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
Centre plans to make Essential Commodities Act simpler, may replace jail term with penalty, fine; seeks suggestions from states
The proposed amendment in the Essential Commodities Act is being done in consultation with the NITI Aayog with an aim to boost investment and ease of doing business without compromising on consumer protection.
Inter-state portability of ration card begins in 4 states; to be rolled out across India by June 2020: Ram Vilas Paswan
In these four states, both intra-state and inter-state portability of ration card is being implemented successfully, Paswan said.
The focus of the food ministry in the next fiscal would be on making ration shops portable within a district initially and later within a state.
The government said, subsidised foodgrains will not be sold to anyone not having Aadhaar after June 30.
Government aims to computerise the PDS sector to help check pilferages and plug leakages by installing electronic Point of Sale (ePoS) devices at all fair price shops across the country by March 2017.