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 Govt to bring new Consumer Protection law with provisions against celebrities endorsing misleading ads: Ram Vilas Paswan

Govt to bring new Consumer Protection law with provisions against celebrities endorsing misleading ads: Ram Vilas Paswan

Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday said that the government will soon introduce a new Consumer Protection law in the upcoming Parliament session that will check misleading advertisements. The law will carry strong provisions against celebrities endorsing such advertisements as well as adulteration.

Government sets up committee to relook at pulse MSP, bonus

Government sets up committee to relook at pulse MSP, bonus

 Trying out all possible ways to control pulse prices that have neared Rs 200 per kg, the Centre today decided to set up a committee to relook at the minimum support price and bonus to promote pulse cultivation.

Sugar exports up at 1.6 MT so far in 2015-16 season

Sugar exports up at 1.6 MT so far in 2015-16 season

New Delhi: India has exported over 1.6 million tonnes of sugar so far in 2015-16 marketing year that started from October last, up 46 percent from the whole of previous year, according to industry body ISMA.

Govt may rollback import duty on wheat: Ram Vilas Paswan

Govt may rollback import duty on wheat: Ram Vilas Paswan

Government may scrap the 25 percent import duty on wheat if prices continue to rise, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday.

FoodMin has proposed 10% import duty on wheat: Paswan

FoodMin has proposed 10% import duty on wheat: Paswan

Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today said his ministry has proposed 10 percent import duty on wheat to curb cheaper shipments as the country already has surplus stock.

Food Minister favours sugar export subsidy for upto 1.4 million tonnes

Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said his ministry is in favour of extending export subsidy to only 1.4 million tonnes of raw sugar in the ongoing 2014-15 marketing year.

Centre to approach states for amendments in APMC Act

Under the APMC Act, mandis are established at different places within the state and farmers can sell their produce through auction at these mandis only.

Govt examining extension of export subsidy on sugar

The government is examining cash-starved sugar industry's demand for extending export subsidy on raw sweetener to 2014-15 marketing year, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Wednesday.

Centre warns 25 States/UTs to implement food law by April

The food law, passed by Parliament in September last year, has so far been rolled out only in 11 states and Union Territories. Remaining 25 states/UTs have not yet implemented the scheme.

Food law: Centre calls meet of 25 states tomorrow

The Centre has called Wednesday a meeting of Food Secretaries of 25 states/UTs, which have not implemented the National Food Security Act even though Parliament had passed the legislation more than a year ago.

Paswan sets deadline to meet Food Security Act standards

The minister said every state and UTs implementing the Act would have to put list of beneficiaries online.

No plans to raise PDS grain supply from 5kg to 7kg: Paswan

The government has no plans to raise subsidised foodgrain allocations from 5 kg to 7 kg per person a month under the National Food Security Act, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Tuesday.

Committee on FCI restructuring to hold first meeting on Sep 8

"The meeting of the committee has been scheduled on September 8. It will discuss the overhauling of the FCI, which is plagued by functional and cost inefficiencies," Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said.

Paswan asks states to rise above politics to control prices

The current price rise is a temporary phenomenon created by hoarders, he said.

Need to set up godowns to store onion, potato: Paswan

To check volatility in prices of onion and potato, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan Thursday said there is a need to set up warehouses for storing these two commodities to ensure supply during the lean season.

Centre to discuss on food inflation with State Mins Friday

In order to control food inflation, the Centre has called a meeting of state food ministers on Friday to discuss other possible ways to rein in prices effectively in the backdrop of poor monsoon this year.

Govt pushes back rollout of Food Security Act by 3 months

"The deadline for implementation of National Food Security Act expires on July 4. The government has decided to extend the deadline by three months," Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said.

National Food Security Act gets 3 months' extension

Presently, only 5 states have implemented the Food Security Act and 6 states have implemented the Act partially.

Rising prices to increase subsidy burden on PDS sugar: Thomas

The Centre's subsidy burden on PDS sugar may go up due to price increases after import duty on the sweetener was hiked, former Food Minister K V Thomas said Tuesday.

Narendra Modi to meet ministers today on price rise issues

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting with his Council of Ministers on Friday to discuss about food prices , situation of monsoon in the country, among other issues.