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Long queues were seen outside ration distribution centres in Chirag Delhi, Dilshad Garden, Seemapuri, Kalyanpuri, Badarpur, and Hauz Rani.(Raj K Raj/ HT Archive)

Free food grains to non-ration card holders begins in capital

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2021 03:24 AM IST
  • On May 4, Kejriwal announced that rations for the 7.2 million PDS beneficiaries will be distributed for free in May and June. On May 18, he announced that free rations would also be given to people without ration cards.
A shopkeeper fills a customer's sack with wheat grains, at a ration shop, in Pandav Nagar, in New Delhi. ( Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)
A shopkeeper fills a customer's sack with wheat grains, at a ration shop, in Pandav Nagar, in New Delhi. ( Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)

‘Plan to deliver ration at homes stalled again’

By Sweta Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2021 02:13 AM IST
  • This is the second time this year that the scheme has been stalled due to differences between the Delhi government and the Centre.
Officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said the process of suspending the ration dealer had started and he has been detained by the police. (HT Photo)
Officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said the process of suspending the ration dealer had started and he has been detained by the police. (HT Photo)

‘Planned by Congress’: Bengal minister on arson at ration dealer’s home

Hindustan Times, Berhampore | By Sreyasi Pal | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 08:58 PM IST
The villagers alleged that they were getting much less rice than what the government had promised.
Health is just one of the many battles. It is time to confront the elephant in the room: Securing the life and livelihood of the people(REUTERS)
Health is just one of the many battles. It is time to confront the elephant in the room: Securing the life and livelihood of the people(REUTERS)

Kerala offers the rest of India a model to fight the pandemic

By VK Mathews
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2020 12:42 PM IST
The credit for this incredible achievement primarily goes to effective grassroots-level government institutions and a pro-active, level-headed political leadership
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)

Bengal government starts selling onion from ration shops

Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2019 07:57 AM IST
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.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that the Delhi government will be selling onions at Rs 23.90 per kilo(PTI)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that the Delhi government will be selling onions at Rs 23.90 per kilo(PTI)

Delhi govt to sell onions at Rs 23.90/kilo, BJP cries foul

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 10:38 PM IST
The announcement to sell subsidized onions comes 15 days after the Centre directed the Delhi government to take the key kitchen staple from its buffer stock and sell at a maximum retail price of Rs 23.90 per kilo, through its civil supplies department and ration shops.
“Public distribution is a fundamental right of state governments. The Union food minister does not understand the repercussions that would follow if such a right is infringed upon,” DMK president M K Stalin said in a statement.(HT Photo)
“Public distribution is a fundamental right of state governments. The Union food minister does not understand the repercussions that would follow if such a right is infringed upon,” DMK president M K Stalin said in a statement.(HT Photo)

DMK opposes Centre’s ‘one nation, one ration card’ scheme

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 07:20 PM IST
Urging the Centre to give up on the scheme, he said, “It is to be understood that the Centre, by implementing such initiatives, is trying to establish its dominance..
On Monday, Chandwa police station officer-in-charge, Mohan Pandey, conducted a meeting with village residents, who said the officer tried to pacify them and settle the issue.(HT Photo)
On Monday, Chandwa police station officer-in-charge, Mohan Pandey, conducted a meeting with village residents, who said the officer tried to pacify them and settle the issue.(HT Photo)

Christians won’t reconvert, face boycott in Jharkhand village

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Manish Raj
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2019 01:01 AM IST
According to the “order”, a copy of which is with HT, village residents were prohibited from either inviting them to any social events or participating in their events.
A ration shop at JJ Colony Bawana in New Delhi.(HT File)
A ration shop at JJ Colony Bawana in New Delhi.(HT File)

Trucks supplying ration in Delhi to be fitted with GPS

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2019 03:05 PM IST
The department said the ration shops will be inspected thoroughly by the circle food supplies officers, while special commissioners would do it once a month, and assistant commissioners twice per month.
People purchase food grains from a ration shop in Ranchi.(HT FIle Photo)
People purchase food grains from a ration shop in Ranchi.(HT FIle Photo)

Deliver foodgrains to doorsteps of beneficiaries to check starvation deaths, Centre tells states

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2018 08:17 PM IST
The central government has given guidelines to all states to ensure there are no starvation death because of non-delivery of PDS grains.
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