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A hundred small steps

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

Why income transfers are not enough

An urban employment guarantee programme is an idea whose time has come.


Government to computerise all ration shops by March 2017: Ram Vilas Paswan

There are a total of 5.35 lakh Fair Price shops across the country and government has installed 91,000 electronic Point of Sale (ePoS) devices till March 2016

Cash vs kind

It is no wonder that the report considers the PDS broken and recommends its gradual replacement by cash transfers.

Study projects Bihar as new PDS poster boy

Along with Chhattisgarh and Orissa, Bihar recorded highest improvement.

Odisha Food Security Act to be introduced soon: Naveen Patnaik

Act would ensure equitable distribution of food to all with focus on vulnerable sections of the society.


Villagers in Bastar wait six months, get rotting ration

The trucks had brought 1,603 quintal rice, 182 quintal pulses, 8,096 kg potatoes and 8,096 kg onions, among material.

States say no to extra rice over lack of storage

The Modi government’s efforts to fight inflation by releasing additional amounts...

India won’t give up right to reform PDS: Sitharaman

She said that if required India would also raise the issue at the upcoming G-20 Summit in Brisbane.

Manpreet questions Modi govt policy on MSP

He also referred to Union food minister's letter, restricting procurement to their requirements under PDS.