Government to supply 5 kg of foodgrains per month to over 80 crore people at a highly subsidised price under the National Food Security Act
25 Mar 2020 8:05 PM
The move could put a big question mark over the future of lakhs of private individuals who run fair price shops.
17 Sep 2019 1:52 AM
The proposal is to extend one kg sugar supplies to additional 16.29 crore beneficiary families, would cost Rs 4,727 crore.
03 Jun 2019 2:49 PM
Food Subsidy or Public Distribution System (PDS) is the largest programme followed by Urea Subsidy and the MGNREGS.
20 Jan 2019 4:39 AM
The process of implementation of the Aadhaar scheme has also thrown up issues that need to be addressed seriously.
07 Sep 2018 4:50 AM
CM will visit slums to spread his message against the L-G.
28 Mar 2018 5:25 AM
The Cabinet decision will now be sent to lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal for his approval.
07 Mar 2018 2:37 AM
There are many reasons why Aadhaar and biometric identification fails in rural areas.
28 Oct 2017 12:17 AM
The programme was initially conceptualised by the Jharkhand government which forwarded it to the Centre.
22 Sep 2017 6:21 AM
60 per cent of ration shops routinely remain closed during working hours.
21 Aug 2017 4:42 AM
Under-recoveries/DBTL Subsidy for 2016-17 was Rs 19,728 crore, while the figure was Rs 27,571 crore for 2015-16.
02 Jun 2017 11:57 AM
Paswan also said that the Centre is linking ration cards to Aadhaar to weed out bogus ration cards.
16 May 2017 7:16 AM
Food Ministry has chalked out plans for supplying fortified wheat and rice flour via PDS.
15 May 2017 6:32 PM
The central government's annual food subsidy bill is over Rs 1 lakh crore.
24 Apr 2017 3:17 PM
At present, the scheme has a target of 40 crore beneficiaries of families under below poverty line category.
26 Jan 2017 10:42 AM
1.7 million tonnes of wheat have been exported and more shipments are expected at zero Customs duty.
23 Dec 2016 3:23 PM