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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Bringing much relief to thousands of patients, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) introduced patient-oriented services on e-healthcare, including interactive voice response (IVR) based appointment system for patients at the OPD.
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.
Proper selection of beneficiaries by the states and a reformed mechanism of public distribution needs to be put in place if the ambitious food security bill has to achieve its target of mitigating hunger from the country, experts said.