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Food Security Act

Congress-led UDF opposition stage walkout in Kerala Assembly over ration issue

The Congress-led UDF opposition staged a walkout in the Assembly today, in protest against alleged lapses in functioning of Public Distribution System in the state even as the government said ration items under National Food Security Act would be distributed from November 14.

Nov 09, 2016, 15:33 PM IST

Ensure Food Security Act is implemented: SC to Centre

The Supreme Court on Monday said it was incumbent upon the Central government to ensure that the National Food Security Act, 2013, was implemented both in letter and spirit by the state governments, and it asked the Centre to frame model rules under the Act.

Oct 24, 2016, 23:36 PM IST

Implementation of Food Security Act is state responsibility, says Centre after SC's rap

On a day the Supreme Court rapped the Centre on non-compliance of the National Food Security Act by certain drought-hit states, the Food Ministry on Wednesday said its implementation essentially is a "state subject".

Oct 05, 2016, 20:48 PM IST

Two lakh ration cards cancelled in two months in Jharkhand

Two lakh ration cards have been cancelled within the last two months in Jharkhand, in comparison to just 800 in the last three years.

Jun 25, 2016, 02:57 AM IST

Central team to UP to probe Dalit's death due to hunger

Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday said a team will be sent to Bundelkhand to look into the alleged death of a dalit due to hunger in Banda district in Uttar Pradesh.

May 06, 2016, 13:31 PM IST

SC raps Centre, says it can't turn a blind eye towards drought-hit states

Hearing a public interest litigation, the court expressed concern over the situation in drought-hit states.

Apr 06, 2016, 12:52 PM IST

Food Security Act to be implemented in UP from today

The Food Security Act is set to be implemented across Uttar Pradesh from Tuesday, an official said.

Mar 01, 2016, 09:43 AM IST

Ahmed Patel attacks Guj govt over implementation of Food Security Act

Hitting out at the Gujarat government over implementation of Food Security Act, Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel today claimed that it is yet to "complete" the process of identification of beneficiaries under the Act.

Sep 13, 2015, 20:38 PM IST

Jharkhand asked not to implement Food Security Act in phases

Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan on Saturday asked Jharkhand government to implement the Food Security Act in all the 24 districts simultaneously by September one.

Jun 06, 2015, 22:24 PM IST

Mizoram mulls to implement Food Security Act

Mizoram Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs on Wednesday informed the state assembly that the state government proposed to implement the Food Security Act in the state.

Mar 25, 2015, 14:50 PM IST

Food Security Act to be implemented in AP from April 1

 Andhra Pradesh Civil Supplies Commissioner B Rajasekhar said here on Sunday that the Food Security Act would be implemented in the state from April 1 under which every poor person from a family living below poverty line would be supplied five kilograms of rice a month.

Mar 15, 2015, 20:15 PM IST

Congress asks Maharashtra govt to provide ration to APL card holders

A delegation of Congress leaders led by Sanjay Nirupam on Friday met Maharashtra Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Girish Bapat and demanded that the government should give food subsidy to APL card holders who have been left out of Food Security Act since November last year.

Mar 13, 2015, 15:06 PM IST

Food Security Act: BJP wanted to oppose but feared backlash

When the UPA government brought Food Security Bill, BJP had felt that the coverage of 67 per cent population under it was too high but did not oppose then because of the fear of being branded "anti-poor", a senior party leader said here on Thursday.

Jan 22, 2015, 22:17 PM IST

Odisha to soon introduce food security act

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday said the state government is going to introduce a holistic food security act very soon.

Jan 07, 2015, 15:53 PM IST

Odisha to introduce Food Security Act soon: Patnaik

 The Odisha Food Security Act will be introduced soon to cover about 3.26 crore people in the state, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Wednesday.

Jan 07, 2015, 14:57 PM IST

BJP slams Bihar govt for tardy implementation of Food Act

Lashing out at the Bihar government for tardy implementation of the Food Security Act in the state, the BJP on Friday claimed about 15 per cent beneficiaries have not been issued fresh ration cards to avail subsidised foodgrain.

Dec 26, 2014, 17:57 PM IST

Food law: Centre calls meet of 25 states tomorrow

The Centre has called Wednesday a meeting of Food Secretaries of 25 states/UTs, which have not implemented the National Food Security Act even though Parliament had passed the legislation more than a year ago.

Dec 09, 2014, 17:41 PM IST

18 lakh households eligible for food subsidy

Eighteen lakh households have been found eligible to get foodgrains at highly subsidized rates of Rs 2/ kg for wheat and Rs 3/ kg for rice under the Food Security Act.

Aug 27, 2014, 20:19 PM IST

No step taken to contain vegetable price: Sushil Kumar Modi

Slamming the JD(U) government over rising prices of vegetables in Bihar, former Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi said that no effective step has been taken to augment supply of these commodities.

Aug 24, 2014, 22:09 PM IST

Omar non-committal on fresh deadline for food law in J&K

Omar Abdullah was non-committal today on giving any deadline for implementing the Food Security Act as the new law will not include the entire poor people in the state who are at present covered under the current PDS mechanism.

Jul 09, 2014, 20:29 PM IST