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UP CM Yogi Adityanath calls for cancellation of bogus ration cards

UP CM Yogi Adityanath calls for cancellation of bogus ration cards

The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered the cancellation of all duplicate/bogus ration cards in the state.

CCEA restores PDS sugar subsidy for AAY families

The government on Wednesday decided to restore the subsidy for states to ensure sale of 1 kg of sugar at a cheaper rate for 2.5 crore AAY families, the poorest of the poor, under the public distribution system (PDS).

Display foodgrain subsidy at ration shops, Centre tells states

State governments should display at PDS shops the foodgrain subsidy borne by both the Centre and states that will prevent the latter from hijacking the credit for selling highly-subsidised grains to the poor, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Monday.

Govt to make all ration shops Aadhaar-enabled by June

Government is planning to make all ration shops under the public distribution system in the country Aadhaar-enabled by June 30 this year, IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Now, Aadhaar is mandatory for receiving subsidised foodgrains from PDS shops

Now, Aadhaar is mandatory for receiving subsidised foodgrains from PDS shops

The government on Thursday made the Aadhaar card compulsory for all those receiving subsidised foodgrains from public distribution system (PDS) shops.

'Enough leeway for DBT scheme to go on after SC order'

Allaying fears over any affect of the Supreme Court order about use of Aadhaar on direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme, Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha on Friday said there is enough leeway for DBT to go on and it is not a banned activity.

Centre asks states to ensure pulses sell at reasonable price

Centre asks states to ensure pulses sell at reasonable price

The central government has said asked states to ensure that pulses are sold in the market at reasonable prices through Public Distribution System

Govt caps kerosene subsidy at Rs 12/litre, LPG at Rs 18/kg

Government has capped the subsidy payout on kerosene at Rs 12 per litre and domestic cooking gas (LPG) at Rs 18 per kg, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said Monday.

Food Corporation gets Rs 13,000 cr as food subsidy from govt

To ensure smooth procurement and distribution of grains, the government has released Rs 13,000 crore as food subsidy to state-owned Food Corporation of India (FCI).

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).

Govt can save over Rs 30,000 crore food subsidy with FCI rejig

Government's food subsidy bill can come down by over Rs 30,000 crore a year by reducing coverage of beneficiaries to 40 percent under the food law and outsourcing major work of FCI to states governments and private players, a high-level panel said Thursday.

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.

FCI to invite suggestions on its restructuring

The high level committee, set up to recommend ways to restructure state-run FCI, Monday decided to invite suggestions from public and stakeholders, including private sector firms, on management of foodgrains.

Govt sets up high-level panel to look into FCI restructuring

With a view to remove functional and cost inefficiencies at Food Corporation of India, the government on Wednesday set up a high-level committee to suggest various models to restructure the state-run entity which plays a key role in strengthening public distribution system (PDS).

No plan to amend food security law at present: Govt

There is no proposal to amend the landmark food security law at present, Parliament was informed on Tuesday.

Govt spends Rs 3.65 to deliver foodgrain worth Re 1

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).

Success of food law hinges on raising output: Pawar

Denying having any reservations on food law, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said the successful implementation of the world's largest social welfare scheme should be 'enshrined' on strong domestic production and not on imported grains.

Centre asks states to start buying sugar from open market for PDS

The Centre has asked state governments to immediately start buying sugar from the open market to ensure supply to ration card holders as it is left with the stock to meet PDS requirement for current month only.

Private fair price shops phase-out should be done carefully: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the government to proceed cautiously in the gradual phase-out of the existing model of private fair price shops so that no gap is created in supply of food grains under public distribution system.

Many states differ on provisions of Food Bill

In a setback to Food Security Bill, considered as the world's biggest welfare programme, many of the states on Wednesday differed on the quantity of subsidised grain to be supplied and the number of beneficiaries to be covered under the scheme.