Government Policy

As Haryana Bids Goodbye to Good Times, Pint of Corona to Cost Rs 360 (Others More!) in Gurgaon

Posted: March 12, 2015 at 11:39 am   /   Government Policy

JUST AS we were celebrating Gurgaon’s emergence as a gourmet destination right in our backyard, the Haryana government decided to wreck the party. And surprisingly, its new excise policy, going contrary to the rationale followed across the world, makes domestic beverages with more alcohol cheaper than beer and wine. And that’s just one part of […]

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Headless FSSAI Gives Food Business Operators Six-Month Licensing Breather

Posted: February 5, 2015 at 11:34 am   /   Government Policy

Enormity of the number of pending licence applications drives decision as government mulls a comprehensive review of the flawed Act THE Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), under attack from many quarters for messing up the implementation of the already flawed Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, has given an additional six months […]

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Does India’s Foie Gras Ban Signal Return of Food Xenophobia, Or A Serious Concern for Animal Rights?

Posted: July 6, 2014 at 11:30 am   /   Government Policy

THE Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has banned the import of foie gras into India under an order that was published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary on July 3. Animal Equality, an international animal rights group, at once issued a statement saying its campaign against foie gras, which focused on gavage, the method […]

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