Food security

3.41 lakh KALIA beneficiaries not eligible, admits Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister

Govt servants, pensioners, minors and large farmers availed the benefits

published on : 18th September 2019

Over 18 lakh beneficiaries of National Food Security Act fail to link Aadhar number before deadline 

Over 18.67 lakh beneficiaries of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) failed to meet the extended deadline of September 15 for mandatory Aadhaar linking with ration cards.

published on : 17th September 2019

National Food Security Act beneficiary gets her share after three years in Odisha

Mamata’s plight was highlighted by ‘The New Indian Express’ on July 25 and has now been given 6.40 quintal of rice and 37 litre of kerosene under the National Food Security Act.

published on : 16th September 2019

Record mismatch in Aadhaar linking has beneficiaries worried  

The discrepancies are being detected during the second step of verification process  

published on : 13th September 2019

Aadhaar-ration card linking scares farmers in Odisha

The government has also asked farmers to submit NFSA ration card, bank passbook and other documents during online registration under P-PAS.   

published on : 10th September 2019

‘One nation one ration card’ in Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation areas from September 1

Khurda admin directed to implement scheme in 127 fair price shops

published on : 21st August 2019

Food security key in food technology

The valedictory function was held on Tuesday. Chief guest D Sabitha, additional chief secretary and managing director, Government of Tamil Nadu, distributed certificates to 400 students.

published on : 7th August 2019

Need to address 'burgeoning food subsidy bill' to serve poor's interest, says Economic Survey

The government, in its interim budget presented in February, had pegged food subsidy bill at Rs 1,84,220 crore for 2019-20 as against Rs 1,71,298 crore last year.

published on : 4th July 2019

Will climate change make us go hungry by 2050?

The study shows that climate change could affect the productivity of rice, wheat, and maize by 2050, with the situation getting even worse by 2080.

published on : 29th May 2019

'Food 42 - Feed the Hungry' campaign feeds 600 destitute children in Chennai

The campaign was started last year, following which numerous celebrities, hotels, NGOs, influencers, organisations and individuals came forward to serve the cause.

published on : 28th May 2019

No buyers for Rs 1 Kg NFSA rice; Odisha government to verify ration card holders

It has been observed that lakhs of identified beneficiaries are not availing the rice since April 2018.

published on : 18th May 2019

HC not satisfied with Delhi govt on issue of framing rules under National Food Security Act

The court directed the respondent officer to appear and tell the correct and exact timeline on which action will be taken.

published on : 26th April 2019