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Paswan asks states to rise above politics to control prices

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 17:38

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

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

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 22:35

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

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 18:37

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

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 21:12

"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

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 16:49

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

Speculation responsible for sugar price rise: Paswan

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 16:55

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.

Rising prices to increase subsidy burden on PDS sugar: Thomas

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 18:44

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

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 10:57

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.

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

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 23:42

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.

Govt nod on bailout package to sugar mills likely before X'mas

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 15:15

Government is likely to take a final call before this Christmas on a bailout package for the sugar industry that includes Rs 7,200 crore of interest-free bank loans to pay dues to sugarcane growers, Food Minister K V Thomas said Wednesday.

'Next CCEA meet to decide on duty hike of refined edible oil'

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 18:52

The government is considering a duty hike of refined edible oil and the decision in this regard will be taken in the next CCEA meeting, Food Minister K V Thomas said on Tuesday.

Food security programme won`t adversely impact economy: Thomas

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 22:50

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.