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PTI
New Delhi, July 31, 2013
The UPA Government's proposed Food Security Bill carries a slew of \"economic consequences\", including pressures on fiscal deficit, growth and inflation, Reserve Bank Governor D Subbarao said on Tuesday.


K.R. Balasubramanyam
August 1, 2013
The world's largest school lunch programme may be fraught with shortcomings but it can still be saved if social entrepreneurs play a bigger role in its implementation.


PTI
New Delhi, July 22, 2013
Ficci President Naina Lal Kidwai said the right to food is an \"absolute need\" but questioned the method planned to implement the bill.


Soumya Gupta
July 19, 2013
Though Congress leaders have officially touted the welfare measure as the chief means to tackle malnutrition in the country, it fails to provide access to the entire basket of nutrients necessary to effectively improve the nutrition status of the target population.


BT Online Bureau
New Delhi, July 19, 2013
The Food Security Bill is likely to be pushed on the first day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament as it is one of the big-ticket reforms the government will bank on for the general elections in 2014.


Ajay Modi
July 19, 2013
The success and failure of the scheme will depend on the states as they need to implement and monitor it. Over the next six months, they will have to identify beneficiaries and frame guidelines for the implementation.


BT Online Bureau
New Delhi, July 11, 2013
The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has also sought more clarity on the effective control and ownership of the proposed joint venture in the 2,058-crore Jet- Etihad deal.


PTI
Bangalore, July 6, 2013
Stating that volatility in currency will hurt business, leading industrialist Rahul Bajaj said depreciating rupee can ultimately be taken care of by reducing imports and increasing exports.


PTI
New Delhi, July 5, 2013
The Food Security programme will be the biggest in the world with the government spending estimated at Rs 125,000 crore annually on supply of about 62 million tonnes of rice, wheat and coarse cereals to 67 per cent of the population.


Bhuvan Bagga
New Delhi, July 5, 2013
The UPA government's 'game-changer' Food Security Bill will still take six to nine months for the on-ground rollout as its beneficiaries are yet be identified by the states.


PTI
New Delhi, July 4, 2013
The subsidy bill will get pushed to 2.3 per cent of GDP above the targeted level of 1.9 per cent as a result of the additional burden coming in on the food subsidy front, a DBS Bank report said.


Sanjiv Shankaran and K.R.Balasubramanyam
July 4, 2013
Many states offer more generous food subsidy than what the UPA has proposed in the Food Bill. This may limit the political dividend for the UPA.


PTI
New Delhi, July 3, 2013
Under the plan, the government will provide subsidised wheat and rice to 67 per cent of the country's population. The spending on the welfare scheme is estimated at Rs 125,000 crore annually for supply of about 62 million tonnes of rice, wheat and coarse cereals.


PTI
New Delhi, July 3, 2013
At Rs 125,000 crore of government support, the food security programme will be the largest in the world.


www.businesstoday.in
June 20, 2013
The National Food Security Bill may get Parliament's nod soon. It aims to provide wheat and rice to almost two-thirds of India's population of 1.2 billion at highly subsidised rates. But this showpiece legislation will come at a steep price, adding substantially to the government's food subsidy bill and widening the fiscal deficit. There will also be problems of implementation.


BT Online Bureau
June 14, 2013
The Cabinet postpones a decision on promulgating ordinance to implement the National Food Security Bill and decided instead to pass it in a special session of Parliament if other parties agreed to it.


PTI
New Delhi, May 22, 2013
Speaking on the fourth anniversary celebrations of UPA-II government, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said 8 per cent growth rate is possible if the Congress-led coalition is voted to power again next year.


PTI
New Delhi, May 22, 2013
In the 'Report to the People', released by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the fourth anniversary of UPA-II, the government presented figures to highlight growth in employment and doubling of wages under MNREGA, three-fold increase in food subsidy, growth in social sector schemes and tele-density.


Sebastian P.T.
May 24, 2013
The flurry of reforms it has launched in the last few months have given the government confidence. The Congress is banking on populist measures such as the direct cash transfer scheme and the food security bill to further boost support for the party.


PTI
New Delhi, May 8, 2013
The Budget session of Parliament was abruptly adjourned sine die, amid opposition demands for the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and ministers Ashwani Kumar and Pawan Kumar Bansal.


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