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Pushing food security at WTO is a challenge: India

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 21:58

India Tuesday said the country faces a big challenge in pushing the food security agenda to find a permanent solution to the subsidy issue as agreed in the WTO meeting at Bali last year.

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

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 17:21

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

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 19:37

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.

Food security should not distort global agri market: EU

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 17:45

Amid India's hard posture that the food security issue is "non-negotiable", the European Union Wednesday said that every human has the right to food security but the programme should not distort the global agriculture market.

India to take tough stand on food subsidy at WTO Bali meet

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 22:23

Ahead of WTO meet in Bali, India Thursday decided to insist on permanent immunity from actions for breach of subsidy level on rolling out food security plan-- a stand that can potentially derail talks next week.

BJP creating animosity between states, religions: Rahul Gandhi

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 14:26

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

Cabinet may approve changes on Wednesday to the food bill

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 16:00

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

Bihar`s food subsidy to double: Jairam Ramesh

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 14:43

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 18:54

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

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 19:58

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 16:39

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 15:10

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.