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1.5 lakh workers protest food inflation on Delhi's streets

Trade unions organised a march to Parliament and a rally to protest food inflation which stands at 11.05%

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Acute food scarcity by 2020 warn reports

An international and national report both warn that climate change and current policies could lead to acute food scarcity by 2020

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17,000 farmers committed suicide in 2009: NCRB

The number of suicides by farmers continues to rise countrywide with Maharashtra topping the list for the tenth consecutive year

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FAO warns of 'food price shock'

India, like other emerging economies, is experiencing what the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation calls a ‘food price shock’, with food inflation doubling in just one month

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Tiller's land not for miller: Gandhi

Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi has asked the government to strike a balance between industrial development and environment protection, and has suggested a comprehensive rehabilitation scheme for those who lose their land

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Maharashtra seeks another relief package for Vidarbha

The Maharashtra government approaches the Centre for a second prime minister’s relief package of Rs 7,200 crore for farmers in suicide-affected Vidarbha

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Government still to address climate change impact on food security

Noting that climate change posed a threat to food security, experts and farmers have sought an adequate adaptation policy and budgetary support to ensure agriculture productivity in the country

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Kolkata Group demands food entitlements for all

The Kolkata Group, an independent initiative inspired and chaired by Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen, has demanded that the Right to Food Act be made non-discriminatory and universal to cover justiciable food entitlements for all Indians

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India says no to Bt brinjal, for now

The Indian government puts commercial cultivation of Bt brinjal on hold following pressure from 13 state governments, groups opposed to genetically modified food, and members of the scientific community

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13 states reject Bt brinjal

The road ahead for Bt brinjal has become rockier, with states that enjoy an almost 75% share in the country’s brinjal crop categorically refusing to grow the genetically modified variety

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