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Landmark Food Security Bill gets Parliament nod

Ushering in the biggest programme in the world to fight hunger, Parliament on Monday gave its nod to the landmark Food Security Bill which seeks to provide highly subsidised foodgrains to the......

Faux pas during vote on food ordinance delays RS proceedings

A faux pas by Treasury benches during the voting on the ordinance on food security held up proceedings of Rajya Sabha for some time. The problem began when Chairman Hamid Ansari called for a voice......

Food Bill is simply a poll gimmick: Jaitley

The much-touted Food Security Bill was taken up in Rajya Sabha, with opposition terming it as a "gimmick" with an eye on elections and accusing government of violating constitutional norms by......

All you wanted to know about the food security bill

Sakshi Balani presents an FAQ on the Food Security Bill that was passed by Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The National Food Security Bill follows from the National Food Security Ordinance, 2013 that was......

'Food Security Bill to cover about 3-times the number of poor'

The food security programme is not restricted to the poor and the population covered by it is about three times the number of people below the poverty line, Parliament was told on Thursday. "The......

'Some people don't want the poor to get food'

The stock and foreign exchange markets have had a negative reaction to the government’s biggest social security programme, the National Food Security Bill. Food minister K V Thomas questions......

Food security law's WTO complication

The recently promulgated National Food Security Ordinance might breach the global trading rules on agriculture under the World Trade Organization if there is diversion of the subsidised foodgrain......

Myths and reality of the Food Security Bill

All those who have been dismayed by the food security ordinance should thank Manmohan Singh and his colleagues for a neat optical trick, says T N Ninan. Back in the 1980s, the government......

Food Security Bill will benefit over 75% rural households: Min

Union Minister of State for Communication, IT and Shipping, Milind Deora on Monday expressed hope that the Centre's Food Security Bill would be ratified in the Monsoon session of Parliament. "It is......

Major problems with the Food security Bill

Nobody can deny that the purpose of the law is laudable, however, there are several problems with the Food Bill. The government’s rush to push through food security legislation as an......
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