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Public Distribution System


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.

Panchkula: Congress leader accuses depot holder of corruption, food department, JJP councillor jump to rescue

May 27, 2021 9:07 am

The Public Distribution System has been the sole source of support for underprivileged people as the economic crisis precipitated by Covid-19 wreaked havoc in their lives.

Congress ups ante against Minister Katti for asking farmer to die for seeking more rice under PDS

April 29, 2021 5:12 pm

Slamming the BJP government, Siddaramaiah said, "When we were in power, we were giving seven kilograms of rice to protect people but these people (ruling BJP) have gone to the extent of telling people to die by reducing the quota of rice."

‘Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act should be called Food Hoarding (Freedom for Corporates) Act’

December 18, 2020 9:58 am

“It has been established that when there is a price rise in the retail market, the benefit is not passed on to the farmers, who sell at low prices mostly, and high prices of commodities will affect consumers too,” it added.

For the first time, Simlet residents get ration at their doorsteps

May 20, 2020 9:02 pm

A total of 204 persons from over 30 families registered under the National Food Security Act were provided with wheat, rice, chana dal and sugar. A total ration of 2,120 kilograms were distributed among the beneficiaries.

Bihar: LJP says 14.5 lakh families deprived of PDS as state govt failed to update Centre's list

April 26, 2020 2:37 am

On Saturday, LJP president Chirag Paswan said: "It is sad that the Bihar government has not been able to send the list of new PDS beneficiaries. About 14.5 lakh families have been affected because of the state government not being able to send the list.

Will ensure staggered distribution of free food grains through PDS: Gujarat

March 31, 2020 9:19 pm

In each village, a committee comprising of four people -- a local teacher, a talati or gram sevak, a police jawan and a social activist -- has been formed to ensure that social distancing norms are followed during the distribution, officials said.

Distribution of free foodgrain will be in staggered manner: Gujarat

March 31, 2020 5:04 pm

According to Ashwini Kumar, the secretary to the Chief Minister, an estimated 3.25 crore of the population which is 50 per cent of the state's population will be covered when the distribution of wheat, rice, dal, sugar and salt will begin on Wednesday for 66 lakh families who are covered under the Antodaya and Priority House-holds (PHH)

Tripura is first northeast state to offer intra-state portability for ration holders

December 07, 2019 12:46 pm

Tripura has 9.15 lakh PDS consumers, including 3.37 APL, 1.08 AAY and 4.7 PHH consumers. There are 1,810 fair price shops spread across eight districts of the state.

A hundred small steps

September 26, 2019 12:45 am

Government should restructure PDS to meet goal of ‘one nation, one ration card’