Infochange India

Food security

Wed24Aug2016

You are here: Home | Food security | News

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%

Read more...

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

Read more...

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

Read more...

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

Read more...

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

Read more...

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

Read more...

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

Read more...

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

Read more...

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

Read more...

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

Read more...

Stiff resistance to Bt brinjal at public hearings

Anti-GM food campaigners have made their presence felt at a series of public consultations being held by Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on the Bt brinjal issue

Read more...

Nearly 2 lakh farm suicides since 1997

There were at least 16,196 farmer suicides in India in 2008, bringing the total since 1997 to 199,132, according to the National Crime Records Bureau

Read more...

Gates announces $9.7 million aid for Indian farmers

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a $9.7 million grant for farmers in India as part of a $120 million programme for agriculture uplift in endemically poor regions of the world

Read more...

India could face drought if monsoon remains weak

Sowing has been significantly affected for the ongoing kharif season, according to agriculture ministry data. Although monsoon rains have now covered all of the country, the meteorological department says that, as of July 1, rainfall has been 29% below normal

Read more...

Farmers request permission to commit suicide in Jharkhand

After consecutive years of poor rainfall and no help from a lethargic government, farmers in Palamu district have written to the President of India requesting permission to put an end to their “miserable” lives

Read more...

After NREGA, now an Act on food security

After the rural job guarantee programme, Congress President Sonia Gandhi is now focusing on an ambitious National Food Security Act aimed at drawing more people into the food security net

Read more...

Rs 6,208 crore loan waiver to benefit 40 lakh Maharashtra farmers

The state package offers a complete loan waiver for debts up to Rs 20,000, a waiver of Rs 20,000 for debts above that amount if the borrower repays the excess, and adjustments for those who have repaid their loans regularly in the past

Read more...

High prices prompt rice smuggling to Bangladesh and Nepal

Food experts estimate that over 2 million tonnes of rice is being smuggled every year from India into Bangladesh. This, according to current world rice prices is worth over Rs 4,000 crore

Read more...

View archives year-wise from 2001 onwards