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Socio-economic survey data show UPA's food and land bills were misdirected

Jul 04, 2015

Socio-economic survey data show UPA's food and land bills were misdirected

The number of households considered deprived in the Socio-Economic Census of 2011 suggests that the food security law is hopelessly misdirected at a lot of ineligible non-poor. #UPA #BJP #InMyOpinion #Land Acquisition Act #Land Bill #NDA #Food Security Act #Socio-Economic Census of 2011
NGO finds bacteria in KFC samples, moves Lok Ayukta for action against fast food giant

Jun 27, 2015

NGO finds bacteria in KFC samples, moves Lok Ayukta for action against fast food giant

A city-based NGO on Friday approached Lok Ayukta seeking orders to the governments of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to close down Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) outlets as some samples collected from the fast food giant found to have E.coli and salmonella bacteria. #India #NewsTracker #Andhra Pradesh #Food security #Telangana #KFC #bacteria
Kerala to set up mobile food testing labs following Maggi controversy

Jun 24, 2015

Kerala to set up mobile food testing labs following Maggi controversy

Concerned over increasing instances of food adulteration, Kerala is gearing up to set up a string of mobile testing laboratories at check posts, claimed to be a first such initiative in the country. #India #Kerala #NewsTracker #Nestle #Food security #FDA #Maggi #pesticides #Mobile Food Labs
NDA slashed social sector spending by over Rs 1.75 cr, says Congress

May 20, 2015

NDA slashed social sector spending by over Rs 1.75 cr, says Congress

Accusing the Modi government of being insensitive towards welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Congress said funds for SC sub plan have been reduced by Rs 13,208 crore and tribal sub plan was cut by Rs 7,714 crore. #Politics #Economy #Congress #Narendra Modi #PoliticalPlay #Food security #Panchayati raj #NDA #MGNREGA #Jitendra Singh #Backward Regions Grant Fund #Swacchh Bharat Abhiyaan #Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojna #National Livelihood Mission
Tax math, disinvestments will make or break Arun Jaitley's Budget 2015

Feb 28, 2015

Tax math, disinvestments will make or break Arun Jaitley's Budget 2015

Evaluating the budget is always a tricky job and ideally one should score the earlier budget based on realization versus budgeted numbers. #Economy #GDP #Disinvestment #Food Security Act #Economic Survey #Gaar #Fuel Subsidy #Jan Dhan #Defence expenditure
Why Budget 2015 will be different: it may push fiscal federalism harder

Feb 18, 2015

Why Budget 2015 will be different: it may push fiscal federalism harder

The forthcoming budget should make a clear break from the past by actually shifting more resources and economic power to the states. Over time, this should shrink the relative share of the Central pie relative to states. #Economy #Narendra Modi #NREGA #Arun Jaitley #Food security #Common Man Budget 2015 #Finance Budget 2015 #Social Sector Schemes
How Jairam Ramesh's Luddite ban on Bt Brinjal has set us back several years

Feb 17, 2015

How Jairam Ramesh's Luddite ban on Bt Brinjal has set us back several years

It is reasonable to be cautious with the introduction of genetically-modified crops. But risks have to be weighed against benefits. Jairam Ramesh's indefinite moratorium on GM brinjal tilts the balance significantly against scientific progress. #Sonia Gandhi #Manmohan Singh #Asian Development Bank #Jairam Ramesh #InMyOpinion #Food security #BT Brinjal #green revolution #Swadeshi Jagran Manch #Mahyco Monsanto #Bharatiya Kisan Sangh #Genetic Engineering Approvals Committee
Corruption in FCI is frightening; revamp report addresses root causes: Shanta Kumar

Jan 24, 2015

Corruption in FCI is frightening; revamp report addresses root causes: Shanta Kumar

Problems will be there, but someone will have to start from somewhere, says Kumar who headed the panel on restructuring Food Corporation of India #Congress #Food Corporation of India #Opposition #Food Security Act #amendment #Shanta Kumar #FCI restructuring
Revamping Food Corp: Panel wants Food Security Act changed but will BJP bite the bullet?

Jan 23, 2015

Revamping Food Corp: Panel wants Food Security Act changed but will BJP bite the bullet?

The report of the High Level Committee on Reorienting the Role and Restructuring of Food Corporation of India submitted to the Prime Minister on Wednesday, makes a slew of suggestions. #Economy #food #HowThisWorks #minimum support price #Ashok Gulati #Food Corporation of India #FCI #farming #National Food Security Act #Gautam Pingle