Food Security Act: BJP wanted to oppose but feared backlash

When the UPA government brought Food Security Bill, BJP had felt that the coverage of 67 per cent population under it was too high but did not oppose then because of the fear of being branded "anti-poor", a senior party leader said here on Thursday.

Odisha to soon introduce food security act

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday said the state government is going to introduce a holistic food security act very soon.

Odisha to introduce Food Security Act soon: Patnaik

 The Odisha Food Security Act will be introduced soon to cover about 3.26 crore people in the state, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Wednesday.

BJP slams Bihar govt for tardy implementation of Food Act

Lashing out at the Bihar government for tardy implementation of the Food Security Act in the state, the BJP on Friday claimed about 15 per cent beneficiaries have not been issued fresh ration cards to avail subsidised foodgrain.

No step taken to contain vegetable price: Sushil Kumar Modi

Slamming the JD(U) government over rising prices of vegetables in Bihar, former Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi said that no effective step has been taken to augment supply of these commodities.

Omar non-committal on fresh deadline for food law in J&K

Omar Abdullah was non-committal today on giving any deadline for implementing the Food Security Act as the new law will not include the entire poor people in the state who are at present covered under the current PDS mechanism.

All-party meet for imposing discipline in Bihar House

Taking note of the angry exchanges between ruling JD(U) and BJP legislators during discussion on Food Security Act in the Assembly, an all-party meeting has been called to avoid such a situation in the future for smooth functioning of the House.

`New applications for ration cards to be disposed by July 31`

Bihar government on Thursday said all new applications for ration cards will be disposed of by July 31 to clear decks for providing food-grains to all eligible beneficiaries in Bihar under the Food Security Act.

Confusion following change at Centre delayed food scheme in UP: Minister

The Uttar Pradesh government said Food Security Act could not be implemented in the state yet due to confusion in the department arising from the formation of a new government at the Centre.

People in UP deprived of benefits of Food Security Act: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday slammed the SP-led UP government over non-implementation of Food Security Act in the state, saying the state government was "depriving" people of the benefits of the scheme.

Maharashtra appoints vigilance committees for foodgrain distribution

The Maharashtra government has appointed vigilance committees to keep a close watch on unloading and distribution of foodgrains for the smooth implementation of Food Security Act in the state which was launched on February 1.

National food security scheme launched in Maharashtra

Maharashtra on Friday became the eighth state to implement the National Food Security Act, which will benefit seven crore people.

HC asks UP govt about steps taken to enforce Food Security

The Allahabad High Court has sought to know from the Uttar Pradesh government as to what steps it has taken to enforce the provisions of the National Food Security Act in the state.

Haryana sets up panel for Food Security Act

Haryana government has set up a state vigilance committee for regular supervision of the implementation of all schemes under the National Food Security Act 2013, an official spokesperson said today.

Thomas to make Food Security presentation at FAO meet in Rome

Food Minister KV Thomas is scheduled to make a presentation on the National Food Security Act at an FAO conference next week in Rome.

Centre should bear expense of food bill: UP minister

A day after Congress attacked the Uttar Pradesh government for its "inability" to implement the food bill, the Samajwadi Party-led regime Thursday hit back and asked the Centre to bear the entire expense of the scheme.

Govt shouldn`t dole out sops, take steps to provide employment: Uma

Against the brackdrop Food Security Act, BJP Vice President Uma Bharati on Thursday said government shouldn`t just dole out sops to people but ensure they get employment opportunities.

Govt making a mockery of the plight of poor: BJP

BJP charged government with making a mockery of the poor with its latest figures stating that BPL population has decreased and said this has been done to cover less people under the Food Security Act.

Govt should modify Food Security Act: Binayak Sen

Noted social activist Binayak Sen on Saturday sought modifications in the proposed Food Security Act to ensure the poor get enough food.

PM panel for increasing ambit of food security law

An expert committee set up by the
PM suggested that 50 per cent of rural and
30 per cent of urban households be entitled to subsidised
foodgrain under the proposed Food Security Act, which is more
than recommended by the NAC.