National Food Security Act
Opinion  /  Published 13.01.22

Protect the farmers

A socio-economic and constitutional imperative would confront the Centre whenever it meets the farmers over their demand for the legalization of the Swaminathan Commission’s formula for minimum ...
By Kabeer Shrivastava

West Bengal  /  Published 17.12.21

Aadhaar ‘hurdle’ to ration

The process of public distribution system in the state may face hiccups starting from January 1, 2022, as an internal estimate of Nabanna has revealed that the ration cards of about 30 per cent benefi...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 24.11.21

Centre-state talks on food scheme

The Centre has decided to act on Supreme Court’s suggestion to chalk out a uniform scheme across the country to pave the way for supply of cheap food to the poor in timebound manner with the cre...
By Our Bureau in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.11.21

Showcause on midday meal dues

The Jharkhand State Food Commission has questioned the non-payment of cooking cost of midday meals to primary and upper primary students of government schools for over a year in a state plagued with m...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.11.21

Families borrow grains

Over 30 families of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group in Jharkhand had to borrow foodgrains from relatives during the festive season as they were bereft of their share enshrined under National Food...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur


Opinion  /  Published 19.10.21

Free fall: India slips on Global Hunger Index

India continues to perform poorly on global indices of progress and inclusion. A week after the Unesco report showing the precarious state of education in India came the 2021 Global Hunger Index&...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 15.06.21

Bengal to join Centre’s ration scheme

Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her government was working to join the “One nation, one ration card” scheme — which is yet to be implemented in the state — and Bengal is likely ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 03.06.21

Chinks in the NREGA armour

The current unprecedented humanitarian crisis has exposed the country’s health system as well as its administrative capacities to address a challenge of this scale. The second wave of the corona...
By Debmalya Nandy

India  /  Published 27.04.21

Card hurdle to grain for migrants

By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.03.21

SC hunger glare on ration cards

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notices to the Centre on a mother’s allegation that her 11-year-old daughter and many others had died of starvation after the government cancelled four cror...
By R. Balaji


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