May 27, 2021 10:23 PM IST
The procurement has reached an all-time high, as it has exceeded previous high of 389.92 lakh tonnes achieved in the entire RMS 2020-21, an official statement said.
- Jun 12, 2020 06:46 PM IST
About 55 lakh tonnes of foodgrains is required for a month under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and other welfare schemes.
- May 08, 2020 08:38 PM IST
Under the initiative, eligible beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) would be able to avail their entitled foodgrains from any Fair Price Shop in the country using the same ration card.
- Apr 22, 2020 10:40 PM IST
Chief minister Ashok Gehlot said that his government has repeatedly requested the Central government to release more wheat so that wheat could be distributed to all beneficiaries.
- Jan 30, 2020 08:12 PM IST
An inadequate allocation could force the state-run Food Corp of India, the main grain procurement agency, to borrow up to $2 billion outside of the budget, said the same official.
- Dec 19, 2017 06:15 PM IST
In a reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs CR Chaudhary said the purpose of Aadhaar-based authentication of beneficiaries is to correctly identify the eligible beneficiaries under National Food Security Act.
- Jan 19, 2017 06:40 PM IST
The Centre also said that states have promised to install digital payment system at ration shops by June.
- May 17, 2016 06:24 PM IST
Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on May 17 said the Centre is ready to make available unmilled tur to states at Rs 60 a kg and urad at Rs 82 per kg, which should
provide enough room to state governments to sell pulses below Rs 120 a kg
- Apr 30, 2016 01:14 PM IST
The Comptroller and Auditor General, which evaluated preparedness of 18 states/UTs for implementation of the law in its audit report released today, blamed the Centre for delay in implementation of the NFSA and extending its rollout thrice without Parliament approval.
- Apr 29, 2016 06:20 PM IST
The Comptroller and Auditor
General today rapped the Centre for delay in implementation of
the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and extending its
rollout thrice without Parliament approval.
- Apr 04, 2016 07:28 AM IST
The LJP chief said if NDA, in which his party is also an ally, comes to power in the state following 2017 election, they would provide subsidy and bear the expense.
- Feb 29, 2016 01:00 PM IST
The Economic Survey 2015-16, which was presented in the Lok Sabha on Thursday by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, had pointed out there was uneven distribution of subsidies worth Rs 1 lakh crore, which was going to the better-off and those who did not deserve
- Feb 29, 2016 07:31 AM IST
Many believe despite the government's efforts to curtail subsidies, its food subsidy bill may exceed the Budget estimates of Rs 1.24 lakh crore by Rs 10,000-20,000 crore. Allocation for 2016-17 could be more than Rs 1.5 lakh crore, says HDFC Securities
- Feb 15, 2016 02:04 PM IST
It also includes improving educational facilities in distress farm suicide area, zero pendency and corruption free local governance, livelihood management as well as job creation under National Rural Employment Guarantee Act and Mudra scheme.
- Aug 10, 2015 07:10 PM IST
The NFSA was passed by Parliament in September 2013 when the UPA was in power. The deadline for implementing the same has been extended thrice. At present, 13 states and Union Territories have implemented the Act, some of them fully and others partially.
- Feb 24, 2015 07:41 PM IST
In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Food Raosaheb Patil Danve informed that five states -- Bihar, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan -- have been released Rs 8,228.01 crore as subsidy for implementation of the food security act. As of now 11 states have started implementing the food law.
- Feb 17, 2014 08:51 PM IST
Looking ahead, optimistic projections on revenue are the key to continued consolidation in FY15. The question is whether the 4.1% fiscal deficit number is credible.
- Jan 31, 2012 12:35 PM IST
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- Aug 17, 2011 01:54 PM IST
The government will only be able to table the Food Security Bill in the next session of Parliament, Food Minister K V Thomas said today.
- Aug 05, 2011 06:07 PM IST
Lok Sabha today approved additional gross expenditure of Rs 34,724 crore for 2011-12 with a government assurance that the net cash outgo of Rs 9,016 crore would not push fiscal deficit beyond budget estimates.
- Jul 26, 2011 03:42 PM IST
Expressing displeasure at the slow offtake of subsidised foodgrains by states, the Centre today told them to improve lifting of Public Distribution System (PDS) stocks.
- Jul 12, 2011 03:31 PM IST
Justifying the government's austerity drive, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said the restrictions on foreign visits and other expenses are aimed at curbing wasteful expenditure and containing fiscal deficit.
- Jul 11, 2011 07:54 PM IST
The draft bill of the proposed National Food Security Act prepared by the Food Ministry, which aims to provide a legal right on subsidised foodgrains to the poor, will be vetted by the Law Ministry before being submitted to the Cabinet, reports CNBC-TV18's Aakansha Sethi quoting sources.
- Jul 10, 2011 02:37 PM IST
An Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on food is scheduled to meet on Monday to consider a proposal to export 3 million tonne of wheat and rice to ease foodgrain storage problems.
- Jul 04, 2011 07:21 PM IST
The government aims to achieve an all-time high of 245 million tonnes (MT) of foodgrain production in 2011-12 crop year, notwithstanding a below normal monsoon forecast by the Met Department.