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Thursday, Aug 06, 2020

Public distribution system

Mar 27, 2020 12:51
The short-term tradeoff between lives and livelihoods is manifest and nobody really knows where the precise balance lies. Too limited a lockout period risks the lives of potentially hundreds of thousands of people; too restrictive a lockout could result in the eruption of serious social unrest. read more
Mar 25, 2020 20:06
To prevent distress, the State must manage the movement of people, food, money, schemes read more
Dec 31, 2019 23:21
Since the introduction of biometric-based authentication, 10.55 lakh beneficiaries have not availed their wheat quota in the last one-and-a-half year v read more
Aug 28, 2019 02:30
Kelaram Majhi from the neighbouring village of Kupui said, “We have also not received grains for those months. Eighty-one cardholders of the village have decided they will not take any PDS ration till they get their pending foodgrain.” read more
Jul 26, 2019 07:07
Khattar while launching the portal,, said that a system will be put in place to include families migrating from Haryana to other cities and vice versa. read more
Jul 14, 2019 20:54
PDS portability will help them, but education, health, voting must follow read more
Jun 08, 2019 00:03
Officials ruled out hunger as the cause of Ramcharan Munda’s death and said he died of heat stroke. read more
Mar 18, 2019 07:40
Indians today are more mobile than ever before in our history. Our ideas about citizenship must follow. read more
Feb 20, 2019 15:07
Introducing choice in the PDS bets too much on technology, and can’t side-step the need for procurement reform. read more
Dec 28, 2018 07:27
The Public Distribution System (PDS) scam pertains to alleged disbursement of rice and salt samples found unfit for human consumption in 2014 by certain officers. In all, 254 samples lifted from across the state were found to be unfit. The ACB, which... read more
Oct 23, 2018 11:54
The current set of entitlements also needs to be expanded to enhance access to nutrition and employment. For improving access to medical services, public health infrastructure and services need to be strengthened and, of course, budgetary allocations... read more
Oct 03, 2018 19:17
The choice-based approach reflects the reality that people in different places and times want different things, and improves beneficiary welfare by expanding their options. It also reduces the political and ethical risks of the reform read more
Sep 27, 2018 06:56
The compulsory imposition of Aadhaar in welfare programmes has, contrary to popular belief, damaged the implementation of welfare. read more
Sep 25, 2018 13:03
The Special Task Force (STF) has recommended the arrest of all ration dealers whose role in the multi-crore food scam it claims to have established beyond any doubt. read more
Aug 18, 2018 09:30
The state, which was among the last to switch to computerisation with Aadhaar linkage of beneficiaries to check leakages and curb corruption in the PDS, has distributed wheat to 14 lakh families from fair price shops connected with electronic point of... read more