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Apr 28, 2018
Puducherry L-G Kiran Bedi 'clarifies' order linking free rice distribution with Swachh Bharat campaign after public outragePuducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi announced an order for the union territory, which would halt free rice distribution to the poor if their villages are not free of open defecation and garbage
Apr 02, 2018
Rising prices of grains, digitisation of PDS records pose challenges for the poor to avail foodThe prices of rice, wheat and pulses have been rising steadily making it more difficult for the poor to buy grain at market price.
Jan 16, 2018
Budget 2018: Food subsidy bill may swell by 10% to around Rs 1.60 lakh cr in fiscal 2019The focus of the food ministry in the next fiscal would be on making ration shops portable within a district initially and later within a state.
Dec 17, 2017
Sonia Gandhi overcame her caste and religion deficits as a politician, but chose Congress' interests over governanceAs the president of Indian National Congress, Sonia Gandhi constructed a political personality for herself that transcended caste and religion, and precisely what the founding fathers of the Indian Constitution had hoped for
Dec 13, 2017
WTO deadlock explained: India seeks permanent solution to food security issue, China wants investment debateThe 11th WTO ministerial conference meeting in Buenos Aires is on a brink of a collapse. At the centre of the latest crisis is India and China, two of the world's fastest growing economies.
Nov 05, 2017
Narendra Modi, NDA must answer P Chidambaram's criticism; riding solely on Hindutva spells troubleIf the Narendra Modi-led NDA's 'ideology' is just Hindutva with random acts on economics and foreign policy then we are in deeper trouble than we think
Oct 27, 2017
Assam CM launches a new web portal to provide data to people on government projectsAssam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today launched a web portal 'Assam Darpan' where details of government schemes and projects would be available.
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
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
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'