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Migrants who left Delhi in second Covid-19 wave returning

  • VAT collections, too, reflect a similar trend. They went down from 417.01 crore in April to 358.17 crore in May and further down to 207.35 crore in June.
Going by Census 2011 data, around 40% of the 7.2 million are also believed to be migrants from other states who have settled in Delhi over time and got ration cards registered here.
Going by Census 2011 data, around 40% of the 7.2 million are also believed to be migrants from other states who have settled in Delhi over time and got ration cards registered here.
Updated on Oct 18, 2021 06:19 AM IST
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By Abhishek Dey, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Implement 'One Nation, One Ration Card' by July 31: SC tells States

The 'One Nation, One Ration Card' programme is a national platform that digitises ration cards, details of beneficiaries, the monthly quota of ration under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013
Supreme Court (File Photo)
Supreme Court (File Photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2021 12:20 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose

Update mobile number in ration cards to avoid difficulties: Here's how to add

Here is a look at how to add mobile numbers to ration cards and update existing ones correctly for residents in Delhi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that 800 million people would benefit from the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) scheme.(AFP | Representational image)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that 800 million people would benefit from the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) scheme.(AFP | Representational image)
Published on Jun 18, 2021 02:40 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

2 mn without ration cards in Delhi eligible for state govt’s free ration scheme

The government has also started looking for transporters for carrying the ration from the three designated godowns in Narela, Mayapuri and Gheora to the schools.
Representational: The distribution will be done at 280 government schools, said Delhi’s food and civil supplies minister Imran Hussain on Friday. (HT PHOTO.)
Representational: The distribution will be done at 280 government schools, said Delhi’s food and civil supplies minister Imran Hussain on Friday. (HT PHOTO.)
Updated on May 29, 2021 03:13 AM IST
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Devise an India-specific Covid vaccination plan

Over 0.1 million Indians have died from Covid-19 and this is far from over. A well-designed vaccination plan can reduce deaths by up to 70%. Given how much the country has sacrificed to slow the infection down, it is owed a carefully-planned – and customised – vaccine distribution plan.
Samples taken for coronavirus testing are laid out on a table during screening, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, India, November 18, 2020(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Samples taken for coronavirus testing are laid out on a table during screening, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, India, November 18, 2020(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 20, 2020 03:18 PM IST
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By Anup Malani

Creating a robust and effective digital media regulatory mechanism

A huge regulatory structure just to monitor content and process the violations seem neither optimal nor prudent.
The online content can be curated content (as provided by news portals or entities such as Netflix, Hotstar or Amazon), and also user-generated content. The words “providers” and “platforms” must be explained clearly to clarify whether both curated and user-generated content are covered under this notification. This will materially change the scope of the notification.(HTARCHIVE)
The online content can be curated content (as provided by news portals or entities such as Netflix, Hotstar or Amazon), and also user-generated content. The words “providers” and “platforms” must be explained clearly to clarify whether both curated and user-generated content are covered under this notification. This will materially change the scope of the notification.(HTARCHIVE)
Updated on Nov 20, 2020 06:36 AM IST
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By Uday Kumar Varma

Creating an inclusive welfare architecture

Cover all of India’s poor; and merge welfare programmes under one umbrella scheme
The MGNREGS and PDS proved to be lifelines as central and state governments were able to mobilise the administrative machinery and expand the welfare net, at relative speed(Shutterstock)
The MGNREGS and PDS proved to be lifelines as central and state governments were able to mobilise the administrative machinery and expand the welfare net, at relative speed(Shutterstock)
Updated on Nov 18, 2020 08:26 PM IST
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By Yamini Aiyar

Jharkhand to give dry ration to sex workers without identity proof

The move follows the Supreme Court order on October 28 when it asked the state governments and union territories to provide dry rations to the sex workers who are identified by the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) without insisting on proof of identity.
According to NACO’s Jharkhand wing, Jharkhand State AIDS Control Society (JSACS), population of sex works in the state is 12,077. (HT Photo)
According to NACO’s Jharkhand wing, Jharkhand State AIDS Control Society (JSACS), population of sex works in the state is 12,077. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 05, 2020 12:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey

Deadline to link Aadhaar card-ration card ends today: How to link online and offline

Those who fail to get the two identification cards linked will no longer be eligible to receive their quota of food grains under the Public Distribution System (PDS).
People queue outside a Government Ration Shop at Turbhe during Unlock 2.0 in Navi Mumbai (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)
People queue outside a Government Ration Shop at Turbhe during Unlock 2.0 in Navi Mumbai (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 30, 2020 04:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral

