April 23, 2022 8:01 am
Minister Karumuri Nageswara Rao says scheme 'voluntary'; Opposition says government tinkering with food security
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.