Saturday, 29 January, 2022
TopicPublic distribution system

Topic: Public distribution system

Delhi govt ready to make whatever changes Centre wants in ration scheme, says Kejriwal

In a letter to PM Modi, the Delhi CM requested permission for implementing the scheme that he claimed was being stonewalled by the Centre days before its launch.

‘If pizza delivery allowed, why not ration’, asks Kejriwal, alleges Centre stalled Delhi scheme

While the Delhi govt accused the Centre of stalling it's scheme of doorstep delivery of ration, the Centre said that it only advised the state to do so without tampering with the NFSA.

Delhi’s poor still wait for Kejriwal’s promised free ration, 2 months into 2nd Covid wave

On 4 May, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announced free ration for all card holders, and later extended the benefit to those without cards too. But the scheme is yet to reach both sections.

This Manipur village floats between non-existence and a hard reality, made worse by Covid

Champu Khangpok village was struck off the electoral records in the 1980s, making its residents encroachers and limiting their already meagre access to govt welfare systems.

After water ATMs, Karnataka now plans 24×7 rice ATMs for ration card holders to end queues

Rice ATMs will dispense fixed amount of grains, with the govt planning to allow access to these machines through smart card or a biometric system instead of coins.

‘Solely dependent on ration’ but Lucknow’s poor yet to get the promised free grains, pulses

Free ration of 5 kg rice or wheat & 1 kg pulses promised by Modi govt for PDS beneficiaries after lockdown still not available in Lucknow.

Modi govt’s Gareeb Kalyan: Does India have the ability to deliver amid Covid-19 lockdown?

Finance Minister has announced a three-month relief package worth Rs 1.7 lakh crore for India’s urban & rural poor to help them during the coronavirus lockdown.

PM Modi’s brother Prahlad to be at head of protest to strengthen public distribution system

Prahlad Modi, vice-president of All India Fair Price Shop Dealers’ Federation, will sit on an 11-day protest starting next week at Delhi's Jantar Mantar.

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India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.