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Tag: Rice Quota

Odisha continues to receive less rice, more wheat under NFSA

Bhubaneswar: Odisha continues to receive more than required wheat despite revision in rice quota under National Food Security Act (NFSA). Data from November 2015 till February 2017 revealed that Odisha has received 99, 961 metric tonne less than required rice from the centre under NFSA. On the other hand, the State received 70, 322 metric […]

Odisha govt in fix over date of revised NFSA rice quota

Bhubaneswar: Confusion prevails over the date from which the revised rice quota under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) will come into effect with the State government puzzled by two letters mentioning two different dates received from the Central Government. According to sources, the Odisha government has received two letters; one from the Union Food […]

Odisha lifting more rice under NFSA than stipulated: Centre

Bhubaneswar: While Odisha is demanding an increase in the Rice Quota under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), the Central government has thrown a spanner saying Odihsa is already overusing its Rice quota. The Union Food and Public Distribution ministry has sent a letter to the State government highlighting how Odisha has been overusing its […]

State targets Centre over drought assistance

Bhubaneswar: After targeting the Centre over rice quota under NFSA, the ruling BJD has again trained its guns on the Central government – this time over drought assistance. The ruling party staged demonstrations in the capital city on Monday protesting the decrease in central assistance and delay in release of drought assistance. Moreover, the ruling […]

BJD holds state-wide stir over bigger rice quota under NFSA

Bhubaneswar: Notwithstanding Union Food Supply and Public Distribution minister Ram Vilas Paswan’s assurance, the ruling BJD today held a state-wide stir demanding higher quota of rice under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) for the state. The BJD is holding this demonstrations at all district headquarters across the State. The party will organise a protest […]

Paswan assures higher NFSA rice quota; slams State

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: Union Food and Public Distribution minister Ramvilas Paswan today slammed the State government for politicizing Odisha’s demand for an increase in rice quota under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). Paswan said the Centre had never refused to do so and was already looking into the matter. Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan […]