LUCKNOW, Oct 22, 2012: State Chief Minister Ahilesh Yadav has displayed opposition to the Food Ministry’s recent recommendation for the National Food Security Bill, whereby 33% of population would be excluded from the Public Distribution System.
The Chief Minister wrote to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has objected to the formula of uniform exclusion, which speaks that 33% of population in all states would be excluded from the benefits of the food security programme.
NEW DELHI, Oct 22, 2012: Rice procurement by Centre reached record 35.02 million tonnes during the 2011-12 marketing year that ended last month, due to the risen buying in non-traditional states like Chattisgarh and Bihar after witnessed an all-time high output.
During the 2010-11 marketing year (October-September), Centre bought 34.19 million tonnes, said the Food Ministry’s data.
Out of the overall rice purchases during 2011-12, 7.7 million tonnes was purchased from Punjab, Andhra…