The political endeavour under the Saranda Action Plan (SAP) — not just to bring the government closer to the local tribal population but also to give them a stake in the democratic set-up and unfet

Concerned over poor budget allocation for the farm sector, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said on Sunday that it may be difficult to implement the proposed Food Security Bill without adequate funds to boost agricultural output, a must for increased foodgrain requirement.

“My grievance is only one — the total budgeted provision for the entire Agriculture Ministry is Rs. 20,000 crore. And subsidy is, as of today, Rs. 65,000 crore. It might go to Rs 1 lakh crore in the current year.”

The Indian Parliament is expected soon to pass a bold but polarising National Food Security Bill which pledges to deliver the ‘right to food’ to its people.

Government to take states on board over food bill

Still nursing the sting of ally Trinamool Congress opposing the Lokpal Bill in the Rajya Sabha citing issues of federal autonomy, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government wants to take the states into confidence on Sonia Gandhi's dream project - the National Food Security Bill, 2011.

Village cooperatives to get new responsibility

On December 22, 2011, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution introduced the National Food Security Bill in the Lok Sabha (the Lower House of the Indian Parliament).

This report presents the information on nutritional intake by the Indian population. Among the different nutrients only three nutrients – viz, calorie, protein and fat – are discussed in this report. The report gives an idea about intake of these nutrients in different monthly per capital expenditure classes from different items of food.

The State government has sanctioned nearly Rs.

New Delhi The agriculture sector performed exceedingly well in 2011, with record grain production of over 240 million tonnes giving enough leeway for the government to lift a ban on exports of whea

Call to make PDS universal in scope