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Jan 09, 2018
Despite Centre's Aadhaar push, its benefits for poor are unclear and impact on PDS is not fully known, claims RBI reportThe benefits of Aadhaar, India’s biometrics-based unique national identity system–the world’s largest–are unclear and the impact of direct benefit transfers it will be used to deliver to the poor is not studied enough, a new study published by an arm of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has concluded.
Nov 16, 2017
In Delhi, public services to be home-delivered, announces Kejriwal govt; AAP terms it 'historic' decisionAAP announced historic' home delivery of 40 public services at a nominal cost, Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said on Thursday. Mobile sahayaks will bring public services home, CNN-News 18 reported.
Oct 26, 2017
After Jharkhand girl's death, Centre asks states not to deny PDS food to poor sans AadhaarStates and Union Territories will have to make arrangements to provide Aadhaar enrolment facilities to those without Aadhaar and link their Aadhaar numbers with ration card
Oct 21, 2017
Mother of Jharkhand child who starved to death thrown out for 'defaming' villageThe mother of an 11-year-old girl, who allegedly died due to starvation on September 28, was on Saturday thrown out of her village in Jharkhand's Simdega district.
Oct 13, 2017
India slips in hunger index ranks: Nutrition not just about food but sanitation and access to health care tooThe NITI Aayog's National Nutrition Strategy paper points out that a 10% increase in open defecation leads to a 0.7% increase in both stunting and severe stunting. This highlights the importance of sanitation
Aug 10, 2017
ICMR head Soumya Swaminathan calls current state of affairs 'unsatisfactory', lays out new vision for health"There are only a few medical colleges in the country that encourage and promote the culture of research and we need to ensure that in the coming years many more medical colleges and medical college faculty get involved in research,” says Soumya Swaminathan, director of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR)
Apr 25, 2017
LPG subsidy success: Modi govt's give-it-up campaign will now ask people to forego food subsidiesThe Union food ministry has asked all the state governments to work on the Give-It-Up campaign under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS)
Mar 09, 2017
Why Aadhaar card mandatory for rations, asks HC in noticeThe public interest litigation filed by NGO Delhi Rozi Roti Adhikar Abhiyan sought quashing of the Centre's February 8 notification that made it mandatory for beneficiaries to possess Aadhaar cards for purchasing subsidised food grain under the National Food Security Act (NFSA).
Feb 09, 2017
Govt makes Aadhaar mandatory for availing foodgrains from ration shopsThe government said, subsidised foodgrains will not be sold to anyone not having Aadhaar after June 30.
Jan 26, 2017
Arun Jaitley likely to scrap PDS sugar subsidy in budget, save Rs 4,500 croreAt present, the scheme has a target of 40 crore beneficiaries of below the poverty line (BPL) families.