Food Rights and Food Riots - India

2007-01-05 17:12:31

Traders against plan to amend APMC Act

Demands: -Entry of Wal-Mart in retail trade had ruined native traders, says BCCI -Government was amending the Act without any discussion

2007-02-09 09:55:51

DSS demands egg in meal scheme for schoolchildren

Members of the Dalit Sangharsha Samiti (Sagar faction) on Friday demanded that the State Government add egg to mid-day meals being given to schoolchildren. The members led by State convener of the samiti D.G. Sagar, who took out a procession here and staged a protest in front of the Deputy Commissioner's office, accused the Government of keeping the decision on supplying egg in abeyance because of pressure from castiest and communal elements.

2007-02-13 11:47:06

BJP launches stir against rising prices

In Delhi, BJP president Rajnath Singh flagged off six floats at the party headquarters depicting the upward movement of prices of foodgrains, sugar and pulses since the United Progressive Alliance Government took office at the Centre.

2007-08-01 11:47:06

Trading at Mysore APMC Yard comes to a grinding halt

Merchants and workers launch strike against amendments to the APMC Act.

2007-09-16 09:55:51

Bengal Ration riots have dealers running for cover

A ration dealer's son committed suicide in Birbhum, the third such incident in West Bengal in the wake of the ration riots that began last month, while incidents of attacks on ration dealers continued unabated in Birbhum and Murshidabad districts.

2007-10-22 09:55:51

Cong hits back, assails Left for Bengal food riots

Making clear its intentions to retaliate against the Left if it goes too far on the nuclear deal issue, Congress on Monday assailed the Marxist regime in West Bengal for the raging food riots across the state.

2007-10-23 09:55:51

CPM hits back at Cong over food riots

Facing severe criticism for food riots in West Bengal, CPM on Tuesday hit back at Congress which has been at the forefront of attacking the Leftfront government.

2007-10-23 09:55:51

CPI(M): no food riots in West Bengal

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Tuesday said there were no food riots in West Bengal as alleged by the Congress. It said the Congress spokesperson’s statement on the issue was “intemperate as it is ill-informed.”

2007-12-12 08:26:06

CPI (M), affiliated organisations stage dharna

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) and its affiliated organisations, including the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Karnataka State Gram Panchayat Workers’ Union, Akshara Dasoha Noukarara Sangha, Medical Representatives’ Association and Contract Labourers’ Association, staged a dharna in front of the Deputy Labour Commissioner’s office demanding among other things, a legislation to protect the rights of workers in the unorganised sector and supply of Below Poverty Line (BPL) cards to all poor families.

2007-12-20 16:15:36

Panel blames corrupt PDS for Bengal food riots

The recent food riots in West Bengal were the result of a corrupt and privatized public distribution system running with political patronage of the Left parties, a survey conducted by SC-appointed special commissioners on food security said. The scathing report has debunked the West Bengal government’s stand that the riots were a reaction to decreased allocation of wheat and rice for the above poverty line quota. The commissioners have concluded that this could not have been the provocation for people running riot in rural West Bengal against lack of foodgrain.

2007-12-22 16:15:36

BJP activists court arrest

BJP State president P.K. Krishnadas has charged the government with “insulting and disgracing the people of Kerala” over the question of rice. He was inaugurating the party’s ‘jail bharo’ agitation here in protest against the rise in price of essential commodities on Saturday.

2008-03-24 17:22:02

Bommanahalli residents stage protest

The residents of Bommanahalli Zone in the Bangalore have, through collective struggle, succeeded in getting concrete assurances from the officials concerned that their long-pending demands would be resolved. The demands include issue of ration cards, provision for drinking water and asphalting of roads.

2008-03-31 00:00:00

To combat sharp rise in prices, govt slashes duties, bans exports

In a bid to check inflation, which has climbed to a politically untenable 6.68%, the Manmohan Singh government announced late on Monday night that it was abolishing import duties on all edible oils and banning all exports of non-basmati rice. These measures are aimed at easing food supplies and driving down prices.

