PUCL moves Supreme Court over non-implementation of food security Act
The government extended the deadline for implementation of the Act, citing the states’ lack of preparedness as one of the reasons
Agriculture, rural jobs, food subsidy need big boost
Will the drubbing it faced in Delhi election and the huge controversy over its land Bill make BJP reconsider its economic thrust areas?
Activists reject Parliament panels's food security bill recommendations
Demand comprehensive legislation for food security and nutrition of all, including vulnerable groups
Is government manipulating agriculture data?
Government’s policy decisions and ground reports are in conflict with official data on sowing, production and agriculture insurance
Will it rain?
As states across India are reeling from drought, for the first time, a 24x7 call centre in Karnataka informs farmers about weather conditions, …
Shift in staple crops production put Africa’s food security at risk, says report
The continent will need to prepare for possible large losses in national production potentials, and production areas, of up to 15 per cent by 2050
Lok Sabha passes food Bill
Food supplies minister K V Thomas assures foodgrain allocation to states would not be reduced
Locust attack: Govt caught completely unawares, minister admits
Instead of taking accountability, Rajasthan, Centre, blame each other, Pakistan
Locust attack: Swarms pose most serious threat since 1993
Area measuring 370,000 hectares in Gujarat and Rajasthan affected
Jharkhand’s children deprived of mid-day meal despite Supreme Court order, say activists
Jharkhand is the one of the worst-affected states in the country with its 22 out of 24 districts facing drought
Food security bill ordinance deferred
Cabinet to consult Opposition in special session of Parliament
About 100 districts have suffered drought conditions for 15 years
Continuous erratic weather is making states more vulnerable
Parliament committee proposes no increase in foodgrain entitlement in Food Security Bill
States given the responsibility of expanding food security net to cover more households
Recent Fall Armyworm invasion could be global, warn scientists
Such an occurrence could put world food security at risk
Reduce food security benefits from 67% to 40% population, says panel on restructuring FCI
Shanta Kumar committee report recommends privatisation, outsourcing and cash benefit transfer to cut food procurement and distribution costs
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Implement Food Security Act properly, demand activists protesting hunger deaths
They claim that most of the 45 people, who died of hunger in the country in the past one year, were denied food on failing Aadhaar identification
`Family farming is not a romantic idea. It is business'
The food price rise of 2007-08 highlighted that investments in the agriculture sector have reduced in the past three decades. One of the most …
Rs 2 lakh crore: This is what government owes the Food Corporation of India
Without the fund, FCI is borrowing money with a high interest rate; government might not be able to procure foodgrains as expected impacting …
Supreme Court issues directive for implementing MGNREGA, food security Act to tackle drought
In a bid to provide relief to households in drought-hit areas, the apex court directed the Centre to release funds to states for providing …
Global civil society organisations support India’s stand at WTO
Support comes just before WTO’s Nairobi meet in December
Supreme Court raps Centre over non-implementation of Food Security Act
Till now, the Centre has issued three notifications for the extension of the deadline
US, epicentre of unequal wealth
As the US completes 50 years of its "war on poverty", the country does not have much to celebrate, thinks JOEL BERG, an expert on …
World misses MDG goal of reducing hunger by half, says FAO
Hunger rises in India and Pakistan; no South Asian country comes close to achieving target
'We are unable to produce quality seeds'
India is facing a shortage of pulses. Untimely rains have caused their prices to rise by up to 64 per cent in 2014-15. Experts say we need to …