September 30 last date to link Aadhaar card-ration card: How to link online and offline

If not linked before the said date , you will get you quota of food grains under the Public Distribution System (PDS) only till September 30.
People queue outside a government ration shop at Turbhe during Unlock 2.0 in Navi Mumbai (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)
People queue outside a government ration shop at Turbhe during Unlock 2.0 in Navi Mumbai (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 30, 2020 03:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral

Smart ration cards distributed in Mohali

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Published on Sep 12, 2020 11:30 PM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Mohali

Reimagining India’s welfare toolkit

Universalise PDS, make it demand-driven; give more funds to states; and ramp up MGNREGS
On MGNREGS, states have already spent one­third of the funds allocated to them for the year. Provide more support(HTPHOTO)
On MGNREGS, states have already spent one­third of the funds allocated to them for the year. Provide more support(HTPHOTO)
Updated on Aug 24, 2020 08:50 PM IST
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By Yamini Aiyar

Tripura orders probe after names of 130 villagers found in Mizoram’s voters list

Phuldungsei is a border village with a population of over 600 in southeast Tripura.
Tripura Revenue Minister NC Debbarma said a probe has been ordered into how the names of a residents of a border village were included in Mizoram’s voters list.(ANI)
Tripura Revenue Minister NC Debbarma said a probe has been ordered into how the names of a residents of a border village were included in Mizoram’s voters list.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 22, 2020 03:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman

Delhi cabinet okays doorstep delivery of ration

This flagship scheme of the Aam Aadmi Party government has been in the pipeline for more than two years.
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said the scheme will be fully implemented in 6-7 months. (Photo @AAPDelhi)
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said the scheme will be fully implemented in 6-7 months. (Photo @AAPDelhi)
Published on Jul 21, 2020 01:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Delhi govt to enrol at least one lakh more people under food security scheme

There are 1.61 lakh application clearances pending with the department of which 13,131 are awaiting approval after completion of field verification, a senior official said, on condition of anonymity.
The Delhi government on Tuesday had decided to extend the free ration scheme till November.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The Delhi government on Tuesday had decided to extend the free ration scheme till November.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 12:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Risha Chitlangia, New Delhi

Voter ID, drivers’ license among papers required for treatments in Delhi hospitals

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Sunday that beds in the city hospitals, including the private ones -- with the exception of which are providing specialised surgeries -- will be reserved for “people of Delhi”.
According to records of the city government’s planning department, the city currently has a population of around 19.1 million, of which, records of the election commission suggests, 14.6 million are eligible voters.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
According to records of the city government’s planning department, the city currently has a population of around 19.1 million, of which, records of the election commission suggests, 14.6 million are eligible voters.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 11:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

‘One nation, one ration card’ in Centre’s relief package for migrants

Around 67 crore beneficiaries in 23 states covering 83% of PDS population will be covered by national portability by August, while complete portability will be achieved by March next year.
The FM also said that eight crore migrant workers who do not have either a central or state PDS card, will get 5 kilogram of grains per person and 1 kilogram of ‘chana’ for the next two months. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
The FM also said that eight crore migrant workers who do not have either a central or state PDS card, will get 5 kilogram of grains per person and 1 kilogram of ‘chana’ for the next two months. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 15, 2020 10:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Usher in changes to ensure no Indian goes hungry | Opinion

Broaden the food security Act; add breakfast to midday meals for schools; prioritise one nation, one ration card
When the poorest don’t have enough for two square meals a day, it means that we, as a nation, have failed them(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
When the poorest don’t have enough for two square meals a day, it means that we, as a nation, have failed them(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Published on May 07, 2020 07:03 PM IST
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By Naveen Jindal

Centre to offer cheap grains to 3.9 million more people

Once states send their lists, the beneficiaries would get additional ration under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, a welfare package announced on March 26 to deal with the Covid-19 crisis.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, beneficiaries are being given double their current food entitlement free of cost for the next three months. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, beneficiaries are being given double their current food entitlement free of cost for the next three months. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 02, 2020 12:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq

One nation, one ration card: It will give a cushion to migrant workers

Some feel that the government must expand the well-stocked PDS system to cover all individuals, irrespective of whether they have a ration card or not, for at least six months. While this must be done, the government must also fast-track the ONORC scheme
Migrant workers at Mulund, Mumbai, April 28, 2020(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Migrant workers at Mulund, Mumbai, April 28, 2020(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Published on Apr 29, 2020 06:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

