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Thomas rules out Ordinance on Food Bill

Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 22:14

Food Minister K V Thomas Thursday virtually ruled out bringing an Ordinance on the National Food Security Bill and favoured discussion on the proposed legislation in the coming session of Parliament.

Food Security Bill estimates subsidy of Rs 1.23 lakh cr

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013, 17:41

Implementation of National Food Security Bill (NFSB), aimed at providing legal entitlement to food to around 67 percent population, is likely to cost the exchequer around Rs 1.23 lakh crore, Government said Monday.

Food Bill overlooking genuine needs of people: Rights groups

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 20:52

Terming the recommendations of a the Standing Committee on the Food Security Bill as "eyewash", a number of rights groups today said the proposed law should not be tabled in the Budget session of Parliament without incorporating their key demands.

Govt revises Food bill, sends to Law Min for vetting

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 17:43

Government has revised the Food bill and now proposes to give legal right to over 5 kg of foodgrains at Rs 1-3 per kg per month to about 70 percent of the population as suggested by the Parliamentary panel, Food Minister K V Thomas said Tuesday.

Parl panel may submit report on food security bill today

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 21:59

Parliamentary Standing Committee is likely to submit its report Thursday on the UPA's ambitious food security bill to the Lok Sabha Speaker, with few dissent notes from the members.

Food Bill needs more debate to plug loopholes: CACP chief

Last Updated: Sunday, December 23, 2012, 21:11

A discussion paper co-authored by CACP chief Ashok Gulati has exposed lacunae in the Food Bill and suggested further debate on long-term feasibility of the Congress' big-ticket social welfare programme.

Coverage under Food Bill to go up to 70% of population

Last Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 21:51

The government has decided to expand the scope of Food Bill to cover about 70 percent of the country's population under the ambitious programme to provide them legal right to highly subsidised foodgrains.

PM to discuss changes in Food Bill Wednesday

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 22:36

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called a meeting tomorrow to consider uniform legal entitlement of subsidised foodgrains to 67 percent of the country's population under the National Food Security Bill.

J-K cabinet approves National Food Bill draft

Last Updated: Thursday, November 24, 2011, 19:00

The Jammu and Kashmir cabinet on Thursday approved the draft of the National Food Security Bill, an official spokesman said.