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  • States too responsible for curbing price rise in pulses:Paswan Jun 15, 2016 05:08 PM IST

    States too responsible for curbing price rise in pulses:Paswan

    With the central government coming under attack over rising pulse prices, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on June 15 sought to shift some blame to the states, saying they are equally responsible for keeping the rates of essential commodities under control

  • Sugar exports up at 1.6 MT so far in 2015-16 season Jun 13, 2016 03:24 PM IST

    Sugar exports up at 1.6 MT so far in 2015-16 season

    According to trade sources, sugar exports have become viable now as global prices have increased by about 50 percent in the last three months due to disruption in supply from Brazil.

  • Govt may rollback import duty on wheat: Paswan Jun 10, 2016 08:26 PM IST

    Govt may rollback import duty on wheat: Paswan

    Government may scrap the 25 percent import duty on wheat if prices continue to rise, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on June 10

  • Sugar stocks jump as food ministry proposes 25% duty on export Jun 10, 2016 04:00 PM IST

    Sugar stocks jump as food ministry proposes 25% duty on export

    International prices of sugar are rising and therefore traders may increase the export of sugar to make profit, Paswan said. He added that this move will keep sufficient availability of sugar in domestic market and the price will be under control.

  • Food Minister proposes 25% duty on sugar export Jun 10, 2016 07:18 AM IST

    Food Minister proposes 25% duty on sugar export

    The international prices of sugar are rising and therefore traders may increase the export of sugar to make profit, Paswan said.

  • Centre, states food ministers to discuss price rise on May 21 May 19, 2016 03:12 PM IST

    Centre, states food ministers to discuss price rise on May 21

    The day-long meeting will be chaired by Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman besides senior officials of the central and state departments.

  • No state should sell pulses at more than Rs 120/kg: Paswan May 17, 2016 06:24 PM IST

    No state should sell pulses at more than Rs 120/kg: Paswan

    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

  • States not informing Centre of pulses requirement: Minister May 10, 2016 01:14 PM IST

    States not informing Centre of pulses requirement: Minister

    Responding to supplementaries during Question Hour on shortage of pulses, he said the Centre has repeatedly asked the state governments to give in writing their demands, but "states which blame the Government of India have not forwarded their demands."

  • Govt to purchase 15,000 tonnes of onions due to bumper crop May 04, 2016 03:02 PM IST

    Govt to purchase 15,000 tonnes of onions due to bumper crop

    Government will purchase 15,000 tonnes of onions in a move to help the growers in the wake of a bumper crop that has sharply brought down prices, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

  • Display price, quantity in 40% packet area: Govt to food cos Apr 08, 2016 07:26 PM IST

    Display price, quantity in 40% packet area: Govt to food cos

    Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has directed his ministry officials to ensure the amended rule is enforced positively from July this year.

  • Foodgrains under NFSA to be free if NDA wins in UP: Paswan Apr 04, 2016 07:28 AM IST

    Foodgrains under NFSA to be free if NDA wins in UP: Paswan

    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.

  • WFP plans to set up centre of excellence on food in India Jan 13, 2016 08:37 AM IST

    WFP plans to set up centre of excellence on food in India

    WFP's Executive Director Ertharin Cousin and Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan signed the letter of intent here on Wednesday. The structure, mandate and budget for the centre will be finalised by October-end, a senior Food Ministry official said after the meeting.

  • Paswan terms Congress' stance on GST Bill as 'anti-national' Jan 08, 2016 07:55 AM IST

    Paswan terms Congress' stance on GST Bill as 'anti-national'

    People want the GST Bill to pass as it would solve many problems but since the ruling NDA does not have majority in the Rajya Sabha, Congress is not allowing it to pass, the Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister said during a programme at National Sugar Institute here.

