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Tag: National Food Security Act

Odisha tops state ranking for implementation of National Food Security Act
Odisha tops state ranking for implementation of National Food Security Act

Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal released the 'State Ranking Index for NFSA' 2022 during a conference of state food ministers on food and nutrition security in India.

Centre, Odisha Govt Cross Swords Over Rice and Wheat Allocation
Centre, Odisha Govt Cross Swords Over Rice and Wheat Allocation

A letter shot off by Odisha Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain to Union Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution Minister Piyush Goyal has kicked off the fresh row between the Centre and State. 

3 more states including Odisha join 'one nation, one ration card scheme'

New Delhi: Odisha, Sikkim and Mizoram have been included in the Integrated Management of Public Distribution System (IM-PDS) scheme as part of the nationwide portability of benefits under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) through ‘one nation, one ration card’ plan, according to Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan, here […]

‘One Nation, One Card’ sees pilot roll-out in Odisha’s Capital

Bhubaneswar: The Centre’s radical concept of One Nation, One Ration Card today saw a pilot roll out in the Capital city of Odisha. Under the Centre’s game-changer policy, a ration card holder can draw his/her monthly ration of rice, wheat and kerosene from any PDS shop anywhere in the State. This scheme makes the ration […]

Deadline for linking Aadhaar with PDS extended to Aug 31 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has extended the deadline to link Aadhaar numbers with Public Distribution System (PDS) to August 31, failing which beneficaries will not be able to avail their ration from September, an official said. The deadline was extended from July 31 as over 34 lakh PDS beneficiaries in the state are yet to […]

Food subsidy to be hiked by 20% to Rs 2.21 lakh cr

New Delhi: Food subsidy may be increased 20 per cent in the budget, likely in July, after it was stepped up to Rs 1.84 lakh crore for the current financial year in the interim budget, presented on February 1, on account of the Food Corporation of India’s (FCI) allocations under the National Food Security Act […]

Beneficiaries sans ration card to get relief materials from tomorrow: BMC Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: Cyclone Fani-hit people under Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) limits will be provided relief materials and other assistance as announced by Odisha government from tomorrow, informed BMC Commissioner Samarth Verma today. Verma further informed that assistance will be mostly provided to all beneficiaries who do not posess any ration card under the National Food Security […]

Odisha govt launches free LED bulb scheme for poor

Bhubaneswar: With the general polls round the corner, Odisha government today launched the ‘Ama Ghare LED Yojana’ to provide free LED bulbs to beneficiaries of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and State Food Security Scheme (SFSS). Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the scheme at the State Secretariat here through video conferencing. Under the scheme, […]

BJP - Sameer Mohanty
BJP labels Odisha's food security scheme 'politically motivated'

Bhubaneswar: Odisha unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday slammed the ruling-Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for announcing its own food security scheme at a time when the general elections are round the corner and labelled it as a move guided by political interests. Addressing a presser at the party headquarters here today, State […]

Weekend Shutdown In Odisha: Ration Distribution Under PDS Exempted
Op-Ed: How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

It simply doesn’t add up. On February 19 this year, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik boasted before a delegation of representatives from various UN agencies that Odisha had brought a whopping eight million people above poverty line in a decade. Less than six months later, on July 28, he announced that the state would launch its […]

Odisha to implement Food Security Act from Gandhi Jayanti

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government will implement its own Food Security Act to cover nearly 34.44 lakh people who have been left out under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). The new Act will be launched on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2, 2018, announced Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik through a video message on Saturday. […]

Odisha woman mortgages ration card for husband’s treatment

Nayagarh: Failing to arrange money for the treatment of her ailing husband, a woman from Bhapur block of Nayagarh district in Odisha mortgaged her ration card issued under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) to raise funds. The woman, identified as wife of one Chaitanya Naik of Badashara village, kept her ration card as mortgage […]

Narendra Modi
Naveen writes to PM Modi to enhance beneficiaries under NFSA

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday wrote to  Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s seeking his help to enhance the number of beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 in the state by 34.44 lakh, in view of the growth in population. In the letter, Patnaik has sought inclusion of additional 34.44 lakh beneficiaries under […]

Have ghost beneficiaries led to failure of Food Commission?

Bhubaneswar: The State Food Commission has directed district collectors to delist ghost beneficiaries and include eligible ones in the list at the earliest. Though two years have passed since formulation of the National Food Security Act, 65,079 eligible families are yet to receive the ration card. Around 1,00,813 families have applied to get a ration […]

BJD-led govt has failed to provide basic amenities: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has failed to provide basic amenities to the people of Odisha in its 17 years’ rule, said Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today in reply to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s allegations of neglect towards the State by the centre. “Was inclusion of 86 lakh families under National Food Security Act (NFSA) […]

Panchayat campaign: Pradhan-Panigrahi engaged in war of words

Bhubaneswar: While campaigning for their respective party candidates in the Panchayat polls in Odisha, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Odisha’s Higher Education minister Pradeep Panigrahi today accused each other of fraud and corruption. Panigrahi accused Pradhan of having the record of being a “coal thief” before 2000, Pradhan raised question on […]

Cabinet relaxes norms for ration cards for govt housing scheme beneficiaries

The Odisha government has decided to relax the norms for issue of ration cards under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) Order for the beneficiaries covered under Indira Awas Yojana (IAY), Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana (BPGY) and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)

Odisha govt in fix over date of revised NFSA rice quota

Bhubaneswar: Confusion prevails over the date from which the revised rice quota under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) will come into effect with the State government puzzled by two letters mentioning two different dates received from the Central Government. According to sources, the Odisha government has received two letters; one from the Union Food […]

Odisha lifting more rice under NFSA than stipulated: Centre

Bhubaneswar: While Odisha is demanding an increase in the Rice Quota under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), the Central government has thrown a spanner saying Odihsa is already overusing its Rice quota. The Union Food and Public Distribution ministry has sent a letter to the State government highlighting how Odisha has been overusing its […]

State targets Centre over drought assistance

Bhubaneswar: After targeting the Centre over rice quota under NFSA, the ruling BJD has again trained its guns on the Central government – this time over drought assistance. The ruling party staged demonstrations in the capital city on Monday protesting the decrease in central assistance and delay in release of drought assistance. Moreover, the ruling […]

BJD holds state-wide stir over bigger rice quota under NFSA

Bhubaneswar: Notwithstanding Union Food Supply and Public Distribution minister Ram Vilas Paswan’s assurance, the ruling BJD today held a state-wide stir demanding higher quota of rice under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) for the state. The BJD is holding this demonstrations at all district headquarters across the State. The party will organise a protest […]

Paswan assures higher NFSA rice quota; slams State

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: Union Food and Public Distribution minister Ramvilas Paswan today slammed the State government for politicizing Odisha’s demand for an increase in rice quota under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). Paswan said the Centre had never refused to do so and was already looking into the matter. Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan […]

Sanjay Dasburma
Odisha to implement Food Security Act from September

The National Food Security Act will be implemented in Odisha from September this year, Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare minister Sanjay Das Burma said in the State Assembly today

Re 1 kg rice scheme to continue in Odisha: CM

Odisha government today said its flagship programme of Re 1 a kg of rice for the poor will continue though the National Food Security Act (NFSA) has been implemented in the state

Odisha portraying food security scheme as its own: BJP

Bhubaneswar:The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday accused the Odisha government of trying to hijack the National Food Security Act, which guarantees food for poor people in the country. “The BJD-ruled Odisha government is trying to hijack the central government scheme which provides Rs.4,000 crore per year to the state,” said BJP spokespersons Sameer Mohanty and […]