In this report for the year 2010-11 CAG has slammed Himachal Pradesh government for not achieving the targets on sewage treatment, as the state treated only 12 per cent of the total sewage generated in Shimla.

India has historically subsidized energy with the objective of protecting its consumers from international price volatility and providing energy access for its citizens, especially the poor. This guide focuses on the scale and impacts of energy subsidies in India.

This Report of the Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution deals with the Action Taken by the Government on the Observations/Recommendations contained in the Eighth Report (15th Lok Sabha) on the subject, “Food Subsidy and Its Utilisation” pertaining to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (

This note presents the response of the Right to Food Campaign to the National Food Security Bill (NFSB) that was tabled in the Lok Sabha on 22 December 2011.

Instead of giving medicines free only to its own certified poor, the government should subsidise essential drugs for everyone-----------The public distribution system and the employment guarantee s

Framework of corpus in nascent stage, to come up in 2012-13 Budget

The government is planning to come up with a price protection fund to cushion the burden of food subsidy, which is expected to grow manifold under the new Food Security Bill. The proposed fund, under the ministry of food and consumer affairs, is a Budget proposal for 2012-13.

The price of diesel could increase substantially if the government is to accept the Prime Minister Economic Advisory Council’s advice.

“There is an overdue need to make some adjustments in the price of diesel, even if this is done in a phased fashion,” said the council in its Review of Economy (2011-12) released on Wednesday.

SHILLONG: Taking cognizance over malpractices prevailing in the Public Distribution System (PDS) in the State, the Government is planning to computerize the whole system to check the malaise.

To achieve this objective, the State Government has already submitted a Detailed Project Report (DPR) amounting to Rs 43 crore for computerization of the Public Distribution System (PDS) to the Central Government.

The Tamil Nadu Government has urged the Centre to expedite financial assistance for its Rs 700 crore scheme to computerise the PDS with a view to increase efficiencies of operation.

Reiterating his opposition to the proposed National Food Security Bill, agriculture minister Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said it would be difficult to implement the law through existing Targeted Publ