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Jun 27, 2019
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.
Apr 03, 2019
Starvation deaths emerge as key poll issue in Jharkhand as ration card woes keep vulnerable groups hungryActivists 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
Feb 25, 2019
Confusion over Aadhaar linking afflicts several Jharkhand tribal groups; 43% go hungry due to web of procedural obstaclesA 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.
Jan 30, 2019
Failure of a biometric machine leaves this UP village stranded for rationThe push to digitalise the ration system and the integration of it with the Aadhar card have created a new host of issues.
Jan 16, 2019
Budget 2019: Arun Jaitley’s calculations have gone awry because of a huge shortfall in GST collectionsAt 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.
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.