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Sep 07, 2017
Evaluating direct cash transfers Part-II: Correct the mistakes and go ahead, junking PDS reforms wholesale is no solutionCurrently, the burden of transitioning to the direct cash transfer system is on the poorest. The burden of change should be on the administration
Sep 06, 2017
Evaluating direct cash transfers Part-I: Problems are for real but most beneficiaries prefer new system to old PDSAs per the evaluation done by JPAL, nearly 20 percent beneficiaries did not get any cash. When people do not get either subsidised food grains or cash to buy it with, even if it is just 1 percent failure, it is cruel
Aug 25, 2017
Swaraj at 70 Part 10: Food sovereignty means democratic control over what we eat, says Jean DrezeJean Dreze's uses his extensive knowledge of the Indian ground realities to expound on the need for food security and its link to Swaraj.
Jul 21, 2017
Supreme Court pulls up states for ineffective implementation of National Food Security ActSupreme Court on Friday said the National Food Security Act 2013 has not been implemented properly, and it is a "pity" that a legislation enacted by parliament for citizens'
Jun 01, 2017
Odisha urges Centre to increase allocation under National Food Security ActThe Odisha government on Thursday urged the Centre to increase the food grain allocation for additional 15 lakh people under the National Food Security Act.
Feb 01, 2017
Budget 2017: Subsidy bill to jump over 3% at Rs 2.4 lakh cr in 2017-18The government has earmarked Rs 1,45,338.60 crore for food subsidy in the next fiscal as against Rs 1,35,172.96 crore in the revised estimate of this fiscal
Jan 03, 2017
Why Modi’s claim of new maternity benefit scheme is old wine in new bottleThe All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam government in Tamil Nadu, in 1987, under former chief minister MG Ramachandran, launched the state’s flagship programme for pregnant women.
Oct 19, 2016
Akhilesh Yadav distributes ration cards bearing his photo, Opposition objectsUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday launched a programme for distributing new ration cards bearing his photograph and name, which the rival parties dubbed as a "cheap political gimmick" in view of the Assembly polls due next year.
Sep 23, 2016
Death of 13 children in Maharashtra in two months is a reminder of malnutrition in the stateNearly half of all children under five are stunted–short for their age, a sign of malnutrition–in Nandurbar and Yavatmal districts of Maharashtra.
Jul 27, 2016
Dharmendra Pradhan urges his cabinet colleagues to look in to the death of 19 children inUnion Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged three of his Union cabinet colleagues to send a fact-finding team to ascertain the factors that have led to the death of 19 children in a village in Odisha's Jajpur district.