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Mother of Jharkhand child who starved to death thrown out for 'defaming' village
India

Mother of Jharkhand child who starved to death thrown out for 'defaming' village

The mother of an 11-year-old girl, who allegedly died due to starvation on September 28, was on Saturday thrown out of her village in Jharkhand's Simdega district.

India slips in hunger index ranks: Nutrition not just about food but sanitation and access to health care too
Business

India slips in hunger index ranks: Nutrition not just about food but sanitation and access to health care too

The 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

ICMR head Soumya Swaminathan calls current state of affairs 'unsatisfactory', lays out new vision for health
India

ICMR head Soumya Swaminathan calls current state of affairs 'unsatisfactory', lays out new vision for health

"There are only a few medical colleges in the country that encourage and promote the culture of research and we need to ensure that in the coming years many more medical colleges and medical college faculty get involved in research,” says Soumya Swaminathan, director of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR)

Why Aadhaar card mandatory for rations, asks HC in notice
Business

Why Aadhaar card mandatory for rations, asks HC in notice

The public interest litigation filed by NGO Delhi Rozi Roti Adhikar Abhiyan sought quashing of the Centre's February 8 notification that made it mandatory for beneficiaries to possess Aadhaar cards for purchasing subsidised food grain under the National Food Security Act (NFSA).

Govt makes Aadhaar mandatory for availing foodgrains from ration shops
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Govt makes Aadhaar mandatory for availing foodgrains from ration shops

The government said, subsidised foodgrains will not be sold to anyone not having Aadhaar after June 30.

Arun Jaitley likely to scrap PDS sugar subsidy in budget, save Rs 4,500 crore
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Arun Jaitley likely to scrap PDS sugar subsidy in budget, save Rs 4,500 crore

At present, the scheme has a target of 40 crore beneficiaries of below the poverty line (BPL) families.

Chhattisgarh PDS scam: Raman Singh govt says the Congress has just dreamt it up
Politics

Chhattisgarh PDS scam: Raman Singh govt says the Congress has just dreamt it up

The Raman Singh government has dismissed the PDS (public distribution system) scam as a figment of the imagination of the Congress

Govt frees non-PDS kerosene from regulatory control
Business

Govt frees non-PDS kerosene from regulatory control

With a view to ease the availability of market-priced kerosene, the government has freed sale of non-PDS kerosene from regulatory control.

Storm in teacup: Food Security Act may leave 19 lakh families in Assam's tea gardens hungry
Economy

Storm in teacup: Food Security Act may leave 19 lakh families in Assam's tea gardens hungry

Apprehensive about a looming food crisis that may befall on them from January next year, workers in Assam tea gardens are hoping that life won't be a struggle anymore in their already hand to month existence.

Paswan to focus on improving PDS, cutting food price
India

Paswan to focus on improving PDS, cutting food price

With his latest victory from Hajipur seat in Bihar, Paswan will enter Lok Sabha for a record ninth time.

'Food Security Bill is a good opportunity to fix PDS'
Economy

'Food Security Bill is a good opportunity to fix PDS'

While naysayers remain highly sceptical of the National Food Security Bill, economist Reetika Khera is among those who believe that the Bill has the potential to reform the PDS.

Pulses should be included in food schemes and PDS: industry body
India

Pulses should be included in food schemes and PDS: industry body

Pulses should be included along with other grains in the Centre's ambitious food entitlement scheme and also in public distribution system, an industry body said

Food security: Rahul to hold deliberations with state Congress chiefs
Politics

Food security: Rahul to hold deliberations with state Congress chiefs

After party chief Sonia Gandhi's interaction with Chief Ministers of Congress-ruled states, Rahul Gandhi will hold deliberations with PCC chiefs of all states on the "game changer" Food Security Bill on 27 July.

Food Security scheme not alternative to TN's programmes: Natchiappan
India

Food Security scheme not alternative to TN's programmes: Natchiappan

The Food Security programme will in no way encroach on the rights of Tamil Nadu government but be useful to the state government's schemes like noon meal, Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry EM Sudarsana Natchiappan today said.

Delhi polls 2013: Why making Delhi kerosene-free may not help Congress
Politics

Delhi polls 2013: Why making Delhi kerosene-free may not help Congress

The Congress tried to phase out kerosene from the slums of Delhi but it may not get them the goodwill they anticipate.

Food bill can inspire many countries, says UN official
India

Food bill can inspire many countries, says UN official

India's food security law has global significance and it can inspire many countries to come up with similar legislation, a UN official said on Thursday.

Food security is poor politics too, but who cares
Economy

Food security is poor politics too, but who cares

The Food Security Bill is poor economics and also poor politics, but that's not why politicians love it

Forget food bill, why is no one talking about the Rs 80,000 cr grain scam?
Economy

Forget food bill, why is no one talking about the Rs 80,000 cr grain scam?

That the food grains management policy of the Congress led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is in a mess, we all know. But the tragedy is that the mess is getting messier.

How TN is demolishing the centre's cash transfer argument
Economy

How TN is demolishing the centre's cash transfer argument

Tamil Nadu's message to finance minister P Chidambaram that cash transfers instead of PDS amount to escaping from public responsibility is a line that all chief ministers should take. Here's how PDS can be made more efficient.

Why we simply can't hurry into Direct Cash Transfers
Economy

Why we simply can't hurry into Direct Cash Transfers

Is the haste to roll out direct cash transfers the best idea in a state that doesn't have other systems in place?