Kerala to widen food security net

Widening the food security net, Kerala will add another 60 lakh people under the priority category for getting food grain from the Public Distribution System.

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 mishandling food law, says former food minister

 In a sharp criticism of the proposal to bring down coverage of beneficiaries under the food law, Congress leader and former Food Minister K V Thomas on Friday alleged BJP is "mishandling" the programme and the move will make make the poor more vulnerable.

Reconsider scrapping of kerosene supply through PDS: Tamil Nadu CM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reconsider the central government's decision to scrap the supply of subsidised kerosene through the public distribution system (PDS).

PDS, RSBY seeding process to be done with Aadhaar registration

The seeding of beneficiaries in Chhattisgarh for Public Distribution System and Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna will be done during the registration for Aadhaar cards.

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.

BPL category may get free medicines; PDS may exclude tax payers

The Centre is working on a solution to ensure that poor get benefits like free medicines and check-ups in speciality government hospitals on the basis of their BPL ration cards while eliminating income tax payers and top officials from the ambit of PDS.

West Bengal to start digitised ration procurement

The West Bengal government is planning to introduce a system whereby people with digitised ration cards can obtain foodgrain from any public distribution system outlet in the state, an official said.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Centre calls two-day meeting to discuss food law with states

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

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

UN team to study Aadhar card-based services in AP

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

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.

CPIM demands universal PDS to ensure food security for all

Led by party`s regional secretary Sham Prasad Kesar, a large number of party workers participated in the protest at the Green Belt Park.

‘Open FCI godowns to ease pressure from drought’

Communist Party of India has demanded distribution of food stocked by FCI to the people under Universal Public Distribution system.