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National Food Security Act
Opinion  /  Published 16.09.22

Hunger pangs

Inordinate delays in carrying out the census exercise are depriving millions of Indians who rely on rations for their subsistence. The exclusion of the poorest from the public distribution system in t...
By Jaideep Hardikar

India  /  Published 15.08.22

Ranchi transparency bid in food supply

The food and civil supplies department of Jharkhand has launched an online e-book Aahar Patrika to bring transparency to ration distribution through the public distribution system (PDS). The online e...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 17.07.22

Protest over ration ‘theft’ in Jharkhand

Around 600 villagers from nine revenue villages of Khuntpani block in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand laid siege to the block office on Friday, protesting against alleged stealing of ration for s...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 15.07.22

State food panel for surprise checks

The Jharkhand State Food Commission (JSFC) will conduct public hearings at district level from July 18 after glaring irregularities in the implementation of the provision of the National Food Security...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

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

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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


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