The Punjab Government has urged the Centre to provide financial and technical support to the state for scientific storage of foodgrain to be distributed under the proposed Food Security Act.

The draft of National Food Security Bill 2011, the brainchild of Congress president Sonia Gandhi has hit a road block.

Social activists up in arms against proposed reforms; impact on procurement feared

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government is keen on including iodised salt in the public distribution system (PDS) in order to ensure access by the lowest rung of the society and tackle the high prevalen

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

“If the law of the market is ignored, then no government policy, however well intended, is going to work”, Chief Economic Advisor to Government of India Kaushik Basu said at a conference on the Ind

The Finance Ministry had approved the changes in the draft National Food Security Bill that were incorporated after taking the views of the Department of Women and Child Development as well as those posted on the Food Ministry's website, Minister of State for Food and Public Distribution K.V. Thomas said on Thursday.

AGARTALA: Tripura government has vented its reservation over some provisions in the draft Food Security Bill even as it welcomed the move of Congress led UPA government.

The PSU oil marketing companies Thursday hiked petrol prices by `1.80 per litre in New Delhi to offset the increase in the cost of crude oil imports.

The much-awaited National Food Security Bill will be introduced in the winter session of Parliament incorporating some major changes recommended by the National Advisory Council, chaired by Congres