Ration

  • 20 lakh bogus ration cards issued in Chhattisgarh; CM should resign: Congress August 5, 2014

    Alleging that lakhs of bogus ration cardswere issued in Chhattisgarh by the ruling BJP for "political gains", opposition Congress on Monday sought a CBI inquiry into it and demanded Chief Minister Raman Singh's resignation over the issue. "The state government had deliberately issued around 20 lakh ration cards to ineligible people...
  • Opposition demands CBI probe into ration card scam July 25, 2014

    The main opposition Congress on Thursday demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the alleged irregularities in the issuance of rations cards in the state. During a discussion in the Assembly, Congress MLAs alleged that the BJP government in the state had issued a large number of...
  • Congress stages walkout alleging ration card irregularities July 23, 2014

    The Opposition Congress on staged a walkout from the Chhattisgarh Assembly alleging irregularities in issuance of ration cards in the state. Raising the issue during question hour, senior Congress MLA Satyanarayan Sharma sought to know how many ration cards were issued to ineligibles and cancelled in Durg, Raipur, Bilaspur and Rajnandgaon...
  • Ration helpline gets plenty of queries May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ration helpline number of the Delhi government till now has received 90,753 calls related to queries and complaints. "The complaints received so far mostly pertain to non opening of FPS, quality of foodgrains, issue of foodgrains less than the entitlement, service deficiency at the FPS and misbehavior...
  • Congress stages walkout in Chhattisgarh Assembly over ration cards issue February 4, 2014

    The Opposition Congress on Tuesday staged a walkout from the Chhattisgarh Assembly alleging black marketing and large scale irregularities in issuance and distribution of ration cards in the state. Raising the issue during the Question Hour, Leader of Opposition T S Singhdeo sought to know the total number of ration cards...
  • Digital Ration Cards to be distributed soon: Minister January 30, 2014

    The BJP government on Wednesday assured the Rajasthan Assembly that Digital Ration Cards, pending since February 2013, would be distributed to all beneficiaries soon. Replying to a question of BJP MLA Babu Singh on the delay in preparation and distribution of Digital Ration Cards, Minister of State for Food and Civil...
  • Odisha: Four men set ablaze woman ration dealer December 31, 2013

    A woman ration dealer, accused of committing irregularities in distribution of items, was burnt to death allegedly by four men near Rambha village in Ganjam district, police said on Tuesday. Pranati Nayak was attacked by the accused, who came on two motorbikes, while she was returning alone from her elder sister's...
  • Pending ration cards to be issued within 3 months: Hem Singh Bhadana December 26, 2013

    Food and civil supply department in Rajasthan plans to issue pending ration cards to beneficiaries within the next three months. "The work with regard to ration cards had been pending since April this year and now we are considering issuing all pending cards within next three months," the newly appointed MoSFood...
  • Onions being sold at wholesale rates in Berhampur ration shops August 14, 2013

    Amid skyrocketing prices, Ganjam district administration in Odisha has started selling onions at wholesale rate in ration shops in Berhampur town. At least 37 fair price shops started to sell onions of Nasik quality at Rs 45 per kg on Tuesday and one can purchase up to 2 kg of...
  • K'taka: Family gets BPL ration card after death of malnourished child July 23, 2013

    Bangalore: Four days after the death of a fiveyear old girl due to malnutrition, her family has finally been given an Antyodaya ration card, meant for Below Povert Line (BPL) families. But the state government has denied that the fiveyearold Meghala died of malnutrition. The government claimed that she had...
  • Uttarakhand: Weather clears, IAF choppers resume relief work July 9, 2013

    Dehradun: With the weather clearing up at most places in Uttarakhand, IAF choppers on Tuesday landed at Kedarnath after three days to replenish fast running out food stocks for the team stationed there to dispose of bodies and clear the debris. In another development, some members of the team engaged in...
  • Uttarakhand: Local villagers grapple with no ration, electricity June 27, 2013

    Dehradun: Uttarakhand is grappling with its worst natural disaster. Huge challenges remain in terms of relief and supplies for the local survivors. There is already an acute shortage of clean drinking water and at least 300 villagers have already reported sick with dysentery. In the village of Khaat, 2 km short...
  • Police officials arrested in Congress worker murder case March 25, 2013

    Narsinghpur: Three persons, including a police inspector and a head constable, have been arrested after a High Court directive in connection with the murder of a Congress worker in police firing in 2012, police said. Ambika Prasad Dube was killed allegedly in a police firing at Jhipani Dhana village following...
  • Cabinet approves Bill to provide time-bound delivery of services March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet has given in-principle approval to a bill providing for time-bound delivery of services. This effectively means that bureaucrats will now have to face the music for delay in dispensing services like pensions, passports, caste certificates, ration cards, tax refunds and police procedures. Any delay in providing...
  • Karnataka food dept installs new ration system to avoid wastage of grains January 29, 2013

