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Cabinet may approve changes on Wednesday to the food bill

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 16:00

The Cabinet is likely to grant approval on Wednesday for certain amendments that had been made to the National Food Security Bill.

Food security bill: Salient features

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2013, 00:37

The National Food Security Bill, 2013 passed by the parliament on late Monday gives right to subsidised food grain to 67 percent of India`s 1.2 billion people.

Rajya Sabha passes National Food Security Bill by voice vote

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 23:40

Parliament on Monday passed the National Food Security Bill, which aims to provide cheap food grain to two-thirds of India`s 1.2 billion population with the Rajya Sabha giving its nod after an almost 10-hour-long debate.

AIADMK to vote against Food Bill in present amended form: Jayalalithaa

Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013, 12:34

Charging the Congress-led UPA government with not incorporating the amendments suggested by her in the Food Security Bill, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Sunday said her party AIADMK will vote against it in the Lok Sabha tomorrow.

Parrikar worried of "leakages" in food bill implementation

Last Updated: Sunday, July 21, 2013, 14:39

Manohar Parrikar said that his biggest worry is the "leakages" that might happen during the implementation of National Food Security Bill.

Centre`s interest in food security only for votes: Modi

Last Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2013, 00:35

A day before Union Cabinet is slated to consider an ordinance to implement Food Security Bill, Modi accused Centre of caring only about votes.

Cabinet to consider ordinance on food security bill today

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 04, 2013, 08:59

Amid talk of a special session of Parliament on the Food Security Bill, government yesterday said all options are open on the issue.

Show-cause notices to 30 coal block allottees next month

Last Updated: Monday, May 27, 2013, 17:55

Planning Commission Member Abhijit Sen Monday termed it exaggeration, the likely huge rise in government's subsidy burden on account of implementing the proposed National Food Security Bill, as suggested in some quarters.

After Amartya Sen’s backing, will Food Security Bill be passed?

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 07, 2013, 10:32

The UPA government is expected to take all possible steps to ensure that the National Food Security Bill is passed in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

Dinesh Trivedi criticises provisions of National Food Security Bill

Last Updated: Monday, May 06, 2013, 19:25

Trinamool Congress member Dinesh Trivedi criticised provisions of National Food Security Bill and suggested certain amendments to provide food to poor, needy and help make legislation "progressive".

Lok Sabha fails to pass National Food Security Bill

Last Updated: Thursday, May 02, 2013, 17:50

Lok Sabha on Thursday failed to pass because of din the much-hyped National Food Security Bill which seeks to ensure access to adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices to people.

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.