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Tag: Ration Card

Ration Card India
1.29 Cr Ration Cards Cancelled, Deleted Across India, UP On Top

As many as 1.29 crore ration cards were deleted or cancelled by various states and union territories during the last three years with Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra topping the list. The government also acted under the relevant clauses against approximately 20,000 fair price shops (FPS).Rat

Mera Ration Mobile App Launched, Here's Everything You Need To Know

Bhubaneswar: The central government on Friday launched the “Mera Ration Mobile App” in the country to facilitate the ‘One Nation-One Ration Card’ system-related services among the National Food Security Act (NFSA) beneficiaries. Developed by the government in association with the National Informatics Centre (NIC), the app will facilitate several services to migrant beneficiaries, FPS dealers, […]

PDS 'Scam': Supplies Officer, VLW Detained By Villagers In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A civil supplies officer and a village level worker (VLW) on Monday faced the wrath of public over alleged ration card irregularities in Jajpur district. As per reports, both the officials were detained by the locals of Rampei village when the duo had gone to carry out a probe into the alleged irregularities today. […]

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COVID-19 Lockdown: Union Min Pratap Sarangi Urges Odisha Govt To Help Needy Not Having Ration Cards

Bhubaneswar: Union minister Pratap Sarangi and senior BJP leader Pradipta Naik have urged the Odisha government to take immediate steps during the lockdown to provide foodgrains to needy people who do not have ration cards. Help should also be extended to those who are not covered under any food security scheme, Naik said. In separate […]

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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 […]

After Kotia, Andhra Sets Eye On Another Odisha Village

Malkangiri: Amidst the ongoing standoff between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh over Kotia village, the neighbouring State has now set its eye on another bordering village. Though the land belongs to Odisha, Andhra Pradesh is allegedly extending all welfare schemes to the residents of Jumadanga village under Swabhiman Anchal of Chitrakonda block in Malkangiri district. It […]

‘One Nation, One Card’ sees pilot roll-out in Odisha’s Capital

Bhubaneswar: The Centre’s radical concept of One Nation, One Ration Card today saw a pilot roll out in the Capital city of Odisha. Under the Centre’s game-changer policy, a ration card holder can draw his/her monthly ration of rice, wheat and kerosene from any PDS shop anywhere in the State. This scheme makes the ration […]

Odisha extends Aadhaar-ration card linking deadline

Bhubaneswar: The deadline for beneficiaries to link Aadhaar and ration card has been extended till September 15 by the Odisha government. Earlier, the last date for Aadhaar-ration card linking was August 31. As per government reports, till now 97.7 per cent families and 93.5 per cent beneficiaries have completed the linking process. However, 2 lakh […]

Why 31 Lakh beneficiaries in Odisha are shying away from Aadhaar-Ration Card linking

Bhubaneswar: While the deadline for linking Aadhaar number with ration cards will be ending tomorrow, as many as 31 lakh beneficiaries are yet to complete the linking process. After the deadline, only beneficiaries with ration card linked to Aadhaar will get subsided Re1/kg rice under the public distribution system (PDS). Till August 3, while 2,85,22,459 […]

Twitter Turns Saviour! Odisha Woman Gets Year’s Pending Ration

Bhadrak: Despite running from pillar to post and requesting the State government for almost a year to provide her a ration card, 49-year-old Panchali Jena’s pleas had fallen on deaf ears. But little did she know that one tweet will change her life. Panchali, a resident of Anharpur village under Dhamnagar block of Bhadrak, had […]

Trial Run Of 'One Nation One Ration Card' In Odisha From Sep 1

Bhubaneswar: Following in the footsteps of the Centre, Odisha government is planning to move towards a system of ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ (ONORC) next month, informed State Food and Supplies Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain today. The move will ensure that all beneficiaries including the migrants under the National as well as State’s own food […]

