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West Bengal to start digitised ration procurement

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 14:30

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.

Govt working on national marketing policy: Paswan

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 01:18

Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday hinted at introducing a national marketing policy to contain price rise.

JD(U) rocked by LS polls, mid-term elections likely in Bihar in 6 months: Paswan

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 18:45

Observing that an internecine strife has rocked the JD(U) after it suffered debacle in the Lok Sabha elections last month prompting Nitish Kumar to resign from the Chief Minister`s post, Union Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan claimed that a mid-term poll may be held in Bihar within next six months.

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.

Superfine rice being distributed in Manipur

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 14:05

Manipur government has been distributing `superfine` rice at subsidised rates at different places under the initiative of Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution Department.

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.