India to seek permanent solution to food security issue at WTO

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday pitched for a permanent solution to the food security and agriculture subsidy issues at the Nairobi WTO meet, to be held later this year.

Efforts on at WTO for positive outcome on food security issue

Developing countries including India are making all efforts in the WTO for a positive outcome on the food security issue, parliament was informed Friday.

India working with WTO for permanent solution on food security

India is working with the WTO members to ensure an early permanent solution on the food security issue, parliament was informed Wednesday.

18 states/UTs not ready to meet September deadline on food security
18 states/UTs not ready to meet September deadline on food security

As many as 18 states/UTs including Uttar Pradesh have expressed inability to roll out the Food Security law by the Centre's September deadline and most of them have sought time till year-end for its implementation, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Tuesday.

Implement food security act in totality: Himachal to Centre

Himachal Pradesh Food and Civil Supplies Minister G.S. Bali on Tuesday urged the central government to implement the National Food Security Act in totality, besides providing more ration at cheaper rates to the targeted population.

US questions India on its domestic support programmes

The US posed a salvo of questions to India on its domestic support programmes, including its cotton policies, minimum support price, public stockholding for food security purposes and landholding pooling by Indian farmers, in a meeting at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) here.

World Environment Day: Water, food, energy and rising temperatures

The theme for this year’s WED is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care". It tells us how the well-being of humanity, the environment, and the functioning of the economy, ultimately depend upon the responsible management of the planet’s natural resources.

Anti-farmer steps would jeopardise India's food security: Congress

 Congress on Friday alleged that the "anti-farmer" policies of the Narendra Modi-led Central government were responsible for the "grave" agrarian crisis in the country.

Here's how forest foods can help solve global hunger crisis
Here's how forest foods can help solve global hunger crisis

 A new study has suggested that forests could be the trump card in efforts to end global hunger.

Farmer's suicide at AAP rally being probed: Rajnath Singh

Investigation into the suicide of a farmer from Rajasthan at an AAP rally has been handed over to the crime branch and the Delhi Police has been asked to give a report in the matter in a time-bound manner, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday.

Govt should incentivise farmers for drying grains: Swaminathan

Government should give incentive to farmers for drying the grains affected by unseasonal rainfall and hailstorm, eminent agri scientist M S Swaminathan said on Saturday.

'Sunderbans hardly prepared for climate change, migration'

 The fragile Sunderbans - the largest mangrove forests and delta region spread over both Bangladesh and India - is "hardly prepared" for climate change-related issues, experts said here on Thursday.

'Ignoring climate change could increase nutrition disorders'

 Ignoring climate change could exacerbate nutrition deficiency disorders in South Asia, particularly in women and children, experts said on Thursday.

Debate over Land Acquisition Bill in Lok Sabha

Let the Bill come to the House and then can be debated. First let the bill come and everyone read before this discussion. Don't make speeches without actually reading the law on Land Acquisition Ordinance, said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Bhutan's seed bank to ensure food security

Boasting of more than 300 local rice varieties that have withstood varying weather conditions over the ages, Bhutan is relying on its seed bank - a conserve of seeds and other genetic resources of indigenous plants - to tackle food security issues arising out of climate change.

Kerala to widen food security net

Widening the food security net, Kerala will add another 60 lakh people under the priority category for getting food grain from the Public Distribution System.

Ancestors hold clue to global food security

Agricultural decisions made by our ancestors more than 10,000 years ago could hold the key to food security in the future, according to a new research by the University of Sheffield.

IMF lauds WTO accord after India-US food security deal

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has welcomed the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreement on public stock holding for food security, paving the way for signing the trade facilitation agreement for easing global custom rules.

India Inc welcomes 'historic' WTO pact

Terming the WTO agreement on trade reforms and foodgrain stockpiling as "historic", the industry Friday said the development will give a boost to the world trade.

Swaminathan hails WTO deal on food security

Eminent agricultural scientist M S Swaminathan on Sunday praised the Narendra Modi government for successfully resolving differences with the US on public stockholding of food and also complimented Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for this.