India cases cross 30k, virus may keep coming back every year: Covid-19 news today

Here is a preview of the important Covid-19 news from India and the world in the past 2 hours.
The latest 10,000 infections came over a period of 7 days – a day less than it had taken for the tally to go from 10,000 to 20,000(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
The latest 10,000 infections came over a period of 7 days – a day less than it had taken for the tally to go from 10,000 to 20,000(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 29, 2020 08:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Demand for ration cards increases amid lockdown

NFSA covers 75% of the population in rural areas and 50% in urban areas. Food right activists claim that the new rush of applications for ration cards shows that many poor households, especially the families of migrant workers, have been left out.
Odisha has received applications for 500,000 new ration cards in addition to 32.6 million cards already issued. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times) PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE
Odisha has received applications for 500,000 new ration cards in addition to 32.6 million cards already issued. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times) PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE
Updated on Apr 29, 2020 12:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Consider enacting 1 nation, 1 ration card: SC to Centre

A three-judge bench headed by justice NV Ramana passed the order in a plea by a petitioner who highlighted the plight of migrant labourers because they did not have local identity proof.
Migrant workers carrying their luggage walk towards their villages in Guwahati on Tuesday.(PTI)
Migrant workers carrying their luggage walk towards their villages in Guwahati on Tuesday.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 29, 2020 01:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

SC asks Centre to consider ‘one nation, one ration card’ during lockdown

The central government scheme is scheduled to be launched in June this year.
The top court disposed of a plea filed by advocate Reepak Kansal, who sought the launching of the scheme, for the benefit of migrant workers, beneficiaries and citizens of other states stranded in different places due to the nationwide lockdown.
The top court disposed of a plea filed by advocate Reepak Kansal, who sought the launching of the scheme, for the benefit of migrant workers, beneficiaries and citizens of other states stranded in different places due to the nationwide lockdown.
Updated on Apr 28, 2020 04:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan

Calls for free ration grow as migrants fight hunger

The Union government has allowed charities and states to buy extra stocks of federally held foodgrains at a reserve but cheaper-than-market price as several migrant workers battle a food crisis.
Public standing in line for Free Ration at Nahar Road,Malad during lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic.(Hindustan Times)
Public standing in line for Free Ration at Nahar Road,Malad during lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 17, 2020 03:51 AM IST
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By Zia Haq, Smriti Kak Ramachandran and Saubhadra Chatterji

The State needs to step up, urgently| Opinion

Provide food; improve Centre-state mechanisms; communicate better; and show compassion
It is crucial that the mistakes of the last 21 days are not repeated in the next phase of the lockdown(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
It is crucial that the mistakes of the last 21 days are not repeated in the next phase of the lockdown(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 16, 2020 07:23 PM IST
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By Yamini Aiyar

Covid-19 lockdown: Ration distribution to card applicants starts

Under the scheme announced by CM Arvind Kejriwal on April 1, beneficiaries have to apply online, following which a token, mentioning the centre and time of visit, is issued.
BPL card holders wait to collect ration under the Delhi government PDS scheme, on day fourteen of the 21-day nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Moti Lal Nehru Camp, Munirka Village, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
BPL card holders wait to collect ration under the Delhi government PDS scheme, on day fourteen of the 21-day nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Moti Lal Nehru Camp, Munirka Village, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 09, 2020 08:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

E-PDS could have helped migrants, but scheme still lacks the scale

A digitised, portable public distribution system (PDS) was to be a boon for beneficiaries of the National Food Security Act who lose out on their monthly quota of subsidised food when they migrate.
Inter-state portability, whereby a migrant draws subsidised food in a state other than his own, is being tried on select “clusters” of 12 “contiguous” states.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Inter-state portability, whereby a migrant draws subsidised food in a state other than his own, is being tried on select “clusters” of 12 “contiguous” states.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 30, 2020 07:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq

State weeds out 2.81 lakh ‘ghost’ ration cards

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
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Published on Dec 31, 2019 11:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Navneet Sharma, Chandigarh

Bengal government starts selling onion from ration shops

Every family with ration card was given 1 kg onion at Rs 59. In the local markets, the vegetable is being sold for Rs 130-140 a kg, which is a seven-time increase in four months.
Over the past couple of weeks, the state government had been selling onion at Rs 59 a kg from its Sufal Bangla stalls.(HT Photo)
Over the past couple of weeks, the state government had been selling onion at Rs 59 a kg from its Sufal Bangla stalls.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 10, 2019 07:57 AM IST
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