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Tag: Ram Vilas Paswan

Prez Kovind, PM Modi And Others Pay Tributes To Ram Vilas Paswan

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation on Friday in paying tributes to Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, who passed away last night, at the latter’s residence here. Among those who paid floral tributes to the late Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) founder were BJP National President JP Nadda, […]

Paswan, India's Bellwether Politician, Was A Class Apart
Paswan, India's Bellwether Politician, Was A Class Apart

Patna: Ram Vilas Paswan, who became the champion of Dalit politics in Bihar, passed away on Thursday. With his demise, he has left behind a void in regional and national politics. Whether it is the ruling party or the opposition, leaders from all political parties are heartbroken over the departure of a politician who evoked […]

Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan Passes Away

Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan passed away, informed his son, Chirag Paswan. Ram Vilas Paswan was admitted to a private hospital here for the last several days, passed away on Thursday evening, his family members said. He was 74. #BREAKING Union Minister […]

PDS beneficiaries can lift 6-month quota of grains in one go: Ram Vilas Paswan amid coronavirus concerns
PDS beneficiaries can lift 6-month quota of grains in one go: Ram Vilas Paswan amid coronavirus concerns

New Delhi: Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said 75 crore beneficiaries under the public distribution system will be allowed to lift their quota of subsidised foodgrains for six months in one go, amid the coronavirus outbreak. Currently, beneficiaries are lifting grains in advance for maximum two months, while the Punjab government is already […]

SC, ST Teachers Of JNU Allege Discrimination By Administration, Urge Paswan To Take Up Matter

New Delhi: A delegation of JNU faculty members from Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities on Saturday accused the university administration of discrimination against teachers and students from these underprivileged sections and requested Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan to take up the matter with the government. After meeting the faculty members, Paswan said the allegations […]

Column: Of Onions and Potatoes

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Onion scarcity has turned into a national crisis with soaring prices practically having forced the Indian kitchen staple out of the middle class kitchens. Acute shortage of the bulb is spawning jokes and parodies which have flooded the social media in the last few weeks. “Ye pyaz haemin kis mod pe […]

Low Onion Produce Main Cause For Price Rise: Paswan

New Delhi: Blaming the lack of uniformity in rain patterns for hurting production of onions, Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Wednesday that the Centre is taking all possible steps but 30-40 per cent reduction in production and supply disruptions due to rains were the main cause for the price rise. Paswan said […]

Centre assures immediate and ample onion supply to states

New Delhi: Swinging into action to thwart any panic caused by the shooting onion prices at a time when Maharashtra is poll bound, the Centre has assured immediate and ample supply of the bulb to the states. The states have been asked to send their requirements to Union Consumer Affairs Ministry if they are facing […]

Onion Price Hike: Govt To Consider Stock Limit On Traders

New Delhi: The Centre will consider imposing the stock limit on onion traders if retail prices continue to remain high even after exhausting the buffer stock, Food and Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan said on Tuesday. The government will “wait and watch” the price situation for some time for imposing the stock limit as it […]

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Centre's PDS Subsidy Release "Irregular": Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday termed the centre’s release of advance subsidy for Public Distribution System (PDS) to the state as “irregular”, despite his government submitting “utilisation certificates” to claim the same. In a letter to Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, Patnaik urged him to take […]

Lok Sabha member Ramchandra Paswan dies at 56

New Delhi: Lok Sabha member Ramchandra Paswan, younger brother of central Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, died at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here on Sunday due to cardiac arrest, the family said. He was 56. The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader passed away around 10.30 a.m. He was admitted to the hospital a week ago. […]

Integrated public distribution system: A panacea for Odisha's PDS ills!

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha Government claiming to have equipped all the 13,306 Fair Price Shops (FPS) in the State with Point -of-Sale (PoS) machines, a 100 per cent digitization of ration cards and an online PDS procurement system in place, the only minor glitch for the State to implement the Centre’s ‘one nation, one ration card’ […]

DMK opposes Centre's 'one nation, one ration card' scheme

Chennai: The opposition DMK Sunday slammed the Centre’s ‘one nation, one ration card’ proposal, saying it was against federalism. The BJP-led central government has given 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 foodgrain from […]

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 — […]

Centre begins storing onions to deal with shortage

New Delhi: With predictions of a “below average” monsoon this year, which means a lower crop output, the Central government has asked procurement agencies to store at least 50,000 tonnes of onions to ensure that market prices remain under control in case of shortage. Acting on the directions issued by the Union Food Ministry, the […]

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CM writes to Paswan seeking early release of pending food subsidy

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Friday sought the intervention of Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan for the immediate release of pending food subsidy bills amounting to Rs 3654.41 crore. In a letter to Paswan, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik stated that the Odisha State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited (OSCSC) […]

Budget is govt's second surgical strike: Paswan

New Delhi: BJP ally and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan Friday dubbed the budget as the government’s “second surgical strike”, saying the first used bullets against the country’s external enemies while this will use ballots to decimate the ruling NDA’s rivals in the general election. “This is not budget but surgical strike. The first used […]

Subsidised foodgrain for SC, ST, OBC hostel students: Paswan

New Delhi: Union Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday said all students living in the hostels where two-third belong to SC, ST and OBC communities will be entitled to 15 kg of foodgrain per month at subsidised rates. The Welfare Institutions and Hostels Scheme, which will be rolled out at the earliest, […]

Dharmendra urges Paswan to relax paddy FAQ norms for Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today urged Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution minister Ram Vilas Paswan to relax the Fair Average Quality (FAQ) norms for paddy in Odisha to prevent distress sale. Stating that the quantity and quality of paddy have been badly affected by the unexpected non-seasonal rain last year, Pradhan […]

States told to check food adulteration: Paswan

New Delhi: Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said he has written to Chief Ministers of all states asking them to take measures to check food adulteration and sale of substandard jewellery during the festive season. “This is festive season and people buy a lot of sweets as well as jewellery. But […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Paswan arrives on two-day Odisha visit today

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan is coming on a two-day visit to the state beginning on Thursday. According to reports, Paswan will arrive at Biju Patnaik International Airport at around 1:30 pm today. Later in the day, he will hold discussions with concerned officials about the implementation […]

Government files complaint against Nestle with consumer disputes panel

New Delhi: The government yesterday filed a complaint against Nestle India with the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), following the controversy over samples of Maggi noodles containing lead beyond permissible limits. Food and Consumer Affairs minister Ram Vilas Paswan told reporters here that the NCDRC will probe the matter and take appropriate action. He […]