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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.

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.

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.
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.

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.
May 8, 2013
The Supreme Court has questioned the Z-category security given to Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani. His Mumbai residence Antilla (in pic) will be guarded by a swarm of Central Reserve Police Force personnel armed with AK-47 rifles.

New Delhi, May 8, 2013
The ambitious bill, a priority for Congress President Sonia Gandhi, will raise India's annual food subsidy spending by 45 per cent. It promises wheat and rice at a fraction of the cost to some 810 million people.

Sanjiv Shankaran
May 7, 2013
In April, government's granaries had a stock of 59.6 million tonnes of foodgrain, mainly wheat and rice, which was almost three times the stipulated buffer needed to meet shortages.

BT Online Bureau
New Delhi, May 7, 2013
Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram held a meeting with Moody's representatives on Tuesday. Rating agencies hold such meetings with government officials to access the economic situation.

New Delhi, April 25, 2013
India exuded confidence that global agencies will upgrade the country's sovereign rating in the backdrop of bold and tough decisions taken by government to contain fiscal deficit and promote growth.

New Delhi, April 23, 2013
C Rangarajan, chairman of Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council, says the impact of the government's actions since September last year in the form of liberalising FDI norms and speedy project clearances would be visible in the current fiscal.

Alan Wheatley/Reuters
April 22, 2013
The sharp fall in global commodity prices will not only dampen inflation but also reduce the twin deficits. Crude and gold imports contribute nearly 45 per cent of India's total import bill.

New Delhi, April 20, 2013
Energy subsidy should be eliminated and the total subsidy burden on the government should be brought down to 1.4 per cent of the GDP, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said.

Sanjiv Shankaran
March 26, 2013
Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee is the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. To those outside the fraternity of economists, he is perhaps best known for his 2011 book 'Poor Economics,' which he co-authored with Ester Duflo. Banerjee says while conceptualising subsidy schemes \"we always assume they [the beneficiaries] will behave the way we want them to behave\".

BT Online Bureau
New Delhi, March 19, 2013
The government has approved the revised Food Security Bill to provide for uniform 5 kg of foodgrains per month per person at a highly subsidised price of Rs 1-3 per kg.

Kay Benedict
New Delhi, March 9, 2013
Finance minister P. Chidamabram has ruled out rollback of the budgetary proposal that aims to empower taxmen to arrest those guilty of not paying service tax exceeding Rs 50 lakh arguing that it is a step not against the consumer but the tax evader.

New Delhi, March 2, 2013
While the fiscal consolidation plan unveiled in the Budget is in line with expectations, the composition of fiscal deficit reduction based on optimistic revenue rise than on spending cuts is a disappointment, Goldman Sachs has said.

Sebastian P.T.
February 28, 2013
For all the talk of the United Progressive Alliance government about the seminal step the proposed National Food Security Bill will be in eradicating hunger and malnutrition, Finance Minister P Chidambaram's budgetary allocation for it is paltry.

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