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Bangladesh: Fair price cards for marginal families
Feb 09, 2010 The Bangladeshi government has decided to introduce fair price cards for 25 lakh ultra poor families, without any permanent income, land or enlisted in safety net programmes. Beginning February 21, it will allow poor, especially women to purchase 20 kilogrammes of rice at Tk 22 a kg for three months.
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Food grains rotting away in Indian godowns, streets
Mar 19, 2010 The Agriculture Minister has summoned the State Food and Supplies Minister to find an urgent solution to the food stock wastage in the Indian state of Punjab, after a media expose. The state administrators are however blaming the centre for the failure in distribution of grains and inadequate storage facility.
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Mid-day meal plan suffers in government row
Apr 09, 2010 The mid-day meal scheme, world’s largest cooked meal plan is likely to be disrupted due to grain shortage as the HRD ministry and the Department of Food and Public Distribution in India are locked in a payment spat. 117.7 million children will be affected if the standoff is not resolved.
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Food Security Ordinance on Indian Cabinet agenda today
Jul 03, 2013 India's Finance Minister P Chidambaram said the government is committed to bringing the food law as promised in the Congress manifesto for 2009 general election.
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Asia Pacific Rice Film Award 2008
Oct 10, 2008 Malaysia based Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific invites entries for the rice film award, the last date for which is January 31, 2009. The award seeks to recognise efforts generating awareness on role of rice in the region's economy, culture and livelihoods.
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Curfew adding to the woes of civilians in Pakistan
May 29, 2009 Human Rights Watch has criticised the Pakistan government for keeping people indoors without any food, water or medicines in Swat Valley for past ten days. Local population is facing tough time due to the ongoing battle between Taliban militants and the army.
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Tackling chronic malnutrition in Nepal
Jun 04, 2009 A UNDP project in Nepal’s Jumla district is being implemented to provide better health services and reduce malnutrition. As part of efforts to localise MDGs, mothers are taught about proper nutritious diet for their babies and other essential steps to ensure children’s growth.
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Anomalies in midday meal scheme for schools in India
Jun 08, 2009 The Comptroller and Auditor General of India’s annual report has revealed several irregularities in the implementation of the midday meal scheme in a north Indian state. This has left many children deprived of the benefits of the programme and has severely affected the goal of universalisation of primary education.
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Devise policies to unleash India's infinite potential
Aug 18, 2010 On the occasion of India’s 63rd Independence Day, Sitaram Yechury assesses the progress India has made in all these years and the challenges it faces ahead. He outlines India’s boundless potential to outshine even developed nations if the lawmakers make policies that provide the citizens an opportunity to grow.
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Probing the optimism of food inflation
Dec 12, 2010 Exorbitant rate of food prices are good news, at least for the farmers of poor nations. The inflation is working as a catalyst to invest and produce more for the farmers who generally are on the not so profitable side of food production, UN report proclaims.
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Jharkhand Chief Minister promises food security
Aug 16, 2012 Government has taken initiatives to provide food security and a dignified life to every citizen, Chief Minister of eastern India's Jharkhand state, Arjun Munda, said after unfurling the National flag to mark the Independence Day in Ranchi.
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Deficient rain has affected Kharif sowing in India: govt
Aug 20, 2012 Indian agriculture Minister, Sharad Pawar, said that delay in onset of monsoon and subsequent rainfall deficiency has affected kharif sowing in some parts of the country.
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Vedanta launches centralised mid-day meal kitchen in Odisha
Aug 29, 2012 Vedanta Aluminium Limited launched a state-of-art kitchen in Kalahandi district of Odisha to provide 5000 students in the district with mid-day meals
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Foodgrain scam: CBI raids several places in India
Sep 05, 2012 India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has carried out raids at several places in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh in connection with the multi-crore food grain scam.
