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.

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.

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.

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.

Now book OPD doctor appointment through phones at AIIMS

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.

Consumer goods to be sold at PDS shops in Rajasthan: Raje

Selected fair price shops in Rajasthan would soon sell consumer goods and other items at their counters, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said today.

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

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.

PDS dealer shot dead in Bihar

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

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

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

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`.

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

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.

PDS could be renamed after Indira Gandhi to roll out food law

The government is considering a proposal to rename the public distribution system after Indira Gandhi to prevent opposition parties from taking credit for implementing the National Food Security Act.

Arunachal Pradesh overhauls mechanism for implementing NFSA

The Arunachal Pradesh government is overhauling its redressal mechanism for the implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA).

Food bill: Experts seek proper selection, revamped PDS

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.

‘Remaining J&K families will be brought under PDS’

Nearly 3.02 lakh families in Jammu and Kashmir are not getting subsidised PDS ration.