Almost 50 years ago, Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri went on air to appeal to Indians to skip a meal a day.

Environment Minister Veerappa Moily and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar are learnt to have agreed that a joint affidavit should be filed in the Supreme Court, asking that field trials of genetica

New Delhi : A member of the Supreme Court appointed Technical Expert Committee (TEC) on GM crops has told the apex court that the five other members on the panel had submitted a report without his

While the permanent court of arbitration at The Hague has given a green signal to India to go ahead with the 330 MW Kishanganga hydel project in Jammu and Kashmir, New Delhi is faced with yet anoth

In the first example of his intention to take “difficult decisions” to contain the ballooning subsidy burden to control the fiscal deficit, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday denied permis

New Delhi Cutting across party lines, most state governments have objected to the National Food Security Bill proposed by the Centre, which is likely to be tabled in the Winter Session of Parliamen

It was in January this year that Thomas was given independent charge of the Food portfolio after Pawar requested that his burden be reduced.

Under criticism from policy establishment for falling behind the private sector in generating and disseminating technologies suited to the demands of farmers, the apex body to coordinate public sec

In 2007-08, staring at a global food crisis, a nervous government banned export of wheat and non-basmati rice without bothering to create the space for the stocks the country would hold back.

Today, with the granaries overflowing, the government is struggling rid itself of stocks that it just cannot manage.

Thanks to the export ban and a bumper wheat harvest, the government is staring at 65.

Some of the major recommendations of the National Advisory Council (NAC) on the amendments to the Land Acquisition Act and the Resettlement and Rehabilitation Bill are unlikely to find a place in the legislation being prepared by the Rural Development Ministry.