Food Security Act

Heart-centric, Not Smart-centric will Finally Win the Day for India

If we allow one-third of our citizens to go hungry when sufficient grains are available with us, how can we call the system ‘smart’?

published on : 12th September 2021

HC directs Odisha government to provide social audit details on all schemes under Food Security Act

The Court issued the direction on perusal of an affidavit submitted by the Additional Secretary, State Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare department, on Monday.

published on : 25th August 2021

Odisha to cover 92.5 lakh families under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana

As decided by the high power committee, additional 20.8 lakh families will be covered under the health assurance scheme apart from the existing 71.69 lakh families.

published on : 9th August 2021

1,229 ghost ration card holders in Cuttack

Officials are clueless about why the 1,229 beneficiaries, who have been lifting their rations under the food security schemes, did not turn up to avail financial assistance.

published on : 9th August 2021

Odisha Congress demands CBI probe into foodgrains distribution

Stating that pilferage of foodgrains has been carried on through circulation of ghost cards, the OPCC maintained that only a CBI probe can bring out the truth.

published on : 1st August 2021

Telangana government must adopt home delivery of ration: MP Venkat Reddy

In an open letter to the Chief Minister, Venkat Reddy said that the beneficiaries of the National Food Security Act were facing hardships in drawing ration.

published on : 27th July 2021

Centre says Delhi's ration scheme lacks clarity; suggests implementation on pilot basis

In a letter dated June 22 written to the Delhi government, the Union Food Ministry pointed out several challenges and concerns in the proposed home delivery scheme.

published on : 23rd June 2021

AAP govt's claim on implementation of 'one nation one ration card' misleading, Centre tells SC 

In its affidavit filed before the top court, the Union government said the AAP government has implemented one nation-one ration card plan only in circle 63 Seemapuri.

published on : 15th June 2021

Telangana starts distribution of 15-kg rice to cardholders

 In view of the Covid-induced lockdown, the State government started the distribution of 15 kg free ration to food security cardholders from Saturday.

published on : 6th June 2021

Kejriwal government claims Centre 'stalled' its doorstep delivery of ration scheme, Centre denies

Also, sources privy to the development, claimed the lieutenant governor has not rejected the proposal as was being "portrayed" by the Delhi government.

published on : 6th June 2021

Centre urges states, UTs to ensure coverage of economically weakest sections of population under NFSA

It stated that the states and UTs should take measures to reach out to vulnerable and weakest sections of the society i.e. street dwellers, rag pickers, hawkers, rickshaw pullers among others.

published on : 3rd June 2021

Keep ration shops open on all days: Centre to Odisha

The State government has been requested to ensure that the shops are exempted from the restricted hours of opening as applicable for regular markets.

published on : 17th May 2021

Odisha CM announces free rice for FSA beneficiaries

As per the Chief Minister’s announcement, Food Security beneficiaries in the State will get additional 5 kg rice free of cost in May and June.

published on : 1st May 2021

Govt to provide free food grains to poor under PM Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana in May, June

The government has decided to provide free food grains to about 80 crore beneficiaries as was done during the coronavirus-induced lockdown last year.

published on : 23rd April 2021