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Tag: Pds Rice

PDS Rice In Odisha
'PDS Rice Supplied By Odisha Govt Unfit For Consumption', Congress Seeks Supplies Minister's Scalp

The Odisha unit of Congress has come down hard on the State government for failing to provide good quality parboiled rice to the common man under its PDS scheme. At present Odisha government is providing PDS rice to people at Re 1 a kilo. 

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PDS Scam: Beneficiaries in Malkangiri allege irregularities in rice supply

Malkangiri: Beneficiaries in Nakamamudi Panchayat of Malkangiri district have alleged misappropriation in the supply of Public Distribution System (PDS) rice. Alleging that the rice meant for people is being smuggled elsewhere, the Sarpanch of Nakamamudi Panchayat has demanded immediate supply and distribution of the PDS rice to all beneficiaries of the panchayat. As per reports, […]

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Two PDS rice laden trucks detained

Chandbali: Two trucks transporting around 600 bags of rice meant for distribution under Public Distribution System were detained by police here in Bhadrak district today. The rice was allegedly being smuggled to Kendrapara from Bhadrak. Driver of one of the vehicles has been detained while another is absconding. Locals traced the lorries transporting huge quantities […]

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Agitators protesting scam in welfare schemes hospitalised

Bolangir: Eight persons sitting on fast unto death demanding action against persons involved in MGNREGA and PDS rice scam of Turekela block in Bolangir district, fell sick and are critical. They have been admitted to Bolangir District Hospital. According to reports, in 2016-17 Rs 40 lakh was withdrawn from MGNREGA funds citing to use the […]

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Bonda beneficiaries allege irregularities in PDS rice supply in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Bonda tribe beneficiaries in Chitrakonda of Malkangiri district have alleged misappropriation in the supply of Public Distribution System (PDS) rice. While the point of sale (PoS) machines at the panchayat shows nil data, 125 quintals of rice was seen stocked in the panchayat godown. When asked about it, the supply assistant said some beneficiaries […]

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Trafficking of PDS rice: 150 bags, two vehicles seized in Bhadrak

Bhadrak: Two vehicles and 150 bags of Public Distribution System (PDS) rice, meant for mid-day meal, were seized by police during illegal trafficking in Bhadrak district today. According to reports, the trafficked rice kept in an abandoned house at Trishalpur was seized while being loaded into the two vehicles. However, the drivers of the vehicles […]

GPS to track vehicles transporting PDS rice in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: To keep a tab on diversion of essential commodities especially rice meant for the Public Distribution System (PDS) to the open market, the state government on Saturday decided to install Global Positioning System (GPS) on items transporting vehicles. Speaking on the decision at a press meet here, Food and Supplies minister Surya Narayan Patro […]

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PESA activists court forwarded for attacking Ward member in Odisha

Sundergarh: At least 48 Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA) activists, including 43 women, who were arrested on Monday in connection with an attack on a Ward member during distribution of PDS rice at Jadakudar panchayat in Sundergarh district were forwarded to court today. Earlier on Monday, the accused activists had roughed up the panchayat […]

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