  • FSSAI says labelling norms need to be changed Dec 22, 2015 05:25 PM IST

    FSSAI says labelling norms need to be changed

    "Even educated consumers do not read label while purchasing food items. We get influenced by dazzling media advertisements and buy products without seeing the label. There is no awareness to check contents of the label," FSSAI Chairman Ashish Bahuguna said on Tuesday.

  • Lok Sabha passes Sugar Cess (Amendment) Bill Dec 15, 2015 06:27 PM IST

    Lok Sabha passes Sugar Cess (Amendment) Bill

    The Bill aims at increasing sugar cess to Rs 200/quintal from Rs 25/quintal

  • Over 68,000 tonnes of seized pulses offloaded in mkt Dec 11, 2015 10:24 PM IST

    Over 68,000 tonnes of seized pulses offloaded in mkt

    In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan informed that 68,413 tonnes have been disposed of so far in the markets out of 1,30,608 tonnes seized during 14,177 raids on hoarders in 14 states.

  • Govt gets complaints against e-commerce firms like Flipkart Dec 08, 2015 09:32 PM IST

    Govt gets complaints against e-commerce firms like Flipkart

    The Centre has also received representation from various associations demanding regulation of e-commerce business in the country, Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said.

  • India imports 3.76 lakh tonnes wheat in April-Sept from Aus Dec 01, 2015 03:15 PM IST

    India imports 3.76 lakh tonnes wheat in April-Sept from Aus

    Placing wheat import data before the Lok Sabha, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said that traders/millers have imported 3.76 lakh tonnes of wheat during April-September of this fiscal from Australia.

  • 11% turnout recorded in first two hours of polling: EC Oct 16, 2015 11:56 AM IST

    11% turnout recorded in first two hours of polling: EC

    Polling is peaceful in the state as we have not received any information of untoward incident so far," Additional Chief Electoral Officer R Lakshmanan told PTI. Polling is currently underway in six Naxal-hit districts of Kaimur, Rohtas, Arwal, Jehanabad, Aurangabad and Gaya.

  • Polling underway in second phase of Bihar elections Oct 16, 2015 08:01 AM IST

    Polling underway in second phase of Bihar elections

    The second phase polling constitutes a great challenge for the security personnel as the six districts are heavily affected by Naxalism. In view of the security concerns, voting time has been curtailed by one hour and two hours in as many as 23 Constituencies.

  • PM urges people to vote in large numbers in Bihar poll Oct 12, 2015 09:50 AM IST

    PM urges people to vote in large numbers in Bihar poll

    "Urging all those voting today in Bihar to vote in large numbers. I particularly urge my young friends to cast their vote." the Prime Minister tweeted.

  • Its advantage BJP in Bihar but Nitish can't afford to loose Sep 15, 2015 05:30 PM IST

    Its advantage BJP in Bihar but Nitish can't afford to loose

    It is Nitish Kumar who should be biting his fingernails. This is a battle he cannot afford to lose, but even if he wins, he will confront the nightmare of ruling with Lalu Yadav holding the reins from the backseat.

  • BJP clinches seat sharing deal with allies for Bihar polls Sep 14, 2015 07:20 PM IST

    BJP clinches seat sharing deal with allies for Bihar polls

    Presenting a united face, Shah claimed acrimony among alliance partners, especially LJP and Manjhi-led Hindustani Awam Morcha (secular), was behind them and all differences sorted out.

  • Seat sharing for Bihar election sorted, says Manjhi Sep 14, 2015 11:21 AM IST

    Seat sharing for Bihar election sorted, says Manjhi

    In a late night development on Sunday, Manjhi is learnt to have clinched a seat sharing agreement for the polls with a HAM(S) leader claiming the saffron party has agreed to allot about 20 seats to it.

  • Govt working on long-term sugar export policy Sep 11, 2015 06:03 PM IST

    Govt working on long-term sugar export policy

    India's sugar output has exceeded demand for the fifth consecutive year, resulting in lower prices in the domestic markets and creating liquidity crunch for millers, who are unable to clear cane arrears of about Rs 14,000 crore.

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