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Why we must support the Food Security Bill

Only three percent of Indians pay income tax; our tax-GDP ratio is among the lowest in the world. This must change. Our elites must realise that India’s poverty has damaging consequences for......

Revised food security Bill gives states more power

The revised National Food Security Bill (NFSB) gives greater flexibility to states. For one, NFSB, cleared by the Cabinet last week and due to be presented in Parliament, allows states to choose......

'The Food Ordinance is a small step in the right direction'

Implementing the Food Ordinance is the bigger challenge and there are many provisions of the National Food Security Bill which need to be expanded and strengthened. Biraj Patnaik, principal adviser......

Food Security Bill faces fresh challenge

Experts say the Bill should include higher-value food items than just cereals Even as the government is gearing up to bring in the cereal-centric National Food Security Bill (NFSB), Indian......

Indian economy - A victim of two experiments?

India's monstrous public distribution system ensured that the government, and not private players, became a huge hoarder of food grains, writes M R Venkatesh. The Economic Survey 2012 provides......

Budget: A bandage for an amputee

A much stronger focus was required on irrigation and water management. The FM merely acknowledged that it was a problem.Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's agriculture budget pays comprehensive lip......

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