Over a lakh ineligible ration card beneficiaries identified in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: If you are collecting PDS items like Re 1/kg rice from two places with the help of separate ration cards, then beware, because with linking of Aadhar and ration cards now made mandatory, such duplication & bogus beneficiaries are under government scanner. The Food Supplies Department has asked collectors of all districts to ensure […]

Denied ration for 5 months, villagers in Dhenkanal lodge complaint

Dhenkanal: Ration card holders in Khanda Padmapur village under Kankadahad block of Dhenkanal district lodged a complaint with the administration today against an abusive ration dealer who has allegedly not provided ration to the beneficiaries for the past five months. Sources said that the dealer has not only denied ration, but also abused the beneficiaries. […]

Lapses found in ration card distribution in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Gross irregularities have now come to the fore in the implementation of the Food Security Act as subsidized ration is being issued in the name of dead persons while on the other hand a substantial number of beneficiaries have not received their ration cards, and yet being provided ration. Nearly 19 lakh families do […]

BJP takes out rally in Nuapada; protests irregularity in welfare schemes   

Nuapada: Taking up various issues, including irregularity in implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Indira Awaas Yojana (PMIAY), over a hundred BJP activists took to streets and gheraoed the NAC office at Khariar Road in Nuapada district today. The activists, led by party district general secretary Goldy Agarwal took out a rally from the Ram Mandir […]

Poor man attempts suicide for failing to get a ration card

Bhubaneswar: Shocking but true. A man attempted to commit suicide on Friday after he allegedly failed to secure a ration card under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) in Gop block in Puri district. According to reports, Benudhar Mallick of Jagsahi village under Erabanga panchayat climbed atop a tree on the Block office premises and […]

Arun Singh
BJP targets Odisha govt; seeks answers on host of issues

Bhubaneswar: In-charge of Odisha BJP Arun Singh today targeted the Odisha government and sought reply on a host of issues which reflects the government’s callousness and incompetence. Ahead of the Panchayat Polls, Singh slammed the ruling BJD asking why the beneficiaries are deprived of the ration cards? Why farmers are not getting right price in […]

NHRC seeks report on ration denial to HIV positive orphans

Kendrapara: The National Human Rights Commission has taken a strong exception over the denial of ration to two HIV positive orphan siblings in a remote village here, asking the authorities to furnish a compliance report on the action taken. District officials today said the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) notice was issued last weekend. Earlier, […]

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 […]

BJP bandh over ration card irregularities affects life in Rayagada

Rayagada: Life in Rayagada district was seriously affected due to a 12-hour bandh called by the BJP today to protest against large scale irregularities in the distribution of ration cards under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). Vehicular traffic was severely disrupted while shops and establishments remaining closed at various places like Gunupur, Ramanaguda, Padmapur, […]

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, […]

22 arrested for ransacking Gumma block office

Paralakhemundi: As many as 22 persons have been arrested for ransacking the Gumma block office on Thursday over ineligible beneficiaries being asked to return their ration cards. According to Serang police sources, all the 22 arrested persons have been forwarded to court. Cases have been registered against them for thrashing policemen during the mob attack. […]

Angry over order on ration card return, mob ransacks Gumma block office

Tension ran high in the premises of Gumma block office today when a mob protesting against the directive asking ineligible beneficiaries of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) to return their ration cards ransacked the Gumma block office and fought a pitched battle with police personnel present at the spot injuring 10 of them

Over 90K 'ineligible' families surrendered ration cards

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today said as many as 91,431 “ineligible” families have surrendered their ration cards issued under National Food Security Act even as 20,259 families have been added in the list of beneficiaries. “We call upon all the ineligible families to surrender their ration cards by August 15. They should consider that eligible […]

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Probe finds 166 persons ineligible for ration cards in Kendrapara

In all 166 persons who had figured in the list of digitalised ration cardholders in Odisha's Kendrapara district are in the dock with a probe finding them ineligible to reap the benefits of subsidised food grains under public distribution system