Goa to implement Food Security Bill by September 15

The crucial Food Security Bill will be implemented in Goa by September 15 this year, a minister told the state legislative assembly here on Monday.

Lapses in Food Security Bill to be removed, says minister

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.

15th Lok Sabha: PM addresses Parliament last time, Sushma lauds Sonia

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in his last address on the last day of 15th Lok Sabha on Friday said that on certain crucial matters the Lower House has the capacity to rise above partisan politics.

New law to redress issues in food distribution soon

Admitting to shortcomings in food distribution system and the menace of middlemen, Centre said a new law has been formulated to redress issues and it has been sent to states for suggestions.

BJP creating animosity between states, religions: Rahul Gandhi

As the election campaign heats up in Rajasthan, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday held a rally in Ajmer.

Bihar`s food subsidy to double: Jairam Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh Sunday said Bihar`s food subsidy and foodgrain allocation would be doubled under the National Food Security Bill.

Ramesh rejects Odisha`s claim, says state to benefit from FSA

Jairam Ramesh said Odisha would get Rs 4,800 crore as food subsidy against Rs 4,100 crore received earlier per annum.

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.

Providing food to poor is not wastage of money: Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked critics of the food security bill which was passed by Parliament last week.

Rahul Gandhi kicks-off Congress campaign in Delhi, praises Food Bill

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday kicked-off his party`s campaign for the upcoming Assembly election in Delhi by enlisting the benefits of the UPA government`s flagship Food Security Bill.

Food Act to be launched in Bihar in next calender year: Nitish

Nitish Kumar, whose party JD(U) voted in support of UPA govt`s Food Bill said ground works are on for launching the scheme in the state next year.

Food Act to be launched in Bihar in next calendar year: Nitish

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, whose party JD(U) voted in support of UPA government`s Food Bill, Monday, said groundwork is on for launching the scheme in the state next year.

Substantive work done, Monsoon Session successful: Govt

The Government described as "successful" the Monsoon Session of Parliament which saw the passage of the landmark Food Security as also the Land Acquisition Bills.

We’ll ensure that price rise doesn’t hit the poor: Fernandes

Inflation hits the poor hardest and they are at the receiving end of soaring food prices. We can’t control price rise in general. But, we will ensure that the poor get food grains at a subsidised rate.

The actual cost of the Food Security Bill is the dignity of the rich

What is the job of the government? This is a broad question which has a broader answer: Welfare. Welfare of whom? Its citizens.

Food security bill will not provide to each poor: Buddhadeb

Criticising the UPA government for not bringing in a full proof Food Security Bill, CPI(M) politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Wednesday said the bill would not provide food to each and every poor of the country.

Food Security: 5 questions that Sonia Gandhi should answer

There are several dangers associated with implementation of the Food Security Scheme.

Food Security Bill a `half-hearted` attempt by UPA govt: BJP

After the Rajya Sabha gave its nod to the Food Security Bill, the BJP attacked the government, saying it has made a "half-hearted" attempt.

India should approach IMF to arrest rupee plunge: Rajiv Kumar

With rupee scaling new historic lows against dollar every day, the spectre of India knocking the doors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to seek a bail out is just a matter of time.

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.