public distribution system

PDS grain missing, anonymous rice brand surfaces in Odisha's Sundergarh district

Priced similar to the PDS grains at Rs 20 per kg, rice bags under the brand name of Shree Om from an anonymous manufacturer are flooding some markets of the district.

published on : 24th June 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

Chhattisgarh HC stays procurement of jaggery meant for Bastar tribals

A division bench has issued a notice to the Chhattisgarh State Civil Supplies Corporation to respond after staying the tender process.

published on : 23rd June 2021

Biometric for PDS distribution sparks coronavirus fear in Cuttack

A PDS dealer of Paramhansa village near Kandarpur succumbed to the disease a week back.

published on : 22nd May 2021

Congress flays govt for cut in PDS rice

The Congress plans to launch a postcard campaign against the state government’s decision to cut the quantity of foodgrains under the public distribution system, from 5kg to 2kg.

published on : 30th April 2021

Karnataka minister Umesh Katti draws flak for asking farmer to die for seeking more rice in PDS

Katti later withdrew his statement, tendered an apology and said he never wanted anyone to die and that everyone should prosper.

published on : 28th April 2021

PDS shops in Chhattisgarh forced to close down, foodgrain supply to 6.7 million beneficiaries disrupted

Officials say that the PDS shops will not be allowed to open till the Covid situation improves in the state.

published on : 14th April 2021

Covid exposed lacunae in implementation of social welfare schemes: Report

The highest incidence of exclusion in schemes was due to the way they were processed, the analysis showed.

published on : 6th 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

Ration delivery picks up pace in urban areas of Andhra Prdaesh

According to Civil Supplies Commissioner Kona Sasidhar, a total 2,067 MDUs were sanctioned in the urban areas and each vehicle will start dispensing ration from 8 am.

published on : 12th February 2021

As fair price shops refuse foodgrains, beneficiaries throng MeeSeva centres in Telangana to link aadhaar

The link between Aadhaar and mobile number is mandatory under the One Nation One Ration Card plan which the state government implemented recently.

published on : 8th February 2021

Child rights panel seeks probe into ‘graft’ in MP ration scheme

NCPCR has written to the Director General of the Economic Offence Wing of MP to register a case following the detection of over Rs 4.26 crore worth financial irregularities/discrepancies in THR.

published on : 3rd February 2021

CM Jagan Mohan Reddy flags off vehicles for public distribution system door delivery

​The Chief Minister flagged off the PDS vehicles, which are named Mobile Dispensing  Units (MDUs) of the civil supplies department.

published on : 22nd January 2021

Quality rice to reach doorstep of beneficiaries from February 1 in Andhra Pradesh

After coming to power, the Chief Minister has taken the initiative to provide quality rice at the doorstep of the ration card holders. 

published on : 21st January 2021

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
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