Ration shops in Tamil Nadu to get a facelift soon

At least 2,850 ration shops have been identified for beautification in 38 districts during the first phase.

published on : 1st August 2022

Install CCTV cameras at ration shops; streamline functioning of helpline numbers: Parliamentary panel

The Committee also recommended setting up more (QCCs) expeditiously for addressing the issue of quality check/control comprehensively and to prevent losses arising due to damaged foodgrains stock.

published on : 20th July 2022

Odisha government to pilot 'Grain ATM' to dispense PDS ration

The State government has signed several partnership agreements with the World Food Programme (WFP) in 2021.

published on : 20th July 2022

PDS wheat goes missing in Tamil Nadu as Centre cuts supply

Ration shops across Tamil Nadu have started reducing supply of the grain to PDS cardholders in anticipation of a shortage.

published on : 13th July 2022

PDS shops in Tamil Nadu to sell branded grocery, get design upgrade

The State government has planned to modernise 35,000 plus fair price shops  across the State to attract more customers under the theme ‘food security and nutrient security’.

published on : 7th July 2022

PDS shops eye FSSAI licence in Tamil Nadu, to supply toor dal in packets

The move will not only reduce the work burden of PDS employees but also reduce consumers' waiting time and each ration cardholder is eligible for 1 kg of toor dal per month.

published on : 7th July 2022

NFSA-2022 rankings: Odisha tops country in ensuring food security

Official sources said that since implementation of NFSA in the State in 2015, Odisha has followed it up with a robust end-to-end computerization of TPDS operations.

published on : 6th July 2022

Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies minister R Sakkarapani hails PDS implementation across State

The conference, on Food and Nutrition Security in India, was held by the Union Ministry for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in New Delhi.

published on : 6th July 2022

DMDK, AMMK urge TN govt to stop 'smuggling' of PDS rice to AP

The DMDK and AMMK urged the State government to prevent the ‘smuggling’ of Tamil Nadu PDS rice to the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.

published on : 25th May 2022

Government wheat procurement down by 53 per cent to 182 lakh tonnes in 2022-23

The wheat procurement target has been revised downward to 195 lakh tonnes for the current year from the earlier 444 lakh tonnes due to a fall in wheat output and increased exports.

published on : 24th May 2022

Left parties call for nationwide protest against inflation, unemployment from May 25 to 31

Rolling back of surcharges/cess on petroleum products, restoration of wheat supplies through PDS, strengthening PDS by distribution of essential commodities including pulses & edible oil are some.

published on : 16th May 2022

9K kgs of PDS rice seized

According to the police, special raids are being conducted to prevent illegal transportation of PDS rice.

published on : 6th May 2022

Smuggling PDS rice big business for black marketers, at the cost of taxpayers money

Of late, there has been a marked increase in the number of people arrested for attempting to sell PDS rice, meant to feed the poor, in the black market. 

published on : 11th April 2022

1.53L quintals of rice seized in Andhra since 2019

Listing out the measures taken by the department to check diversion of PDS rice to black market, he said criminal cases will be registered against smugglers of PDS rice. 

published on : 19th March 2022

Cardholders fume over faulty biometric scanners at PDS shops

Essential commodities are being distributed through smart cards and the government introduced biometric fingerprint scanner system in all PDS shops.

published on : 28th February 2022

TN govt decides to sell millets through PDS shops

The products will be sold in Chennai and Coimbatore as a pilot project. A G.O has been issued in this regard.

published on : 28th January 2022

Execute Pongal hamper scheme well, says Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin

In a press statement, Stalin said he visited PDS shops and learnt that the Pongal gift hamper scheme has been received well by the general public.

published on : 10th January 2022

Maximum price of PDS sugarcane to be Rs 33/piece

The State government on Tuesday issued guidelines for procuring sugarcane from farmers for free distribution to PDS cardholders for Pongal.

published on : 5th January 2022

Dharmapuri jaggery makers upset as TN buys from UP, Karnataka

Jaggery producers urged the government to procure from local units and help rural businesses.  Jaggery is one of the 21 items included in the Pongal hamper that is to be distributed free to PDS card h

published on : 25th December 2021

Looms off target in making Pongal sarees, dhoties as production lags in Erode

Free distribution of sarees and dhoties was introduced in 2003 in order to provide work to handlooms and power looms as well as the benefit of underprivileged families in the State.

published on : 24th December 2021
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