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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Essential Commodities Act


On CMs’ table today: Plan to revamp permit-raj food laws

June 15, 2019 11:13 am

The proposal holds significance given that the EC Act arms the government with powers to impose stock limits and movement restrictions on agricultural commodities.

What’s in a bulb

August 22, 2015 12:00 am

Onion prices touch off worries. But government must not use a temporary supply shock as a pretext to bring back controls

Modi govt policies are anti-farmer: NDA ally

July 07, 2014 2:41 am

Shetti’s party had been contesting both Lok Sabha and Assembly polls independently until 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Ram Vilas Paswan asks states to rise above politics to control prices

July 04, 2014 5:50 pm

Paswan said there is a need to set up storage facility for onion and potato during the lean season.

Kitchen mistakes

July 04, 2014 12:35 am

The government should focus on a liberal import policy and retail reform, not hoarding.

Protests likely against delisting of onion and potato from APMCs

July 03, 2014 2:50 am

Traders protested the move and hinted at closure of APMC markets in protest.

Pharma giant in HC against govt move to cap condom prices

December 07, 2013 1:14 am

The DPCO,which fixes the price of condoms,including taxes at Rs 6.56 per condom,will come into effect from December 20.

Govt hardens stance: ‘No more talks with millers’

November 29, 2013 5:31 am

The UP government Thursday decided to suspend all negotiations with the sugar industry.

Mamata guards her potatoes,Orissa on a slow burn

November 11, 2013 4:52 am

Bengal is the largest supplier of potatoes to Orissa,and everday over 350 to 400 truckloads from the state carry the commodity to Orissa on a regular basis.

Govt launches drive against misuse of LPG cylinders

November 06, 2013 12:48 am

The department has constituted nine joint teams to conduct raids and take strict action against the violators.