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May 25, 2020
Jharkhand's daily-wage labourers left out of PDS safety net fear starvation as employment dries up during COVID-19 lockdownThe white ration card has become a bane for many daily-wage workers in many districts of Jharkhand, especially Palamu, Simdega, West Singhbhum, and Bokar. More so, since the nationwide lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic has left them without any income for more than two months.
May 14, 2020
Stimulus package: Govt announces free foodgrain to migrants, concessional credit to farmersThe government on Thursday announced a Rs 3.16 lakh crore package of free foodgrains for migrant workers, concessional credit to farmers and working capital loan for street vendors as part of the second tranche of fiscal stimulus to heal an economy hit hard by coronavirus lockdown
May 11, 2020
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar says 117 more mandis join eNAM platform; total number reaches 962 across IndiaIntegration of APMC mandis with eNAM will strengthen and facilitate farmers to sell their harvested produce through the online portal, he said.
May 08, 2020
Food minister Ram Vilas Paswan says 20 states getting ready for launch of ration card portability from 1 JuneFood Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday said as many as 20 states and union territories are getting ready for implementation of the ambitious ration card portability service 'One Nation-One Ration Card' from 1 June
May 06, 2020
PM Garib Kalyan Package: Govt says Rs 34,800 cr financial help given to 39 cr beneficiariesThe government has provided Rs 34,800 crore financial assistance using digital payment infrastructure to about 39 crore beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) to protect them from the impact of COVID-19 lockdown
May 03, 2020
RBI governor meets bank chiefs; reviews execution of measures aimed at reducing financial stressThe RBI governor appreciated the efforts of banks in ensuring normal to near normal operations during the lockdown period.
Apr 13, 2020
More than 32 cr poor receive Rs 29,352 cr aid under Garib Kalyan Yojana; fintech, digital technology in place for swift transfer to beneficiaryA finance ministry statement on Monday said the swift implementation of the package is being continuously monitored by central and state governments.
Apr 03, 2019
Ethanol blending with petrol likely to reach 7.2% in 2018-19 season from 4.2% last yearThe new Biofuel Policy 2018 has fixed a target of achieving 20 percent ethanol blending with petrol by 2030.
Aug 21, 2018
Kerala floods: Govt to supply 89,540 tonne foodgrains, 100 tonne pulses, says union minister Ram Vilas PaswanFood Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday said 89,540 tonne of foodgrains and 100 tonne of pulses will be supplied for free to flood-hit Kerala for distribution among those who are not covered under the food security act
Aug 07, 2018
Parliamentary panel asks government to contain rising food subsidy billThe food subsidy is estimated to be Rs 1,38,123 crore in the 2018-19 fiscal as against the actual expenditure of Rs 1,04,901 crore in 2017-18.