Supreme Court on Friday said the National Food Security Act 2013 has not been implemented properly, and it is a "pity" that a legislation enacted by parliament for citizens'
The Odisha government on Thursday urged the Centre to increase the food grain allocation for additional 15 lakh people under the National Food Security Act.
The government has earmarked Rs 1,45,338.60 crore for food subsidy in the next fiscal as against Rs 1,35,172.96 crore in the revised estimate of this fiscal
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday launched a programme for distributing new ration cards bearing his photograph and name, which the rival parties dubbed as a "cheap political gimmick" in view of the Assembly polls due next year.
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged three of his Union cabinet colleagues to send a fact-finding team to ascertain the factors that have led to the death of 19 children in a village in Odisha's Jajpur district.
Members of the transgender community will be given Below Poverty Line cards that will allow them to access benefits under government welfare programmes.
Over 100 activists, economists and sociologists asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to respond to the drought in several states.
Concerned over the agrarian crisis engulfing almost half of the country, Congress on Thursday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi call a meeting of Chief Ministers of drought hit states to tackle the situation on war footing.
A bench comprising Justices M B Lokur and N V Ramana took both the state governments to task for filing shoddy statistics on the drought hit areas in both the states, asking them whether all work would stop in case there are elections.
A day after SC rapped it for non-implementation of National Food Security Act, Gujarat government on Tuesday said it is prepared to implement the Act.
The PIL alleged that parts of states like Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Haryana and Chattisgarh had been hit by drought and the authorities were not providing adequate relief.
The Supreme Court today came down heavily on certain states for not implementing welfare legislation National Food Security Act, saying that why a state like Gujarat is not implementing the law passed by Parliament.
Protests have broken out in different parts of Kashmir against the government's move to implement National Food Security Act (NFSA) in the state from February next year.
There’s a pressing need to plug the huge infrastructure gap the country faces and it is infrastructure which is going to give the growth engine a big shove.
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.
The National Food Security Act (NFSA) was passed in September 2013, but the law came into force on July 5 last year through Ordinance.<br />
According to existing norms, the FCI can maintain a maximum foodgrain stock of 26 million tonnes. The limit has not been revised since April 2005.
The scheme is tipped to cover 75 percent of the rural population and 50 percent of urban dwellers in the state.
The new Land Acquisition Act would be implemented either from January 1 or April 1, next year followed by the implementation of the National Food Security Act to fulfil people's aspiration, said Jairam Ramesh