Rotten wheat (Question asked in the Monsoon session of LS 2011).

Damage to foodgrains (Question asked in the Monsoon session of LS 2011).

A critique of the draft food security bill, and a brief outline of what any such bill must, at the very least, incorporate.

A House panel has called for lifting the ban on wheat and premium non-basmati rice exports at the earliest.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), established under the overarching legislation, will lay down science based standards for food items and regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption. As many as 22 States and Union Territories now have Food Commissioners in place as required under the Act, while seven are expected to do so by the time it is enforced.

The Right to Food Campaign on Tuesday appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to set aside the government draft of the Food Security Bill which “minimises government's obligations, restricts people's entitlements and is devoid of any accountability”. Rejecting the government's draft Bill, the Campaign gave a national call for action.

Chennai The much-touted National Food Security Bill aimed at providing foodgrains at subsidised price to the poor may be be introduced in Parliament by December this year said, K V Thomas, Union mi

LUCKNOW: The ministry of consumer affairs and public distribution has allocated of 5.28 lakh tonnes per month of wheat and rice to Uttar Pradesh for the fiscal year 2011-12.

Good monsoon, higher MSP help
The country is heading for a record foodgrains production in the 2010-11 crop year at 241.56 million tonnes, with wheat and pulses output touching an all time high of 85.93 million tonnes and 18.09 million tonnes respectively.

Union Agriculture Secretary P. K.

Andhra farmers shun growing paddy this kharif in absence of buyers, storage space. Analysts say this perhaps the first time in the countyr that paddy farmers have resorted to such a drastic step, that too in a green revolution belt.