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March 13, 2012
Five leading thinkers on the economy joined Business Today Editor Chaitanya Kalbag to brainstorm the options facing the finance minister.

Rahul Oberoi/Money Today
March 30, 2012
While global trends may be reflected in some commodities, experts feel domestic prices of some commodities may move in a different direction.

Rajiv Bhuva
February 22, 2012
With general elections still two years away, and reforms being the dire need of the hour, Dalal Street expects policymakers to take tough decisions on managing expenditure and levying stiffer taxes.

BT Online Bureau
New Delhi, February 8, 2012
Mukherjee said there was a need to boost food production through a \"second green revolution\" that would help reduce the food subsidy bill.

New Delhi, January 30, 2012
The government purchases about 28 lakh tonnes of sugar from millers to supply at subsidised rates. The move will increase subsidy bill by up to Rs 300 crore.

New Delhi, January 20, 2012
The standing committee, headed by Congress MP from Nagpur, Vilas Muttemwar, faces an uphill task in reconciling the differences over the right to food law expressed by various parties.
February 2, 2012
A majority of the respondents believes that it will. While guaranteeing food security is a laudable objective, the financial implications of the Bill are considerable.

A.M. Jigeesh
New Delhi, January 10, 2012
To enable a proper and fast implementation of the proposed food security law, the food ministry plans to revamp the FCI in two weeks and weed out corruption from the public sector's high ranks.

New Delhi, December 22, 2011
The National Food Security Bill, which seeks to provide legal entitlement of cheaper food grain to over half of India's 1.2 billion population, will be tabled on Thursday in Parliament.

Ashish Sinha
New Delhi, December 19, 2011
The Bill that was cleared by the Cabinet on Sunday will distribute about 607 lakh million tonnes of foodgrain among the poor - costing more than Rs 93,000 crore.

New Delhi, December 19, 2011
The Union Cabinet approves the draft of the path-breaking National Food Security Bill which seeks to provide subsidised foodgrains to over half of India's 1.2 billion population.

New Delhi, December 18, 2011
The Cabinet is expected to meet today to approve the Food Security Bill that aims to provide legal entitlement to subsidised foodgrain to 63.5 per cent of the country's population.

A.M. Jigeesh
New Delhi, December 15, 2011
As word spread that two UPA allies, the Nationalist Congress Party and the Trinamool Congress had joined hands to thwart cabinet clearance for the Bill, she reportedly met the PM to discuss the matter.

BT Online Bureau
New Delhi, December 14, 2011
The Cabinet was expected to clear the Bill, believed to have special recommendation from Sonia Gandhi, on Tuesday, but deferred a decision as talks held were inconclusive.

Gautam Datt & A.M. Jigeesh
New Delhi, December 14, 2011
The much-touted Bill - UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's pet scheme - ran into stiff opposition from agriculture minister Sharad Pawar and the government's biggest ally the Trinamool Congress.

BT Online Bureau
New Delhi, December 13, 2011
The draft Bill proposes right to 7 kg foodgrain per month per person, at Rs 3 per kg for rice, Rs 2 per kg for wheat and Rs 1 per kg for coarse grains to the priority beneficiaries.

New Delhi, November 23, 2011
Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar says while implementing the Food Security Bill care should be taken to protect interests of farmers so that they are adequately compensated for their produce

BT Online Bureau
New Delhi, November 17, 2011
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as the head of Empowered Group of Ministers on Food agrees to several key changes such as keeping an option open for supplying more than 3 kg of subsidised foodgrains to general households.

Shweta Punj
November 7, 2011
The Empowered Group of Ministers recently cleared the draft National Food Security Bill, 2011, which aims to cover 67.5 per cent of India's 120 crore people. Broadly, the Bill proposes free food grain for the very vulnerable sections, along with food grain at subsidised rates. However, deficiencies remain.

Anushree Basu
November 10, 2011
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