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Public Distribution System

Prime Minister pitches for ration card unity of India

Today's address to the nation was an attempt by the PM to put speed on his next project of bringing India under one welfare umbrella.

30 Jun 2020 8:25 PM

Cabinet hikes monthly quota of foodgrains to ensure regular supply during the lockdown

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

Government planning to privatise PDS?

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

Government may provide subsidised sugar to more families; mulls extra grains

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

In India we have got hold of wrong end of the stick

Food Subsidy or Public Distribution System (PDS) is the largest programme followed by Urea Subsidy and the MGNREGS.

20 Jan 2019 4:39 AM


Growing worries about Aadhaar and the misuse of personal data

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

Arvind Kejriwal criticises BJP for scuttling ration delivery

CM will visit slums to spread his message against the L-G.

28 Mar 2018 5:25 AM

Delivery of ration at doorstep gets Cabinet approval

The Cabinet decision will now be sent to lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal for his approval.

07 Mar 2018 2:37 AM

Aadhaar raj: Targeting the poor & vulnerable

There are many reasons why Aadhaar and biometric identification fails in rural areas.

28 Oct 2017 12:17 AM

All ration shops to be digitised, says Ram Vilas Paswan

The programme was initially conceptualised by the Jharkhand government which forwarded it to the Centre.

22 Sep 2017 6:21 AM


No transparency in PDS, says study

60 per cent of ration shops routinely remain closed during working hours.

21 Aug 2017 4:42 AM

Under-recoveries on kerosene down at Rs 8.86 per litre

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

Govt planning to supply fortified wheat via PDS, says Ram Vilas Paswan

Paswan also said that the Centre is linking ration cards to Aadhaar to weed out bogus ration cards.

16 May 2017 7:16 AM

Focus on nutritional security of 23 cr PDS members: Paswan

Food Ministry has chalked out plans for supplying fortified wheat and rice flour via PDS.

15 May 2017 6:32 PM

Display foodgrain subsidy at ration shops: Centre to states

The central government's annual food subsidy bill is over Rs 1 lakh crore.

24 Apr 2017 3:17 PM


Centre may scrap Rs 4,500 crore PDS sugar subsidy in Budget

At present, the scheme has a target of 40 crore beneficiaries of families under below poverty line category.

26 Jan 2017 10:42 AM

Paswan rules out possibility of import of the grain

1.7 million tonnes of wheat have been exported and more shipments are expected at zero Customs duty.

23 Dec 2016 3:23 PM