Public Distribution System

  • Rice distribution 'game-changer' for Raman Singh in Assembly polls 10-12-2013 09:42 AM

    Distribution of rice at subsidised price to poor families in Chhattisgarh seems to have done the trick for Raman Singh, the 'Chaur wale baba' (rice man) who proved wrong all political analysis and opinion polls to emerge victorious for the third consecutive term in the state. The Chhattisgarh Food Security...
  • Chhattisgarh PDS best in the country: Raman Singh 10-11-2013 05:59 PM

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh took on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his comments on the Public Distribution System (PDS) in the state. "The Chhatisgarh PDS module is best in the country so the PM should compare whether the Congress-ruled states have been able to follow an equally good PDS...
  • With bottlenecks, will Food Security scheme be a success in Delhi? 21-08-2013 09:18 AM

    New Delhi: Delhi rolled out the Food Security scheme on Tuesday marking former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's birth anniversary. But with a massively corrupt Public Distribution system, it remains to be seen whether this will help those in need. Months before the Delhi elections, Congress President Sonia Gandhi launched the...
  • Food Bill: Rahul to hold deliberations with PCC chiefs 16-07-2013 02:33 PM

    New Delhi: After party chief Sonia Gandhi's interaction with Chief Ministers of Congress-ruled states, Rahul Gandhi will hold deliberations with PCC chiefs of all states on the "game changer" Food Security Bill on July 27. Gandhi, who is the Congress Vice President, will address the PCC chiefs of states including...
  • Government decontrols sugar, hike in price likely 04-04-2013 08:09 PM

    New Delhi: In what could be seen as a significant concession to the powerful sugar lobby, the government on Thursday cleared the decontrol of the product. The move will likely raise the sugar prices as decontrol means that the manufacturers of the product will now get to decide on the...
  • RTI query busts major PDS scam in Maharashtra 05-12-2011 06:27 AM

    Mumbai: An RTI query has unearthed a major scam in the Public Distribution System, as many as 42 lakh bogus ration cards have been issued in Maharashtra leading to large scale theft of food grain. A PIL in the Bombay High Court has alleged grains meant for the state's poor...
  • '59 pc of PDS grain do not reach households' 18-05-2011 06:36 PM

    New Delhi: Despite India spending over two per cent of GDP in social protection schemes, their returns in terms of poverty reduction are yet to reach full potential, a World Bank report has said, pointing to "high leakages" in PDS and "uneven implementation" of MNREGA across states. The report, the...
  • How The PDS Is Changing in Chattisgarh 11-12-2010 02:44 PM

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  • PDS hike on foodgrains under consideration: Govt 02-09-2010 10:28 PM

    New Delhi: Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Thursday said the government is considering a hike in the quantity of foodgrains under the Public Distribution System (PDS) along with an upgradation in the number of eligible Below Poverty Line (BPL) families. "The government is considering an overall increase in PDS including...
  • Imported red wheat worth Rs 3.7 cr sold as chicken feed 14-05-2008 02:10 AM

    New Delhi: Kevin Pietersen on Thursday described his swashbuckling unbeaten century as one of his favourite knocks, which helped his team Delhi Daredevils register a five-wicket win over Deccan Chargers in an IPL 5 match here. It is an amazing feeling to score a century in T20 cricket. This is...
  • Red-faced govt to dispose off tonnes of bad wheat 13-05-2008 12:05 PM

    Mohali: The management of Kolkata Knight Riders rubbished reports suggesting that they have issued an embargo on players from talking to the media apart from scheduled press conferences. We have just heard from the Kolkata media about this. There are reports that we are not allowing any interaction with the...