October 12, 2019 1:21 am
According to the Ministry, as an outcome of digitisation, a total of 2.98 crore ration cards were deleted or cancelled by State and Union Territories between 2013 and 2018. This resulted in reducing leakage and diversion in PDS.
August 23, 2019 7:03 am
A ration card is issued to the head of the family. It is used by households to get essential food grains at subsidised prices from designated ration shops (also called fair price shops) under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS).
August 10, 2019 7:02 am
Beneficiaries in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh can now buy their quota of ration from Public Distribution System (PDS), or ration shops, in either state. Similar would be the case in Maharasthra and Gujarat.
July 27, 2018 1:50 pm
Rajendra Birhor, belonging to the primitive Birhor tribe, died Thursday at Nawadih village in Mandu block, 20 km from Ramgarh in Jharkhand. However, district officials denied it, saying his death was due to "illness".
July 06, 2018 1:07 am
The biometric-supported electronic system would eradicate anomalies of the conventional public distribution system and decimate the probability of ghost beneficiaries, Punjab Food Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu said.
March 04, 2018 1:46 am
The iris machines — an alternative to electronic Point of Sale (e-PoS) machines in cases where biometrics do not match — were made operational across the city from March 1.
March 28, 2016 12:30 am
While state govt wants to make ration card Aadhaar-linked, the Centre has said that ration card will no longer be considered as address proof.
December 14, 2015 12:37 am
The earlier deadline was May 31 and it was extended to December 31.
November 16, 2015 12:26 am
The government had put the proposal to link ration cards with Aadhaar numbers so as to enhance the Public Distribution.
February 03, 2015 3:53 am
Of total 1.2 crore ration cards issued in Gujarat, 1.07 crore cards are bar coded with biometric details