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.

Tripura to computerise PDS operations

Tripura is computerising its PDS (public distribution system) operations to eliminate duplication and bogus ration cards, a minister said in Agartala.

PDS allocation as per 2011 census under consideration in J&K

The Jammu and Kashmir government has said that the proposal for allocation of PDS ration to the state as per 2011 census is being considered by the Centre.

Left asks govt to universalise PDS

Left parties asked the govt to universalise the public distribution system.

Odisha to offer PDS doles to affected fishermen

In a boost to beleaguered traditional marine fishermen living along Paradip coast, the state government is all set to extend PDS doles.

Bring transparency in PDS: Akhilesh to officials

Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday directed officials to ensure that essential commodities reach the beneficiaries at fixed price.

U`khand govt announces Rs 51 cr plan for PDS

The Uttarakhand govt Wednesday
announced an action plan of Rs 51 crore for computerisation of the public distribution system to ensure adequate supply of foodgrains and kerosene to beneficiaries.

Impressive improvement in PDS: Thomas

The government on Monday claimed there has been an "impressive improvement" in the performance of the targeted public distribution system.

Centre assures assistance to Kerala for modernising PDS

The Centre assured Kerala of all possible assistance in its ongoing drive for computerisation of the Public Distribution System (PDS).

Digvijay writes to MP CM over corruption in PDS

Congress leader Digvijay Singh
on Friday drew attention of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj
Singh Chouhan towards alleged corruption in Public
Distribution System (PDS) in Rajgarh and other districts of
the State.

PDS plagued by leakage, diversion of grains: World Bank

Contending that benefits of public
distribution system have been "limited" for the poor, the
World Bank on Wednesday suggested that the idea of cash transfers
instead of foodgrains can be considered in the long term.