Applying for a ration card in Delhi? Here's how you can do it

Applying for a ration card in Delhi? Here's how you can do it

Here's how an Above Poverty Line (APL) card can be obtained in Delhi.

Nobody should be at disadvantageous position for want of Aadhar: SC

Nobody should be at disadvantageous position for want of Aadhar: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday took note of Centre's plea that Aadhar cards be allowed to be used "voluntarily" for welfare programmes other than PDS and LPG schemes and asked whether it can assure that nobody would be at a "disadvantageous" position for want of Aadhar.

MP: Dalit woman sarpanch alleges threat by PDS shop owner

A Dalit woman sarpanch of a village here has alleged that the proprietor of a fair price shop and his aides threatened to kill her and also insulted and tried to intimidate her for passing a resolution against malpractices at the PDS outlet.

Chhattisgarh PDS scam: Approach HC, SC tells petitioners

 The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked petitioners seeking a court-monitored CBI probe into the public distribution system (PDS) scam in Chhattisgarh to approach the high court as it was in a better position to address the issue.

Supreme Court judgement on Aadhar card: Five important things you should know

Supreme Court judgement on Aadhar card: Five important things you should know

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that Aadhar card is not mandatory for the citizens.

Govt readies blueprint to control inflation

Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday emphasised that there was a need for coordinated action by the Central Government and the States to contain price increase of essential food items.

Ration shops in Mumbai to be linked with biometric system

The Maharashtra government has decided to link all ration shops in Mumbai and suburban Thane district with a biometric system by November with a view to check irregularities in the public distribution system (PDS).

Digital ration cards to be distributed in Lucknow

In a major initiative towards digitising the public distribution system (PDS) in the state, 1,500 digital ration cards will be distributed in the state capital on Wednesday, officials said.

J&K govt to invest Rs 74 crore to modernise PDS, control pilferage

The Jammu and Kashmir government is working on a multi-pronged modernisation strategy, including an investment of Rs 74 crore and installation of GPS trackers in vehicles carrying food grains, to "ensure transparency and accountability" in the Public Distribution System (PDS) and control pilferage.

Odisha opposes Centre's cash plan under PDS

 Odisha has opposed the central government`s proposal for providing money to the beneficiaries instead of rice and wheat under the Public Distribution System (PDS), said an official on Saturday.

PDS kerosene, LPG subsidy scheme extended till March 2015

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Wednesday approved extension of the PDS Kerosene and Domestic LPG Subsidy Scheme and Freight Subsidy (for far-flung areas) Scheme for a further period of one year.

Reject Shanta Kumar panel recommendations: Karunanidhi

DMK president M Karunanidhi on Saturday urged the Centre to reject the recommendations of Shanta Kumar Committee on restructuring of the Food Corporation of India, claiming they would lead to closure of the Public Distribution System (PDS).

BJP woos JJ colony voters; accuses Congress, AAP of smear campaign

Promising in-situ rehabilitation, access to water, sanitation and PDS facilities, state BJP on Monday sought to woo voters residing in jhuggi-jhopri and slums here, ahead of the Delhi polls, even as it accused the Congress and AAP of indulging in "smear campaign" against it.

Centre warns 25 States/UTs to implement food law by April

The food law, passed by Parliament in September last year, has so far been rolled out only in 11 states and Union Territories. Remaining 25 states/UTs have not yet implemented the scheme.

Revenue losses on LPG, kerosene shrink by 21%

Losses on sale of subsidised LPG and kerosene have dropped by 21 percent to Rs 148 crore per day as international oil rates hit a five-year low.

Food Security Mission not to benefit Mizoram: Minister

Though Mizoram government was preparing to implement the National Food Security Mission, it would not be a good scheme for the people, State Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister John Rotluangliana on Friday said.

To improve PDS, Maharashtra govt mulls ration card, Aadhaar link-up

The Maharashtra government is mulling a proposal to link ration cards with Aadhaar numbers so as to enhance the Public Distribution System (PDS) in the state.

Put oil and fat-rich products under PDS: Experts

Health experts Monday urged the government to put oil and fat rich products under the Public Distribution System (PDS) so that people belonging to the lower income groups get enough of such products to protect them from diseases caused by their deficiency.

Govt to consider if tax payers should be out of PDS

Incomes Tax payers and ranking officials in government may be out of the ambit of the Public Distribution System if a thinking in the Central government gathers momentum.

J&K floods toll crosses 260; PDS supply resumes

The death toll in Jammu and Kashmir has crossed 260 with Jammu region accounting for most of the deaths in the worst flood in the state in more than a century.