National Food Security Bill


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  • Interim Budget 2014: Subsidy bill pegged marginally higher at Rs 2.5 lakh crore

    Interim Budget 2014: Subsidy bill pegged marginally higher at Rs 2.5 lakh crore

    The government has increased the food subsidy by a whopping Rs 23,000 crore to Rs 1,15,000 crore for 2014-15 fiscal mainly for implementation of the National Food Security law.

  • Modi factor: Government may unleash more populist measures

    Modi factor: Government may unleash more populist measures

    Last month, the Rs 1.25 lakh crore-Food Security Bill was passed by Parliament, which many analysts said was done with an eye on the upcoming national elections due in 2014.

  • India Matters: Food secure in the Capital

    India Matters: Food secure in the Capital

    The debate on the merits and demerits of the National Food Security Bill went on for months. But most of it seems disconnected to the reality on the ground to the churning lakhs of low income families are experiencing as they register for the new sch...

  • Food Security Bill passed by Rajya Sabha

    Food Security Bill passed by Rajya Sabha

    Despite being in a minority, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government succeeded in getting the National Food Security Bill passed in the Rajya Sabha through a voice vote. The landmark bill is being seen as the Congress's trump card ahead of t...

  • Food Security Bill likely to be taken up in Rajya Sabha today

    Food Security Bill likely to be taken up in Rajya Sabha today

    The landmark bill, aimed at providing rice at Rs 3 per kg, wheat at Rs 2 per kg and coarse cereal at Re 1 per kg to almost 800 million Indians, is expected to cost the national exchequer Rs 1.25 lakh crore.

  • Land Acquisition Bill debate in Lok Sabha today: Top 10 facts

    Land Acquisition Bill debate in Lok Sabha today: Top 10 facts

    After scoring a major victory by getting its landmark food security scheme cleared by the Lok Sabha this week, the government hopes today to push through another reform that could serve as a mega vote-getter in the national elections. Voting on amend...

  • Food Security Bill: 'What's that?'

    Food Security Bill: 'What's that?'

    The government's game changer, the National Food Security Bill, is one step closer to reality. Yet, for many here in Delhi's Trilokpuri area, who will be directly impacted by the new law, there's little information on what it means.

  • Narendra Modi writes to PM against Food Bill, wants meet of Chief Ministers

    Narendra Modi writes to PM against Food Bill, wants meet of Chief Ministers

    Narendra Modi has written to the Prime Minister to oppose the government's flagship new scheme to entitle nearly 70 per cent of India's population to subsidised food, intended as a major vote-getter in the national election, due by May.

  • Arunachal Pradesh okays Food Security Ordinance

    Arunachal Pradesh okays Food Security Ordinance

    The Arunachal Pradesh cabinet has approved implementation of the National Food Security Ordinance in the state which is slated to be launched on August 20 next, initially in three circles.

  • President Pranab clears Food Security Ordinance

    President Pranab clears Food Security Ordinance

    President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent on Friday to the government's food welfare programme which is intended to serve as a mega vote-getter in the national elections, due by May.

  • Food Security Bill: What will it mean for Mumbai's hungry and homeless?

    Food Security Bill: What will it mean for Mumbai's hungry and homeless?

    The National Food Security Bill and its benefits are being debated in the country but they have little meaning for Sonabai Patni's family of five, who lives under a plastic sheet in South Central Mumbai's Elphinstone area.

  • Want debate in Parliament on Food Security Bill, says Sharad Pawar

    Want debate in Parliament on Food Security Bill, says Sharad Pawar

    Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today said he was not opposed to the National Food Security Bill and that he would prefer it to be approved by Parliament after a debate.

  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to present UPA II report card today

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to present UPA II report card today

    The UPA-II government celebrates its fourth birthday today and will present a final report card, with the next general elections only months away. It has been a turbulent year for the Manmohan Singh government, with scam after scam rocking it, and th...

  • 10 things you need to know about the Food Security Bill

    10 things you need to know about the Food Security Bill

    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...

  • Food Security Bill tabled in Parliament amid uproar

    Food Security Bill tabled in Parliament amid uproar

    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.

  • Union Budget 2013: In austerity drive, Food Security Bill likely to get bigger helping

    Union Budget 2013: In austerity drive, Food Security Bill likely to get bigger helping

    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...

  • Food security bill: Several states differ on provisions in the draft

    Food security bill: Several states differ on provisions in the draft

    Union Food Minister KV Thomas and representatives of states met today to discuss the National Food Security Bill and the recommendations of Parliament Standing Committee.

  • Food Security Bill: Union Minister KV Thomas meets state officials

    Food Security Bill: Union Minister KV Thomas meets state officials

    Union Food Minister KV Thomas and representatives of states met today to discuss the National Food Security Bill and the recommendations of Parliament Standing Committee.

  • After Akhilesh Yadav, Nitish Kumar opposes 'uniform exclusion' in Food Security Bill

    After Akhilesh Yadav, Nitish Kumar opposes 'uniform exclusion' in Food Security Bill

    Two days before the Food Minister is expected to consult representatives of all state governments over the union government's ambitious National Food Security Bill, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has written a letter to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan ...

  • Child Rights' Panel slams standing committee's recommendations on Food Security Bill

    Child Rights' Panel slams standing committee's recommendations on Food Security Bill

    A week after the Parliamentary panel submitted its recommendations on the Food Security Bill, the suggestions have come in for sharp criticism from the country's watchdog for child rights. The National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (N...

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