2008-04-02 00:00:00

Hungry crowds spell trouble for world leaders

Anger Over Food Prices Has Led To Violent Unrest Across The World In Past 6 Months

2008-04-03 00:00:00

'Full Plate Of Meal Has Become A Dream' :BJP

Registering their protest against the increase in prices of essential commodities, BJP Mahila Morcha staged a dharna and burnt the effigy of chief minister Sheila Dikshit at Nangloi Chowk on Thursday.

2008-04-12 17:22:02

Food riots erupt in Dhaka

Thousands of textile workers protesting the soaring food prices on Saturday clashed with the police. The authorities called in the military on the outskirts of Dhaka to control the situation.

2008-04-15 00:00:00

Opp, Left take govt to task in Parliament

Sinking their political differences, Opposition BJP and the Left parties came together to disrupt functioning in both Houses of Parliament over the shooting prices of essential commodities and called for its replacement.

2008-04-15 00:00:00

High food prices cut import duties

The Doha round of global trade negotiations has been stalled since 2001 because developing nations have refused to lower import tariffs that protect their farmers and rich countries won’t give up farmprice supports. Now, import duties are being slashed from Brazil to Burkina Faso in response to prices that the World Bank says have risen 83% the past three years; subsidies in the US and Europe are falling.

2008-04-16 17:22:02

Biofuels, food crises & blame game - Turning Farms To Fuel Plants: A New Flashpoint In Global Diplomacy

The idea of turning farms into fuel plants seemed, for a time, like one of the answers to high global oil prices and supply worries. That strategy seemed to reach a high point last year when Congress mandated a fivefold increase in the use of biofuels. But now a reaction is building against policies in the United States and Europe to promote ethanol and similar fuels, with political leaders from poor countries contending that these fuels are driving up food prices and starving poor people.

2008-04-17 17:22:02

Pawar tells House: Food situation ‘not that bad’, Blames Global Crisis, NDA-Ruled States For Shortage

The UPA government on Thursday tried to partly deflect criticism for rising food prices towards the Opposition as well as on factors outside its control. Failure of foodgrain procurement by NDA-governed states and international food crisis, it claimed in Rajya Sabha, were to blame for the prices even as Left joined the Opposition in staging a walkout.

2008-04-18 17:22:02

‘Take steps to arrest soaring prices of essential commodities’ - Left Parties

The Left parties held a demonstration in Mysore on Thursday to protest against the “failure” of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre to arrest the soaring prices of essential commodities.

2008-04-24 17:22:02

NDA raises pitch on price rise: Opposition Combine Disrupts Proceedings In Both Houses

Not to be left out in protesting against sky-rocketing prices, the BJP-led NDA on Thursday paralysed Parliament slamming the government for its failure to contain inflation. The Opposition combine, led by their leader in Lok Sabha L K Advani, formed a human chain in the Parliament complex around Mahatma Gandhi’s statue for an hour demonstrating against the UPA’s failure to control price rise.

2008-05-03 09:55:51

Markets and shopping centres down shutters, says BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party claimed that its call for a nationwide strike on Friday in protest against price rise was a success, although agency reports from various centres reported that life largely remained unaffected. Party spokesman Prakash Javadekar said here that 20,000 markets and shopping centres downed shutters in various towns and 2,000 party workers were arrested for picketing, almost 600 from Tamil Nadu.

2008-05-15 17:22:02

UPA government criticised for not controlling price rise, Gafoor among CPI(M) protesters held

Legislator M.A. Gafoor, CPI(M) district secretary T. Shadrak and scores of others were arrested when they picketed the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and Head Post Office here on Thursday. The CPI(M) protested against the price rise as part of the nation-wide call.

2008-06-02 09:55:51

Global food crisis and Indian response

Op ed by M.S. Swaminathan It is hoped that at the Rome Conference on world food security, Indian representatives will serve as a bright affirming flame in the midst of the sea of despair we see around us.

