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Public Distribution System


Andhra's 'cash in lieu of rice' move runs foul of Opposition

April 23, 2022 8:01 am

Minister Karumuri Nageswara Rao says scheme 'voluntary'; Opposition says government tinkering with food security

7 in 10 have availed of PDS scheme; lack of documents occasional hurdle

April 17, 2022 2:25 am

In part 4 of this series, Lokniti-CSDS’s study on the urban poor of Delhi tries to see the outreach of some popular welfare schemes and whether the targeted groups are indeed getting the benefits they are supposed to.

Explained: What is fortified rice, and how is it prepared?

April 08, 2022 8:44 pm

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) defines fortification as "deliberately increasing the content of essential micronutrients in a food so as to improve the nutritional quality of food and to provide public health benefit with minimal risk to health".

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.

Ration distribution delayed in Delhi for second month in row

August 21, 2021 8:17 am

"The stock for the month of August has not even reached many shops yet," Public Distribution System Welfare Association president Shailendra Kumar said.

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.