Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 06:42
The United States Trade Representative, in a report, has said the Indian policies in the food and poultry sector pose significant trade barriers between the two countries.
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.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 17:53
As much as 1,94,502 metric tonnes of food grain worth crores of rupees was wasted in India due to various reasons between 2005 and March 2013.
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.
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.
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 14:24
Government has so far sold 1.8 million tonnes of wheat to bulk buyers such as floor millers and traders under the Open Market Sale Scheme (OMSS).
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.
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.
Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 13:04
Divisions over food subsidies widened among members of the World Trade Organization on Thursday, making it unlikely a landmark trade deal could be reached with just a day left to the end of talks.
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.
Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013, 22:44
India has donated 2,500 metric tonnes of wheat worth USD 2 million as food assistance to the troubled Gulf state of Yemen.
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 12:06
Inflation is forecast to have risen to uncomfortable levels for policymakers in October due to stubbornly high food prices, adding to the pressure for further interest rate rises despite slowing economic growth.
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