Tag: Pds

Substandard PDS RICE
Resentment In Kandhamal Over Supply Of Substandard PDS Rice

The residents of Raikia panchayat in Kandhamal district have accused the administration of supplying poor quality and adulterated rice under the Public Distribution System (PDS) scheme. Expressing displeasure over the matter, the beneficiaries alleged that even though there is a provision to provide millet and rice separately, at Masedikia village the grains are adulterated before being supplied to them.

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  • Monday, 17 October 2022
Beneficiaries in Paradip allege irregularities in PDS

Jagatsinghpur: Massive irregularities were alleged by beneficiaries in supply of rice, wheat and kerosene under the Public Distribution System (PDS) in Jagannath colony of Paradip. As per the charges, beneficiaries have been getting less quantity of the ration supplies than actual quota. Moreover, they have to walk two kms to reach the centre to fetch […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Non-PDS kerosene to be sold at all filling stations

Taking note of the difficulties faced by the people in purchasing kerosene from the open market, the Odisha government has decided to make the domestic use fuel available to non-PDS beneficiaries at all filling stations in the state at the prevailing market price

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Pilot project on computerisation of PDS launched

Bhubaneswar: In an effort to plug loopholes in the public distribution system (PDS), the Odisha government has taken up a pilot project to monitor the distribution of essential commodities. Under the project, every transaction of commodities among the beneficiaries will be recorded in a mechanized system and the information can be stored in a remote […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Government claims of saving in PDS, LPG by Aadhaar linking inflated, SC told

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday was told that the government’s claims of saving by plugging leakage by linking disbursal of rations under the Public Distribution System and LPG with Aadhaar was “incorrect and inflated” as there was no study to back such a claim. Telling the five judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Indian govt restores sugar subsidy under antyodaya scheme

New Delhi: Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday said the government had decided to restore subsidy to states on sale of sugar to poor families covered under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) through the PDS. “The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has taken a decision to give one kg sugar […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Aadhaar linked device to check PDS pilferage

Koraput: In a bid to check pilferage in the public distribution system, Koraput district administration has installed Aadhaar cards-linked electronic point of sale (e-POS) machines in five urban areas. These are slated to start functioning from tomorrow, officials said. “We have installed the e-POS machines that has been linked with Aadhaar cards of the beneficiaries. […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Op-Ed: Ghost Cards Make PDS System Porous

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The phenomenon of ghost ration cards is in focus in the wake of cyclone Fani with authorities reportedly trying to plug such loopholes in the public distribution system. But this is easier said than done because beneficiaries of the phenomenon are part of the system itself. There are two types of […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Centre to launch 'one nation, one ration card' scheme

New Delhi: In a bid to curb corruption and dependence on one Public Distribution System (PDS) shop, the Central government will launch the ‘one nation, one ration card’ scheme. The scheme, according to Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan, will ensure that all beneficiaries especially migrants can access PDS […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Centre gives 1-yr deadline to states for rolling out one nation, one ration card'

New Delhi: The Centre has given a one year deadline till June 30, 2020 to states and Union Territories for rolling out the ‘one nation, one ration card’ system, under which beneficiaries can buy subsidised foodgrains from ration shops in any part of the country. Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said already 10 states — […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Odisha To Supply Fortified Rice Under PDS In Malkangiri Dist

Berhampur: Odisha government has decided to provide fortified rice under the public distribution system (PDS) from January next year in tribal- dominated Malkangiri district, officials said on Thursday. The government has decided to launch the pilot project for the distribution of fortified rice rich with mineral and vitamin to address the problem of anaemia of […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
Odisha Sarpanch Denies Ration To 24 Families For Defecating In Open

Berhampur: Over 20 families in Ganjam district have not been given ration supply after a panchayat body decided to stop the benefits from reaching people who were found defecating in open. According to a decision taken at a panchayat meeting on October 20, the distribution of ration under the public distribution system (PDS) was stopped […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
Public Distribution System corruption
Odisha Govt Begins Process For Appointment Of Women SHGs As FPS Dealers

Bhubaneswar/Kendrapara: Odisha Government has begun the process for the appointment of women Self-Help Groups (SHGs) as Fair Price Shop dealers in place of private dealers in order to ensure smooth management of Public Distribution System (PDS). In order to reduce corruption in the sale of PDS goods, subsided ration is being supplied to beneficiaries through […]

  • Sunday, 18 April 2021