Monday, Oct 03, 2022

National Food Security Act


'Duare Ration Scheme' of West Bengal govt ultra vires to NFSA, legally void : Calcutta HC

September 29, 2022 6:48 am

The judgment was passed on an appeal by fair price shop dealers challenging the order of a single bench of the High Court that there was no illegality in the scheme introduced last year by the state government.

Tweaks proposed by inter-ministerial panel to food security act could be just what the doctor ordered

July 06, 2022 7:27 am

The committee’s report acquires urgency in view of the concerns documented by the National Family Health Survey-5. The percentage of anaemic children up to the age of five, for instance, has gone from 59 per cent in the last survey to 65 per cent.

Panel calls for boosting protein, nutrients in government meal programmes

July 04, 2022 8:13 am

Currently, eggs are served in mid-day meals in 13 states and three UTs as part of “additional food items”. It is served with a frequency varying from five days a week to once a month.

High Court allows petition against Delhi government’s ration home delivery plan

May 19, 2022 3:46 pm

After a bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Jasmeet Singh allows the petition, the AAP government's counsel says the scheme cannot be implemented at present. The Centre had supported the Delhi Sarkari Ration Dealers Sangh’s petition.

Cabinet approves distribution of fortified rice, cost estimated at Rs 2700 crore per year

April 08, 2022 6:11 pm

FCI and state agencies have already procured 88.65 LMT of fortified rice for supply and distribution, union information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur said at a press conference on Friday.

Odisha govt extends free rice scheme for six months

April 01, 2022 6:08 pm

In December last year, the Odisha government had extended the distribution of additional 5 kg of rice per head free of cost to beneficiaries of the SFSS for four more months in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Told to share ration card & Aadhaar data, states push back

February 13, 2022 3:20 pm

The NHA’s initiative to map the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) database with Aadhaar and the public distribution system database aims to identify beneficiaries of health insurance programme Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY).

Odisha HC seeks state government response on food security scheme coverage

November 27, 2021 5:56 am

🔴 The affidavit, filed on November 2 in response to a petition, says that the SFSS has been able to cover only 11.36 lakh of the additional target of 34.44 lakh beneficiaries over the past seven months.

Ration at doorstep: In Delhi HC, Centre bats for fair price shops

November 23, 2021 5:13 pm

Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati termed fair price shops integral to the architecture of the NFSA and argued that a state is required to ensure execution of the law in a manner mandated under it.

Delhi: Ration distribution gathers pace, some hiccups remain

July 22, 2021 8:31 am

While only 0.85 per cent beneficiaries managed to collect ration on Tuesday, when the distribution for July started, the number improved to 7.67 per cent on Wednesday.