    Bangalore: Over the years, India has seen a criminal waste of food grains, but now the Karnataka food department is trying to ensure that doesn't happen any more. They now have a monitoring system in place. For a central Bangalore resident, Kausar Banu, there is renewed curiosity as she makes her...
  • Talaash: Should Aamir practise what he preached? December 7, 2012

    New Delhi: For close to three months Bollywood actor Aamir Khan made Indians squirm with guilt and denial and forced them to face their dark side over a series of well researched and executed social documentaries on rampant social inequalities. The straight talking, intense host of 'Satyamev Jayate' tore apart the...
  • Delhi: Many still prefer ration over cash transfer November 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Is the Congress's big ticket plan to directly transfer cash to social welfare beneficiaries working? After the pilot project was conducted in Delhi, many still prefer conventional ration to cash, even though the government claims around 84 per cent recipients prefer cash. The pilot project was launched by the...
  • RBI cuts CRR by 25 bps, keeps repo rate unchanged October 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The RBI left interest rates unchanged on Tuesday but cut the cash reserve ratio for banks and indicated it may ease monetary policy further in the JanuaryMarch quarter, although inflation remains a nearterm concern. While the decision to leave the policy repo rate unchanged at 8.00 per cent was...
  • Government approves PDS digitisation October 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Aiming to eliminate bogus ration cards and ensure that food subsidy reaches the genuine beneficiaries, the government on Thursday approved a Rs 884 crore plan for endtoend computerisation of the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) in the 12th FiveYear Plan on a costsharing basis with states. Around 18 crore...
  • TN: Karunanidhi warns Centre on ration sugar September 24, 2012

    Chennai: Days after his party jumped into the bandwagon against the Centre on the issue of FDI in retail, DMK chief M Karunanidhi, on Sunday, made yet another pitch against the Manmohan Singh government, stating that he hoped the Centre would not go ahead with any decision to suspend subsidy...
  • Govt may announce overhaul of food security system September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: It is expected to rain more reforms as the Union Cabinet is set to meet on Monday. A massive overhaul of the Public Distribution System is on the cards. Sources say the government is likely to pump in Rs 42,000 crore to check the leakage in the system....
  • RBI not cutting key rate makes India Inc unhappy September 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank's decision to cut the Cash Reserve Ratio by 0.25 per cent, the percentage of deposits banks keep with central bank, has received mixed response from India Inc, which has been demanding a reduction in interest rate to spur growth. Interest rates on home and car loans...
  • 'RBI's infusing liquidity more potent than rate cut' September 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) on Monday said the RBI move to infuse liquidity in the system is "more potent" than a cut in interest rate and it will help banks expand credit portfolio. "The RBI has taken a cautious step. The latest data on inflation has not...
  • RBI cuts CRR by 25 bps, repo rate unchanged at 8 pc September 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cut the cash reserve ration (CRR) by 25 basis points, which will leave Rs 17,000 crore more with the banks. Announcing its credit policy on Monday, which came in the backdrop of some big bang reforms pushed by the UPA Government, the...
  • Army overprocuring rations for nonexistent soldiers August 20, 2012

    New Delhi: An internal audit of the Army has raised questions about the supply chain of management of Army's rations. According to its report, the Army is allegedly overprocuring rations for at least two lakh nonexistent soldiers. The Indian Army personnel have the option of drawing ration either in cash called...
  • Indian Army is fat not fit, says internal audit August 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Is the Indian Army unfit? An internal audit of the Army conducted in 2011 by the Controller of Defence Accounts has raised questions about the quantity and quality of food being fed to the men. The audit says normal military diet could be three times more than what...
  • Female foeticide: Maha govt to meet medical council June 8, 2012

    Beed: The Maharashtra state government has promised to act against rampant female foeticide in Beed district that was reported by CNNIBN earlier. The state government will meet Maharshtra Medical Council (MCI), Indian Medical Association (IMA) and radiologists to find a way to curb foeticide. They will all be looking at a...
  • TN: Biometric ration cards to be issued soon April 24, 2012

    CHENNAI: In an attempt to create a foolproof measure that will end the prevalence of bogus ration cards, Food Minister S Kamaraj on Monday announced in the State Assembly that the issue of biometric databased SMART family cards would begin from Pudukottai district as a pilot project at a cost...
  • K'taka: CAG reports Rs 55 cr loss in ration card project April 1, 2012

    Bangalore: Karnataka's Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department has wasted Rs 54.53 crore by entrusting to a private company the computerisation project to digitise the data collected through a housetohouse survey and issue computerised ration cards to the eligible families. "The department wasted Rs 54.53 crore through its failure to...
  • HP: India's highest sex ratio in Lahaul, Spiti February 16, 2012

    Shimla: Tribal Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh has the highest sex ratio in the country with 1,017 females for every 1,000 males, Chief Minister PK Dhumal said on Wednesday. Inaugurating a twoday workshop on 'Rights of Girl Child and Future Impact on Imbalanced Sex Ratio' organised by the HP...