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Sri Lanka needs ‘agricultural renaissance’
Mar 14, 2008 Just before and after Sri Lanka was liberated, it was cited as a model low-income nation with extraordinary human development index. Somewhere down the line the country lost its focus and today suffers from acute food insecurity, coming out of which will be a colossal task for its people, says an editorial in Daily Mirror.
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Food prices register rise across the world: FAO
Oct 11, 2012 According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the escalation in food prices was close to the levels reached during the 2008 food crisis.
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Mist clears on 40 per cent food wastage
Oct 01, 2012 A nation-wide study by the Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology has come up with surprisingly low figures for food wastage for 46 agricultural produces in India. This contrasts with the 40 per cent figure being quoted for food wastage while arguing for FDI in retail.
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Now, designer rice to beat hunger
Jul 10, 2012 Some of the best brains on rice research are meeting in India’s southern state of Andhra Pradesh for a debate on designer rice as part of a conference organised by the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). According to William D Dar, ICRISAT's Director General, the latest science-led innovations can be used to generate new varieties to ensure enough food for 9.2 bn population by 2050.
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Indian PM to deliberate on easy implementation of Food security Bill
Jul 18, 2012 Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has called a meeting to discuss for easy implementation of Food security Bill, suggested by over 30 leading experts and economists. The experts have suggested uniform legal entitlement of subsidised foodgrains to 67 per cent of the country's population under the Bill.
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Deficient monsoon: Indian PM reviews foodgrain stock situation
Jul 19, 2012 Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reviewed the foodgrain stock situation against the backdrop of deficient monsoon so far this year.
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World Bank chief expresses concern over food price volatility
Jul 31, 2012 The World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim has expressed concern over food price volatility globally and the impact it might have on the poor as a result of the drought like situation in India.
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Half of world's food thrown away: study
Jan 10, 2013 As much as half of the world's food, amounting to two billion tonnes worth, ends up being thrown away, a new report says.
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Measuring global hunger
Oct 15, 2008 International Food Policy Research Institute’s Global Hunger Index 2008 puts India in an alarming category. According to the report the world has made slow progress in reducing food insecurity since 1990, with dramatic difference among regions and countries.
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Biofuels: Presenting risks and opportunities
Nov 06, 2008 Food and Agricultural Organization’s new publication: The State of Food and Agriculture 2008 says the recent growth in biofuel production is seriously impacting the food security of the world. It argues that biofuels are necessary but appropriate policies and investments need to be put in place.
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Securing the world against hunger
Dec 10, 2008 FAO’s The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2008 reviews the impact of high food prices on global undernourishment. The report raises awareness about hunger issues, discusses the underlying causes and monitors progress towards hunger reduction targets.
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Driving new changes in Asian irrigation
Aug 19, 2009 Without major reforms and innovations in the way water is used in agriculture, many developing countries will face severe food shortages in future, warns a new report Revitalizing Asia’s Irrigation: To Sustainably Meet Tomorrow’s Food Needs. It suggests the shift to a more economically viable approach.
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Tackling hunger
Oct 13, 2009 World Food Programme’s Annual Report 2009 highlights the difficulties faced by developing countries in battling hunger. It mentions some of the best practices and innovative programmes that have contributed towards ending the cycle of hunger in many regions of the world.
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Global number of hungry people decline: report
Oct 09, 2012 Despite about 870 mn people suffering from chronic undernourishment, there are signs that with extra effort the MDG target can be reached, says the UN hunger report.
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Government to ensure supply for trapped civilians
Oct 06, 2008 Sri Lankan government has said that maintaining food supply for the quarter of a million affected Tamilian population in the war-torn areas is its top priority. Food convoys are forced to take a circuitous route to avoid being caught in the crossfire, causing further delays.
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Multiple proposals tabled at UN meet to combat food crisis
Oct 08, 2008 Bangladeshi prime minister mooted the proposal of a global food bank to tackle the problem of growing food crisis during recently held UN General Assembly. Others underlined the need for a ‘doubly green’ revolution, more subsidies and massive investments in agriculture to respond to the challenge.
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