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PDS scam worth Rs 600 crore unearthed in Uttarakhand

This is the second scam to be detected by the Trivendra Singh Rawat government after the NH 74 scam, which was also unearthed in Udhamsingh Nagar district.

Oct 04, 2017, 13:31 PM IST

UP CM Yogi Adityanath calls for cancellation of bogus ration cards

The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered the cancellation of all duplicate/bogus ration cards in the state.

May 18, 2017, 22:38 PM IST

CCEA restores PDS sugar subsidy for AAY families

The government on Wednesday decided to restore the subsidy for states to ensure sale of 1 kg of sugar at a cheaper rate for 2.5 crore AAY families, the poorest of the poor, under the public distribution system (PDS).

May 03, 2017, 23:10 PM IST

Display foodgrain subsidy at ration shops, Centre tells states

State governments should display at PDS shops the foodgrain subsidy borne by both the Centre and states that will prevent the latter from hijacking the credit for selling highly-subsidised grains to the poor, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Monday.

Apr 24, 2017, 16:39 PM IST

Govt to make all ration shops Aadhaar-enabled by June

Government is planning to make all ration shops under the public distribution system in the country Aadhaar-enabled by June 30 this year, IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Feb 10, 2017, 23:51 PM IST

Now, Aadhaar is mandatory for receiving subsidised foodgrains from PDS shops

The government on Thursday made the Aadhaar card compulsory for all those receiving subsidised foodgrains from public distribution system (PDS) shops.

Feb 09, 2017, 17:11 PM IST

'Enough leeway for DBT scheme to go on after SC order'

Allaying fears over any affect of the Supreme Court order about use of Aadhaar on direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme, Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha on Friday said there is enough leeway for DBT to go on and it is not a banned activity.

Nov 06, 2015, 20:25 PM IST

Centre asks states to ensure pulses sell at reasonable price

The central government has said asked states to ensure that pulses are sold in the market at reasonable prices through Public Distribution System

Oct 25, 2015, 09:38 AM IST

Govt caps kerosene subsidy at Rs 12/litre, LPG at Rs 18/kg

Government has capped the subsidy payout on kerosene at Rs 12 per litre and domestic cooking gas (LPG) at Rs 18 per kg, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said Monday.

Aug 10, 2015, 13:52 PM IST

Centre rejects states' demand to increase number of AAY people

Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday said the Centre has not accepted the suggestion of few states to increase beneficiaries under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) saying that the number is fixed for every state.

Aug 07, 2015, 18:42 PM IST

Food Corporation gets Rs 13,000 cr as food subsidy from govt

To ensure smooth procurement and distribution of grains, the government has released Rs 13,000 crore as food subsidy to state-owned Food Corporation of India (FCI).

Aug 02, 2015, 11:47 AM IST

J&K: Minister raids flour mills, imposes fine

Acting on complaints regarding substandard quality of flour and violation of Public Distribution System (PDS) norms, Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) Choudhary Zulfkar Ali conducted raids in various flour mills on Tuesday.

May 26, 2015, 20:18 PM IST

Ration shops in Mumbai to be linked with biometric system

The Maharashtra government has decided to link all ration shops in Mumbai and suburban Thane district with a biometric system by November with a view to check irregularities in the public distribution system (PDS).

Apr 18, 2015, 10:58 AM IST

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.

Apr 08, 2015, 13:27 PM IST

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.

Mar 27, 2015, 17:38 PM IST

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.

Mar 14, 2015, 22:27 PM IST

CVC has pointed out corruption in PDS: Minister

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has pointed out corruption and irregularities in the functioning of the Public Distribution System (PDS) in it several reports, Parliament was informed on Friday.

Feb 27, 2015, 16:48 PM IST

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.

Jan 28, 2015, 17:11 PM IST

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).

Jan 24, 2015, 18:32 PM IST

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.

Jan 23, 2015, 22:38 PM IST