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National Food Security Act a landmark legislation, says IMF

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 21:54

The International Monetary Fund on Thursday described India's National Food Security Act as a landmark legislation which is an important effort to ensure that a majority of the population has access to adequate quantities of food at affordable prices.

Bali outcome not to impact food security programme: Sharma

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 15:41

The outcome of the WTO meeting held recently at Bali will not impact the country's food security programme, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma informed Parliament Wednesday.

'India took firm stand on food security issue in WTO meet'

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 20:51

The government Wednesday informed Parliament that India took a firm stand on the food security issue in the WTO meeting at Bali where it was agreed that the the existing arrangement would continue with regard to farm subsidy.

Major victory at WTO, no threat to food security plan: Anand Sharma

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 20:46

In a major victory for India, the WTO Friday agreed to allow countries to provide subsidy on staple food crops without any threat of punitive action, a concession that salvaged the current round of world trade talks from the brink of collapse.

South Africa supports India's stand on food security at WTO

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 15:36

Supporting India's stand on food security at the WTO meeting, South Africa today said such programmes should be allowed to continue as they were important for millions of deprived people and poor farmers in developing nations.

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.

Resolve issues on food security before Bali meet: WTO to India

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 16:23

Amid concerns being raised by developed countries over the government?s food security programme, new WTO chief Roberto Azevedo today asked India to work out a solution to the vexed issue ahead of the Bali ministerial meeting in December.

SC ruling on convicted lawmakers: All parties back govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 10:37

The government on Tuesday got support from political parties on its plans to amend Representation of People Act to overturn the Supreme Court ruling, which barred people in police or judicial custody from contesting polls.

India`s food law can inspire many countries: UN official

Last Updated: Thursday, July 04, 2013, 16:07

India`s food security law has global significance and it can inspire many countries to come up with similar legislation, a UN official said on Thursday.

Cabinet defers decision on amendments to Food bill by a day

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013, 20:17

The amendments in the Bill have been suggested after taking into account the recommendations of the Parliamentary Standing Committee.

Govt committed to enact Food Bill: President

Last Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 13:41

The Government on Thursday expressed its commitment to enact the Food Bill that seeks to provide subsidised foodgrains to poor as a matter of legal right.

India ranks lower than China in global food security index

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 18:11

India has been ranked 66, much lower than neighbouring China, in the 2012 Global Food Security Index released Wednesday by the American chemical company DuPont.