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Union Budget 2014: Govt plans to restructure FCI for improving PDS

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 17:48

The government on Thursday said it will give priority to restructuring of state-run Food Corporation of India (FCI) for improving the public distribution system (PDS).

Omar non-committal on fresh deadline for food law in J&K

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 20:29

Omar Abdullah was non-committal today on giving any deadline for implementing the Food Security Act as the new law will not include the entire poor people in the state who are at present covered under the current PDS mechanism.

Rajasthan plans to sell onion,potato, pulses through PDS shops

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 15:02

To check inflation and rise in prices of essential commodities, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje has asked the officials to come out with a plan to sell onion, potato and pulses through PDS at low price in the state.

Rajasthan plans to sell onion,potato, pulses through PDS shops

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 15:00

To check inflation and rise in prices of essential commodities, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje has asked the officials to come out with a plan to sell onion, potato and pulses through PDS at low price in the state.

Rising prices to increase subsidy burden on PDS sugar: Thomas

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 18:44

The Centre's subsidy burden on PDS sugar may go up due to price increases after import duty on the sweetener was hiked, former Food Minister K V Thomas said Tuesday.

Narendra Modi to meet ministers today on price rise issues

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 10:57

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting with his Council of Ministers on Friday to discuss about food prices , situation of monsoon in the country, among other issues.

Govt spends Rs 3.65 to deliver foodgrain worth Re 1

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 18:08

It costs the government Rs 3.65 to deliver Re 1 worth of food to people under the Public Distribution System (PDS), reveals the preliminary assessment of the programme by the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO).

PDS dealer shot dead in Bihar

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 15:06

Armed dacoits shot dead a PDS dealer before looting cash and valuables from his house in a village in Bihar`s Sitamarhi district.

Govt quarter, PDS godown gutted in Arunachal

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 14:30

One government quarter and an old public distribution system godown were reduced to ashes in a devastating fire which broke out at Mechukha Township in West Siang district.

World Food Programme can help India plug leakage in PDS: Thomas

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 20:41

The government today said the World Food Programme can help India reduce wastage of fruits and vegetables and plug leakage in the public distribution system.

Delhi BJP opposes renaming PDS after Indira Gandhi

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 23:11

Delhi BJP on Friday strongly opposed the move by the Centre to rename the public distribution system (PDS) after Indira Gandhi as `Indiramma Anna Yojana`.

'Use of smart cards in PDS can help save Rs 20,000 cr a year'

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 23:59

The technology helps keep a track on what is happening on real time basis.