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Tag: Nfsa

Naveen Patnaik
Naveen Patnaik Launches One Nation, One Ration Card' Scheme In Odisha

Residents of other states working in Odisha will be able to buy items at ration shops in the coastal state and ration cardholders of the state who are outside Odisha will be able to purchase essential commodities at public distribution shops there

Cover Eligible Disabled Persons Under NFSA: Centre To States

New Delhi: In a bid to ensure free food to all eligible disabled persons (Divyang) under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), the Central government has again asked the states to cover all eligible disabled persons under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). The Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution under the […]

Aadhaar Linking With Ration Card Exposes 19 Lakh Bogus Beneficiaries In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Shocking but true! Ration under the Public Distribution System (PDS) was being distributed to nearly 19 lakh ghost or ineligible beneficiaries for years in Odisha. This shocking data emerged after the completion of the deadline of Aadhaar seeding of ration cards in the State. The Food and Civil Supplies Department has categorically stated that […]

KALIA reality check shows Naveen's 5T fumbles in stopping leakage!

Bhubaneswar: Finally, it’s ‘KALIA’ who gave a reality check on State’s lack of capacity to implement its much avowed policy  of 5Ts (Technology,  Transparency, Team Work, Time and Transformation). The Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) is in-fact a live test case demonstration of State’s 5T policy. Because, the scheme saw extensive use […]

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 […]

Odisha To Distribute Fortified Rice Kernels Under PDS

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to address anaemia and micronutrient deficiency amongst the beneficiaries of rice supplied under the Public Distribution System (PDS), Odisha government is all set to distribute Fortified Rice Kernels (FRK). According to the State Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare department, the FRK (iron-rich and vitamin-rich rice) will be distributed under a new […]

NFSA flounders in Odisha? With 65% offtake State languishes at bottom!

Bhubaneswar: When it comes to reports of starvation deaths in the State, including the one from Nuapada recently, Odisha Government not only denied it stoutly but also labelled such reports as rumours spread by vested interests. But a startling revelation is Odisha has miserably failed to provide monthly rations to the NFSA  (National Food Security […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dispose application for new ration cards by Sep 30: Odisha Food Commission

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha State Food Commission has shot letters to Collectors of all districts directing them to dispose applications for new Ration Cards under the National Food Security Act, 2013. As per reports, the Commission mentioned that the fresh applications received from time to time are not being accounted for promptly in the Ration Card […]

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 […]

Odisha mulling own food security act!

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to fulfil its promises made in the poll manifesto during 2014 general elections, the ruling party is mulling to bring a State-level food security act on basis of 2011 census data. The Food Supplies department has sent a proposal to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on formulation of a State food security […]

Packaged food to show GST rates on paper slip till Sept

Bhubaneswar: The State’s Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare minister Surya Narayan Patro today said traders have been asked to sell packaged food items with new rates pasted on them as the Goods and Sales Tax (GST) has come into effect. Talking to media, the minister said, “Action will be taken against traders if they are […]

BJD Surya Patro
Minister Patro urges Centre to raise upper ceiling of NFSA beneficiaries

Bhubaneswar: Citing the growth in the State’s population in past six years and higher density of SC/ST populace, Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Surya Narayan Patro today urged the Centre to increase the upper ceiling of beneficiaries for Odisha under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) by 15 lakh individuals. In a letter to […]

NFSA ration cards lying abandoned on roadside in Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: More than 200 NFSA ration cards issued in the names of beneficiaries of Kenojhar district were found lying unattended on roadside near the mini stadium in Dhenkanal on Sunday. After locals traced the ration cards, some BJP leaders of Dhenkanal gathered the important documents lying scattered. BJP leader Ramchandra Patra said, “Some women were […]

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 […]

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 […]

House concerned over irregularities in ration card distribution

Bhubaneswar: Members cutting across party lines in the State Assembly today expressed their grave concern over gross irregularities in the distribution of ration card. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, BJD member Padmanav Behera asked the Food Supply and Consumer Welfare department to state about the steps it has taken so far to distribute ration […]

Odisha urges centre to provide more rice for SC/ST hostels

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Food Supplies Minister Sanjay Dasburma met the Union Food minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday and urged to increase the Central allocation of rice meant for SC-ST hostels in the State. Citing that there are currently, 5,47,380 inmates in SC-ST hostels along with 11,775 boarders in welfare institutions for which 8,387.32 tonnes of […]

Withdraw all cases against fake NFSA beneficiaries by Sept 25: DGP

Cuttack: Acting on the decision of the Odisha government, Director General of Police (DGP) KB Singh has asked all district superintendents of police to withdraw cases against fake beneficiaries who had fraudulently obtained ration cards. Talking to media persons here today, Singh said as per the order issued by the State Police Headquarters, the SPs […]

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)

BJP activists vandalise Bhadrak collector's office during hartal

Bhubaneswar: BJP activists today ransacked the Bhadrak Collector’s office during a statewide hartal observed by the party in protest against the alleged irregularities in distribution of ration cards under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), which passe off almost peacefully at other places. BJP activists staged protests in Bhubaneswar, Dhenkanal, Kamakhyanagar, Angul, Sonepur, Jeypore, Khurdha, […]