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.
For NDA's move to raise MSPs of monsoon crops to matter, agriculture needs structural changes, says economic analyst
Madhura Swaminathan talked about the challenges facing Indian agriculture, including low MSPs and farm income and disagreement with Aadhaar-enabled food security in the PDS.
Govt preparing ground for decline of MGNREGS by keeping wages constant year after year, says economist Jean Dreze
The 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
Kerala floods: Govt to supply 89,540 tonne foodgrains, 100 tonne pulses, says union minister Ram Vilas Paswan
Food 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
Minimum support price: Unkept promises on cost mitigation, bad formula to determine MSP compound farm woes
The 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.
Social activists say 14 persons died in Jharkhand due to starvation, blame govt mandate to link ration cards with Aadhaar
Starvation deaths are caused by a circle of poverty, government apathy and mandatory Aadhaar-ration-card integration.
Narendra Modi government needs to shed its 'obsession' with economic growth, says economist Jean Dreze
Dreze, visiting professor at the Department of Economics, Ranchi University, claimed the Modi government has turned its back on social policy.
Doorstep delivery of rations approved, says Arvind Kejriwal; instructs food department to implement immediately
To 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.
Jharkhand shocker: 58-year-old woman starves to death in Dumri after family failed to obtain ration card
A 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.
Aadhaar misuse: As many as 164 UID related frauds reported since 2011; highest in 2018, reveals data
In 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
Issues in the identification of beneficiaries for PDS scheme, as pointed out by the CAG report, were not addressed by the Delhi govt, L-G's office said.
Ajay Maken alleges 'ration scam' after CAG flags lapses in report, seeks Arvind Kejriwal's resignation
Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken on Thursday demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and a CBI probe into ration scam
Delhi govt's reform push stalled by political rivals: AAP doorstep delivery of ration scheme faced hurdles from outset, here's why
To understand why Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has blamed Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal for ‘protecting’ the ration mafia in Delhi by halting the implementation of Delhi government's doorstep ration delivery scheme and other such progressive ideas citing purely procedural issues, one needs to carefully read Delhi’s doorstep delivery of ration story and the roadblocks it has faced along the way.
Delhi government tables report accusing Lieutenant Governor's Office of hindering development, stalling welfare projects
Even as the Delhi government remains mired in controversy—the latest being the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) revealing several irregularities in the Public Distribution System—the ruling dispensation on Wednesday published an outcome report accusing the Lieutenant Governor's Office of undue delays, rejections and hindering development and welfare projects.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday warned of "exemplary action" in cases of "corruption and irregularities" as pointed out by the CAG in its report, even as government sources claimed that the AAP dispensation is contemplating to refer such matters for CBI inquiry.
The prices of rice, wheat and pulses have been rising steadily making it more difficult for the poor to buy grain at market price.
The Bombay High Court has refused to defer the 31 March deadline imposed by the Union government for linking Aadhaar to ration card.
Despite Centre's Aadhaar push, its benefits for poor are unclear and impact on PDS is not fully known, claims RBI report
The benefits of Aadhaar, India’s biometrics-based unique national identity system–the world’s largest–are unclear and the impact of direct benefit transfers it will be used to deliver to the poor is not studied enough, a new study published by an arm of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has concluded.
In Delhi, public services to be home-delivered, announces Kejriwal govt; AAP terms it 'historic' decision
AAP announced historic' home delivery of 40 public services at a nominal cost, Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said on Thursday. Mobile sahayaks will bring public services home, CNN-News 18 reported.
States and Union Territories will have to make arrangements to provide Aadhaar enrolment facilities to those without Aadhaar and link their Aadhaar numbers with ration card