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Tag: Odisha Food Security

Odisha To Include Iris Scanning As Verification For Ration

Bhubaneswar: Taking cognizance of the problems being faced by some people in getting subsidized ration under the Food Security Act, Odisha government on Wednesday said that steps are being taken to facilitate beneficiaries. “We are moving away from the thumb impression model to iris scans so that it could be more authentic,” said Odisha Civil […]

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 […]