2008-07-01 17:22:02

Tomatoes go for 30 paise a kg in Kolar, Farmers are up in arms against the crash in the price of the produce

While the excess production and supply of this vegetable is said to be one of the reasons for steep fall in the prices of tomato, alleged manipulation by traders was also attributed as another reason for the crisis. Coupled with these, the truckers’ strike is likely to aggravate the situation, it is feared.

2008-08-20 17:22:02

Nationwide strike against price rise cripples Left-ruled states

A nationwide industrial strike, called by Left-backed trade unions protesting the rising food prices and the UPA government’s ‘‘anti-people’’ economic policies, crippled the three Marxist-ruled states of West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura on Wednesday. Airports and airlines reported daylong disruptions in some states not ruled by the Left as airport staff took part in the shutdown.

2008-09-01 00:00:00

Left rally against imperialism

The ruling Left Front on Monday organised a huge procession here against imperialism and in support of peace. Major arterial roads in the central and northern parts of the city went out of bounds to traffic.

2009-07-21 17:12:31

CPI, CPI (M) protest against price rise

While activists of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) staged a dharna in front of the office of Assistant Supplies Officer at Gandhinagar demanding that the full quota of essential commodities be released to ration card holders, Communist Party of India (CPI) workers took out rallies as party of their week-long campaign to highlight the ‘misrule’ of the Congress government.

2009-08-03 17:12:31

Discussion regarding rise in prices of essential commodities.

Shri Basudeb Acharia

2009-08-07 20:05:28

Further discussion on rise in prices of essential commodities raised by Shri Basudeb Acharia on the 3rd August, 2009.

Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir,Shri Ramashankar Rajbhar,Shri Ravindra Kumar Pandey,Shri Virendra Kumar,Shri Kachhadia Naranbhai,Shri Sharad Chandra Govindrao Pawar

2009-08-16 23:56:35

Seva Dal demands action against rice hoarders: members stage demonstration in Hubli

Members of the Karnataka Seva Dal and other organisations staged a protest here on Sunday in protest against the delay in taking action against those hoarding rice.

2009-11-26 20:05:28

Discussion regarding rise in prices of essential commodities.

Shri Rajiv Ranjan (Lalan) Singh,Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury,Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi,Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav,Shri Dara Singh Chauhan,Shri Sudip Bandyopadhyay,Shri Basudeb Acharia,Shri Radha Mohan Singh,Shri Haribhau Madhav Jawale,Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal,Shri Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh,Dr. (Prof.) Prasanna Kumar Patasani,Shri Ramashankar Rajbhar,Shri Premdas,Shri Bhartruhari Mahtab, Jyoti Dhurve,Shri Anand Prakash Paranjpe,Shri Ghansyam Anuragi,Shri Shripad Yesso Naik,Shri Jagdambika Pal ,Shri Gurudas Das Gupta,Shri Pranab Mukherjee,Shri Jagada Nand Singh,Shri J.M. Aaron Rashid,Shri Yogi Adityanath ,Shri Prem Das Rai,Shri Kaushalendra Kumar,Smt. Jhansi Botcha Lakshmi,Shri Prasanta Kumar Majumdar,Shri Gorakh Nath Pandey,Shri Pralhad Venkatesh Joshi,Shri Bishnu Pada Ray,Shri Sharad Chandra Govindrao Pawar

2009-12-14 00:00:00

BJP rally against price rise

The Delhi BJP organised a dharna near Delhi Assembly on Monday protesting against the steep rise in the prices of essential commodities in the past one year.

2009-12-16 00:00:00

Price rise issue cripples Parliament: To Address Economic Imbalance, Panel On Finance To Call For Food Pricing Policy

Rising prices of cereals, oils, fruit and vegetables resonated strongly in Parliament with Opposition protests over government’s inability to rein in food prices leading to LS adjourning for the day and the upper House till noon.

2009-12-17 20:05:28

Presentation of the 6th Report of the Standing Committee on Finance on “Inflation and Price Rise”.

