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Nov 29, 2018
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.
Sep 16, 2018
For NDA's move to raise MSPs of monsoon crops to matter, agriculture needs structural changes, says economic analystMadhura Swaminathan talked about the challenges facing Indian agriculture, including low MSPs and farm income and disagreement with Aadhaar-enabled food security in the PDS.
Sep 07, 2018
Govt preparing ground for decline of MGNREGS by keeping wages constant year after year, says economist Jean DrezeThe stagnation of real wages, along with the government’s chronic inability to ensure timely and reliable wage payments, is discouraging rural workers from taking up MGNREGS work
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 17, 2018
Minimum support price: Unkept promises on cost mitigation, bad formula to determine MSP compound farm woesThe cost of purchasing inputs like seeds, pesticides, fertilisers and machinery among others falls under the ‘A2’ cost category, while the cost of family labour is reflected in the ‘FL’ component.
Aug 11, 2018
Social activists say 14 persons died in Jharkhand due to starvation, blame govt mandate to link ration cards with AadhaarStarvation deaths are caused by a circle of poverty, government apathy and mandatory Aadhaar-ration-card integration.
Jul 09, 2018
Narendra Modi government needs to shed its 'obsession' with economic growth, says economist Jean DrezeDreze, visiting professor at the Department of Economics, Ranchi University, claimed the Modi government has turned its back on social policy.
Jul 06, 2018
Doorstep delivery of rations approved, says Arvind Kejriwal; instructs food department to implement immediatelyTo solve widespread corruption in the PDS system, the Arvind Kejriwal cabinet had approved of a ‘Doorstep delivery of rations’ scheme to ensure doorstep delivery of monthly ration to beneficiaries on a timely basis.
Jun 04, 2018
Jharkhand shocker: 58-year-old woman starves to death in Dumri after family failed to obtain ration cardA woman allegedly starved to death in Jharkhand's Mangargaddi village in Dumri because her family could not obtain a ration card that assures access to the subsidised ration through government's Public Distribution System, according to several media reports.
May 23, 2018
Aadhaar misuse: As many as 164 UID related frauds reported since 2011; highest in 2018, reveals dataIn the six years since the launch of the Aadhaar programme in September 2011, 164 cases of forged or fake Aadhaar numbers and Aadhaar-related banking frauds have been reported