Friends turn political foes in fray in Ernakulam

Congress candidate and Union Minister K V Thomas, seeking a fifth term from the prestigious Ernakulam constituency, is taking on his close friend and political novice Christy Fernandez, who is contesting as a CPI(M)-backed independent.

Wheat procurement by govt agencies to fall by 33 pc: Govt

Wheat procurement by government agencies this year will fall to about 25 million tonne from 38 million tonne last year due aggressive buying by private traders, Food Minister K V Thomas said today.

Govt to find solution to soaring onion prices

With onion prices soaring, Government on Thursday assured the state governments that it would find out a solution to contain it.

CM meets Union Minister on food scheme

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday called on Union Food Minister K V Thomas to discuss various nitty gritties regarding the food security programme.

PM anxious over drought-like situation: Food min

The steps being considered to deal with the situation include supply of up to two lakh tonnes of imported pulses through ration shops, he said.

Digvijay seeks probe by Centre into wheat purchase

Digvijay Singh has urged K V Thomas to set up a Central team to look into various allegations about wheat procurement by MP govt.

No plans to introduce universal PDS: Thomas

Government has no plans to
introduce Universal Public Distribution System, Food Minister K V Thomas informed Parliament on Tuesday.

Thomas to meet Jaya over differences on food bill

In the backdrop of Jayalalithaa`s strong opposition to Centre`s
proposed Food Security Bill,
KV Thomas said he will meet her next month.

‘Fears of unsustainability of food scheme unfounded`

Food Minister K V Thomas
says fears about unsustainability of the subsidised foodgrains
scheme are unfounded.

Thomas for modernisation to check leakages in PDS

Conceding that there was a sizeable
percentage diversion of commodities in the PDS for APL category, Union Minister
of State for Public Distribution K V Thomas has advocated for
modernisation as a solution.

Impact of climate change to be far reaching in India

Union MoS for Agriculture, K V Thomas said, impact of climate change will be far reaching in India.