Food Security Bill: Freedom from hunger?
May 19, 2013
खाद्य सुरक्षा बिल पर कांग्रेस और भाजपा में तकरार
May 17, 2013
In Republic of Hunger, food bill delayed
May 15, 2013
Press Trust of India | Sunday May 19, 2013
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the opposition parties for stalling the Food Security Bill in Parliament, and asserted the UPA government was determined to enact the legislation for the benefit of people.
Wednesday May 8, 2013
The session, one of the least productive on record, has been disrupted for two weeks by opposition demands for the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his law minister over a federal police investigation into how the government awarded c...
Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 7, 2013
Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who has been under attack from the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, today reached out to the BJP leader in Parliament and walked with one hand on her shoulder, ostensibly to win support for the passage...
Reported by Sandeep Phukan; Edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Tuesday May 7, 2013
It's all-out war in Parliament as the government tries to push through its flagship food security bill and the Opposition refuses to vote on it until the two ministers smeared by scandal - Ashwani Kumar and Pawan Bansal - are sacked.
Edited by Amit Chaturvedi (With inputs from agencies) | Tuesday May 7, 2013
The National Food Security Bill, UPA government's ambitious social welfare programme, is awaiting its passage in Parliament. It was tabled in the Lok Sabha yesterday amid uproar created by the Opposition over allegations of corruption in the UPA gove...
Reported by Sandeep Phukan, Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Tuesday May 7, 2013
With the BJP making it clear that it will not let the Parliament function till Law Minister Ashwani Kumar and Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal resign, the Congress Core Group met to discuss the Parliament impasse. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, p...
Press Trust of India | Monday May 6, 2013
Amid uproar over several scams, government today sprang a surprise over the Opposition in the Lok Sabha by taking up the ambitious National Food Security Bill for consideration despite protests.
Edited by Mala Das | Tuesday May 7, 2013
With only four working days left in this session of Parliament, the government today tabled its landmark Food Security Bill. Minutes after, the Lok Sabha was adjourned as opposition members converged in the Well of the House demanding that the Law Mi...
Edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Friday May 3, 2013
As Parliament continues to be disrupted by Opposition protests against the government over a slew of issues- mainly coal-gate and the JPC report on the 2G scam -- the ruling UPA is considering moving an ordinance for two of its key bills on land acqu...
Press Trust of India | Thursday May 2, 2013
The government which introduced amendments to the landmark Food Security Bill in the Lok Sabha today could not get it passed as opposition stalled proceedings in the House over killing of Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan and other issues.
Saturday March 23, 2013
Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday said the government is "steadily and surely" working on the next generation of reforms to put the economy back on a high growth path.
Reported by Sunetra Choudhury; Edited by Shamik Ghosh (with inputs from agencies) | Tuesday March 19, 2013
The Cabinet today cleared the Food Security Bill. The Bill says 75 per cent of the rural population and 50 per cent of the poor in urban India - about 800 million people - will be entitled to five kilos of subsidised grain per month. Rice will be mad...
Thursday February 28, 2013
Union Budget 2013: Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has earmarked Rs 10,000 crore as incremental cost to implement the Food Security Bill, which he described as a promise of the UPA government.
Thursday February 28, 2013
Union Budget 2013: Finance Minister P. Chidambaram is likely to allocate between Rs 85,000 crore and Rs 1,00,000 crore to the National Food Security Bill in the fiscal year 2013-14, versus the Rs 75,000 crore budgeted estimates for the current fiscal...
Wednesday February 27, 2013
Finance Minister P. Chidambaram plans to cut public spending by up to 10 per cent in the fiscal year starting in April, officials involved in the budget preparations told Reuters, as the government struggles to bring down the fiscal deficit to 4.8 pe...