Shri Bhakta Charan Das

2009-12-29 17:12:31

Aam admi finds dal-roti out of reach in UPA’s second innings

A demonstration against the rising prices of essential commodities in Salem. In the year to come, the common man will have to bear the consequences of the free market forces and speculative trading.

2010-02-09 17:12:31

CPI holds protest against price rise

It was a unique rally on Tuesday from Communist Party of India Kothapet office in Guntur city to District Collector’s office complex in Nagarampalem by more than 1,000 activists and people wearing chains of vegetables holding party flags protesting against the rising prices of essential goods. Entire city was painted red for more than three hours with the CPI activists comprising women and children marching on the streets.

2010-02-14 17:12:31

Brinda Karat blames Centre for common man’s plight

Speaking at a public meeting organised in connection with the 11th State Conference of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) here, she said the Left parties were organising the rally in Delhi to protest against the increasing prices of essential commodities and unemployment, and to seek houses for the houseless.

2010-02-25 20:05:28

Discussion regarding price rise.

Smt. Sushma Swaraj,Shri Sanjay Brijkishorilal Nirupam,Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav,Shri Dara Singh Chauhan,Shri Sharad Yadav, Kakli Ghosh Dastidar,Thiru Thalikkottai Rajuthevar Baalu,Shri Basudeb Acharia,Shri Pranab Mukherjee,Shri Bhartruhari Mahtab,Shri Anant Gangaram Geete,Shri M. Thambidurai,Shri Nama Nageswara Rao,Shri Lalu Prasad,Shri Gurudas Das Gupta,Smt. Jhansi Botcha Lakshmi,Shri Radha Mohan Singh,Shri Ravindra Kumar Pandey,Shri Kaushalendra Kumar,Dr. Kirit Premjibhai Solanki,Shri Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh,Dr. Rattan Singh Ajnala,Shri Narahari Mahato,Shri Virender Kashyap,Shri Premdas,Shri Prasanta Kumar Majumdar,Shri Shailendra Kumar,Shri Gorakh Nath Pandey,Shri Prem Das Rai,Shri Raju Shetti,Shri P.L. Punia,Shri Tufani Saroj,Shri P. Karunakaran,Dr. Bali Ram,Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal,Shri Sk. Saidul Haque,Shri Sharad Chandra Govindrao Pawar

2010-04-18 00:00:00

Food crisis on the horizon: Dr. V. Rajagopal

Opinion: Budget 2010 failed to address the crisis and only the urban poor are provided with funds for poverty alleviation. This is likely to cause unrest among the rural/tribal poor, and the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme will not be able to eliminate hunger to the desired extent. The government has failed to visualise the problem, and halving the hunger index set by the U.N. by 2015 seems difficult. Unless serious mid-term corrections are made, violent protests seem to be on the cards.

2010-04-21 17:12:31

This time, they came with garlands of veggies

The Ramlila Maidan was packed to capacity with saffron supporters while some city roads saw hordes of rallyists march, shouting slogans. Even as the turnout at BJP’s rally against price rise was unmatched, no untoward incident was reported during the protest, which was well-managed and peaceful.

2010-05-24 17:12:31

BJP observes Black Day to protest against price rise

The BJP hit the streets on Monday to protest against price rise, and observed a Black Day to mark the completion of one year of the Congress-led UPA II. Hundreds of party workers led by senior BJP leaders Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj led the demonstration at Jantar Mantar.

2010-07-17 17:12:31

Statewide protest against anti-cow slaughter Bill: Organisations hope Governor will not give assent to the Bill

Even as the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill, 2010, was passed by voice vote in the Legislative Council on Thursday, opponents of the Bill are planning a series of protests against what they describe as legislation that is anti-farmer and against the food culture of a large section of people.

2010-07-25 22:57:03

Detracting from entitlements: Brinda Karat

Opinion: The National Advisory Council's proposals on the Food Security Bill represent a bad deal for the poor.

