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Supreme Court pulls up states for ineffective implementation of National Food Security Act
India

Supreme Court pulls up states for ineffective implementation of National Food Security Act

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'

Odisha urges Centre to increase allocation under National Food Security Act
India

Odisha urges Centre to increase allocation under National Food Security Act

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.

Budget 2017: Subsidy bill to jump over 3% at Rs 2.4 lakh cr in 2017-18
Business

Budget 2017: Subsidy bill to jump over 3% at Rs 2.4 lakh cr in 2017-18

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

Akhilesh Yadav distributes ration cards bearing his photo, Opposition objects
Politics

Akhilesh Yadav distributes ration cards bearing his photo, Opposition objects

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.

Dharmendra Pradhan urges his cabinet colleagues to look in to the death of 19 children in
India

Dharmendra Pradhan urges his cabinet colleagues to look in to the death of 19 children in

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.

Breaking barriers: Odisha agrees to give welfare to transgender community
Life

Breaking barriers: Odisha agrees to give welfare to transgender community

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 write to PM Modi over drought situation in several states
India

Over 100 activists write to PM Modi over drought situation in several states

Over 100 activists, economists and sociologists asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to respond to the drought in several states.

Congress demands PM to call meeting of CMs of drought hit states
Politics

Congress demands PM to call meeting of CMs of drought hit 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.

Apex court slams Gujarat, Haryana for non-seriousness on dealing with drought
India

Apex court slams Gujarat, Haryana for non-seriousness on dealing with drought

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 rap, Gujarat falls in line, says it's ready to implement Food Security Act
India

A day after SC rap, Gujarat falls in line, says it's ready to implement Food Security Act

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.

SC raps states including Gujarat for not implementing Food Act
India

SC raps states including Gujarat for not implementing Food 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.

'Is Guj not part of India?' Supreme Court raps states for not implementing MNREGA, other schemes
India

'Is Guj not part of India?' Supreme Court raps states for not implementing MNREGA, other schemes

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.

Food security or scarcity? Protests break out in Kashmir Valley against rationalisation of subsidy
India

Food security or scarcity? Protests break out in Kashmir Valley against rationalisation of subsidy

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.

Budget 2015: Here's how FM Jaitley can get his fund allocation right
Economy

Budget 2015: Here's how FM Jaitley can get his fund allocation right

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.

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

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.

Govt says no plan to amend food security law at present
Economy

Govt says no plan to amend food security law at present

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 />

 CCEA seeks secretaries' committee views on doubling FCI buffer stock
Economy

CCEA seeks secretaries' committee views on doubling FCI buffer stock

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.

 Bihar to launch Food Security Act from February: Nitish
Economy

Bihar to launch Food Security Act from February: Nitish

The scheme is tipped to cover 75 percent of the rural population and 50 percent of urban dwellers in the state.

New land acquisition bill to be implemented next year: Jairam Ramesh
India

New land acquisition bill to be implemented next year: Jairam Ramesh

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