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Union Budget 2021: Slashed funds for NREGA, Poshan Abhiyan 2.0, elderly pensions reflect poorly on Centre
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Union Budget 2021: Slashed funds for NREGA, Poshan Abhiyan 2.0, elderly pensions reflect poorly on Centre

The biggest hoodwink is the starved Poshan Abhiyan 2.0, which though merges the Supplementary Nutrition Programme and the Poshan Abhiyan, has been allocated an amount less than what was prescribed for Anganwadi services in 2020

Bihar's migrant workers, beset by food insecurity, may further be burdened by ECAA
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Bihar's migrant workers, beset by food insecurity, may further be burdened by ECAA

The food insecurity of migrants is quite apparent from the data provided by the ministry which shows that only 33 percent of the grains under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat scheme reached the beneficiaries

RTI reponse reveals over 18 lakh ration cards applications pending in UP; 56.8% requests rejected
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RTI reponse reveals over 18 lakh ration cards applications pending in UP; 56.8% requests rejected

The large backlog of pending ration card applications and the return of more than 30 lakh migrant workers to Uttar Pradesh during the COVID-19-induced lockdown is a worrying combination, especially when many have lost their means of livelihood

No discrimination or wrong identification of NFSA beneficiaries in Bihar, says Ram Vilas Paswan
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No discrimination or wrong identification of NFSA beneficiaries in Bihar, says Ram Vilas Paswan

The food minister said that the responsibility to identify beneficiaries under the National Food Safety Act rests with state governments

Women bearing brunt of COVID-19 as household chores increase manifold, finances contract and health suffers
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Women bearing brunt of COVID-19 as household chores increase manifold, finances contract and health suffers

Women have unique and evolving nutritional requirements, while they may need fewer calories than men to fulfil their daily requirements, their needs for essential vitamins and minerals are much higher.

From flowers, fruits, yam and honey, Odisha's forest-dwelling tribal communities survive on nature as many struggle for one meal during COVID-19 lockdown
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From flowers, fruits, yam and honey, Odisha's forest-dwelling tribal communities survive on nature as many struggle for one meal during COVID-19 lockdown

While middle-class people living in the city had to deal with a similar situation, it was worse with wage earners and poor people living in rural Odisha.

Food minister Ram Vilas Paswan says 20 states getting ready for launch of ration card portability from 1 June
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Food minister Ram Vilas Paswan says 20 states getting ready for launch of ration card portability from 1 June

Food 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

As migrant workers prepare to leave megacities, fixing gaps in PDS and DBT will be key to preventing large scale unrest back home
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As migrant workers prepare to leave megacities, fixing gaps in PDS and DBT will be key to preventing large scale unrest back home

The shramik trains can take a few thousand of migrant workers back to their home towns. For the rest, whose numbers will still be considerable, their main problem, as lockdown continues, will be hunger, not the virus, and a further deepening of existing social and income inequalities.

MHA directs West Bengal govt not to obstruct central teams assessing lockdown measures; TMC dubs visit 'adventure tourism'
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MHA directs West Bengal govt not to obstruct central teams assessing lockdown measures; TMC dubs visit 'adventure tourism'

Centre has directed the West Bengal government not to obstruct the work of two central teams visiting the state for an on-the-spot assessment of implementation of lockdown measures taken to fight novel coronavirus

Coronavirus Outbreak: Before extending lockdown, PDS universalisation, community kitchen expansion and cash grants are critical to prevent food riots
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Before extending lockdown, PDS universalisation, community kitchen expansion and cash grants are critical to prevent food riots

Only if the Centre steps in to universalise the public distribution system, will the time bomb of mounting hunger be truly defused.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Cabinet okays supply of 2 kg extra subsidised foodgrains through ration shops
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Cabinet okays supply of 2 kg extra subsidised foodgrains through ration shops

To ensure sufficient supply during the lockdown, the government on Thursday decided to increase the monthly quota of subsidized foodgrains by 2 kg to 7kg per person through ration shops for 80 crore beneficiaries

Delhi Report Card: Doorstep delivery of services may prove winner for AAP as UT readies to vote
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Delhi Report Card: Doorstep delivery of services may prove winner for AAP as UT readies to vote

If perceptions indeed win elections, then AAP has certainly made a strong case among voters with its intentions and delivery of good governance at least in part

Complete breakdown of welfare schemes like PDS, MNREGA in Jharkhand's Latehar district: Villagers blame loopholes, lackadaisical officials
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Complete breakdown of welfare schemes like PDS, MNREGA in Jharkhand's Latehar district: Villagers blame loopholes, lackadaisical officials

While issues in the PDS scheme have affected people across Jharkhand, activists pointed to another factor that has contributed to the spate of starvation deaths - loopholes in implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA or NREGA), and the lack of accountability for its failure in the state.

Jharkhand election: Rise of starvation deaths, breakdown of welfare schemes to influence tribal voting
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Jharkhand election: Rise of starvation deaths, breakdown of welfare schemes to influence tribal voting

The five-phase election beginning on 30 November is the first time the Raghubar Das government could face the ire of the electorate over the issue that has largely affected the state’s Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities, which make up 38 percent of the population

Centre has approved pilot scheme on fortification of rice, distribution through PDS, WCD Ministry tells Rajya Sabha
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Centre has approved pilot scheme on fortification of rice, distribution through PDS, WCD Ministry tells Rajya Sabha

'Financial assistance of up to 90 percent in case of North-Eastern, Hilly and Island States has been extended,' Smriti Irani said.

Starvation deaths emerge as key poll issue in Jharkhand as ration card woes keep vulnerable groups hungry
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Starvation deaths emerge as key poll issue in Jharkhand as ration card woes keep vulnerable groups hungry

Activists claim that anomalies in the public distribution system (PDS) in Jharkhand is a major contributor of malnutrition among children in the state, the BJP government in the state, however, denies these allegations

Confusion over Aadhaar linking afflicts several Jharkhand tribal groups; 43% go hungry due to web of procedural obstacles
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Confusion over Aadhaar linking afflicts several Jharkhand tribal groups; 43% go hungry due to web of procedural obstacles

A recent survey by NREGA Sahayata Kendra in November, 2018 revealed that 43% of sample of 325 households in Manika and Satbarwa blocks in Jharkhand, slept hungry most often or sometimes.

Failure of a biometric machine leaves this UP village stranded for ration
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Failure of a biometric machine leaves this UP village stranded for ration

The push to digitalise the ration system and the integration of it with the Aadhar card have created a new host of issues.

Budget 2019: Arun Jaitley’s calculations have gone awry because of a huge shortfall in GST collections
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Budget 2019: Arun Jaitley’s calculations have gone awry because of a huge shortfall in GST collections

At the current rate, the gap in the actual central GST earned and the central GST that the government hoped that it would earn, will be close to Rs 1,50,000 crore.

Irregularities found at fair price shop in Delhi; AAP alleges scam in PDS, BJP dismisses claim as 'political gimmick'
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Irregularities found at fair price shop in Delhi; AAP alleges scam in PDS, BJP dismisses claim as 'political gimmick'

The AAP hit out at Lt Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi's food and supplies commissioner on Wednesday, alleging a scam in the public distribution system in the national capital.