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Sep 27, 2017
Congress to start 100-kilometre rally to corner Rajasthan govt on farmer issues in OctoberThe Congress will start a 100-kilometre mega rally in Rajasthan next week, which will pass through the constituencies of the chief minister and her son, to press for various demands such as redressing farmer issues.
Jun 04, 2017
MNS secretary Shalini Thackeray urges Centre to declare Indian sanitary napkins tax-freeThe Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Sunday urged the Centre to declare sanitary napkins manufactured by Indian companies a tax-free commodity.
Apr 19, 2017
Petrol pump dealers' decision to close on Sundays could invoke Essential Commodities Act: GovtDealers' body representatives told the media on Tuesday that their decision was in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent call to save petrol and diesel.
Jan 26, 2017
Exclusive: Ahead of Budget, here's a glimpse of what PM Modi may have planned for farmersThe measures suggested this time are intriguing because India has never adopted such a path since independence to reshape agricultural policy.
Dec 08, 2015
Govt takes note of allegations on overseas hoarding of pulsesPulse prices are still ruling high despite several government measures as there is a domestic shortage due to fall in production by 2 million tonnes in 2014-15 crop year (July-June) on account of poor monsoon.
Aug 26, 2014
Onion farmers, traders in Maharashtra upset about no MSP for cropFarmers and traders hereare concerned over the government decision to bring onion under the Essential Commodities Act.
Jul 22, 2014
Essential Commodities Act: Govt plans to make hoarding non-bailable offenceOn July 4, the Centre had decided to amend the law to make hoarding a non-bailable offence to check food inflation. The decision was taken at a meeting of state food and consumer affairs ministers.<br />
Jul 05, 2014
Govt decrees hoarding as non-bailable offence; sets up fund to stabilise pricesAsserting that there was no cause for panic as there were sufficient food stocks, the government blamed hoarding and speculative trading on the basis of reports of weak monsoon for the rise in prices of commodities like onion and potato and asked states to crack down on hoarders.<br />
Jul 04, 2014
Food Minister Paswan calls hoarding 'anti-national', asks states to rise above politics to control pricesFood Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today termed hoarding as an anti-national activity and asked state governments to rise above politics to control prices by effectively enforcing the Essential Commodities Act.
Jul 04, 2014
Why Modi should scrap Essential Commodities Act, not invoke it to control food pricesYesterday's move has come on the back of steady and rapid rise in the prices of these two items, throwing already stressed household budgets out of kilter. There have been reports of hoarding, which is what prompted the decision. But is this the right way of going about it?