Sharad Pawar bats for FDI in retail

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar spoke out in favour of foreign equity in multi-brand retail.

Geared up to face drought situation: Centre

Govt today said the spectre of drought over a few states and the likelihood of a lower rainfall pattern this year should not be a concern for a "panicky situation".

Union Min Thomas at Karunya University convocation

Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, K V Thomas, would deliver the convocation address at the Karunya University here on August 4.

`Food Bill not a political tool to win elections`

Once the bill is implemented, Thomas said, the government`s food spend is expected to rise to Rs 1.12 lakh crore based on the 2011 census.

Food Bill implementation by year-end: Govt

The government today said it
plans to implement the National Food Security Bill by the end
of this year.

Thomas assures to solve PDS crisis in Arunachal

Union Food & Public Distribution Minister Prof KV Thomas has assured to solve PDS
crisis in Arunachal Pradesh by engaging more trucks to transport essential commodities, officials said Thursday.

Govt to introduce Food Bill on Wed in LS: Thomas

The govt will introduce the
Food Security Bill in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

‘Nearly 1L tonne foodgrain lost in FCI godowns’

About 0.87 lakh tonne foodgrains
was lost in the FCI godowns till September this fiscal due to
factors like moisture, rats, birds and general spoilage,
Parliament was informed on Monday.

KV Thomas criticises Chidambaram`s dam comment

Union Minister described as "unfortunate" the statement by Home Minister that Kerala govt`s fears over Mullaperiyar
dam was "unnecessary".

Food, anti-graft bills to get Cabinet nod today?

The Union Cabinet is set to approve four major bills on Tuesday, which would then be introduced in the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament that runs till Dec 22.

Impressive improvement in PDS: Thomas

The government on Monday claimed there has been an "impressive improvement" in the performance of the targeted public distribution system.

States urged to fill up posts of consumer panels

To speed up redressal of consumer
grievances, the Centre has asked the state governments to expedite filling up of 280 vacant posts, both at the district and state consumer disputes redressal commissions.

Investigating agency to probe misleading ads

Last month, the Prime Minister`s Office had directed the ministry to put in place a regulatory mechanism to keep a check on such advertisements.

Thomas apprises Sonia of Food Bill

Food Minister K V Thomas on Saturday met
Congress president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and
apprised her of the progress made in the proposed National
Food Security Bill, sources said.

Centre assures help to Kerala for modernising PDS

The Centre Thursday assured Kerala
of all possible assistance in its ongoing drive for computerisation of the Public Distribution System (PDS).

Centre assures assistance to Kerala for modernising PDS

The Centre assured Kerala of all possible assistance in its ongoing drive for computerisation of the Public Distribution System (PDS).

Food Bill likely in December: KV Thomas

The proposed National Food Security Bill for providing subsidised foodgrains to the poor is likely to be introduced in Parliament by December this year, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs and Food KV Thomas said on Thursday.

‘Food Bill likely to be tabled in Parl in Dec’

The proposed National Food Security Bill aimed at providing foodgrains at subsidised price to the poor is likely to be introduced in Parliament by December this year.

Govt must set an example to check food wastage

Irked by huge food wastage at social gatherings, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister KV Thomas on Thursday said that the government should take a lead and set an example to cut food wastage at its own functions.

Draft food bill to cover 70% population: KV Thomas

The draft Food Security Bill entitles nearly two-thirds of the population to subsidised foodgrains.