Tag: Food Security Act

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One Nation One Ration Card Scheme Makes Food Security Portable: Centre To SC

"The ONORC plan aims to empower all NFSA migrant beneficiaries to access their PDS/NFSA food grains from any Fair Price Shop (FPS) of their choice anywhere in the country by using their same/existing ration card with biometric authentication. In short ONORC makes food security portable."

BJD Misleading People Over Free Of Cost Rice, Pulses, Alleges BJP
BJD Misleading People Over Free Rice & Pulses, Alleges BJP

Bhubaneswar: Days after Odisha government announced to provide free of cost rice and pulses to the beneficiaries under State Food Security Scheme (SFSS) in view of the COVID-19 crisis, the BJP on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the ruling-BJD alleging the party of misleading the people to take credit for the development. Targeting the […]

Populist schemes reignite debate on Odisha's rising debt burden

Bhubaneswar: In the crucial election year, Odisha government seems to be firing all weapons in its armoury to woo voters with several new populist schemes. Be it the KALIA scheme, Ama Gaon Ama Bikash, Food Security Act or the Biju Yuva Bahini, CM Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government is rolling out sops and schemes at an […]

Lapses found in ration card distribution in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Gross irregularities have now come to the fore in the implementation of the Food Security Act as subsidized ration is being issued in the name of dead persons while on the other hand a substantial number of beneficiaries have not received their ration cards, and yet being provided ration. Nearly 19 lakh families do […]

Odisha continues to receive less rice, more wheat under NFSA

Bhubaneswar: Odisha continues to receive more than required wheat despite revision in rice quota under National Food Security Act (NFSA). Data from November 2015 till February 2017 revealed that Odisha has received 99, 961 metric tonne less than required rice from the centre under NFSA. On the other hand, the State received 70, 322 metric […]

Over 90K 'ineligible' families surrendered ration cards

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today said as many as 91,431 “ineligible” families have surrendered their ration cards issued under National Food Security Act even as 20,259 families have been added in the list of beneficiaries. “We call upon all the ineligible families to surrender their ration cards by August 15. They should consider that eligible […]

BJP campaigns in Odisha over BJD's food security act 'hijack'

The BJP's Odisha unit on Sunday launched a poster campaign against the BJD-led state government for "hijacking" the National Food Security Act (NFSA) in the state

Naveen in Assembly
Besides NFSA, Odisha to introduce own Food Security Act

Bhubaneswar:Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today sought special category status for the state while announcing a plan to bring a holistic Odisha Food Security Act “very soon” for vulnerable sections of the society, besides implementing the National Food Security Act (NFSA). “We have been historically neglected for our just demands. Odisha faces maximum number of […]