Public Distribution

Dinakar demands CBI probe into rice exports

The Civil Supplies Corporation has already borrowed Rs 31,000 crore for the purpose, he explained.

published on : 29th November 2022

PDS rice smugglers now use 2-wheelers to give cops a slip in Telangana

With police cracking down on smugglers transporting rice meant for Public Distribution System (PDS), the racketeers are coming up with different methods to keep the operations going.

published on : 4th October 2022

Sri Lanka must adopt public distribution

Opening of ration shops, distribution of essentials and recruitment for public distribution should come under Sri Lanka’s provincial governments, just as it is in India.

published on : 25th August 2022

Pass on edible oil price cut benefit to users: Government

It also asked the companies that have not cut their prices to reduce their prices. Meanwhile, Mother Dairy has reportedly cut prices of soyabean oil and rice bran oil by up to Rs 14.

published on : 9th July 2022

FCI won’t procure parboiled rice, States can do so: Centre

The Centre, however, clarified that the States could procure parboiled rice for consumption within the State.

published on : 31st March 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

Denied Public Distribution System ration after fingerprint mismatch, Jharkhand man dies of hunger

The daughter of the deceased 62-year-old man said he died of hunger as the family had gone entirely without foodgrain for two weeks, a day after Jharkhand CM thrashed reports of two deaths last week.

published on : 25th October 2017

Man starves to death in Jharkhand; government says family was ‘not poor’

Even as the local people claimed that Baidyanath Ravidas died because he had no rice at his home for a week, the Dhanbad district administration denied that starvation was the cause of death.

published on : 22nd October 2017