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.

CPI(M) demands food security for all citizens

CPI(M) held a protest rally here demanding a universal public distribution system to ensure food security for all citizens in the country.

Left to campaign for Food Security Bill, universal PDS

Senior leader of CPI, Pradeep Tewari, said that the proposed Food Security Bill does not serve the purpose of ensuring food security for all citizens.

Public Distribution System to be computerised

The food and public distribution department has signed an agreement to scale up computerization of the targeted public distribution system (TPDS).

SC appoints bureaucrat to monitor PDS

The SC nominated
a secretary-level officer in the Centre to monitor the
effective implementation of government`s food programme for
the poor.

PDS consumers can soon have choice to buy goods

PDS consumers will soon have a
choice to either get subsidised goods from their preferred
locations or receive cash.

States/UTs asked to follow Guj, C`garh PDS models

The Centre has instructed all the states and the Union Territories to emulate computerised public distribution system.

PDS ration home delivery scheme awaits Maha cabinet nod

A scheme to ensure home delivery of
food grains available under the public distribution system and
help the Maharashtra government save around Rs 200 crore per
year is awaiting the nod of the state cabinet.