This historical National Food Security Bill, 2013 was passed in the Lok Sabha on 25 August 2013. It promises to give right to the country's 80 crore people to get 5 kg of foodgrains every month at Rs 1-3 per kg.

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‘The best way to feed the poor is to create more jobs’

Cost of ration, sugar in state PDS shops to increase

The Union Government has agreed to financially support the Food Subsidy Scheme of the state government for the Above the Poverty Line (APL) residents of the state. Minister for Food and Civil Supplies GS Bali said this today while talking to mediapersons here.

Food Security Bill might have been amended to prevent backdoor entry of contractors to provide micronutrients in meals through industrially-processed food, but the Jharkhand social welfare departme

Having enacted its own Food and Nutritional security Act, Chhattisgarh has now simplified procedures for its implementation so that the benefits percolate down to all beneficiaries who constitute a

Government assures members that it won’t tinker with federal structure of governance

The Rajya Sabha on Monday approved by voice vote the National Food Security Bill after the government assured members that it had no intention of tinkering with the federal structure of governance through the legislation.

To cover 75% of the rural and 50% of the urban population by providing them with subsidised foodgrains

The Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the food security Bill after a seven-hour discussion and technical glitches in the voting system, which caused considerable delay.

State’s share of subsidised foodgrains will increase by 68 per cent; Centre will bear an additional subsidy of Rs.595 crore

Less painful now, but future uncertain

The United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) ambitious National Food Security Bill might soon become reality. After getting approval from the Lok Sabha, the Bill is headed for the Upper House of Parliament for approval.

Where do you start when you have 116 bills pending and 16 working days to get some of them through?

What if the average Indian was 30 per cent richer than the average Chinese? For one, India's per capita income would be $8,500 instead of $1,500 that it is today.