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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).

J&K govt to set up 7,679 food stores

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 19:59

Aiming to streamline the public distribution system, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday said 7,679 new food stores are being set up in the state.

Will improve PDS in Congress-ruled states next year: Ajay Maken

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 18:33

After the Assembly polls debacle, Congress top leaders held a press conference here on Friday to highlight its promises for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2014.

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.

Congress hits back at BJP over its demand of white paper on PDS

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 23:55

Congress termed Delhi BJP`s demand for white paper on Public Distribution System (PDS) as "anti-poor" saying opposition party`s move was aimed to dump Food Security Programme in the national capital.

Tripura government to implement food security scheme

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 14:58

Abandoning its earlier stance, the country`s lone Left Front government in Tripura decided to implement the food security act in the north eastern state.

Success of food law hinges on raising output: Pawar

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 19:00

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 calls two-day meeting to discuss food law with states

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 15:41

To ensure food security law is rolled out smoothly in most states, the Centre has called a meeting of state food ministers and secretaries later this month.

Congress to launch FIR campaign against Odisha govt on rice issue

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 15:38

The opposition Congress has accused the Odisha government of diverting 10 kg of rice meant for supply under the public distribution system.

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

Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013, 15:55

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.

UN team to study Aadhar card-based services in AP

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 00:28

A five-member team from UN and Boston Consulting Group arrived on Tuesday at East Godavari district to study Aadhar-card based services.

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

Last Updated: Monday, March 04, 2013, 20:44

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.