National Food Security Act

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

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

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

Newly-wed women deprived of ration sans easy porting 

Govt lacks transparent process to port names of migrated individuals

published on : 8th March 2021

Food Corporation of India to be strengthened, modernised in next 12 months: Piyush Goyal

He said that the government's nodal agency for procurement and distribution of foodgrains, should become more efficient, transparent and accountable, as well as use modern technologies.

published on : 15th January 2021

Use food security act to double farmers' income, says ex-bureaucrat Siraj Hussain

Putting spot light on 67 per cent of the population being provided wheat and rice at cheaper rates of Rs 2 and Rs 3 per kg respectively, former Union Agriculture secretary Siraj Hussain said.

published on : 10th January 2021