2010-07-28 00:00:00

Regarding notices of Motion for Adjournment to discuss the recent increase in prices of petroleum products, resulting in rise in prices of essential commodities, thereby affecting the common man in the country.

Smt. Sushma Swaraj,Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav,Shri Dara Singh Chauhan,Shri Sharad Yadav,Shri Basudeb Acharia,Shri M. Thambidurai,Shri Nama Nageswara Rao,Shri Gurudas Das Gupta,Shri Anandrao Vithoba Adsul,Shri Sudip Bandyopadhyay,Shri Lalu Prasad,Shri Arjun Charan Sethi,Thiru Thalikkottai Rajuthevar Baalu,Shri Pranab Mukherjee

2010-07-28 20:05:28

Regarding notices of Motion for Adjournment to discuss the recent increase in prices of petroleum products, resulting in rise in prices of essential commodities, thereby affecting the common man in the country.

Smt. Sushma Swaraj,Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav,Shri Dara Singh Chauhan,Shri Sharad Yadav,Shri Basudeb Acharia,Shri M. Thambidurai,Shri Nama Nageswara Rao,Shri Gurudas Das Gupta,Shri Anandrao Vithoba Adsul,Shri Sudip Bandyopadhyay,Shri Lalu Prasad,Shri Arjun Charan Sethi,Thiru Thalikkottai Rajuthevar Baalu,Shri Pranab Mukherjee

2010-08-03 20:05:28

Discussion on the motion regarding consideration of inflationary pressure on the economy and its adverse impact on the common man (discussion not concluded).

Smt. Sushma Swaraj,Shri Sandeep Dikshit,Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav,Dr. Bali Ram,Shri Sharad Yadav,Shri Sudip Bandyopadhyay,Thiru Thalikkottai Rajuthevar Baalu,Shri Lalu Prasad,Shri Tathagata Satpathy,Shri Anandrao Vithoba Adsul,Shri M. Thambidurai,Shri Gurudas Das Gupta,Shri Ramesh Rathod,Dr. Kirit Premjibhai Solanki,Shri Virendra Kumar,Shri Rakesh Singh,Shri Ramashankar Rajbhar,Shri Khagen Das,Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda,Shri Ghansyam Anuragi,Dr. Rattan Singh Ajnala,Dr. Thokchom Meinya,Shri A.T. Nana Patil,Shri Basudeb Acharia,Shri Shailendra Kumar,Shri Premdas,Shri Ashok Argal,Shri S. Semmalai,Shri Prem Das Rai,Shri P.C. Chacko,Shri P. Kumar,Shri Mahendrasinh P. Chauhan,Shri Prasanta Kumar Majumdar,Shri P. T. Thomas,Shri Ganesh Singh,Shri E. T. Muhammed Basheer,Shri Nripendra Nath Roy,Shri Govind Prasad Mishra,Shri Jagdambika Pal ,Shri Haribhau Madhav Jawale,Shri N Cheluvaraya Swamy @ Swamygowda,Shri Neeraj Shekhar,Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal,Shri Dhananjay Singh,Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, Deepa Dashmunsi,Smt. Jhansi Botcha Lakshmi,Smt. C. R. Patil,Smt. P. Jaya Prada Nahata,Shri Madhu Kora,Shri P.L. Punia,Shri M. I. Shanavas,Shri P. K. Biju,Shri Ravindra Kumar Pandey,Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir,Shri Sanjay Singh Chauhan

2010-08-04 06:07:58

Further discussion on motion regarding consideration of inflationary pressure on the Economy and its adverse impact on the common man moved by Smt. Sushma Swaraj on the 3rd August, 2010.

Shri Hassan Khan,Shri Badruddin Ajmal,Shri Pranab Mukherjee

2010-08-09 00:00:00

Grain, kerosene meant for cardholders diverted

A large number of ration cardholders staged a protest in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner here on Monday. They alleged that there were rampant irregularities in the distribution of foodgrains and kerosene under the Public Development System (PDS) in Belgundi village of Belgaum taluk.

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