheat procurement by government agencies this year will fall to about 25 million tonne from 38 million tonne last year due aggressive buying by private traders, Food Minister K V Thomas said today.

Foodgrains worth Rs 236.32 crore lost in April-June: KV Thomas

The government has incurred a loss of Rs 236.32 crore till June this fiscal due to damage of FCI foodgrains in storage and transit, Parliament was informed on Tuesday.

Congress prepares to cash-in electorally on food security scheme

With the Lok Sabha elections not far away, Congress is expected to pull out all the stops in propagating the food security scheme that will provide right to cheap food grains to 82 crore people.

South-West Monsoon to be satisfactory: Food Minister

The government on Friday said that the South-West Monsoon is expected to be satisfactory this year.

‘Fears of unsustainability of food scheme unfounded`

Food Minister K V Thomas
says fears about unsustainability of the subsidised foodgrains
scheme are unfounded.