Cabinet may approve changes on Wednesday to the food bill

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

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

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.

Parrikar worried of "leakages" in food bill implementation

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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 may be passed in budget session

The food bill is expected to give right to food to around 67 percent of India's 1.2 billion population.

SC suggests doing away with fair price shops under PDS

Favouring the idea of doing away with private fair price shops for food grains distribution under PDS system, the Supreme Court on Friday asked the government to explore a mechanism to put in place the recommendations of the National Food Security Bill (NFSB) till it becomes a law.

Food Bill needs more debate to plug loopholes: CACP chief

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.

Par panel to submit report on Food Bill in Winter Session

The Parliamentary panel examining the National Food Security Bill, which aims to provide legal right to cheaper foodgrains to 63.5 percent of the country's population, is looking at submitting its report during the forthcoming Winter Session.

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

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 Food Bill changes for early rollout

They have recommended providing at least 25 kg of foodgrains at uniform rate of Rs 3/kg rice, Rs 2/kg wheat and Rs 1 per kg millet.

PM to discuss changes in Food Bill Wednesday

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.

'India's Food Bill can set example for rest of world'

India's proposed National Food Security Bill has the potential to become a benchmark for the rest of the world to follow, the NGO Oxfam India and UK-based Institute of Development Studies (IDS) has said.

Par panel seeks more time to study Food Bill

The Food Bill, which is a pet project of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and was part of the promises made in 2009 general elections, was referred to the Parliamentary committee in January. The panel was asked to submit the report by April.