Food Bill News
Budget 2018: Food subsidy bill may swell by 10% to around Rs 1.60 lakh cr in fiscal 2019
The focus of the food ministry in the next fiscal would be on making ration shops portable within a district initially and later within a state.
Govt directive on service charge will lead to confusion, says industry body
Service charge is an above board practice and there are even judicial pronouncements to support that 'service charge' can be charged by hotels and restaurants.
Cong asks Maharashtra govt to provide food subsidies to APL card holders
A delegation of Congress leaders led by Sanjay Nirupam today met Maharashtra Minister for food and civil supplies, Girish Bapat, and demanded that the government should give food subsidy to APL card holders
Exclusive: Chidu's fiscal roadmap may be junked. 'Mask will be lifted,' says Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley, who some think could be the next finance minister, answers questions on what the NDA may do, if voted to power, to reverse the economic slide under UPA-2.
Cong's ambitious food law rolled out in 7 states including Delhi
Passed by Parliament in September, the landmark law seeks to provide highly subsidised foodgrains to the country's two-thirds of the population as a right.
What govt is not saying: Real threat to food bill is US, not BJP
The double-standards of these rich countries are not surprising because they have to protect their trade interests. But India's lack of transparency on the issue before its public as well as its lack of resolve to fight the US and EU are indeed surprising
Congress believes in delivering on its promises, says Rahul
As campaigning for the 25 November Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh reached its crescendo, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said his party believes in delivering on promises it makes and cited two landmark legislations to back his claim.
India could rollover $15 bn of subsidy costs to next budget
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Finance Minister P. Chidambaram is finding it harder and harder to meet the government's budget promises and may sweep as much as $15 billion in subsidy costs into next year's accounts to ensure he hits fiscal targets ahead of national elections, ministry officials say
Rahul mocks BJP's 'air conditioned and corporate' politics in MP
Rahul Gandhi was on the offensive, ditching the personal stories for a full blown offensive on the BJP.
Forget US, If GoI shuts down, India will prosper once again
In India, a three-month shutdown of the Union Government would help boost growth (by more than 0.3 percent) by cutting down the runaway fiscal deficit.
Even BSP was better: Digvijaya slams SP for Muzaffarnagar riots
SP Govt's track record in this tenure is bad. Haven't been able to control Communal Forces in UP. Even BSP's was better", tweeted the Congress leader, adding that appealed to everyone in the area to "fight communal forces."
What the food bill debate showed us: BJP is clueless
The BJP simply has not impressed with its opposition to the Congress' ideology even while voting for the latter's legislation. A confused party is no good for anyone
Rajya Sabha to take up Food Security Bill today
The National Food Security Bill, passed by Lok Sabha Aug 26, is expected to be taken up by Rajya Sabha Monday. The bill aims to provide heavily subsidised food to two-thirds of India's 1.2 billion people.
Land, food bills will change face of the country: Jairam
The land acquisition and food security Bills introduced recently by UPA government will change the face of the country, Union Minister for Rural Development, Jairam Ramesh, said in Chandigarh on Saturday.
Food bill to come up in Rajya Sabha on September 2
The landmark Food Security Bill, which was approved by the Lok Sabha, will be taken up for consideration in the Rajya Sabha on September 2.
Food Bill is the biggest mistake India might have made till date
Once we express the cost of food security as a percentage of the total estimated receipts of the government, during the current financial year, we see how huge the cost of food security really is.
Considering Sonia's health, an ambulance should have been used: Modi
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed concern over Sonia Gandhi's health, and said the UPA chairperson should have been taken to AIIMS in a well-equipped ambulance.
Photos: Sonia rushes to AIIMS, misses Lok Sabha passing Food Bill
The Congress president was rushed to AIIMS after complaining of uneasiness but was later discharged.
Sensex, rupee are tanking: Dalal St has lost faith in UPA
The markets - stocks, bonds, gold, and currency - have stopped believing in the UPA. Rescuing the UPA's credibility means sacrificing the government
Congress brought Food Bill, Telangana proposal to woo voters: SP
Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav today charged Congress-led UPA government with tabling Food Security Bill and approving the creation of Telangana state with an eye on next year's Lok Sabha polls