This National Food Security Bill, 2011 has been approved by Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council and sent to the government. It seeks legal food entitlements to 90 per cent rural and 50 per cent urban households.

The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) has released the key indicators of household consumer expenditure in India,  generated from the data collected in its 66th round survey during July 2009 - June 2010.

This is a report from Office of the Advisor to the Supreme Court Commissioners on food-nutrition insecurity and starvation in 15 villages of Alirajpur district, Madhya Pradesh displaced due to the Sardar Sarovar Project.

JAIPUR: Preliminary findings of the Rozi Roti Abhiyan Rajasthan, which conducted a state-level survey to assess the PDS functioning, revealed that a majority of people are not satisfied with the quantity of supply.

Rajasthan has announced concessions and tax relief to customers on diesel, domestic cooking gas and kerosene to comply with the recent Congress directive to the party-run governments in the States in the wake of the hike in the prices of petroleum products.

JAIPUR: In Rajasthan, the percentage of men suffering from anaemia is 25 per cent, which is making adverse affect on their health and productivity, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition's (GAIN), South Asia head Rajan Sankar said here on Monday. According to the National Family Health Survey 3, around 21% men were anaemic in 2005-06.

Minister assures steps to boost output at Bamini fertilizer plant
THANJAVUR: Minister for Cooperation Sellur K.Raju has said Rs.277 crore will be disbursed as crop loans by cooperative banks in Thanjavur, Tiruvarur and Nagapattinam districts this year.

Till June 25, Rs.22.49 crore has been disbursed, the Minister said, at a review meeting held here on Sunday.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here on Thursday with a list of demands, including an increase in the allocation of wheat and rice for the public distribution system (PDS).


The Delhi Government is all set to introduce cash subsidy to all BPL and AAY card holder families using kerosene as fuel switchover to LPG. To make Delhi a kerosene free city, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has set up a joint working group to look at modalities for implementation of the scheme.

State food minister Mr Jyotipriyo Mallik today cracked down on Bankura district administration for its indifference to the public distribution system.