Unprecedented rush was seen at vaccination centres in Sundergarh district after rumours regarding discontinuation of ration supply to unvaccinated people began to swirl.
New Delhi: Around 4.39 crore ineligible/bogus ration cards have been weeded out across the country from 2013 to 2020 by state/UT governments, the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution said on Friday. These ration cards were cancelled as part of the technology-driven PDS reforms initiated across the country to modernise the Targeted […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has extended the deadline to link Aadhaar numbers with Public Distribution System (PDS) to August 31, failing which beneficaries will not be able to avail their ration from September, an official said. The deadline was extended from July 31 as over 34 lakh PDS beneficiaries in the state are yet to […]
Bhubaneswar: The inhabitants of revenue villages of Akhada and Gudikodha in Gajapati district strangely own ration cards supplied by neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. Moreover, a solar lighting project has been undertaken by the neighbouring government in the villages. However, the strangeness gave way to a well thought out strategy of the neighbouring government when a team […]
Bhubaneswar: Members cutting across party lines in the State Assembly today expressed their grave concern over gross irregularities in the distribution of ration card. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, BJD member Padmanav Behera asked the Food Supply and Consumer Welfare department to state about the steps it has taken so far to distribute ration […]
Bhubaneswar: Those who have fraudulently availed ration cards under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) by providing false information can surrender their cards by September 30 to save themselves form punitive action, Food and Civil Supplies minister Sanjay Dasburma said here today. “If they surrender their cards within the stipulated time, no amount would be […]
Puri: The much hyped National Food Security Act (NFSA), which aimed at creating a starvation free society, has utterly failed to reach its destination in areas of Puri district. Even after government’s order to all district collectors to ensure ration cards for the genuine beneficiaries and exclusion of names of the financial upper classes, some […]