Food Security
Opinion  /  Published 22.06.22

WTO summit: Mixed bag for India

Even by the standards of complex international negotiations, talks at the World Trade Organization are notoriously knotty. Agreements rarely materialise. Last week, the 164 members of the WTO broke wi...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 14.06.22

Ration for poor stolen

Ration meant for poor families under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand has been stolen. The issue came to light during a public hearing organised by Khadya...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Business  /  Published 12.06.22

India to root for food security

The country is expected to press for a permanent solution to the issue of public stock holding of grains for the food security programme, protect the interest of fishermen and oppose the extension of ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.04.22

Odisha extends free-rice scheme

The Odisha government has extended distribution of additional 5kg rice under the State Food Security Scheme for another six months. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s announcement came on Friday w...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bhubaneswar

Business  /  Published 27.03.22

Free grain policy extended

The Modi government on Saturday extended the scheme to provide 5 kg of food grains free of cost to the poor by six months till September 30 at a cost of Rs 80,000 crore. The scheme, which started whe...
By Our Bureau in New Delhi


India  /  Published 24.03.22

Sonia Gandhi wants midday meal for kids

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday requested the Narendra Modi government to immediately resume the midday meal scheme, arguing that children had been the worst affected by the pandemic both...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 02.03.22

Ration: NHRC glare on Garhwa

The National Human Rights Commission  has directed Garhwa deputy commissioner to submit an action-taken report on the allegations of Primitive Tribal Groups (PTG) families being denied ration for...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 28.02.22

Hungry land

Many people are going hungry. That is what the Hunger Watch Survey II, conducted in December 2021 and January 2022 by the non-governmental organization, Right to Food Campaign, found when studying the...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 09.02.22

31L ration cards binned

The Bengal government scrapped nearly 31 lakh ration cards between November 2021 and January 2022 after inspections revealed that a huge number of beneficiaries were dead or traceless but their cards ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.02.22

No ration for 15 months since November 2020

“We used to get 35kg of food grains per month for each of our families since 2015 but it was stopped in November-December 2020. When we raised our voices and approached activists, we were told b...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur


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