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Indian food industry poses trade barriers: US

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.

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.

India wasted 1.94 lac MT foodgrain between 2005-13: RTI report

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.

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.

Govt sells 1.8 mn tonnes wheat to bulk buyers under OMSS so far

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).

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.

Bleak outlook for WTO deal as rifts widen over food subsidies

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.

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.

India donates 2,500 tonnes of wheat as food aid to Yemen

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.

Inflation seen staying uncomfortably high in October

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.